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West Marin, meet the Haggards

06/02/2016
The Haggards are the only rock ‘n roll band running for Marin County supervisor. The band consists of Earle Haggard, lead singer and “funny one”; Merlin Haggard, bass guitarist and “smart one”; David Allen Haggard, guitarist and “tough one”; and Milo Haggard, drummer and “hot one.” They met in 2007...

Exercise, cancer and dieting

06/02/2016
Scientists at the National Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and other centers published a recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine showing that exercise appears to substantially reduce the risk of developing 13 varieties of cancer. The benefits seem to hold true even if someone is overweight. Researchers looked at 12...

Laura’s Cabin

06/02/2016
When I first moved to Inverness three years ago, I was intent on hiking all the nearby trails, hoping to unlock the secrets of this mysterious place. When I came upon an inviting dirt road or a driveway, I walked boldly on, my fearless dog Molly by my side. One day, I happened upon two abandoned dwellings so interesting that I could hardly contain my joy...

Inverness Garden Club announces 2016 scholars

06/02/2016
It is with great pleasure that the Inverness Garden Club Scholarship Fund announces a remarkable total of $421,500 in awards for the coming school year. This number is possible because of donors who generously support students in coastal Marin. Because of this outpouring, 22 new students received awards, along with...

The architect and the goat: A history in politics

06/02/2016
Sim Van der Ryn is a renowned California architect who has promoted sustainable design and once kept a goat at his home in the Oakland hills. History is made up of such details. But before we get to the goat: Sim designed buildings for colleges, governments, students, millionaires and migrant...

Mosquito council agrees to small amount of pesticide use in septics

05/26/2016
On behalf of the West Marin Mosquito Council, we want to update readers on our ongoing work with the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District. The council consists of representatives from West Marin communities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations that have been working with the district to develop and sustain...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 26, 2016

05/26/2016
Baby of the Month BEATRICE HAZEL BOSS — BORN DECEMBER 8, 2014 Daughter of Delanie (Kern) and Tom Boss of Forest Knolls. Granddaughter of Mary Lou and Bill Kern of Inverness Park and Pamela del Villar of Mill Valley and Joe Boss of San Francisco. Great Granddaughter of Marie Boss...

Teaching kids philanthropy

05/19/2016
In an era when happiness is generally believed to be based on the wealth and power a person accumulates, little attention is paid to the pleasure of giving to strangers. There are few venues for the practice of philanthropy by ordinary people; religious institutions, the most prominent places for people...

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