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Art Rogers Family Album, March 17, 2016

03/17/2016
ELLIS ORION McDONALD CARPENTER — BORN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Son of Kristen McDonald and Colin Carpenter of Inverness Park Grandson of Beverly and Ralph McDonald of Eugene, Oregon, Joani Carpenter of Moraga, California and Chris and Peggy Carpenter of Oakland, California

Lee Sims captured the early 1970s

03/10/2016
Photographs at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History this month make the past 45 years evaporate for visitors soaking in 60 masterfully composed, executed and curated pictures taken at a mercurial time in West Marin. The images shot by Lee Sims, photographer and compositor for the Point Reyes...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 10, 2016

03/10/2016
THE 1976–1977 DROUGHT IS OVER! — DEREK ADAMS ON THE SPILLWAY OF THE NICASIO RESERVOIR DAM • JANUARY 16, 1978 During the 1976-1977 drought, Marin County was bone dry. For three years, precipitation dropped to almost half of normal. The Nicasio Reservoir dried up and people rescued pond turtles. Water...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 3, 2016

03/03/2016
CHRIS GIACOMINI AND ANN EMANUELS WILL BE HONORED FOR THEIR YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP AT A SOLD OUT DANCE PALACE COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

Postscript from India: Worshipping the elephant

03/03/2016
Elephants play a major role in festivals, especially sacred celebrations in the southern Indian province of Kerala. They are marched in parades and take part in religious rituals, including events at Hindu, Muslim and Christian places of worship. During many of these appearances, elephants are decked out in “nettipattam”—a glittering,...

Letter from India

02/25/2016
India’s fight for independence is legendary. Since the British marched out in 1948, the country has become the most populous democracy in the world. Those of us who are committed to popular governance should be pleased with the strides the country has made, but there are overriding struggles that can’t...

Performance extravaganza in Point Reyes

02/25/2016
Six very edgy and virtuosic female performing artists from across the Bay Area will convene at the Dance Palace this Saturday, Feb. 27 for an 8 p.m. show called “What / Now.” In a mini-fringe-festival program, they will offer solo acts in diverse genres. Meg Anderson is a composer, singer...

Free workshop for landlords, tenants

02/25/2016
As rare as it is to find a place to rent in West Marin, finding a rental agreement in use might be even more rare. In a rural community like ours, relationship is everything; oftentimes a rental arrangement is made by a tour of the rental, one party giving another...

Stealthy bobcats

02/25/2016
The bobcat is North America’s most common wildcat. Its range extends from southern Canada to central Mexico. Named for its short, stubby tail, it can be found in a wide variety of habitats, from forests to semi-deserts. About twice the size of a house cat, bobcats typically weigh between 15...

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