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Animating Grace Paley

12/18/2014
Last Sunday, Steve Costa stood in the rain, guiding cars into the parking lot of the Presbyterian church with a patient, bemused air. “Now I can add parking attendant to my resume,” he cracked as he embraced a guest. Behind him, a large Monterey pine had crashed through the fence,...

Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group gives thanks

11/20/2014
We are the Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group. We are middle school and high school-age youth who live in Bolinas and Stinson Beach, and we meet every Monday afternoon in Stinson. Young people get off the bus and gather at the park to share what we are thankful for, enjoy soft-serve ice...

A vegetarian’s defense of beef

11/20/2014
Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production. By Nicolette Hahn Niman. 288 pages. Chelsea Green. $19.95. Beef is the most maligned of meats. It’s so regularly demonized as an environmental harm and a health hazard that its negatives are assumed to be common knowledge. Red meat reminds us of...

Drifting in Lake Valley Reservoir

11/13/2014
The canoe had languished by the pond for three years—ever since Rodger had died—because Caroline didn’t know how to tie it onto the truck. She used it only occasionally to shoo the wild geese off the pond, when too many of them came around at once and she didn’t want...

It’s not just about gardening

11/13/2014
The Inverness Garden Club is definitely about gardening: its membership includes several Marin Master Gardeners and many others who have devoted a lot of TLC to some of the finest ornamental and vegetable gardens of West Marin. But it does much more. Public spaces The C.P.C., as we call the...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 6, 2014

11/06/2014
LLOYD KAHN AND HIS GREENHOUSE, MADE OF RECYCLED WINDOWS AND LOCAL CLAY AND CONCRETE WALLS, ON THE BOLINAS MESA Lloyd, who was born and raised in San Francisco, began building things in the late 1940s when, at age 12, he helped his father construct their family home in Colusa. After...

Sasha Abramsky on untangling the American poverty crisis

10/23/2014
In “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” author Sasha Abramsky implores Americans to recognize the severity of economic deprivation in their country, and he proposes a series of measures to remedy or at least substantially alleviate it. By the end of 2010, he writes, 15.2...

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