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Meet Kelli Dunaj of Spring Coyote Ranch

06/15/2016
The list of interesting products available at the Point Reyes Famers Market is about to get a whole lot longer. Meet Kelli Dunaj of Marshall’s new Spring Coyote Ranch. At sunrise on June 25, Kelli will load up her car and head for opening day at Toby’s. Maybe her 9-year-old...

It’s not too late, it’s not too early: Conversations with Paul Fenn

06/09/2016
Techne – craftsmanship, craft or art. Poesis – poetry. Below are fragments from a series of conversations with Paul Fenn, inventor of community choice aggregation and author of Assembly Bill 117, which enabled Marin Clean Energy, Sonoma Clean Power and CleanPowerSF. They tell the story of an individual having an...

The age of modern propaganda

06/09/2016
The Museum of International Propaganda, newly opened in San Rafael, offers an important reminder of a deadly instrument that helped foster great tragedies across the globe during the 20th century. But the museum is more than a collection of artifacts that illustrate the past; it also offers a wakeup call...

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...

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