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A buggy inventory of Abbotts Lagoon

06/13/2013
No one really knows what the Anomalon californicum , a wasp, does at Abbotts Lagoon. Perhaps it parasitizes beetle larvae under ground, as its closest relatives do. Entomologist Paul da Silva just knows the Anomalon frequents a spine flower that usually goes unnoticed until someone sits on it. The College...

Xerxes Whitney on being yourself

06/13/2013
Xerxes Whitney recited the first poem by heart. His gaze was firm and straight beneath his tan pageboy cap, meeting this reporter’s eyes as he offered up the title poem of a self-published 1999 volume, What’s Your Name ? It recounts his feelings about the first impressions people have upon...

Tom Taylor: From Nam to the Stars

06/06/2013
At 30, Tom Taylor was a soldier. He served in Vietnam. At 36, Tom Taylor was a teaching assistant. He was studying sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. At 46, Tom Taylor was a lawyer. He practiced contract law in Saudi Arabia. At 48, Tom Taylor became a triathlete...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 6, 2013

06/06/2013
BOBBY NAVE OF “THE NAVE PATROLA,” 2ND PLACE WINNERS FOR ADULT DRILL, WITH THE CREW OF the FLOAT TITLED “THE RETURN TO FORBIDDEN PLANET MUSICAL,” 1ST PLACE WINNERS FOR ADULT MUSIC, AT THE 65TH ANNUAL WESTERN WEEKEND PARADE

Richard Gamble, 1930—2011

06/04/2013
Richard Gamble, a scrupulous Stinson Beach retiree who served on a number of regional nonprofit boards, died from a heart attack in his home on November 29, at the age of 81. He collapsed on the way to bed, said his friend and former priest, Father Jack O’Neill. “I think...

From farm to pharmacy: An ecological model for medicine

05/30/2013
Farmacology, Daphne Miller’s new book, is an ambitious attempt to weave together a holistic approach to food production and a similar, often overlapping approach to medicine. She is especially well qualified for the task. A highly trained physician, Dr. Miller decided to eschew a fulltime academic career for a general...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 30, 2013

05/30/2013
“Blast from the Past” Great Moments in West Marin History 20 YEARS AGO ON WESTERN WEEKEND JUNE 1993 — BOBBY NAVE OF THE NAVE PATROL AND THE FLYING SAUCER FROM GALLERY ROUTE ONE

Dillon Beach author teaches empathy for cats

05/28/2013
The three black cats foraging outside Tomales High School that Dr. Linda Elder noticed one afternoon three years ago did more than distract her from a game of tennis with her husband. They prompted a regional rescue effort. Ms. Elder, an educational psychologist and Dillon Beach resident, began trapping and...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 23, 2013

05/23/2013
COOPER JAMES PARNOW — BORN MAY 16, 2012 Son of Megan Rodoni and James Parnow and first grandchild of Judy and Dennis Rodoni of Olema and first grandson of Julie and Jim Parnow of Petaluma. Nephew of Aunt Libby of Olema and Uncle Matt and Uncle David of Petaluma. Great...

Festival of flowers with games

05/16/2013
Crossing this continent, then the Atlantic, by plane, I disembarked in Paris to take a speed rail to Bordeaux, on the coast of southwest France. From there a local train took me to Sainte Foy de la Grande, where I was met by a brown-robed monk and driven to Plum...

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