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Is a calorie just a calorie?

10/05/2015
A paper just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has caused nutrition experts to rethink the adage that a calorie is a calorie. In terms of weight gain in humans, “foods have complex mechanisms that help or hinder weight long term,” according to the paper’s authors. Researchers from...

Bruce Bramson, who loved Tomales, dies at 69

10/01/2015
Bruce Bramson of Tomales, known for his love of community, friendly demeanor and expansive intellect, died on Sept. 13 of a recurrence of cancer. He passed one week before his 70th birthday. Bruce, who spent decades working at Renaissance faires in California, loved to tell stories, listen to music, read...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 1, 2015

10/01/2015
PIPER MADISON EASTMAN — BORN MAY 2, 2014 Daughter of Celine Underwood and Ben Eastman of Inverness, g randdaughter of Cathy Chaney and the late Robert Underwood of Laguna Beach and Barbara and the late Don Eastman of Point Reyes Station. This is the first girl in born in four...

Mount Vision fire: What happened

10/01/2015
The Inverness Ridge Fire of October 1995 (a.k.a. the Mount Vision Fire) was big—even for a state that has become accustomed to large wildfires. The amount of damage was staggering. The fire, which began on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1995, destroyed 45 homes in Inverness Park. The blaze charred 12,000 acres,...

Harvesting fruits for scholars

10/01/2015
Huckleberries, blackberries, apples, pears, quince: members of the garden club scholarship fund have been trekking all summer from backyard to orchard, from garden to bramble, from low ground to high looking for the fruit we will preserve and sell at the annual Dance Palace Christmas Craft Fair. Every year is...

Sharon Mooney reflects on ministering to elders

09/24/2015
Sharon Mooney, a 40-year resident of West Marin and a chaplain for West Marin Senior Services, is moving to San Carlos, on the eastern shore of the Gulf of California, in Mexico, next month. Over the years here she’s owned a used bookstore, washed dishes, run a cleaning service, been...

When in stress, nourish your body

09/24/2015
We live in stressful times. Existential crises abound, we work more than ever, and the pace of the modern world quickens around us. We are ever more disconnected despite, or perhaps because of, increasing time in front of screens. We know how important it is to manage our stress. Medical...

At 30 years, Commonweal program still helping

09/17/2015
Just over three decades ago, Commonweal co-founder Michael Lerner walked up the makeshift gangplank of a houseboat in Sausalito to meet a woman named Marion Saltman. She was a 70-year-old sand tray therapist, and that day she became the first person to sign up for the Cancer Help Program—a retreat...

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