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Emmeline’s Stinson Beach gallery offers a visionary refuge

01/24/2013
It wasn’t long after she noticed the effect her dreamy paintings had on viewers that Emmeline Craig knew she wanted a gallery of her own. They entered her Bolinas studio “in a buzz,” Ms. Craig recalled of her visitors, “and their shoulders would drop and their body language would change.”...

Selena Foss cares for the hands, feet and details

01/24/2013
For Selena Foss, nail care and facials are more than skin deep. “It’s not just a vanity thing,” she said. “I’m really interested in not just doing nails, but caring for hands and feet.” Her salon, Selena’s Nails and Other Details, opened less than a year ago in Point Reyes...

Bob Huggard, 1930 – 2012

12/27/2012
Bob Huggard, a Korean War veteran who worked in Point Reyes Station for over a decade following a 30-year career in the North Bay fuel service industry, died on December 20 at age 82. Admitted to Marin General Hospital two weeks ago after a roommate found him lying motionless on...

In Bolinas, helping hands meet in a kitchen

11/21/2012
It wasn’t long after her mother fell ill that Serita Basilio-Lewis began to rely on support from family friends in her hometown of Bolinas. Weighed down by grief, at times she found consolation in a “crew of angels” that took turns caring for her mother at her home while she...

Valley residents say why they quit SPAWN

11/21/2012
Laura Szawarzenski saw her involvement with a local environmental group as a way to help safeguard wildlife in the patchwork of waterways that make up the Lagunitas Creek watershed. But after years of participating in biological studies with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), her views grew dim. The...

John Doss, 1928 – 2012

11/21/2012
John Doss, physician, epidemiologist, mariner, photographer, poetaster, world traveler, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep on November 4 at the age of 89. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 30, 1923 and was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. John grew up poor...

Soledad Gómez, 1962 a 2012

11/15/2012
Soledad Gómez, madre de tres hijos y quien personificaba lo que sería una solución para los problemas que enfrentan muchos inmigrantes latinos, tratando de criar a sus familias con trabajos de poca paga, murió el pasado 10 de octubre en su casa de Oakland a los 50 años de edad...

Soledad Gomez, 1962 to 2012

11/08/2012
Soledad Gomez, a mother of three who personified the resolve of many Latino immigrants struggling to balance low-paying jobs with raising a family, died on October 10 at her home in Oakland. She was 50 years old. Word of her death has rippled across Point Reyes Station and other parts...

Dr. Bob, a pastor for everyone

10/25/2012
Parishioners of Calvary Presbyterian Church celebrated Pastor Bob Grove on Sunday with an appreciation potluck. Pastor Bob, who has given sermons in Bolinas and at the Stinson Beach Presbyterian Church since 2000, is known for his kind counsel, which he extends to the most marginalized people. After receiving a small...

On Jeju Island, a paradise threatened

10/18/2012
The following dispatch is by Koohan Paik, who splits her time between Bolinas and Hawaii. You may know her from her work in the early days of the Slow Food Movement, circa 2000. Today, she devotes her life to demilitarizing the Asia-Pacific region. In November of last year, President Obama...

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