Features

A mindful cut of meat

12/15/2011
On the floor of her rented bayside residence in Marshall, 27-year-old Claire Herminjard has spent the past ten months plotting her entrance into the world of organic beef processing and retail distribution. Herminjard, who is intensely fond of perfectly marbled steaks, is banking her professional future on a longstanding fast-food...

Richard Gamble, 1930 – 2011

12/15/2011
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...

John 
Anderson, 1932—2011

12/01/2011
Prolific Inverness painter John Anderson, a protégé of the Parisian Surrealist Gordon Onslow Ford who labored in obscurity for more than five decades before his first major exhibition and commercial success in 2008, died at his hilltop home in the Bishop Pine Preserve on November 13 after a protracted battle...

John Anderson, 1932 – 2011

12/01/2011
Prolific Inverness painter John Anderson, a protégé of the Parisian Surrealist Gordon Onslow Ford who labored in obscurity for more than five decades before his first major exhibition and commercial success in 2008, died at his hilltop home in the Bishop Pine Preserve on November 13 after a protracted battle...

Jim Polese, 1914—2011

11/27/2011
Jim Polese, an expressive family man and self-made engineer whose seminal patent for klystron electron broadcasting tubes revolutionized the electronics industry in the 1950s, passed away in his sleep on September 20 at Stockstill House, in Point Reyes Station. He was 97. Compassionate and flirtatious, Jim left an indelible mark,...

The Valley’s reputable menace to vermin

11/27/2011
A late-Autumn heat wave beat down on Woodacre one recent weekday morning as semi-retired pest exterminator Rick Nielsen cracked the seal on a sweating Pepsi bottle, took a swig and began rummaging for his most treasured tool—a mirror—from the back of his black Dodge pickup. Dressed plainly in plaid and...

Citizen co-founder retires, the other reminisces

11/03/2011
Joel Hack, who created The West Marin Citizen four and a half years ago with a handful of local residents infuriated with the then publisher of this newspaper, retired last month, citing age and fatigue. “There’s only so many years left and I want to do something else,” Joel, 67,...

Jim Polese, 1914 – 2011

10/27/2011
Jim Polese, an expressive family man and self-made engineer whose seminal patent for klystron electron broadcasting tubes revolutionized the electronics industry in the 1950s, passed away in his sleep on September 20 at Stockstill House, in Point Reyes Station. He was 97. Compassionate and flirtatious, Jim left an indelible mark,...

Alice Rantos, 1933 – 2011

10/13/2011
Alice Rantos, an accomplished artist and homegrown garment maker who co-founded the first and only women’s knitting cooperative in Point Reyes Station, died on September 21 after a three-month battle with lung cancer. She was 78. A courageous single mother of four, Alice often worked three jobs simultaneously to make...

Alice Rantos, 1933—2011

10/13/2011
Alice Rantos, an accomplished artist and homegrown garment maker who co-founded the first and only women’s knitting cooperative in Point Reyes Station, died on September 21 after a three-month battle with lung cancer. She was 78. A courageous single mother of four, Alice often worked three jobs simultaneously to make...

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