Art Rogers Family Album, March 13, 2014

DOCTOR SPAGHETTINI AND THE PASTETTES REHEARSE FOR THE FIRST “TALENT SHOW” AT THE DANCE PALACE — FEBRUARY 1978 Doctor Spaghettini, the Macaroni Maestro, was known for her performance of Rigoletto, played entirely with rigatoni. Back in the day, the group wowed the Dance Palace crowd with a spirited rendition of...

La cultura en palabras

Al ver al niño entrando a su consultorio, la doctora sonrió a la madre diciéndole, “¡qué adorable…!” La señora no supo cómo responder; el español lleno de amabilidad, aunque falto de naturalidad de la rubia y joven doctora gringa la tomaron por sorpresa. Le extrañó la palabra “adorable” dirigida a...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 20, 2014

Baby of the Month LAYLA LORRAINE MENDOZA — BORN NOVEMBER 21, 2012 Daughter of Kayla Mossi and Jarrod Mendoza. Granddaughter of Linda and Joey Mendoza of the Historic B Ranch on Point Reyes and Lydia Aman and Gordon Schaffer of Pollack Pines, California. Great Granddaughter of Alice Grossi of Point...

Ron McClure, dairyman, dies at 83

Ronald McClure, a third-generation rancher from the oldest remaining dairying family on Point Reyes, who devoted his entire life to tending his herd, passed away last month. He was 83 years old. Ron was the grandson of James McClure, a carpenter who came to America from Ireland in 1889. James...

Passing the Buck: The emergence of the West Marin Fund

This is the second in a series of columns discussing the West Marin Fund, a community foundation formed in 2010 to address the significant and unmet needs of coastal Marin communities and the nonprofits that serve them. The first, by Ann Boren, introduced the fund; this, by correspondent Herb Kutchins,...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 13, 2014

THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF PAVING SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD THROUGH SAMUEL P. TAYLOR PARK — FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard was originally a trail used by the Coast Miwoks to travel and trade with the adjoining tribes along the San Pablo Bay shoreline. It was...

Integración y futuro de inmigrantes

La columna pasada hablé de la incertidumbre cotidiana y constante que viven muchos inmigrantes latinos en este país por su estatus migratorio irregular, pues divide familias por deportaciones, les impide viajar, y con sus carencias poco se adaptan al sistema y costumbres locales. Alguien me comentó que, en su opinión,...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 30, 2014

Baby of the Month AMADINE DONA KIRBY — BORN NOVEMBER 4, 2012 Daughter of Salihah and Douglas Kirby of Point Reyes Station. Granddaughter of Malika and Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Arlene and Dan Kirby of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.