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A day with the daughters of the earth

03/24/2016
No one kept score. Scorekeepers stayed home and watched Hawaii beat Cal 77-66, and the San Antonio Spurs trounced the Golden State Warriors 87-79. The Call of the Forest Conference that took place on March 19 in Point Reyes Station wasn’t a contest or a match. No one spoke for...

A change of heart about ranching

03/24/2016
I was delighted to see the guest opinion piece in your March 17 issue by Gordon Bennett, calling for “a renaissance of ranching at Point Reyes, and a model for sustainable ranching nationwide.” This piece follows several others published in the past month, written by Bennett and others representing the...

Fashion in the air

03/17/2016
Fashion is about finding yourself, discovering and revealing who you are and who you’d like to be. I’ve never wanted to dress like everyone—or anyone—else. This is one of the reasons I’ve spent more than three decades shopping at consignment, second-hand and thrift stores. Sometimes I’m on a mission. I’ll...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 17, 2016

03/17/2016
ELLIS ORION McDONALD CARPENTER — BORN SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 Son of Kristen McDonald and Colin Carpenter of Inverness Park Grandson of Beverly and Ralph McDonald of Eugene, Oregon, Joani Carpenter of Moraga, California and Chris and Peggy Carpenter of Oakland, California

Lee Sims captured the early 1970s

03/10/2016
Photographs at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History this month make the past 45 years evaporate for visitors soaking in 60 masterfully composed, executed and curated pictures taken at a mercurial time in West Marin. The images shot by Lee Sims, photographer and compositor for the Point Reyes...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 10, 2016

03/10/2016
THE 1976–1977 DROUGHT IS OVER! — DEREK ADAMS ON THE SPILLWAY OF THE NICASIO RESERVOIR DAM • JANUARY 16, 1978 During the 1976-1977 drought, Marin County was bone dry. For three years, precipitation dropped to almost half of normal. The Nicasio Reservoir dried up and people rescued pond turtles. Water...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 3, 2016

03/03/2016
CHRIS GIACOMINI AND ANN EMANUELS WILL BE HONORED FOR THEIR YEARS OF EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP AT A SOLD OUT DANCE PALACE COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET ON SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

Postscript from India: Worshipping the elephant

03/03/2016
Elephants play a major role in festivals, especially sacred celebrations in the southern Indian province of Kerala. They are marched in parades and take part in religious rituals, including events at Hindu, Muslim and Christian places of worship. During many of these appearances, elephants are decked out in “nettipattam”—a glittering,...

Letter from India

02/25/2016
India’s fight for independence is legendary. Since the British marched out in 1948, the country has become the most populous democracy in the world. Those of us who are committed to popular governance should be pleased with the strides the country has made, but there are overriding struggles that can’t...

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