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Bolinas author recounts tales of mentorship and teen growth

09/03/2015
This is the first in a two-part book review series on mentorship. In Bolinas resident Linda Mornell’s new book, Forever Changed, she describes her experience running Summer Search, a successful program she founded principally for low-income, high-risk high school students. The book, rather than emphasizing statistics about the program’s impact,...

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado’ goes retro

09/03/2015
For those of you familiar with Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado About Nothing, the entertaining production finishing this weekend in Inverness stands up nicely to recent more elaborate versions, including the current production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. If you are tempted to take a pass on Shakespeare, especially on a...

Sugar and fat: How your diet affects your brain

09/03/2015
A study conducted by researchers at Oregon State University, published this summer in the journal Neuroscience , showed that diets high in fat, sugar or a combination of the two change gut bacteria. Those changes appear related to a loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adjust and adapt...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 3, 2015

09/03/2015
Baby of the Month EMERSON “EMMY” ANN PARNOW — BORN APRIL 23, 2014 Daughter of Megan Rodoni and James Parnow and little sister to Cooper of Petaluma. Granddaughter of Judy and Dennis Rodoni of Olema and Julie and Jim Parnow of Petaluma. Great Granddaughter of Maureen O’Day of Australia, Isabell...

Bolinas couple keeps the love between dogs and their owners

08/27/2015
When Cheryl and Damiano Ruggiero realized that some in Bolinas struggled to afford food and medicine for their dogs, they informally stepped in to help. But it didn’t remain informal for long; soon enough, Cheryl was hunting for donations for Love Dogs for Life, her nonprofit and pet cause. The...

Drought 2015: A report on West Marin’s waterscapes

08/27/2015
Mark Twain probably deserves credit for the quip, “Water’s made for fighting, whiskey’s for drinking,” though no one truly knows who coined the phase. Dietrich Stroeh, the general manager of the Marin Municipal Water District during the drought of 1976 and 1977, knows volumes about water, fighting and whiskey. In...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 2, 2015

08/27/2015
VOLUNTEERS REBUILDING THE OLD AMPHITHEATER AT ST. COLUMBA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN INVERNESS WITH THE CAST AND CREW OF THE PRODUCTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S “MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING” ON THE NEW JACK MASON STAGE.

Bolinas church continues to rally for needed repairs

08/20/2015
When this Sunday’s Tea Time Concert performer was held up by traffic, the Calvary Presbyterian Church had another musician ready in the pews. Jon Samos led the crowd in a sing-along of “Amazing Grace” while twenty or so locals waited patiently for this month’s feature act, Sam Alberts. He soon...

Mystical night of music and poetry

08/13/2015
Many people anticipated that the “Mystical Night of Music and Poetry,” the Lucid Art Foundation’s production at the Dance Palace on July 18th, would emphasize traditional Persian music. Lucid Art’s creative director, Fariba Bogzaran, who performed in and produced the show, is from Iran, as are two instrumentalists who played...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 13, 2015

08/13/2015
WOOLSEY JONAN HETT — BORN APRIL 7, 2014 Son of Kimberly and Ryan Hett of Point Reyes Station. Grandson of Becky Glynn and the late Jimmy Glynn of Orange County, California and Barb and Ron Hett of Bottineau, North Dakota.

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