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More than 
a lot of steel

09/01/2011
With the exception of the tomatoes, the ingredients in metalworker Victor Stangenberg’s salads are grown in his multi-tiered hillside garden at the top of the Inverness Ridge. His lunches, consisting of several homemade courses, are not a bohemian lapse in an otherwise humdrum existence; Stagenberg’s life and, by extension, his...

Bolinas locals bring feminine touch to Bay Lumber and Landscape

09/01/2011
Take a large departmental hardware store, say a Home Depot, and condense it by a fraction of 20, all while retaining nearly commensurate variety and adding prodigious quantities of down-home charm, and the result will be something akin to Bolinas Bay Lumber and Landscape, the new, independently owned hardware and...

Bobolicious weds health to flavor

09/01/2011
In Bolinas, a town long endeared for its love of chilled beverages, one woman with a blender is pioneering new ground. Through her new shop, Bobolicious Smoothie Lounge, which opened last October, local dietician Julie Augustyn is using frozen fruit and her extensive knowledge of food combining to create healthy,...

Joan Baumhoff, 1927—2011

08/25/2011
Joan Baumhoff, a selfless mother, eccentric artist and local peace activist who helped establish an underground railroad for conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, died on July 31, at the age of 84. Sanguine to the very end, Joan inspired many with her courage in battling Parkinson’s disease and her...

Joan Baumhoff, 1927 – 2011

08/25/2011
Joan Baumhoff, a selfless mother, eccentric artist and local peace activist who helped establish an underground railroad for conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, died on July 31, at the age of 84. Sanguine to the very end, Joan inspired many with her courage in battling Parkinson’s disease and her...

The legend of Ramblin’ Jack: A tall tale

08/18/2011
“A tall tale doesn’t mean that the tale is a lie. It just means that it’s tall.” — Ramblin’ Jack Most people agree that Ramblin’ Jack, who was a student of Woody Guthrie, a self-appointed adoptive father of Bob Dylan, and has drawn the admiration of neon names like Paul...

Bud Hendren, 1927—2011

08/18/2011
Oliver “Bud” Hendren, a revered auto mechanic, maven tinkerer and loving family man whose endless supply of jokes brought joy to all who knew him, passed away peacefully in his sleep near his home in Point Reyes Station on August 3. He was 84. A U.S. Veteran and the former...

Faces of West Marin’s future, searching for a home

08/11/2011
Wes Wes Temby had reached burn-out and wasn’t getting any younger. Living in Las Vegas and slogging through the doldrums of corporate law wasn’t exactly the quixotic future the then-27-year-old had intended. “I got into law because I wanted to save the world,” he said. “But the legal system is...

Joan Veit Siddle, a woman of courage, 1930 – 2011

08/11/2011
Joan Veit Siddle, who passed away on July 27, in Point Reyes Station, was a woman of singular determination and intelligence. She traveled the world onboard cramped freighters through pirate-infested waters, raised her children in the Indonesian jungle for five years, caused a highly publicized controversy when she assigned The...

Joan Veit Siddle, a woman of courage, 1930—2011

08/11/2011
Joan Veit Siddle, who passed away on July 27, in Point Reyes Station, was a woman of singular determination and intelligence. She traveled the world onboard cramped freighters through pirate-infested waters, raised her children in the Indonesian jungle for five years, caused a highly publicized controversy when she assigned The...

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