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On Shoreline Unified's facilities concerns

08/08/2018
While reaching out about potential facilities improvements and presenting a new bond measure to voters in the Shoreline Unified school District, some community members have asked about our recent enrollment. I wanted to provide some answers and additional clarity about enrollment and facilities needs. Enrollment decreased from the mid-’90s until...

First, do no harm to the armpits

08/02/2018
Meg Gould was not willing to apologize for her body odor. A Bolinas native, she developed a recipe for a non-chemical deodorant in her own kitchen after the commercial brands she had always relied upon suddenly failed her. “Whether it was hormone changes or my body rejecting the chemicals in...

The end of Planned Feralhood's trap and return efforts

08/02/2018
It is with great sadness that I must announce that Planned Feralhood will no longer be able to offer the service of our trap, neuter, return, feed and monitor program for feral cats. Nor will it be able to provide a foster and adoption program for kittens. I have provided...

Gleanings from a Scandinavian soul journey

08/02/2018
This summer marks a transitional moment in my life. As I take stewardship of the Commonweal Garden and directorship of Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine, cultivating the connection of medicine to nature, to the land, to the plant realm, to each other and to self, I took a trip...

Nature Notebook, August 2, 2018

08/02/2018
This year’s most active meteor shower, the Perseids, returned to view in late July and peaks for viewers from Aug. 11 to 12, radiating from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky. Up to 60 meteors an hour may be visible, especially with a new moon and dark—maybe fog free—skies...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 26, 2018

07/25/2018
THE STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF WEST MARIN COMMUNITY SERVICES AT THE OLD CREAMERY BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION W.M.C.S. was created in 2000 by a merger of two entities in operation since the1980s—the Resource Center, originally a program of the Marin Volunteer Center, and the thrift shop,...

Michael Stocker: A life immersed in sound

07/18/2018
Michael Stocker spends his days lobbying to reduce human-generated noise in the ocean, but last Monday night, he was whipping up an audience during a jazz jam at the Papermill Creek Saloon. “The area is trying to build a jazz scene—it’s been trying for many years,” a San Rafael resident...

Nature Notebook, July 19, 2018

07/18/2018
A double delight awaits on July 27, with a full moon and the planet Mars in opposition—a fiery dot visible in the southeast about 15 minutes after the 8:27 p.m. sunset. In the warmer waters of Tomales Bay, moon jellies are washing up on beaches. The clear bodies have a...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 19, 2018

07/18/2018
THE MARRIAGE OF FERNANDO ESPONDA AND THE REVEREND VINCENT PIZZUTO, VICAR AT ST. COLUMBA’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN INVERNESS — JULY 15, 2018

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