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Jim Fox: A force for the Inverness fire department

09/12/2018
Jim Fox, who has served his bayside village of Inverness in two critical roles for over 30 years, is preparing to scale back from his positions as fire chief of the town’s volunteer fire department and water superintendent of its utility district. His family has had a house in Inverness...

Nature Notebook, September 13, 2018

09/12/2018
The autumnal equinox, the first calendar day of fall, approaches on Saturday, Sept. 22 with equal hours of daylight and darkness. It is closely followed by the full moon on Sept. 24, this year’s harvest moon, traditionally providing extra light for the fall harvest in many communities. The Cree people...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 6, 2018

09/06/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” CORBIN ASTURLIN LEEDS — BORN NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Son of Mattie Ivy Leeds and Galen Leeds of Tomales. Grandson of Vicki Leeds of Point Reyes Station and Jack Corwin and Margie McDonald of Tomales, Mary Vozar and Paul Bohmann of Mancos, Colorado, and Bill...

Caltrans cancels community meeting on Green Bridge after locals file suit

09/06/2018
Caltrans canceled a meeting scheduled for today on the chosen design for the Green Bridge, citing the lawsuit locals filed last month over the agency’s final plans. “Accordingly, because Caltrans does not comment on pending litigation, it has canceled the September 6 open house,” Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus wrote to...

Surf report keeps the mystery alive in Bolinas

09/06/2018
Describe the scene, but don’t reveal too much—and keep it wacky. That’s the philosophy of the owner of 2 Mile Surf Shop, Drew Reinstein, who writes an early-morning surf report for the popular Bolinas breaks, along with a handful of staff members. The entries describe the ocean in evocative, unexpected...

Electronics, work and our health

09/06/2018
A study titled “Killing me softly: Electronic communications monitoring and employee and spouse well-being” has shown that when employers expect workers to monitor work-related emails during non-work hours, the result is a problem for the employees and their families. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management in the...

Haraneco Café rolls out comfort food from Japan

08/29/2018
As Erika Hara rubs pink salt between her hands and begins to shape a handful of warm rice, she explains that onigiri—Japanese rice balls—are “like our lives.” Not only because she and her collaborator Yuko Kaneko make an abundance of the soft, triangular parcels every weekend, but because they are...

Nature Notebook, August 29, 2018

08/29/2018
Neptune, the farthest “official” planet in the solar system (since Pluto was downgraded), will be visible as a tiny bluish dot in the eastern sky on Sept. 9. It is a rare sighting due to its great distance. Let’s hope for clear skies. Tule elk have begun their annual breeding...

Fire ecology needs urgent consideration

08/15/2018
Global warming is often cited as the primary cause of the increase in the number and intensity of wildfires occurring in California. Though I am sure that it is a contributing factor, another major contributor is rarely mentioned: 100 years of successful fire suppression that has caused an accumulation of...

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