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The dangers of mixing drugs and alcohol

10/03/2019
Many people, especially those over age 65, may be incurring a risk by using alcohol when taking prescription drugs, according to research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Alcohol, itself a drug, becomes more intoxicating when it is consumed at the same time as a drug that...

To tend and befriend

10/03/2019
Two weeks ago I participated alongside my children in the global climate strike in San Francisco. All around me, people of all ages were bonded in a shared experience, looking straight at the unfolding catastrophe that is climate change. We felt connected to people all around the world. As I...

A sanctuary village for Bill

09/26/2019
I was beckoned that morning by the bench tables in front of Toby’s Coffee Bar, to either read the Chronicle tucked under my arm or to see if there is someone around with whom to share what’s happening. Looking, I saw David Mitchell at the sidewalk end of the table...

Nature Notebook, September 26, 2019

09/26/2019
The autumnal equinox of Sept. 23 ushered in the fall season, followed by a new moon on Sept. 28. A slow meteor shower—the Draconids—also arrives, appearing from Oct. 6 to 10. At best, there may be about 10 per hour seen mostly after 1 a.m., when the thin crescent moon...

Next move in coho battle may come from the CBD

09/26/2019
The Center for Biological Diversity has taken what appears to be a preliminary step toward suing Marin County over its supplemental environmental impact report to the Marin Countywide Plan, which focuses on potential cumulative impacts to salmonids from development in the San Geronimo Valley. According to county staff, the Board...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 19, 2019

09/19/2019
THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE’S 10TH ANNUAL NATURALIZATION CEREMONY — SEPTEMBER 17, CONSTITUTION DAY, 2019 In partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the National Park Service hosted a naturalization ceremony last Tuesday for 26 people from 16 countries who chose to take their oath at the Bear...

Nature Notebook, September 12, 2019

09/12/2019
The full moon of Friday, Sept. 13 is followed by the autumnal equinox—a day with equal amounts of daylight and darkness—on Monday, Sept. 23. Traditionally, the equinox marks the calendar beginning of fall, though we have seen many seasonal changes already, with acorn-laden oaks and buckeye leaves dropping. The latest...

Ed Dobb, writer, dies at 69

09/05/2019
Edwin Dobb, a prolific writer, an esteemed professor and a dedicated journalist, died unexpectedly on July 26 at age 69 of complications from a heart condition. Ed, who lived in Bolinas for the last five years of his life, wrote both personal essays and longform investigations for prominent magazines, embracing...

Building resilience, as individuals and in community

09/05/2019
Resilience: our ability to adapt to or recover from adverse events, stress, threats or trauma. It’s a concept in focus in the circles I travel through, and it’s relevant to us all, both as individuals and in our community. As a doctor, I have the privilege of counseling people on...

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