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Pre-history of the Bay Area at the Bolinas Museum

03/27/2019
What was the Bay Area like when prehistoric mammals—mammoths, camels, saber-toothed cats—roamed the vast river valley that would eventually become the San Francisco Bay? On March 30, four new exhibitions open at the Bolinas Museum that explore Bay Area natural history, both ancient and contemporary. In the main gallery, “Changing...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 21, 2019

03/21/2019
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” ZAZIE JULIETTE WAHLGREN — BORN NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Daughter of Gabriella Cole and Christopher Wahlgren and little sister to Elodie and Etienne of Inverness. Granddaughter of Susan Cole and Alan Ovson of San Francisco and Marie Antoinette and the late Maurice Wahlgren of Mill Valley

Dance Palace banquet honors Proctor and Porratas

03/13/2019
The Dance Palace was packed with a happy and festive crowd on Saturday night, as 200 people gathered for the fourth annual Dance Palace Community Awards Banquet honoring Rebecca and Carlos Porrata and Martha Proctor for their extraordinary service and leadership. After a social hour with wine and oysters, guests...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 14, 2019

03/13/2019
REBECCA AND CARLOS PORRATA AND MARTHA PROCTOR, THE HONOREES OF THE FOURTH ANNUAL DANCE PALACE COMMUNITY AWARDS BANQUET FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP

Nature Notebook, March 14, 2019

03/13/2019
The vernal equinox of March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a full moon. With sun directly above the equator, we experience equal amounts of day and night; then the earth begins tilting toward the sun and our days grow longer until the summer...

Will Thoms: Simple elegance on cardboard

03/13/2019
The next time you go to the Dance Palace, give yourself ample time to take a tour of “Will Thoms: Paintings and Collage on Cardboard,” on display in the lobby through March 28. Thoms, a Forest Knolls resident, turned a trove of discarded scraps from his years as a building...

Longtime park chief to retire

03/07/2019
For nearly four decades, John Dell’Osso has been an integral part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. As the park’s chief of interpretation and resource education, he helps educate the public about the seashore, whether through social media, the press or interpretive materials. In his 36 years at Point Reyes,...

In Tomales, a writers group endures

03/07/2019
The writers gather at a high table under a single overhead lamp as their elbows compete for space with bottles of seltzer, thick slices of cake and dutifully annotated pages of paper. It’s Thursday night in Tomales, and the members of the Tomales Writers Group begin—carefully and earnestly—to pick one...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 28, 2019

02/28/2019
Great Moments in West Marin History 22 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK — ECOLOGIST DR. SARAH ALLEN, SCIENCE ADVISOR FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PACIFIC WEST REGION, WITH ONE OF THE EARLIEST MALE 1-TON ELEPHANT SEALS FOUND AT DRAKES BEACH IN MARCH 1997

At Zuma, she's got everything from Z to A

02/27/2019
When children walk into Zuma, a gift shop on Highway 1 specializing in arts and crafts, parents often caution them not to touch the fluffy white llamas and alluring wooden flutes. But Melanie Stone, an Inverness resident who opened Zuma nearly three decades ago, gently pushes back on such parental...

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