Art Rogers Family Album, August 1, 2019

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” WILLIAM WEST FRANKEL — BORN APRIL 17, 2018 Son of Rebecca Martin and Alex Frankel of Inverness Park. Grandson of Kaye and Hugh Martin of Occidental and Diane and Charles Frankel of San Francisco

Whale ceremony at Dillon Beach

With stones, rocks, flowers, chants, songs and their own bodies, about 200 mourners gathered last Saturday morning at Dillon Beach to commemorate the death this year of at least 70 gray whales, all stranded on the shore and visible across California. The sky was overcast, the air chilly and the...

Nature Notebook, July 1, 2019

The full moon earlier this week continues a pattern of extra-low morning tides, most occurring just before dawn. The corresponding high tides in the five-foot range come in the afternoons, leaving plenty of beach. Summer meteor showers began on July 12 with the Delta Aquarids on the eastern horizon. They...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 18, 2019

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” SKYLAR GEORGICA REYES DiGAUDIO — BORN APRIL 9, 2018 Daughter of Marianne Recher and Ryan DiGaudio and little sister to Elliott of Inverness. Granddaughter of Marie and Frank Recher of Melbourne Beach Florida and Nancy and Paul DiGaudio of Discovery Bay, California

Jerry Lunsford, hippie from Olema, dies at 63

Jerry Lunsford, who was well known in West Marin for his community involvement and weekly “Hippy from Olema” radio show, died on June 11 while travelling from his home in Flagstaff to a bluegrass music festival in Colorado. The 63-year-old lived for over 25 years in West Marin, where his...

Nature Notebook, July 3, 2019

The new moon of July 2 ushers in some extreme morning low tides for the holiday week; the lowest arrives on Thursday, July 4 just before 7 a.m., at 1.5 feet. The corresponding high tides arrive in the afternoons, bringing peak wading and swimming periods—so plan ahead. In the Southern...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 3, 2019

Baby of the Week CALYPSO RAYA BRENARD — BORN ON THE FOURth OF JULY 2000 Daughter of Io McNaughton and Toby Brenard of Pasadena and little sister to Lukas Brenard of Portland, Maine. Granddaughter of Genie and Duncan McNaughton of Bolinas and Monika and Julian Brenard of Bristol, England. Calypso...