Art Rogers Family Album, January 25, 2018

IN MEMORY OF RUSSEL RIDGE — NOVEMBER 5, 1927 – JANUARY 1, 2018 Margaret and Russell Ridge’s 40th anniversary garden party in Inverness, July 1990

Toni Littlejohn: The cosmos of paint

When asked how children could be made smarter, Albert Einstein answered, “Read them fairy tales. And if you want them to be even smarter, read them more fairy tales.” The fairy tale’s absence of boundaries and linear time is vivified in Toni Littlejohn’s exhibit, “The Paint of Paint,” at Toby’s...

Inverness Park couple brings “mild magic” to Sweethearts of the Radio

“Kiss Kiss” begins with a lone acoustic guitar. The melody is plucked, then the cadence increases and what started as one evolves into two with Kim Hett’s delicate vocals. When she sings acapella, her voice will fill a room, but it’s softer between her partner’s strums. In this song, the...

Program brings young adults on recycling missions in West Marin

They were cresting the spine above Pierce Point Ranch when driver Mike Anderson and his second-in-command, Luke Ferrigno, spotted the herd and slowed their compactor truck to a halt. With phones in hand, the two snapped shots of the tule elk and marveled at their silvery coats and stature. They...

The end of an era at San Geronimo Golf Course

The penultimate round of golf at the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course before its former owners closed shop began with a chance for a bogie on a long par four. Linksman Alex Franklin, of San Rafael, followed his shot as it landed perfectly in line with the nearby putting green...

Carola DeRooy: Heart of the park

At the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters lies an archive room worthy of countless hours of exploration. Collections manager Carola DeRooy has been curating and cultivating its artifacts since her first day working for the seashore 17 years ago; she retired at the end of last month. The...

Nature Notebook, January 11, 2018

Morning tides remain in the six-foot range as the new moon approaches on Tuesday, Jan. 16. There will be a window of daylight minus tides in the late afternoons, occurring just before sunset and darkness, from Jan. 12 through Jan. 18. Some good days for tidepooling will be afternoons across...

Pastor takes over after two deaths

Ellen Baxter was living in Louisville, Ky. when a pastor in her church told her she should fly out to California to see the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. “I was a brand-new single mom and thought it was crazy,” she said. “But I flew out here and...