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Nature Notebook, April 6, 2017

04/06/2017
If the skies are clear on Friday, April 7, there will be a rare opportunity to see the planet Jupiter all evening, when the earth passes between the sun and Jupiter; astronomers call this an “opposition of Jupiter.” With the sun shining brightly on the planet, a strong set of...

Ancestors & the Land: 75 years ago

03/30/2017
I first saw the photograph in the book “Point Reyes Peninsula,” by Dewey Livingston and Carola DeRooy. The 1930s image haunted me: Italian and Japanese families enjoying a picnic at Limantour Beach on a day off from their endless farming labors, taking in the sun, sand and surf. My wife,...

Nature Notebook, March 23, 2017

03/23/2017
A new moon sets on March 27, and the days grow longer by about a minute each day as the vernal equinox slides behind us. Spring sightings include a family of great blue herons stalking gophers in the pastures around the Bear Valley Visitor Center. One of the most colorful...

Art Rogers Family Album, March 23, 2017

03/22/2017
Baby of the Month LANZO VINCENT QUINCE REGALBUTO — BORN OCTOBER 25, 2015 Son of Maggie Levinger and Luke Regalbuto of Point Reyes Station Grandson of the late Katherine Hilton and Lowell Vincent “Banana” Levinger and Jane Vait of Inverness and Laura Regalbuto of Encinitas and Vincent Regalbuto of Inverness...

Birth and death anchor Erin Rodoni’s poetry

03/16/2017
Erin Rodoni was 16 and driving herself and a friend to high school on a wet morning when she almost spun out of control. “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins played through the stereo as she passed the Borello Ranch; her tires lost traction, and she began to slide off Highway...

Mensaje a los inmigrantes de la Oficina del Sheriff el Condado de Marín

03/16/2017
Los recientes anuncios del Presidente Donald Trump y las instrucciones del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (Department of Homeland Security) han hecho que surjan preguntas sobre el papel que las agencias encargadas del orden a nivel local juegan en las políticas nacionales de inmigración. Al interior de nuestras comunidades inmigrantes, tales...

Daffodils from the past

03/16/2017
Flowers we call daffodils, splashes of deep yellow poking up around coast hillsides in West Marin, are more properly called “narcissus.” They are longtime residents of the Laguna and Coast Trail area. To a gardener, they are also called jonquils or narcissus. Daffodils have larger flowers, whereas jonquils are hybrids...

West Marin: Past and present

03/16/2017
I spent a wonderful Saturday morning going through “West Marin Ancestors and the Land: Learning to Speak the Language of Place” with curator Kitty Whitman, who has presented a wealth of historical photographs and contemporary art at Toby’s Gallery in conjunction with the 2017 Geography of Hope Conference. This year’s...

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