Health-care reform: It’s complicated

West Marin cares about health care. Over 200 locals came out on Friday night to listen to an earnest and complex town hall-style presentation on the nuts and bolts of health care reform from the local to the national level, illuminated by the presence of United States Congressman Jared Huffman...

Nature Notebook, September 21, 2017

The autumnal equinox on Friday, Sept. 22 notes the calendar beginning of fall in the northern hemisphere. It is called “Mabon” in the Celtic calendar, and is a time to celebrate the harvest and to rest after the busy summer season. The coming full moon on Oct. 4 will be...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 21, 2017

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” JAMES “JIM” MARK BUHLER — BORN MAY 11, 2016 Son of Steph and Brendan Buhler of Petaluma, Grandson of Anne DeLaney and Gary Alt of Lagunitas and Eileen and Mark Tavares of King City, California, and Debora Gong and Dan Buhler of Clayton, California

West County woman brings Miwok story to stage

The scene begins with a casual conversation between grandfather and grandson. They talk about high school football practice and an upcoming dance, but they soon drift into the past and the boy’s indifference toward their Coast Miwok heritage. “When it comes to the past, it’s hard for me to believe...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 14, 2017

Great Moments in West Marin History 40 YEARS AGO, AUGUST 1977 — THE STAFF OF THE OLD POINT REYES LIGHTHOUSE RESTORATION PROJECT Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place on the North American continent. Our lighthouse, built in 1870, was retired from...

Park biologist hints at good fences in field seminar on tule elk

The National Park Service is exploring the idea of a fence to protect ranches near Drakes Beach from the encroachment of tule elk, according to wildlife biologist David Press, who, with Marin County Park naturalist Shannon Burke, led a walking seminar in the Point Reyes National Seashore last week. Addressing...

Self-talk works

The simple act of talking to yourself by using your own name may help you more easily control difficult or painful emotions. Studies done at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan and published online in Scientific Reports in July have shown that such third-person self-talk may constitute a...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 7, 2017

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” XIOMARA ELISA JUAREZ ROMO — BORN MAY 8, 2016 Daughter of Jessica Romo and Bernabe Juarez of McClure’s Ranch, Inverness. Granddaughter of Juanita and Jesus Romo of McClure’s Ranch, Inverness and Zoila Consuelo and Sabas Juarez of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Niece of Yezenia, Eduardo and...

Michael Goldberg, echoing an echo

I met Michael Goldberg during the summer after graduating from journalism school, in 2014. A distinguished music journalist who spent a decade writing for Rolling Stone Magazine, he had just released his first book, “True Love Scars,” and was hosting a reading at Book Passage in Corte Madera. I attended...

Celebrate art in the Peace Barn

The Bolinas Museum’s Benefit Art Auction and party will be held at the Peace Barn in Bolinas on Sept. 9—the 25th anniversary auction. The tradition started in a borrowed gallery space before growing into one of the best social events in West Marin. Since 2006, Susie Buell’s Peace Barn, with...