Art Rogers Family Album, September 6, 2018

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” CORBIN ASTURLIN LEEDS — BORN NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Son of Mattie Ivy Leeds and Galen Leeds of Tomales. Grandson of Vicki Leeds of Point Reyes Station and Jack Corwin and Margie McDonald of Tomales, Mary Vozar and Paul Bohmann of Mancos, Colorado, and Bill...

Caltrans cancels community meeting on Green Bridge after locals file suit

Caltrans canceled a meeting scheduled for today on the chosen design for the Green Bridge, citing the lawsuit locals filed last month over the agency’s final plans. “Accordingly, because Caltrans does not comment on pending litigation, it has canceled the September 6 open house,” Caltrans spokesman Robert Haus wrote to...

Surf report keeps the mystery alive in Bolinas

Describe the scene, but don’t reveal too much—and keep it wacky. That’s the philosophy of the owner of 2 Mile Surf Shop, Drew Reinstein, who writes an early-morning surf report for the popular Bolinas breaks, along with a handful of staff members. The entries describe the ocean in evocative, unexpected...

Electronics, work and our health

A study titled “Killing me softly: Electronic communications monitoring and employee and spouse well-being” has shown that when employers expect workers to monitor work-related emails during non-work hours, the result is a problem for the employees and their families. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management in the...

Haraneco Café rolls out comfort food from Japan

As Erika Hara rubs pink salt between her hands and begins to shape a handful of warm rice, she explains that onigiri—Japanese rice balls—are “like our lives.” Not only because she and her collaborator Yuko Kaneko make an abundance of the soft, triangular parcels every weekend, but because they are...

Nature Notebook, August 29, 2018

Neptune, the farthest “official” planet in the solar system (since Pluto was downgraded), will be visible as a tiny bluish dot in the eastern sky on Sept. 9. It is a rare sighting due to its great distance. Let’s hope for clear skies. Tule elk have begun their annual breeding...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 16, 2018

SEASHORE WILDLIFE RANGER TIM BERNOT WORKING WITH WESTERN POND TURTLES “To preserve unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” — The mission statement of the National Park Service

Fire ecology needs urgent consideration

Global warming is often cited as the primary cause of the increase in the number and intensity of wildfires occurring in California. Though I am sure that it is a contributing factor, another major contributor is rarely mentioned: 100 years of successful fire suppression that has caused an accumulation of...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 9, 2018

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” DECLAN MONROE HOW — BORN JANUARY 31, 2017 Son of Natalie and Sean How of Manhattan Beach, California. Grandson of Audrey Piper and Mike Hogan of Inverness Park and Sharmon Rice and Aiden Ely of San Marcos, California and Kiki and Todd Vittitoe of...