W.R. Baker: The outsider

William Radcliffe Baker is a poet and playwright who lives in San Francisco. I met him soon after I arrived in the Bay Area, and it is always a delight to visit him. I can remember hearing him read poetry aloud with my old Marshall neighbor Paul Fenn, thinking, “Wow,...

New exhibit opens at the Jack Mason Museum

In a world in which technology increasingly records our thoughts and records, the Jack Mason Museum is offering a glimpse into the printed past. “Hidden Histories—Diaries, Daybooks, and Ledgers of the Shafter Era (1860s to 1930s)” is on display through July, with a unique perspective on West Marin’s past as...

Jim Baum: Dreaming of a farm stand on every corner

On Mother’s Day weekend, a steady flow of customers passed through the doors of Jim Baum’s Marin Community Farm Stand in Forest Knolls. Conveniently located at a former gas station on the valley’s thoroughfare, the stand offers crates of produce and freezers of meat—along with beer and wine, soaps and...

Dana Davidson sews bestselling vests and more at Epicenter

Tucked away at Main Street’s southern corner is a women’s clothing boutique that finds the cross between functional and sensual. For the past 28 years, Epicenter has attracted locals and tourists alike to its sleek and colorful clothing, most of which is designed and hand-stitched by the shop’s owner and...

Twenty years and counting: The Stinson/Bolinas Fund

Harriet Moss was guided by two beliefs when she began the Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund: money shouldn’t sit stagnant, and the more it flows, the more a community grows. The fund is now celebrating its 20th year. Over the past two decades, Ms. Moss and dozens of local members have provided...

Nature Notebook, May 18, 2017

A new moon rises over Memorial Day weekend on Thursday, May 25. Extreme morning low tides accompany the rising; a minus 1.7 tide on Saturday is the lowest point, about an hour after sunrise. I am always surprised at how the lush spring greenery appears to turn golden brown seemingly...