Nature Notebook, February 8, 2018

The February sky is quiet, with no full moons, but March is bookended with full moons on March 2 and 31. The new moon on Feb. 15 brings afternoon minus tides throughout the week. Warm temperatures and moist soil are ushering in the first wildflowers. Amid the deep green and...

New rules for San Geronimo Golf Course

A Valley family tossed stones into a pond on the golf course on Sunday. Now that the county manages the course, fishing and stone-skipping are permitted, along with free putting on the practice greens. Driving golf balls and playing the sport itself is not allowed.

Art Rogers Family Album, February 8, 2018

Great Moments in West Marin History 40 YEARS AGO — THE 1976 AND 1977 DROUGHT ENDS AND THE NICASIO RESERVOIR IS FULL! — JANUARY 16, 1978 During the drought of 1976 and 1977, Marin County was bone dry. For three years, precipitation dropped to almost half of normal. The Nicasio...

What we offer at West Marin Senior Services

West Marin Senior Services has been helping older adults and those who care for them for over 40 years. Not everyone in our geographic area knows about our agency and the many services we provide to help our neighbors grow older with dignity in their own homes. If that’s no...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 1, 2018

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” BEATRICE WALLER VITTITOE — BORN NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Daughter of Allison Vigil and Lafe Vittitoe of San Francisco Granddaughter of Audrey Piper and Mike Hogan of Inverness Park and Nancy and Jacob Vigil of Monterey

Russell Ridge, biologist and professor, dies at 90

Russell Ridge, a biology professor who studied bat rays in Tomales Bay, opened his garden to the community and often fell asleep to the classical arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach, died in his Inverness Park home on Jan. 1. He was 90 years old. A champion of ecology and fishing,...

Nature Notebook, January 25, 2018

The moon takes center stage over the coming weeks as the second full moon of January rises on Wednesday, Jan. 31 and moves through an eclipse. On the West Coast, fog permitting, we should see it from 2:49 to 7:21 a.m. on Wednesday. February has no full moons, and double...

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...