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Nature Notebook, July 1, 2019

07/17/2019
The full moon earlier this week continues a pattern of extra-low morning tides, most occurring just before dawn. The corresponding high tides in the five-foot range come in the afternoons, leaving plenty of beach. Summer meteor showers began on July 12 with the Delta Aquarids on the eastern horizon. They...

Jerry Lunsford, hippie from Olema, dies at 63

07/11/2019
Jerry Lunsford, who was well known in West Marin for his community involvement and weekly “Hippy from Olema” radio show, died on June 11 while travelling from his home in Flagstaff to a bluegrass music festival in Colorado. The 63-year-old lived for over 25 years in West Marin, where his...

Nature Notebook, July 3, 2019

07/03/2019
The new moon of July 2 ushers in some extreme morning low tides for the holiday week; the lowest arrives on Thursday, July 4 just before 7 a.m., at 1.5 feet. The corresponding high tides arrive in the afternoons, bringing peak wading and swimming periods—so plan ahead. In the Southern...

Art Rogers Family Album, July 3, 2019

07/03/2019
Baby of the Week CALYPSO RAYA BRENARD — BORN ON THE FOURth OF JULY 2000 Daughter of Io McNaughton and Toby Brenard of Pasadena and little sister to Lukas Brenard of Portland, Maine. Granddaughter of Genie and Duncan McNaughton of Bolinas and Monika and Julian Brenard of Bristol, England. Calypso...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 27, 2019

06/26/2019
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” PALO EVAN PRUITT — BORN FEBRUARY 6, 2018 Son of Justine and Isun and little brother to Penny Pruitt of Point Reyes Station. Grandson of Jane Quattlander of Point Reyes Station and Cindra Pruitt of Bolinas. Nephew of Jessica Raffo and Leroux Prader of...

Nature Notebook, June 20, 2019

06/19/2019
This Friday, June 21, brings the summer solstice: when the North Pole tilts toward the sun and reaches its northernmost point over the Tropic of Cancer. It is considered the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Practicing roadside botany? Many of us...

Art Rogers Family Album, June 20, 2019

06/19/2019
Great Moments in West Marin History DON JOLLEY AND HIS SIXTH GRADE CLASS AT BOLINAS–STINSON SCHOOL WITH THEIR BONE COLLECTION — MARCH 1996

Suicide: Our collective tragedy

06/13/2019
In the past few months, suicide has been on my mind. It’s there in the exam room, as I hold space for the overwhelming grief of a parent who has lost a child. It’s there as I talk with other mothers about the steep and shocking rise of suicidal thoughts,...

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