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Margaret Graham, who explored, nurtured and engaged, died at 70

11/29/2018
Margaret McClintock Graham, a former director of the Tomales Village Community Services District who helped run Mostly Natives nursery for over 30 years, died last June in a car accident in Colorado. She was 70 years old. Margaret is remembered by many in West Marin as a warm, straightforward friend...

The impacts of time change

11/29/2018
When Californians voted to make daylight saving time last year-round, they were voting to eliminate the twice-yearly change that people tend to like in the fall, when the clock is set back and we gain an hour of sleep, and dislike in the spring, when the clock is set an...

Richard Kirschman, innovator for the common good, dies at 85

11/21/2018
Richard Kirschman, a philanthropist and innovator whose sense of humor equaled his commitment to the common good, died on Nov. 6. He was 85 years old. Richard earned himself the unofficial title of mayor of Dogtown after successfully petitioning the county to restore the forgotten name of the town where...

Nature Notebook, November 21, 2018

11/21/2018
Hopefully you are reading this nestled on the couch during the first rains of the season; I always enjoy a walk after a traditional holiday meal, but will gladly don raingear this year. The full moon rises on Thanksgiving, with an extreme morning high tide of 6.4 feet at 9...

An American genocide: New works lift the veil on European invasion

11/21/2018
Peter Burnett, California’s first governor, expressed the prevailing colonialist point of view of his time thusly: “A war of extermination will continue to be waged until the Indian race becomes extinct.” His dire proclamation sums up the essence of Benjamin Madley’s scholarly text, “An American Genocide: The United States and...

Ceramics brought to life by Susan Hall's nature-inspired paintings

11/15/2018
Susan Hall is both a painter by nature and a painter drawn to nature. She may be best known for her West Marin scenes, but her new book, “Out of the Fire,” features photographs of and ruminations on her other love: ceramics. The 270-page coffee table book details Ms. Hall’s...

The boys who said no to Vietnam

11/15/2018
In his forthcoming documentary “The Boys Who Said NO!,” Christopher Colorado Jones hopes to educate Americans about the power of resistance. The film charts the scope and success of draft resisters during the Vietnam War. An estimated quarter-million to a half-million men actively resisted deployment during the Vietnam War: some...

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