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West County woman brings Miwok story to stage

09/14/2017
The scene begins with a casual conversation between grandfather and grandson. They talk about high school football practice and an upcoming dance, but they soon drift into the past and the boy’s indifference toward their Coast Miwok heritage. “When it comes to the past, it’s hard for me to believe...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 14, 2017

09/14/2017
Great Moments in West Marin History 40 YEARS AGO, AUGUST 1977 — THE STAFF OF THE OLD POINT REYES LIGHTHOUSE RESTORATION PROJECT Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place on the North American continent. Our lighthouse, built in 1870, was retired from...

Park biologist hints at good fences in field seminar on tule elk

09/07/2017
The National Park Service is exploring the idea of a fence to protect ranches near Drakes Beach from the encroachment of tule elk, according to wildlife biologist David Press, who, with Marin County Park naturalist Shannon Burke, led a walking seminar in the Point Reyes National Seashore last week. Addressing...

Self-talk works

09/07/2017
The simple act of talking to yourself by using your own name may help you more easily control difficult or painful emotions. Studies done at Michigan State University and the University of Michigan and published online in Scientific Reports in July have shown that such third-person self-talk may constitute a...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 7, 2017

09/07/2017
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” XIOMARA ELISA JUAREZ ROMO — BORN MAY 8, 2016 Daughter of Jessica Romo and Bernabe Juarez of McClure’s Ranch, Inverness. Granddaughter of Juanita and Jesus Romo of McClure’s Ranch, Inverness and Zoila Consuelo and Sabas Juarez of Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Niece of Yezenia, Eduardo and...

Michael Goldberg, echoing an echo

09/07/2017
I met Michael Goldberg during the summer after graduating from journalism school, in 2014. A distinguished music journalist who spent a decade writing for Rolling Stone Magazine, he had just released his first book, “True Love Scars,” and was hosting a reading at Book Passage in Corte Madera. I attended...

Celebrate art in the Peace Barn

08/31/2017
The Bolinas Museum’s Benefit Art Auction and party will be held at the Peace Barn in Bolinas on Sept. 9—the 25th anniversary auction. The tradition started in a borrowed gallery space before growing into one of the best social events in West Marin. Since 2006, Susie Buell’s Peace Barn, with...

Clement Woodnutt Miller

08/31/2017
If not for a tragic plane crash in 1962 near Eureka, Calif., Clem Miller would have been 101 years old. I did not know him and still know little about him, but I do know that he was the congressman who introduced the legislation advocating for the formation of the...

Art Rogers Family Album, August 31, 2017

08/31/2017
CELEBRATING THE CLOSING OF THE STINSON BEACH PRESCHOOL AND ITS TEACHER, SUSAN HILSENRAD TACHERRA, AFTER 50 YEARS OF SERVICE — BOLINAS “At the age of 3, my son, Gus Loren, began preschool in Stinson Beach with Susan Tacherra in 1976. When I first walked into Susan’s Montessori classroom, I realized...

Point Reyes eatery: simple and wholesome all week long

08/24/2017
Growing up in Arcata, restaurateur Sheryl Cahill had her favorite place to eat: The Big Four, a neighborhood Italian restaurant. She and her mom would bring their own pots into the kitchen to fill with ravioli, but it was the apple fritters that she remembers best today. “I’ve been trying...

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