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Harry Cohen: A life in service to abstract art

02/02/2017
Every Tuesday morning at the Woodacre Country Market & Deli, the Gangsters meet for a morning klatch. They are painters, artists, sculptors and photographers, mostly over age 65. Their patriarch, Harry Cohen, playfully says their name derives from the fact that they’re all “hiding from police.” Late in January, Mr...

The common cold, zinc lozenges and more

02/02/2017
The common cold is an infection caused by many different viruses. A recent analysis of randomized, placebo-controlled trials published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology showed that zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly three days. The effect of zinc lozenges was not...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 2, 2017

02/02/2017
Baby of the Month RUBY CHRISTINE DIETRICH — BORN ON JULY 4, 2015 Daughter of Jessica and Daniel Dietrich and little sister to Evie of Inverness Granddaughter of Mit and Chris Landrum and the late Gary Klemp of Farmington, Missouri and Mary Lou and the late Bob Dietrich of Buffalo,...

Peter Orner: Am I Alone Here?

01/26/2017
When Peter Orner was a teenager in Chicago, he stole a pair of his father’s gloves. He never wore them, but he took the gloves everywhere he moved—to college, Namibia, San Francisco and Bolinas—never telling his father. Mr. Orner, a fiction writer who has lived in Bolinas for years, often...

Bolinas DJ fuses dub and downtempo in monthly nights at Smiley’s

01/26/2017
An incoming thunderstorm was no deterrent for DJ Samir Neffati and his monthly electronic music set, which fuses dub beats and a downtempo rhythm, at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon last Thursday. Throughout the roomy barroom, a dozen patrons mingled or tapped along to the infectious bounce coordinated and programmed by Mr...

Chair stories and more at the museum

01/26/2017
“Chair Stories” is one of three new Bolinas Museum exhibitions opening this Saturday, Jan. 28. Museum director Jennifer Gately invited 12 outstanding San Francisco and Marin designers, architects, artists and design experts to contribute a chair or two, along with a personal narrative describing how the chair has influenced their...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 26, 2017

01/26/2017
THE “STANDING TOGETHER” three-MILE MARCH FROM BEAR VALLEY IN THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE TO JOIN THE WEST MARIN ROTARY CLUB’S “PEACE PARK DEDICATION” AT TOBY’S FEED BARN ––– JANUARY 20, 2017

Vegan chef builds animal sanctuary in Nicasio hills

01/19/2017
A herd of farm animals meanders across a grassy knoll, trailing after a slim, dark-haired woman in a straw-dusted barn jacket and rain boots. “As long as I’m outside, they just want to be with me,” says Miyoko Schinner, a vegan chef and the force behind the Rancho Compasión Animal...

Nature Notebook, January 19, 2017

01/19/2017
The Chinese New Year—the Year of the Rooster—follows the new moon of Jan. 28. Morning high tides have brought up tremendous amounts of debris, along with northern elephant seals, at Drakes Beach. The seals nap and linger before moving toward the larger colonies at the Headlands. Let them rest after...

MRCD awarded $200,000 grant for carbon farming

01/19/2017
The practice of “carbon farming,” which once seemed like an idealist’s dream, is becoming a reality in Marin County. The California Coastal Conservancy has just announced a $200,000 grant to the Marin Resource Conservation District that will fund as many as 10 projects on local ranches and farms. At each...

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