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Tea can help prevent dementia

05/04/2017
According to a study from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older people by 50 percent and as much as 86 percent for those genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s. The longitudinal study, involving 957...

Nature Notebook, May 4, 2017

05/04/2017
If you were up before sunrise this past week, you may have seen Jupiter sparkling in the eastern sky. As I was on my way to Petaluma last Thursday, the planet was particularly brilliant in the clear morning darkness, until it set around 5:30 a.m. Just passed is May 1:...

Art Rogers Family Album, May 4, 2017

05/04/2017
THE BRAND-NEW STAGE AT THE DANCE PALACE WITH THE CAST AND CREW OF THE KIDS’ MUSICAL THEATER PRODUCTION OF “WE ARE MONSTERS” This is the 10th year of Kids’ Musical Theater, one of the Dance Palace’s popular after-school programs. It’s the second time they’ve performed “We are Monsters,” directed by...

Liza Crosse: Two decades serving Marin

04/27/2017
West Marin is an area without a town council, making the District 4 supervisor a key position and the area’s highest government representative. But aides to a supervisor are just as critical to operations: They field constituent input and questions, arrange schedules and dive into community issues, sometimes for quite...

Bolinas teen helps win sled hockey championship

04/27/2017
Garnett Silver-Hall was prepared for a matchup as he led his sled hockey team, the Sharks, into the championship game against the Chicago Hornets earlier this month at the 2017 Disabled Hockey Festival in San Jose. He had faced the Hornets before, and knew they were prone to using the...

Trending in West Marin: The cypress tree tunnel

04/27/2017
Yielding a host of comments and images on social media, the cypress tree tunnel is among the places currently trending in West Marin. The tunnel, which has made a multitude of appearances in car commercials and whizzed by in the recent basketball championships, was first planted around 1929, on property...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 27, 2017

04/27/2017
Baby of the Week LUCIA “LULU” VALENTINA TORRES-SLAVIK Daughter of Jackie Torres and Nathan Slavik and little sister to Paloma of Berkeley. Granddaughter of Robyn and the late Phil Torres of Point Reyes Station and Christy Slavik–Hamilton and James Hamilton of Manchester, New Hampshire and Caryl and Ralph Slavik of...

Cresting the ridge: Savilia Blunk excels in biking

04/27/2017
Savilia Blunk remembers clearly where she first learned to ride a bike. She was outside her home on the Inverness ridge, seated on a hand-me-down bike that had been spray-painted pink. Her older brother Silas gave her a push down the driveway—and that initial momentum hasn’t let up since. “I...

What the fox says is, “Let me be”

04/20/2017
Someone dropped a dime on a little fox that lived in my neighborhood in Forest Knolls last week, and animal control took him away. He was just enjoying his life; his coat was thick, and he was wary and alert. He was unafraid of people and accepted having to live...

Nature Notebook, April 20, 2017

04/20/2017
April showers are no longer rain, but meteors—and two showers will appear in a sky near you this month. First, the Lyrid meteor shower, which brings about 20 meteors per hour and originates in the constellation Lyra, will peak in the evening of Saturday, April 22 and the early morning...

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