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Sacred Heart Sweets, May Velloza’s Raw Apple Cake

03/09/2017
4 cups raw apples 1/2 cup canola oil 2 eggs 2 cups flour 2 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup walnuts 1 tsp vanilla Dice apples. Break eggs over apples; mix with spatula. Add sugar, nuts and oil. Whisk, then sift, flour,...

Message to immigrants from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office

03/09/2017
Recent announcements by President Donald Trump and directives issued by the Department of Homeland Security have raised questions about what role local law enforcement will play in enforcing national immigration policy. Within our immigrant communities, those policies have created significant fear and anxiety, so I thought it is important to...

Barbara Williams, who sold Shaker furniture, dies at 89

03/02/2017
Barbara Williams, a longtime Inverness resident who loved to travel, ski and play guitar in her church band, died peacefully in her home on Feb. 9. She was 89 years old. Along with Thomas Williams, her husband of nearly 55 years, Ms. Williams owned and operated Shaker Shops West, a...

Field seminar explores secret caves and hidden beaches in seashore

03/02/2017
Waves crashing on the shores of the Point Reyes Peninsula are like a swinging door to a network of caves and beaches that few human visitors ever explore. These “secret caves and hidden beaches,” as park interpreter Frank Binney calls them in his Point Reyes National Seashore Association-sponsored field seminar,...

Holland and family planning

03/02/2017
On his first Monday in office, President Trump reinstated the so-called Mexico City policy, blocking U.S. federal funds for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals, advocate to decriminalize abortion or expand abortion services. The policy was implemented in 1984 by Ronald Reagan at a United Nations population conference...

When the cow crosses the road

03/02/2017
Ever since a farmer confined the first livestock inside a fence, cows have found ways to get out for that one sweeter blade of grass. Cows and bulls meander into roadways so frequently in West Marin that deputies and rangers know the difference between a Holstein, Jersey and Hereford and which ranchers raise which breeds. San Rafael dispatchers maintain a rancher home phone list...

Point Reyes laser meister cuts toys and more on supple wood

02/23/2017
When he was a child, Kris Backenstose helped his father, a carpenter with a pilot’s license, build an airplane from scratch. It was his father’s lifelong dream to own an airplane, and the project took the pair years to complete. Today, Mr. Backenstose, an IT consultant living in Point Reyes...

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