Art Rogers Family Album, May 18, 2017

Baby of the Week ANDREW JAMES PATTERSON — BORN JUNE 22, 2015 Son of Janina and Alex and little brother to Teddy Patterson of Portland, Oregon. Grandson of Ann and Jim Patterson of Point Reyes Station and Kathy Tymoczko of Portland, Oregon and Allison Unger and John Tymoczko of Northfield, Minnesota

John Burroughs, longtime West Marin lawyer, dies at 82

John Burroughs, a gregarious West Marin lawyer with a knack for storytelling and a passion for civic engagement, died on April 10 in Bellingham, Wash. He was 82 years old. Mr. Burroughs fashioned himself as a country lawyer, and would quote the Bible and Shakespeare in his briefs. He was...

Inverness teenager to be Junior Grand Marshal

Devon McMorrow is in a league of her own. The 17-year-old Inverness resident has hosted her own retro-rock radio show on KWMR, earned a lifetime hunting license in an essay contest, teaches and competes as a ballroom dancer and is the sole applicant to become this year’s Junior Grand Marshal...

The rabbits at Abbott’s

Jack rabbits have returned to the outer coast. Until about five years ago, they lived in high densities in the dunes and chaparral both north and south of Abbott’s Lagoon. At times, regular highways of trails snaked around the sand dunes, and I’d often flush one out from under lupines...

Tea can help prevent dementia

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

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

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

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

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...