Katie Beacock: Reflections from Seadrift

When Katie Beacock and her husband founded Seadrift Realty in 1973, the gated community just north of Stinson Beach was home to roughly 20 houses. Relocating from East Marin with their four—soon to be five—children, the couple built a home overlooking the lagoon and set up an office at the...

Marisol Salgado: Evolution at the Whale

The lunch rush at the Whale of the Deli on Monday arrived in waves as patrons floated in to gaze at three blackboards announcing custom sandwiches, pizza and Mexican food. Cheers from the Winter Olympics played on the television in the maroon-tinged room while the deli’s matriarch presided from behind...

Kelle Kearney: A people person veterinarian

Inside the San Geronimo Valley Veterinary Clinic last Tuesday, an Australian shepherd named Teddy lay stoically on a stainless steel treatment tub as his teeth were cleaned. The six-year-old dog has been coming to Dr. Kelle Kearney for his entire life, and this time the veterinarian noticed an irregular bump...

Sunnyside: Light at the end

The trauma of the 1995 Mount Vision Fire churns at the center of a new documentary by Belgian artists Frederik Carbon and Katrien Vermeire, called “Sunnyside.” The film, named after a winding road that dead ends on the Inverness Ridge, follows the final months in the lives of the iconoclastic...

Nature Notebook, February 8, 2018

The February sky is quiet, with no full moons, but March is bookended with full moons on March 2 and 31. The new moon on Feb. 15 brings afternoon minus tides throughout the week. Warm temperatures and moist soil are ushering in the first wildflowers. Amid the deep green and...

New rules for San Geronimo Golf Course

A Valley family tossed stones into a pond on the golf course on Sunday. Now that the county manages the course, fishing and stone-skipping are permitted, along with free putting on the practice greens. Driving golf balls and playing the sport itself is not allowed.

Art Rogers Family Album, February 8, 2018

Great Moments in West Marin History 40 YEARS AGO — THE 1976 AND 1977 DROUGHT ENDS AND THE NICASIO RESERVOIR IS FULL! — JANUARY 16, 1978 During the drought of 1976 and 1977, Marin County was bone dry. For three years, precipitation dropped to almost half of normal. The Nicasio...

What we offer at West Marin Senior Services

West Marin Senior Services has been helping older adults and those who care for them for over 40 years. Not everyone in our geographic area knows about our agency and the many services we provide to help our neighbors grow older with dignity in their own homes. If that’s no...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 1, 2018

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” BEATRICE WALLER VITTITOE — BORN NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Daughter of Allison Vigil and Lafe Vittitoe of San Francisco Granddaughter of Audrey Piper and Mike Hogan of Inverness Park and Nancy and Jacob Vigil of Monterey

Russell Ridge, biologist and professor, dies at 90

Russell Ridge, a biology professor who studied bat rays in Tomales Bay, opened his garden to the community and often fell asleep to the classical arrangements of Johann Sebastian Bach, died in his Inverness Park home on Jan. 1. He was 90 years old. A champion of ecology and fishing,...