Ron McClure, dairyman, dies at 83

Ronald McClure, a third-generation rancher from the oldest remaining dairying family on Point Reyes, who devoted his entire life to tending his herd, passed away last month. He was 83 years old. Ron was the grandson of James McClure, a carpenter who came to America from Ireland in 1889. James...

Passing the Buck: The emergence of the West Marin Fund

This is the second in a series of columns discussing the West Marin Fund, a community foundation formed in 2010 to address the significant and unmet needs of coastal Marin communities and the nonprofits that serve them. The first, by Ann Boren, introduced the fund; this, by correspondent Herb Kutchins,...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 13, 2014

THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF PAVING SIR FRANCIS DRAKE BOULEVARD THROUGH SAMUEL P. TAYLOR PARK — FEBRUARY 6, 2014 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard was originally a trail used by the Coast Miwoks to travel and trade with the adjoining tribes along the San Pablo Bay shoreline. It was...

Integración y futuro de inmigrantes

La columna pasada hablé de la incertidumbre cotidiana y constante que viven muchos inmigrantes latinos en este país por su estatus migratorio irregular, pues divide familias por deportaciones, les impide viajar, y con sus carencias poco se adaptan al sistema y costumbres locales. Alguien me comentó que, en su opinión,...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 30, 2014

Baby of the Month AMADINE DONA KIRBY — BORN NOVEMBER 4, 2012 Daughter of Salihah and Douglas Kirby of Point Reyes Station. Granddaughter of Malika and Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Arlene and Dan Kirby of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Robin Bradford of Bolinas hardware on women and war

Robin Bradford, co-owner of Bolinas Bay Hardware and Mercantile, has written a new play that will premiere as a full production in Los Angeles this fall. “Low Hanging Fruit” tells the story of four homeless women—all veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—who create a tent encampment on...

Fourth-generation Stinson woman nabs bookstore

When Bonnie Sullivan left the library a few months ago with Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a novel about a mysterious bookstore with a curious clientele, she had no inkling that she would soon purchase such a business for herself. But not long after, she heard friends discussing the decades-old Stinson Beach establishment, then for sale by its longtime owner, Annie Rand. The two began talking last September. Now Ms. Sullivan, who will become the official owner by the end of this month, says she plans on continuing Ms. Rand’s legacy and serving a loyal clientele while utilizing social media to help sales. The purchase signals a significant shift for Ms. Sullivan, who has a master’s degree in public health and had worked for decades in the corporate offices of health care organizations...

Eight visions of building in nature

“Architecture: Eight Visions,” a stunning exhibition on display through January at Toby’s Gallery, features the work of Jim Campe, Jon Fernandez, Paul Korhummel, Dan Lieberman, Alex Riley, Igor Sazevich, Sim Van der Ryn and the firm of Ron Wagner and Garen Fechter. Each of these fiercely individual designers deserves a...