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Bolinas DJ fuses dub and downtempo in monthly nights at Smiley’s

01/26/2017
An incoming thunderstorm was no deterrent for DJ Samir Neffati and his monthly electronic music set, which fuses dub beats and a downtempo rhythm, at Smiley’s Schooner Saloon last Thursday. Throughout the roomy barroom, a dozen patrons mingled or tapped along to the infectious bounce coordinated and programmed by Mr...

Chair stories and more at the museum

01/26/2017
“Chair Stories” is one of three new Bolinas Museum exhibitions opening this Saturday, Jan. 28. Museum director Jennifer Gately invited 12 outstanding San Francisco and Marin designers, architects, artists and design experts to contribute a chair or two, along with a personal narrative describing how the chair has influenced their...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 26, 2017

01/26/2017
THE “STANDING TOGETHER” three-MILE MARCH FROM BEAR VALLEY IN THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE TO JOIN THE WEST MARIN ROTARY CLUB’S “PEACE PARK DEDICATION” AT TOBY’S FEED BARN ––– JANUARY 20, 2017

Vegan chef builds animal sanctuary in Nicasio hills

01/19/2017
A herd of farm animals meanders across a grassy knoll, trailing after a slim, dark-haired woman in a straw-dusted barn jacket and rain boots. “As long as I’m outside, they just want to be with me,” says Miyoko Schinner, a vegan chef and the force behind the Rancho Compasión Animal...

Nature Notebook, January 19, 2017

01/19/2017
The Chinese New Year—the Year of the Rooster—follows the new moon of Jan. 28. Morning high tides have brought up tremendous amounts of debris, along with northern elephant seals, at Drakes Beach. The seals nap and linger before moving toward the larger colonies at the Headlands. Let them rest after...

MRCD awarded $200,000 grant for carbon farming

01/19/2017
The practice of “carbon farming,” which once seemed like an idealist’s dream, is becoming a reality in Marin County. The California Coastal Conservancy has just announced a $200,000 grant to the Marin Resource Conservation District that will fund as many as 10 projects on local ranches and farms. At each...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 19, 2017

01/19/2017
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson open Point Reyes Books in the Emporium Building in 2002 Molly Parent and Stephen Sparks buy Point Reyes Books in the Emporium Building in 2017 from the series “Yesterday & Today”

For schvitzing, try Carole Alter’s exercise class

01/12/2017
Carole Alter slips a cassette into a boombox and soon a didgeridoo and tribal tempos fill the Valley Room of the San Geronimo Community Center. It’s Monday morning and Ms. Alter’s class, Exercise for Altacockers, a Yiddish word for “old farts,” is underway. It’s designed as a synergistic combination that...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 12, 2017

01/12/2017
35 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH — THE FLOOD OF 1982 From top left to right: Marin County Sheriff’s Lt. Art Disterheft and Sgt. Wendell Travis on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. just past Balboa Ave.; residents standing on what remained below their houses on Redwood; Woody Crawley, of PG&E, at the...

West Marin brings stories from Standing Rock

01/05/2017
Last September, in a brimful Bolinas Community Center, Jesse McCollum rose to address his community about what he witnessed in North Dakota while defending the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. He called for participation from his peers, and directed the audience to the...

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