Features

On the benefits of dark chocolate, placebos and abortion in Ireland

11/03/2016
Compounds in cocoa called flavanols—plant compounds found in many foods—are believed to benefit cardiovascular health. A review and meta-analysis of 19 randomized controlled trials of cocoa consumption was recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. Dr. Simin Liu, professor and director of the Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health at Brown...

Great minds meet for BOUNTY!

11/03/2016
Within our robust agriculture community are individuals whose innovations have profoundly affected local food production, influenced national practices and drawn international attention to our region. On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Bolinas Museum will present a free panel discussion featuring some of these visionaries, titled “Agricultural Innovators: Rocking the Bay and...

Art to transform the soul

10/27/2016
Issues of social and environmental justice permeate the exhibits at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, where there are only a few days left to see eclectic and inspirational collections. The Project Space is flowing with umbrellas and pillows, an ancestral Chinese wedding outfit and elements of one family’s...

BOUNTY! events coming up

10/20/2016
Four upcoming October events presented through the Bolinas Museum’s BOUNTY! program represent dynamic aspects of coastal Marin’s agricultural community: next generation producers diversifying, agriculture as our cultural heritage, newcomers creating a niche market and people marrying science and experience to inform the national dialogue around sustainable practices. Our nation is...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 20, 2016

10/20/2016
GETTING READY FOR THE 2016 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL — GUS THE DESERT TORTOISE VISITS PAPERMILL CREEK CHILDREN’S CORNER Papermill started as The Inverness Play Group and Homestart in the early 1970s in Olema; in the late 1980s it merged into Papermill Creek Children’s Corner. In 1991, as part of a collaboration...

The Gym at Stinson Beach looks to lift membership

10/13/2016
Under the shade of palm and banana trees and with a constant soundtrack of crashing waves, The Gym at Stinson Beach is unlike any fitness center in the county. Its design and atmosphere were inspired by tropical Hawaii, in particular the north coast of Kauai, both in its indoor facilities...

How West Marin neighborhoods, CERTs and fire departments work together

10/13/2016
As the West Marin Disaster Council coordinator, I frequently am asked to explain how our nine community disaster councils and Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, trainees fit into the bigger picture of disaster response in West Marin. Here is how we all work together. West Marin communities have volunteer...

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