Features

Trending in West Marin: The cypress tree tunnel

04/27/2017
Yielding a host of comments and images on social media, the cypress tree tunnel is among the places currently trending in West Marin. The tunnel, which has made a multitude of appearances in car commercials and whizzed by in the recent basketball championships, was first planted around 1929, on property...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 27, 2017

04/27/2017
Baby of the Week LUCIA “LULU” VALENTINA TORRES-SLAVIK Daughter of Jackie Torres and Nathan Slavik and little sister to Paloma of Berkeley. Granddaughter of Robyn and the late Phil Torres of Point Reyes Station and Christy Slavik–Hamilton and James Hamilton of Manchester, New Hampshire and Caryl and Ralph Slavik of...

Cresting the ridge: Savilia Blunk excels in biking

04/27/2017
Savilia Blunk remembers clearly where she first learned to ride a bike. She was outside her home on the Inverness ridge, seated on a hand-me-down bike that had been spray-painted pink. Her older brother Silas gave her a push down the driveway—and that initial momentum hasn’t let up since. “I...

What the fox says is, “Let me be”

04/20/2017
Someone dropped a dime on a little fox that lived in my neighborhood in Forest Knolls last week, and animal control took him away. He was just enjoying his life; his coat was thick, and he was wary and alert. He was unafraid of people and accepted having to live...

Nature Notebook, April 20, 2017

04/20/2017
April showers are no longer rain, but meteors—and two showers will appear in a sky near you this month. First, the Lyrid meteor shower, which brings about 20 meteors per hour and originates in the constellation Lyra, will peak in the evening of Saturday, April 22 and the early morning...

Walker Creek music camp livens up old tunes

04/13/2017
The sound of rhythmic stomping poured out of a red barn on Walker Creek Ranch last Sunday afternoon. There was heal-toe clacking and wood-floor pounding, and the commotion grew thunderous as 24 feet traded licks. Standing in a circle around instructor Rebecca Stout, a dozen students were learning the old-time...

Parents learn tips for protecting children from predators

04/13/2017
A group of worried parents left a presentation at the Fairfax Library last month feeling energized and invigorated about keeping children safe from sexual predators. The program, designed by the national nonprofit Darkness to Light, encouraged proactive, cooperative community action to protect children from sexual abuse. Adults often react with...

Green spring potato salad

04/13/2017
I’m not sure why anyone would want to eat stinging nettles. The forager will most certainly get stung, and their texture when cooked is like chalky wool. Their taste is described at best as herbal and at worst like gym socks. But people do, perhaps because nettles are a quintessential...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 13, 2017

04/13/2017
“Yesterday & Today” PAT HEALY — THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF THE STATION HOUSE CAFE IN 1975, 1988, and 2017 Pat Healy, who just turned 90, founded The Station House Café in 1974. The restaurant moved to where the 2 Ball Inn once stood, across the street from the Grandi...

Lloyd Kahn’s new book highlights not-so-tiny homes

04/06/2017
Lloyd Kahn is a journalist at heart, but on paper he’s a craftsman. “I like to tell people what’s going on,” said the author, publisher and longtime Bolinas resident. Since 1970, when he founded Shelter Publications, Mr. Kahn has promoted hand-made homes through a long list of books, inspiring people...

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