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Art Rogers Family Album, February 28, 2019

02/28/2019
Great Moments in West Marin History 22 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK — ECOLOGIST DR. SARAH ALLEN, SCIENCE ADVISOR FOR THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PACIFIC WEST REGION, WITH ONE OF THE EARLIEST MALE 1-TON ELEPHANT SEALS FOUND AT DRAKES BEACH IN MARCH 1997

At Zuma, she's got everything from Z to A

02/27/2019
When children walk into Zuma, a gift shop on Highway 1 specializing in arts and crafts, parents often caution them not to touch the fluffy white llamas and alluring wooden flutes. But Melanie Stone, an Inverness resident who opened Zuma nearly three decades ago, gently pushes back on such parental...

Anne Louise Burdett, herbalist

02/27/2019
One wall of Anne Louise Burdett’s office, a small, sunny space above the Western Saloon, is lined with what she calls an “abbreviated apothecary.” Jars of various shapes and sizes pack long shelves, their contents shades of deep browns and amber. Indian ginseng sits alongside holy basil, waiting to be...

Seashore Realty: A historic Bolinas business

02/27/2019
It’s been a hot year for the owner of Seashore Realty, Flower Fraser, and her partner, Constance Pepper-Lewis, who together sold seven properties in Bolinas, including two to the Bolinas Community Land Trust. Though both women live in Point Reyes Station now, their roots in Bolinas run deep. Ms. Fraser,...

Resilience in stressful times: How herbal medicine can help

02/27/2019
Is it more stressful now than at any other time in human history? To most people I speak with, it feels that way. But in fact, stress has been a part of our lives in extreme ways for as long as we have been a part of this planet. What...

Nature Notebook, February 28, 2019

02/27/2019
The new moon of March 6 is followed by daylight savings on Sunday, March 10. This time of the year is most excellent for early-morning risers and east-bound commuters: in the hour before dawn, three planets will grace the sky. Look for the moon, and closest to it will be...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 21, 2019

02/21/2019
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” ESA ALI WRIGHT — BORN NOVEMBER 2, 2017 Son of Erin and David and little brother to Safia and Abel Wright of Inverness. Grandson of Susan Weideman of Sonoma, Donna and Don Weideman of Elk Grove, and Helene and Charles Wright of San Francisco...

Pilgrimage for the living world

02/14/2019
What comes to mind when you think about walking a trail in one of our parks, not just for exercise or nature observation, but also as a pilgrim? What makes a journey into any natural landscape a pilgrimage? And in today’s climate—both the literal climate of our stressed planet and...

Steve Hadland: A matter of life and death

02/14/2019
Dr. Steve Hadland began his medical career as an emergency room physician, fixing people and saving lives at all costs. These days he treasures his work as a hospice physician associated with Hospice of Petaluma, tending to the terminally ill and allowing them to die in comfort. Two extremes, one...

Nature Notebook, February 14, 2019

02/14/2019
Morning high tides peak at 6.8 feet on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 18, and continue through the full moon of Feb. 19. This moon has also been called a “super moon,” which is not a scientific or technical term in the astronomical lexicon. So-called super moons rise during the periods when...

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