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Soul medicine in the time of Covid

08/11/2021
I love to dance. I love how it feels to be moved by rhythms and to experience the joyful ecstatic vibration of being with other humans. It has the feel of soul medicine. In the window of Covid reprieve that briefly opened this summer, I had a few strong doses...

CHP to increase patrol through Labor Day

08/11/2021
Highway patrol officers will increase their patrol of West Marin through Labor Day weekend, prompted by the high volume of visitors to the coast. On Tuesday, county supervisors allocated $50,000 for one additional officer each day during weekends.

Nature Notebook, July 29, 2021

07/28/2021
The summer parade of meteor showers marches on, with the grandest show—the Perseids—from July 17 through Aug. 24. The showers will peak on the evening of Aug. 12 with about 60 meteors per hour. Late-night viewers should look northeast after midnight toward the constellation Perseus, named for the Greek warrior...

Nature Notebook, July 29, 2021

07/28/2021
The summer parade of meteor showers marches on, with the grandest show—the Perseids—from July 17 through Aug. 24. The showers will peak on the evening of Aug. 12 with about 60 meteors per hour. Late-night viewers should look northeast after midnight toward the constellation Perseus, named for the Greek warrior...

A bus in time

07/28/2021
Living in West Marin during last summer’s smoke and fire threats, Pam Osborn, the associate director at West Marin Senior Services, made it a top priority to get additional support for keeping Stockstill House residents safe. “I can’t sleep at night thinking about the possible fire threat and our residents,”...

Happy birthday, West Marin Fund

07/21/2021
A healthy community is a healthy community. I know that sounds redundant, but it isn’t really, because when it comes to community, “health” has two completely different but equally vital meanings. The West Marin Fund, now celebrating its 10th year of life, understands that duality as well as or better...

Nature Notebook, July 15, 2021

07/14/2021
As we move to the late-July full moon, early-morning low tides continue in their annual pattern with the lowest morning on July 24 at 6 a.m. The summer parade of meteor showers brings the Delta Aquarid showers from July 12 through Aug. 23, peaking on the evening of July 28...

Disaster readiness resources

07/14/2021
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Woodward Fire, officials are urging residents to prepare for another conflagration. Now is the time to plan: Know your two routes out and be ready with two different means of transportation—driving but also bicycling or walking. Decide how you’ll communicate with...

The Western monarch butterfly is near extinction

07/07/2021
The Western monarch butterfly is near extinction. Why care? The Western monarch is our neighbor. It migrates here to West Marin, as well as to other places along the California coast to overwinter, while monarchs from east of the Rockies migrate to Mexico. In Bolinas, Stinson Beach and the Point...

Hydrating the body

06/30/2021
How do we support the hydration of the body? Other than drinking plenty of clean water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables, we can prepare our body’s various tissues to better receive hydration through movement and compression. Like a sponge, our body absorbs water better when it is not...

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