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April 2017

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In This Issue

Midcentury Makeover

After moving some walls and an imposing staircase, one Mill Valley couple gets the home they’ve always dreamed of.

A New Leaf

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, what does that mean for Marin?

The Fire This Time

California’s wildfires are burning bigger and more destructively than ever before. That puts Marin County at risk, too.

Maybeck's Masterpieces

Some of the famed architect’s best work can be found right here in Marin.


Instead of the Galapagos, head east to the mighty Andes.

Matt Willis

With issues like opioid addiction, low vaccination rates and unequal access, being a public health officer has never been more important.

A Good Deal

Getting an offer they couldn’t refuse on their Kent Woodlands home, a family uproots and finds the ideal house in San Rafael.

Eat the Rainbow

Discover the bounty of Urban Remedy’s tricolor slaw.

New in Town

Marin is already a great place to live, and these new businesses are making it even more fun. Check out what’s new (or just getting better).

Your Letters

Anti-development Success Story

Although not much has changed physically in San Geronimo, its residents have had plenty of societal impact.

Doggone It

How to design a garden with four-legged friends in mind.

Money Matters

Financial journalist Michael Lewis speaks in San Rafael.

What's What?

Demystifying the wonderful world of wines.


A patina of cool sets the tone of this eco-friendly city whose low-fi denizens — think outdoorsy and stylish with waterproofed souls — share a fine appreciation of single roasters, craft cocktails and farm-to-fork cuisine.

Desert Oasis

The latest of the iconic Andaz resorts is now open in Scottsdale.

Author Talk: Paul Scheuring

We sat down with Mill Valley’s Paul Scheuring, creator of Fox’s "Prison Break", to discuss his new book, "The Far Shore".

7 Questions for Deirdre Denmon

We asked the Marine Mammal Center Youth Crew leader, Deirdre Denmon, some questions about the job.

Wildflower Walks

One of the good things about a very wet winter? A stunning spring.

Beer Bash

April 7 is National Beer Day, and what better way to celebrate than imbibing the spirit? Local suds, of course. Here are some Marin brewers with an option for everyone.

From Guns to Grins

Leela looks into the history of The Presidio, which used to be an important military post for over 100 years.

Artistic License

As the old adage goes, “practice makes perfect.” Or close to it, at least. Try your hand at something new this spring or hone an old skill at any one of these art class hubs throughout the county.

Easter Origins

There are many stories about how the family-friendly spring holiday got its start.

What's Inside

Here's a preview of what you'll find in this issue.

Neighborhood Life

Living in Marin means making many important health and lifestyle decisions — and attending some pretty epic Easter egg hunts.
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