Marin Magazine - May 2015

Author Talk

We sat down with Nicolette Hahn Niman of Bolinas to discuss her motivations for writing the new book "Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production."

Above Water

California is in a drought, but Marin County is blessed with water. Here is Jim Wood's POV on this hot topic.

Female Funders

The Buck Institute's Double X's unites Marin women interested in providing grants. Read on for more.

Park Progress

Here is an update on improvements with our national parks and beaches.

Wise Words

Here are three great books written by women about conquering fear, embracing change and letting go.

New in Town

Take a look at what's new in town in Marin County. Think your business should be listed? Email to be considered for future bulletins.

Elaine Petrocelli

Beyond the countless hours put in at her two bookstores, she also plays a pivotal role in the lives of four adult children and six grandchildren. Here is this month's conversation with Book Passage's Elaine Petrocelli.

Sour and Sweet

When life gives you lemons, consider turning them into delightful drinks and treats.

Back in the Game

With the little ones growing up, many Marin mothers are taking advantage of their newfound freedom and starting a second career.

5 Days 5 Courses

Love golf getaways? Robert Kaufman says to head south for the ultimate golf road trip. Read on for more information about what courses to check out.


Amid growing military conflict, a Sausalito adventure tour leader travels to the most unlikely of destinations. Be sure to check out the gallery at the bottom of the page for beautiful photos from Pakistan.

It's All in the Ingredients

Longtime Chef Duilio Valenti brings culinary know-how to his family-named venture. Here is a great recipe from Valenti & Co.

Be Nice

One of Marin’s most congested intersections has an intriguing history.

Happy Anniversary

Happy anniversary to La Playa Carmel by the Sea. Mimi Towle has some information about this great hotel.

Journey Like a Chef

Heading to Italy any time soon? When we heard about Poggio chef Ben Balesteri and his partner Romano Chietti’s culinary and viticulture adventure through Sardinia, Rome and the Amalfi Coast, we figured they would be the best people to share some tips on where to eat and what to do.