Marin Magazine - December 2017

Making a Difference

These Marin organizations are improving people’s lives and you can help.

Holiday Spirits

Two festive cocktails from Buckeye Roadhouse.

By Kasia Pawlowska • Photos by Debra Tarrant

Not Just for Kids

A childhood hobby becomes an adult passion.

By Leela Lindner • Photos by Jack Wolford

Author Talk: Albert Flynn DeSilver

We sat down with Albert Flynn DeSilver to discuss his new book.

By Calin Van Paris

Fire Stories

As an unprecedented disaster devastated our neighbors to the north, many of us watched from the safety of our screens. Here are tales from seven people who had to act, and act fast.

By Kirsten Jones Neff • Photos by Bruce Farnsworth

Jerry and Diane Jampolsky

How a shy kid with a learning disability went on to help many others as a successful author and psychiatrist.

By Paige Peterson • Photo by Lenny Gonzalez

11 Questions for Barbara Libby-Steinmann

We spoke with San Geronimo teacher Barba Libby-Steinmann about teaching art to kids.

By Kier Holmes • Photos by Blink Inc

Big Burn

In 1995, the largest fire in Marin's history ravaged Point Reyes National Seashore.

By Jim Wood • Photo courtesy of Richard Blair

Pizza to Tap Into

Creekside Pizza & Taproom is What's Hot this month.

Edited by Mimi Towle • Photos by Leela Lindner

Q&A with Michelle Schmitt

The San Anselmo singer/songwriter is back December 7 at the Throckmorton Theatre for her ninth annual charity benefit.

By Jim Wood

New Year's Celebration

Seth McFarlane in concert with the San Francisco Symphony.

By Kasia Pawlowska

Mountain Mania

A ski writer’s top four picks for winter getaways.

By Matthew Richard Poole

Turning 200

One of the least famous missions, and the second to last to be built in Alta California, celebrates a big birthday this month.

By Mark Anthony Wilson • Photos by Jack Wolford

Teacherland

True Tales and Confessions of a Marin Educator

By Aaron Pribble • Illustration by Aleks Senwald

Community Champions

Local grocery stores are giving back.

By Kasia Pawlowska

Pine Points

Here's the lowdown on the different kinds of pine trees in our natural neighborhood.

By Kier Holmes

Deer Debate

Some are fed up with the animals destructive eating habits, while others are worried about the measures used to stop them.

By Kasia Pawlowska

Holidays Through the Decades

We asked our friends at the Anne T. Kent California Room to gather some of their favorite seasonal mementos from our county’s past. Here are their picks.

Laurie Thompson and Carol Acquaviva

New In Town

Here's what's new in town.

Edited by Kier Holmes

Top Gram

Take a look at this month's top Instagram post.

Photo by @awesternlens