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February 2017

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In This Issue

Passport for Culinary Adventure

Marin restaurateurs share their unique food heritages — straight from their hometowns to your plate.

The Science of Healing Naturally

Part Two: Local health expert shares the latest scientific findings covered by nationally recognized Marin nutrition authors Rebecca Katz, Elson Haas and James Haig.

Mycological Marvels

Notorious and steeped in mystery, mushrooms are among the most prevalent organisms on the planet and also some of the most misunderstood.


Exploring an unexpectedly modern and friendly country in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula.

Safe & Calm

An innovative program makes time in the hospital less scary for kids.

For the Record

We go over some tips on keeping your medical information safe from hackers.

Hike, Wine and Dine

Leela provides the hiking schedule for Jordan Vineyard and Winery in 2017.

Heidi LaGrasta

The executive director of MarinMOCA is improving the quality of art you can see in Marin.

Anthony Marra

We sat down with Palo Alto’s Anthony Marra to discuss his new book, The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories, 2017’s One Book, One Marin pick.

Swarming Trainers

Three dozen Kaydets buzz the nascent Golden Gate Bridge

Staying Local

A move to a new house in the same neighborhood offers more space and fun places to play.

Love, Plated

Aphrodisiacs served at Nick’s Cove.

What's Hot: Tam Tam Ramen

What's Hot? Tam Tam Ramen has opened, and we've got the scoop.

Cooking for a Cause

Celebrity chef events benefit Homeward Bound of Marin.

For the Love of Food

Every meal counts. Besides the obvious happiness-inducing qualities, each bite can also make you healthier.

Food, Foraging and Oman

Managing Editor Daniel Jewett gives us a look at what's inside the February 2017 issue.

Market Place Makeover

The Market Place in Waikiki has changed a lot, so you'll have to see it for yourself, or at least read about it here.

Food Notes

Mimi Towle has some tips on where to eat on your next Oahu vacation.

Seaside Serenity

We cover the culinary adventures and culture at Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Your Letters

Intimate Spaces Worth Sharing

Many consider Northern California’s wine country a great place for a romantic getaway, but it’s also a spectacular place for celebrating with friends. Here are three new spots to hold your next special event.

Culinary Creators

Locals take healthy eating into their own hands.

The High Life

Visit MauiWine for a unique wine experience.


We speak with the creators Ripple, an alternative option in the dairy aisle, about their product's health benefits.

An Apple a Day

This wonderful hot toddy recipe gives the perfect hot cider to get you through the rest of winter.

Jackson Square

We take a look at the historic Jackson Square district and the businesses that currently thrive there.

7 Questions for Molly Parent and Stephen Sparks

We ask booksellers Molly Parent and Stephen Sparks seven questions for our February Q&A.

Monumental Moments

Marin has had some presidential visits and mentions, so why not chat about it over drinks?

Untethered Love

What if we told you that this Valentine’s Day you can take your relationship to the next level with a device that grants you 24-hour access to your loved one? We’re talking about your pet, of course.
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Mill Valley Film Festival

MVFF Music Heats Up

Here's some musical performances you won't want to miss. Leela has the details.

Marin Centric Films at the 39th Mill Valley Festival

Check out these fourteen films that relate to Marin.

Coming Soon

Special features and programs not to be missed.

High Wattage

There's no shortage of stars lighting up the red carpet at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Blye Pagon Faust

The Belvedere-based producer scored Oscar gold with Spotlight.

Breaking the Code

A festivalgoer’s guide to whatever it is those people onstage are saying.

The Next Great Film

MVFF’s Mark Fishkin and Zoë Elton discuss the festivals they frequent each year.

Local Hitchcock

The Master of Suspense came to the North Bay to make some of his greatest movies.

Some Sexual Content

Director Catherine Hardwicke on the naked realities of putting sex and nudity on screen.

Festival Tips

How to navigate MVFF films, parties and events like a pro.

The Way We Watched

Some historic North Bay cinemas are still going strong.
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