October Issue

Finally, the October issue is out! We’ve all been waiting for this issue to get back from the printers with much excitement.  First of all, our cover story, Myth or Reality: The facts behind the claim that Marin County is the Breast Cancer Capital of the Nation to hit the streets, is a must-read for every female in the county.  Author Jennifer Woodlief spent months interviewing, researching and delving into late breaking studies, and in her story she confirms that, while our county does have high rates of breast cancer –it is NOT at all the breast cancer capital. I know it’s made me feel better about living here (as if I need another reason), hope you feel the same. To balance out the heavy text, photographer Daniel Fox shares his gorgeous photos of animals mostly in the wild. All of them are looking into the camera.  He titled his photo essay, Totems. Read it and pick your own personal totem. Then to get us into the spirit of the otherworldly, Calin Van Paris delves into the world of supernatural in Marin in Going Beyond: Exploring Marin’s Mystical Side. Up front, we have an exclusive interview with our favorite resident Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar in Q&A. With a nod to the upcoming Mill Valley Film Festival, we list the films with connections to Marin as well as touching base with Marin Filmmaker, Tiffany Shlain who is debuting her latest project in New York. Ever wonder just which birds are migrating into our local bays and lakes?  Jordon Wellwood of Richardson Bay Audubon Center helps us ID a few common migrators.   In the Go department, our resident oenophile, Somer Tejwani (yep, used to be Somer Flaherty) writes about five wineries with on-site chefs. Appellations covers all things wine and spirits, including the Waiheke Island Yacht Club the pop up restaurant serving Moa Beer –be sure to go before it closes in December. Laura Hilgers introduces us to Soren Bested and Claudine Ng, who have found their dream home in Point Marin, Novato.  Finally, flip to the back page of Looking Back to see a hot shot of ladies in bikinis posing for the Marin Rod and Gun Club in the 50s…wait, I think one might be my grandmother!