View From Marin

WE MADE IT. The first decade of Marin Magazine is on the books (so to speak). You’ll find little pieces of that theme throughout the issue, but the highlight, by far, is the 12-page feature that recalls some of the people, places and events we reported on. We hope you enjoy going back in time with us and remembering things like flip phones, King Tut visits and SmartMeter controversies.

Next up, we stretch time even further, as in hundreds of millions of years, and look at Marin’s unique geology. Writer Nate Seltenrich and photographer Joseph Schell go into the field (literally) and find some formations that exist in only a few places in the world.

We also revisit the early 1900s, when America’s first female architect began working in Marin. Writer Mark Anthony Wilson looks at the life, times and buildings of Julia Morgan.

You’ll want to be sure to turn to the middle of the magazine and check out our second annual Marin Summer Guide. This guide has all the hikes, bike routes, water activities, food and other fun you won’t want to miss. The information is good through August, so pull it out and take it with you.

In Destinations, head to Tahoe with travel writer Nicole Cheslock and discover the area’s growing array of music, theater, festivals and art events.

Up front we’ve got a look at other businesses that share our 10-year birthday, details on the Pacifics opener and a handy outdoor race chart. One of us is put on the spot in Q&A and, with a nod to Father’s Day, we introduce you to the guy behind Left Coast Tee, as well as musician/producer/ songwriter Narada Michael Walden.

It’s going to be a big summer, and we hope this issue helps you kick it off in style and provides some exciting ideas for enjoying the season. Meanwhile, we’ll get working on the next 10 years.


After we moved into the Sausalito headquarters in November 2004, only a few months remained to sell advertising and gather all the text and photos for the first copy of Marin Magazine. But by March 30, 2005, it was all done, and it was time to celebrate. Pictured here, then–department editor Mimi Towle greets a guest at the magazine’s launch party at 142 Throckmorton. More than 250 people attended, enjoying wine and food from All Seasons Catering and the comedy of Mark Pitta.