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SEPTEMBER IS FASHION month at Marin Magazine. This time around we have a new team picking the clothes, the model, the photographer, the location and the looks. Photographed in Point Reyes Station, our feature looks at the latest in fall fashion trends with a focus on local stores and boutiques, all with a coastal town backdrop. You’ll also want to read Kasia Pawlowska’s examination of the history of denim, from the miners of yesterday to the high technology of today.

Next up, Melanie Haiken examines Marin’s drug epidemic and its impact on kids. With more prescriptions, availability and access and more stress than ever, what is being done to help our county’s young people avoid abuse of drugs? Beyond safety and health, a child also needs quality education; our 2016 Private School Guide has information you need to make informed school choices for your family.

We follow that with a look back at Marin County’s first female supervisor, Vera Schultz, and her six-decade career in public service. Writer Mark Wilson describes her ongoing influence exemplified by the Civic Center and Marin City, two signature projects she spearheaded.

Up front we climb Hawk Hill, and we talk to activist Jen Reidy, sculptor John Libberton, energy drink maker Todd Berardi, Angel Island Immigration Station docent Joe Chan, and Marin City Health and Wellness Center CEO JayVon Muhammad. And if you love neighborhood shopping and eating, check out our new City Streets department — this time focusing on San Francisco’s Polk Street.

In Destinations we’re off to Hawaii to get a taste of poke and learn which resorts are friendliest to big groups. And we explain why anyone setting out to explore America’s national parks should think Northern California first.

It’s a big issue full of fun, insightful reads, and plenty of inspiring ideas for looking your best this fall. Enjoy!


This month’s fall fashion shoot saw the team heading to West Marin on a warm, sunny afternoon for a full and active day. Pastries from Bovine Bakery and coffee from Toby’s Feed Barn got the group ready to go. Photography took place at Toby’s and the Old Western Saloon and beside the road to Marshall. Flip to the fashion section to see the dramatic results.