In 2007 it seems Marin County is saving the world, and we do our best to cover it. In Bolinas, MMOB, a motivated group of mothers, writes letters aiming to change energy policy nationwide; in Larkspur, EO bucks industry standards to create chemical-free beauty products, as does San Francisco–based Method (run by a Marin-based executive team). We mention Fairfax’s new ban on plastic bags and a dad duo opens a biofuel station in San Anselmo while writer Jim Wood discovers the Honda Civic GX is the easiest on the environment. Tesla who?


FEBRUARY We introduce readers to Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, who had recently taken over Heath Ceramics in Sausalito.

MARCH The One Book One Marin program is announced, featuring Isabelle Allende and her novel Daughter of Fortune.

MAY We catch up with Dana King at her favorite spot, the Marin Rowing Association, when she is still in the KPIX-TV news anchor seat.

OCTOBER Lululemon lands in the Village at Corte Madera, changing Marin’s buttscape forever. And Tam High graduate and actress Courtney Thorne-Smith promotes her new book Outside, a take on life in Hollywood.

NOVEMBER We interview then director of California Academy of Sciences John McCosker, in the academy’s temporary space used during the remodel.



The star of our March fashion shoot just may be Mochi, the adorable Chihuahua also well known from many Rims and Goggles ads in the magazine.


We really enjoy the humorous ads created by Bryan Flannery of the now-closed Bryan’s Fine Foods, where he mentions the new online shopping trend with an emphasis on pork butts.

“After trying unsuccessfully to grab the shark in a bear hug, I squeezed its gills like handlebars on a bike. It let go and I swam furiously to shore.”
Jonathan Kathrein on his 1998 shark bite experience at Stinson Beach