After our big 2011, things quiet down a bit and we get down to the business of making magazines. But in Marin, things are heating up: Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall and the Tamalpais Research Institute all open, with the Fenix hot on their tracks. George Lucas considers building a Lucasfilm complex in Marin and Marin Country Mart is renovated. The Golden Gate Bridge turns 75 and we bring home a prestigious journalism award.


JANUARY Former staffer Danielle Grant has her wedding to Chris Detrick documented in our annual wedding feature.

MARCH San Rafael’s Albert Park is the new home of the county’s first minor league baseball team, the San Rafael Pacifics.

MARCH Still celebrating the 35th anniversary of the classic Frampton Comes Alive!, the ax man comes to the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.

MAY We celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary with a collection of images by area photographers.

JULY We interview Novato’s Dennis Bartels about his role in the massive planned move of the Exploratorium to Pier 15–17.

JULY Bob Weir’s innovative Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI) opens in San Rafael.

AUGUST We have cover lines, we have cover lines! Marin Magazine now features informative headlines on the cover.

AUGUST Larkspur resident Norbert Bajurin brings the America’s Cup to San Francisco Bay.

OCTOBER Gillian and Monroe Grisman make a successful documentary about the closing of the iconic Village Music record store in Mill Valley.


In Conversation, we talk to Ross’ own Phil and Jill Lesh about life in the music business, the Grateful Dead (Phil was the band’s bassist) and building one very cool clubhouse. Luckily, everyone is welcome to enjoy Terrapin Crossroads, the Leshes’ San Rafael restaurant/venue that opened in February.

“It was so steep and the waves kept hitting me. It was a constant struggle to get on the rocks.” Bryan Chong, a survivor of the tragic April 14 wreck of the Low Speed Chase near the Farallon Islands, describes his experience — our two-part story would go on to win a Western Publishing Association award


Shot at the Campodonico Estate in Kentfield, our fall fashion feature is one of our boldest ever. Readers love the looks and are ready to tackle the upcoming party season in style.