THE OCTOBER KINCADE Fire showed what the effects of a changing climate might look like in California. And while wildfires are one potential side effect, sea level rise is another. To that end, in our feature “Rising Tides,” writer Mitchell Sam Rossi explains what the effects will be in different parts of Marin and what is being done about the problem. The good news is that Marin is being proactive.
Next up, and just in time for the holidays, we have a feature about model railroading. The hobby still attracts a wide range of enthusiasts who spend almost as much time on the landscapes they build around the tracks as on the trains themselves. Writer Bernard Boo asks some of them who attended a recent show in Concord what toots their horn.
We wrap up features with our annual look at charitable giving in Marin. Our own Kasia Pawlowska consulted more than 40 organizations to find out just where almost $600,000 in donations would be allocated, in amounts ranging from just $50 all the way to $10,000. We hope you consider helping in any way you can.
Up front we’ve got info on the items you might need the next time the power goes out, as well as a Christmas store that keeps its lights on all year long. We have a Q&A with a Native American author who weaves cultural motifs and concepts into her stories, as well as a conversation with Bolinas Community Land Trust’s managing director, who wants to help protect her unique community. In Destinations, Bekah Wright goes for the gold to describe four former winter Olympics sites that now offer visitors top-notch skiing, sliding and relaxing.
It’s been an exciting year, and we thank you for letting Marin Magazine and its stories be
a part of it. We hope you have a great holiday season and a happy New Year — we’ve got lots of great reads planned for 2020!
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor