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A Love Letter To Marin

Love Letters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Above all, I love that your iconic symbol is a mountain. To the sleeping lady who protects us all with her comforting presence, Mt. Tam, I owe you my heart.

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

California Woman Transforms 100-Year-Old Theater Into Community Arts Hub

Second Act | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

On a sunny fall afternoon in the idyllic Marin County enclave of Mill Valley, Lucy Mercer pecks at her computer keyboard in a second-floor office abov...

Music, Liberal Arts Live on in California Elementary School

Ruth Starkman | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
Ruth Starkman

Most remarkable in this quiet, upper-middle class suburb north of San Francisco is the unapologetic joy of being American, especially in a time when American education has become highly contested.

Driving Miss Mado (or Five Days on the Road With My 87-Year-Old Mother)

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Road trips with elderly parents must provide a high comfort quotient, starting with a well-appointed sedan and, if possible, luxury hotels. No matter how tired my mother was, when we checked into a gorgeous place, she beamed from ear to ear.