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—Natasha P. LaBelle, MD, Emergency Medicine “ ”

• Child Life Specialist – Trained in the psychosocial development of children and teens, these professionals support, distract, and reassure children receiving pediatric care in an ED setting. They also offer guidance and information to concerned parents, siblings, and other family members.

Our ED is staffed with seasoned experts, including a pediatric hospitalist onsite, 24/7. Thanks to our partnership with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, we are in immediate contact whenever needed, and we can stabilize and provide a seamless transfer in the rare instance where more specialized care is required. Our high quality care has earned us certification as an Advanced Pediatric Receiving Center. Now, it’s time to build on that offering to give North Bay children and families the compassionate, child-friendly care they deserve. Our most important priority is to secure philanthropic funding for key resources, required for certification, that are beyond the hospital’s operating budget.


• Special Equipment designed for pediatric usage. Your support will make a meaningful difference for North Bay children and their families. We hope you will join us in our efforts to enhance and expand child-friendly services in our Ouchless ED and maintain this community resource for generations to come.

Because Patient-Centric Care Should Be Child-Centric Too.

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• Pediatric Nurse Liaison who will coordinate with Marin County and hospital staff to monitor and maintain pediatric ED standards.

• Pediatric Education via classes for all ED nurses, as well as ongoing training required to maintain our pediatric ED certification.

The Emergency Department (ED) can be a frightening place for children, especially when they’re hurting. More than 15 percent of MarinHealth® Medical Center’s patients are pediatric patients and we are committed to meeting their needs. That means child-sized medical equipment, special protocols to soothe and distract youngsters during medical procedures, and a child life specialist to explain what’s happening in a reassuring, age-appropriate way.

Together, We Are Enhancing Emergency Care for Our Littlest Patients. SCARY MONITORS. STRANGE SOUNDS. WORRIED-LOOKING GROWNUPS .

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32 Conversation: Quiet Luxury Karla Gallardo, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based fashion brand Cuyana, discusses sustainable manufacturing and her family’s new life in Marin. 34 Natural Beauty Julia Morgan’s ground-breaking work is still inspiring architects in Marin County today, 150 years after she was born. 40 Head of the Class These locally based innovators are changing education for the better, in Marin County and beyond. 48 Star Struck Behold the wonders of the night sky at some of Marin’s best stargazing viewpoints, and learn about the Dark Sky Point Reyes initiative.

31 Author Talk: Stories of the Future May-lee Chai shares insights from her new book, Tomorrow in Shanghai

SEPTEMBER 2022 IN MARIN 23 Currents In this issue, we toast the BayWood Artists’ 25th anniversary; celebrate the Marin Art and Garden Center’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places; applaud some local heroes making teachers’ lives easier; and more. 30 Shop Local: Autumn Hits Check out some fall fashion staples from Bay Area businesses

There are Moms in Marin doing double-duty beyond their role as anchor of their own families — whether it’s at their jobs or time spent volunteering. These women are pillars of their community. Givers. They sacrifice for others and give so much of themselves even when they are in need. MOMentum, MCF’s guaranteed income pilot, provides monthly, unconditional cash to these Moms, because we believe every Mom in our community deserves to thrive. Hear from the Moms, and get involved at

“I went back to school for my Master’s in Social Work. I could do some therapeutic mental health work, but I would also be working with the most vulnerable populations, and to me, I wanted a job where I could feel proud and I could sleep at night, knowing that I was helping people.”

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The responsibility to provide our children with meaningful and effective education doesn’t rest solely on teachers’ shoulders, however. From administrators and curriculum developers to summer camp providers and those designing the spaces where learning takes place, there are many individuals who play a critical role in bettering education. That’s why in this issue, we’re celebrating local innovators who are making a big impact in the field of education here in Marin County and beyond (“Head of the Class,” page 40). These dedicated individuals are working to ensure all students have the best possible opportunities for success at every stage of their education, from preschool through college and evenBeyondadulthood.thepages of this magazine, you’ll find so many more educational resources when you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, visit and follow us on social media @marinmagazine.

Here’s to a great school year!

And Art Director Lisa Hilgers credits a college professor for making a big impact on her future career path. “I had an art history professor who changed the trajectory of my life,” she says. “I took my first art class with her and then dropped my business major because I knew I didn't want to do anything else. She had me closely examine the Sistine Chapel in a way that I had never seen before.”

As summer comes to a close, the kids have headed back to the classroom, and we’re all settling into the schoolyear routine again. It’s a routine we’ve come to feel especially grateful for. Afterall, our schools play such an integral role in our children’s lives, and by extension our own — a fact that has be come even more apparent after the upheavals in our schools during the last couple of pandemic years.


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“I’ll never forget one of my high school English teachers, Mr. Bonnell, whose lectures on Homer’s Odyssey were so engaging that even as a cynical teenager, I found myself enthralled by the story,” shared Editor in Chief Lotus Abrams. Media Director Lesley Cesare fondly remembers her 5th grade music teacher at Bahia Vista Elementary School in San Rafael. “He was the jolliest, warmest man I’d ever known,” she says. “‘Mr. B’ taught us to perform 'Pearly Shells' at schools around Marin. It was such a great experience.”

Marin County is home to 18 different school districts, 78 public schools and more than three dozen private schools. While these schools serve a broad spectrum of students from different backgrounds and abilities, their goals are aligned: to provide the best education possible to ensure students grow into well-adjusted, self-reliant adults who aim to better themselves and the world around them. At a fundamental level, our schools wouldn’t be successful without the boots-on-the-ground efforts of our hard-working teachers. Their dedicated endeavors can make all the difference to spark students’ love of learning.

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Think back to your own time at school, and you’ll undoubtedly remember at least one teacher who made a difference in your life. Our staff at Marin Magazine recently took some time to recall some of our own standout teachers — from elementary school through college. Here are a few of our memories:

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During a year abroad in college at the University of Edinburgh, Regional Content Director Jessica Gliddon had a professor from Ireland who got her into James Joyce and W.B. Yeats. “Being in his class so inspired me that I flew to Dublin after that and looked at the places featured in Joyce's novels and later wrote an article about visiting Yeats' part of Ireland,” she recalls.




The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF), running Oct. 6–16 this year, is always a must-attend annual event for Bay Area native writer Bernard Boo, an arts and entertainment critic and proud member of the San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle who wrote “Back in Action” in this issue (page 26). “It’s always exciting to watch world-class films at MVFF, but meeting fellow cinephiles and filmmakers after the screenings is what I look forward to most,” he says.


“I’m in love with Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay near Inverness Park,” says local photographer Marsha Kirschbaum, who regularly shoots the night sky in West Marin and contributed her stunning imagery to our “Star Struck” feature (page 48), “For the darkest skies in this area, I wait until the coast is free from fog and point my camera west, as there are no lights until Hawaii to interfere with the stars. If I’m lucky enough to have fog over San Francisco to tamp down its light pollution, then I like to photograph the Milky Way at Drakes. The same goes for Nicasio Reser voir. Weather permitting, for quick runs I will go out to North Beach and McClures Beach also at Point Reyes. I hope that by making people aware of our starry skies and what a precious resource they are, we can do our part to mitigate the light pollution that threatens to outshine those stars.”

Local writer Susan Solomon Yem specializes in writing about education and family, so she found writing “Head of the Class” (page 40) for this issue to be particularly inspiring. “I love the idea of reimagining education, so I was especially intrigued by architect and designer Danish Kurani’s com ment about the role of design in learning,” she says. “Envisioning schools as open and accessible may moreactuallyofspacebuildingbutcounterintuitivesoundtoday,constructingatobeaninvitingandtheheartbeatacommunitycouldmakeitsecure.”

Having written multiple books about West Coast architects, Berkeley-based writer Mark Anthony Wilson has been a longtime fan of Julia Morgan’s work, the subject of “Natural Beauty” (page 34). “I love Julia’s architecture because of her exquisite sense of proportion and balance and her subtle use of historic detailing, things often missing from modern buildings,” he says. “I’ve seen hundreds of her buildings, and every one of them is aesthetically pleasing. Her ground-breaking career has been an inspiration to women professionals for over a century, simply because she was a quiet revolutionary who wouldn’t take no for an answer.”



While speaking with Karla Gallardo, the founder and CEO of San Franciscobased fashion brand Cuyana, for “Quiet Luxury” (page 32), Marin-based writer Mickey Nelson discovered a surprising coincidence. “A fun fact I discovered during my interview with Karla is that the home she moved into in Kentfield is the same one where I was born!” Nelson says. “I love the small-world feeling our area provides in those sorts of instances.”

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TOP GRAM / Andre Gregoire, who was born and raised in San Rafael and currently lives in Fairfax, takes photos as a hobby after work. He explains how he got this stunning shot: "As someone who enjoys documenting both the wildlife and landscapes of Marin, there are many times where I have to choose which to photograph that day. On this evening, I was out searching for wildlife when I noticed the clouds beginning to form. Cloudy skies most often result in colorful sunsets. I abandoned the wildlife and made a plan to hike to this lone oak tree that I’ve often admired from afar. Hiking up the hill, the cloud rays seemed to get longer and longer. I made it just after sunset when the magical colors began to fill the sky." To see more of Gregoire’s work, follow him on Instagram

VIRTUAL EVENTS / What’s on Replay Is Doing Good, Good for Your Portfolio? Unpack ESG Investing Make It Better Media Group founder and Chief Visionary Officer Susan Noyes was joined by Thomas Frank, executive vice president, Northern California regional manager, and Craig Ayers, senior vice presi dent, senior portfolio manager from Whittier Trust San Francisco during a one-hour live virtual event. They discussed essential information about ESG Investing and connecting impact to your earnings. Philanthropy Award Winner: Clinic by the Bay Executive Director of Clinic by the Bay Sarah Gordon was joined by Noyes for a Founder’s Fireside Chat to raise aware ness about how the clinic is meeting the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in the Bay Area. Learn how you can get involved and help. Celebrating and Empowering Women on the Rise We had an indepth discussion with our virtual panel of leading ladies who are making a positive im pact in their communities and beyond. Learn how they’ve found success and are paying it forward to the next generation of female leaders. We were joined by Kathy Roeser of Morgan Stanley, Monica Gray of Nice Guys, Dr. Jordan Carqueville of The Derm Institute Chicago, and Maureen Sedonaen of Habitat for Humanity. Learn more details about ESG investing by scanning here: Read about the good Clinic by the Bay is doing by scanning here: Get inspired by these leading ladies by scanning here:



Clinic by the Bay is 100% privately funded and primarily staffed by volunteers who take responsibility for everything from front desk reception to patient care. Since opening its doors in 2010, the clinic has offered medical services to more than 23,000 individuals. Eighty percent of the patients are first generation immigrants. Through an affiliation with Volunteers in Medi cine (VIM), the clinic has access to the services of retired physicians, nurses, educators and others to provide comprehensive primary care to the uninsured and underserved. To date patients have benefited from 10,000 hours of care valued at $3 million.

• A $1,000 donation could help to support the vaccination program and provide all available vaccinations.

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“Clinic by the Bay does not accept any financial support from the US government or any health insurance companies, so financial donations have the maximum impact,” Gordon said. Here’s what your donations can do:

• A $10,000 could provide diagnostic imaging services or equip an exam room at the Alemany facility.

To learn more about how to support Clinic by the Bay, contact Sarah Gordon,, 415.405.0207.




How to Support Clinic by the Bay Clinic by the Bay needs your support. “We live in a resource-rich area, but there is really high need,” Gordon said. “Eighty thousand people here are uninsured. We can’t do what we do without the support of our community.” Here’s how to help: Volunteer No special knowledge or experience is needed for many positions including receptionists, prescription assistants, community outreach and other roles. “Anyone can volunteer,” Gordon explained. “Hours donated by medical and nonmedical volunteers double our operating budget for free services provided to our patients.”

When asked what the future holds for the clinic, Sarah said: “The clinic recently acquired the former Alemany Emergency Hospital on Onondaga Avenue as our future home. We’re looking forward to moving in 2023. In this larger space we’ll be able to provide more services to more patients including free dental care.”

At our recent Fireside Chat, Clinic by the Bay’s Sarah Gordon shares how the organization provides critical medical care for the Bay Area’s working poor. Whether you’re looking to be inspired by local leaders or national influencers, our virtual events have something for everyone. Scan for more.


Make It Better Media Group founder Susan B. Noyes recently hosted a Fireside Chat with Sarah Gordon, executive director of Clinic by the Bay, a Make It Better Foundation Bay Area Philanthropy Award winner. The two discussed the clinic’s efforts to provide medical care to the working poor of San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Gordon told Noyes about the clinic’s mission as one of only two free clinics in the city of San Francisco, and how it’s serving those who don’t qualify for Medi-Cal and don’t make enough money to buy private insurance.

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Fifty percent of Clinic by the Bay’s operating budget is met through in-kind donations, which may include medications, supplies for exam rooms, cleaning supplies, needles and syringes. Contact the clinic for more information on how and what to donate.

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“Clinic by the Bay practices the art of medicine, not the business of healthcare,” Sarah explained. “No other organization in the Bay Area does it like we do. We’re truly a unique model.” She outlined what care looks like: With the goal of supporting the whole person, a typical visit takes 30 minutes to an hour and may include medical intervention, preventive and ongoing care, wellness exams, mental health counseling, and health education and coaching. Clinic by the Bay promotes nutritious eating for patients with chronic conditions through its Food Pharmacy program.

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• A $100 donation to the clinic’s Food Pharmacy could feed a patient for one month.





The Lark and its Gilded Age remodel is the latest Marin theater to generate buzz; Mill Valley residents open a Mexican wine bar in San Francisco; chef Douglas Keane is finally back in the kitchen at a reimagined Cyrus; and a new music school opens in San Rafael, among other openings around the Bay.


Maintaining the Art Deco mood was top of mind when owner Ellie Mednick undertook a campaign to restore The Lark, a 1940s-era movie theater. With the help of Mill Valley’s Markoff ullerton Architects, who had worked with the theater before its 2004 reopening, and major donor Vickie Soulier, Mednick upgraded the entire structure. Outside, the marquee dazzles with fresh lighting and a new crown over the ticket booth, while Gilardi Marquee Terrace has become a popular pre- and post-show café. Inside the 225-seat theater, the stage was extended to allow for a larger performance area. That means more live comedy, jazz and gospel choirs, in addi tion to the movies and live broadcasts from New York’s Metropolitan and London’s National Theatre that The Lark is known for. “We need to do more than movies if we want to survive,” Mednick says. The concession stand boasts an expanded menu of milkshakes, ice cream, homemade candy and nut bars, hot dogs, pizza and pretzels. Mednick promises the new popcorn machine will still make popcorn with the old recipe. Coffee and wine by the glass can be had at the new wine bar or in one of the side lob bies, complete with red velvet chairs, hand-painted gold interiors and chandeliers. “We want you to step inside and leave everything else behind,” Mednick says. “Give yourself over to the screen and rediscover the ‘a-ha’ of movies.” 549 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur; 415.924.5111;


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Cyrus Ten years after closing the doors on the original iteration, maître d’ Nick Peyton and chef Douglas Keane reopened in mid-September at a custom-built location designed by Olson Kundig Architects. Guests in groups of 12 will undertake a culinary journey that begins in the Bubbles Room, 707.723.5999;128,Wonka.chef’satheDessertofspacetraditionalonwardTable,throughcontinuestheKitchenandmovestoamorediningwheretherestthemealawaits.isservedinChocolateRoom,spaceinspiredbyloveofWilly275HighwayGeyserville; Square Pie Guys A huge patio with sweep ing views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands beckons at the third loca tion, in Ghirardelli Square, of this Bay Area-based pizza chain known for its cheesepies.quadrate-shapedThecrispycheddaredgesarethe same whether you order the JLIN (pepperoni, Italian sausage, chili flakes, green goddess dressing) or the Shay Diddy (white sauce, Italian sausage, broccoli, Mike’s Hot Honey) and a glutenfree crust is available. 845 Beach St, San Francisco;

EAT & DRINK Cantina los Mayas Mill Valley residents Vincent and Linda Lam, who run three other restaurants in San Francisco, partnered with Juventino Carrillo (who will oversee the modern Mayan menu) and Morgan Anderson (Bella Trattoria) to open this Mexican wine bar serving 45 Mexicangrown wines in mid-July. Look for dishes like rel leno negro, a traditional black turkey stew, pepián de pato, or duck pre pared with pumpkin seed sauce, and chili-rubbed filet mignon with mole, to pair with the wines. 431 Balboa Ave, San Francisco; 415.571.8027;

SchoolEDUCATIONofRock Owner Heather Riley opened a San Rafael branch of the music education school that boasts locations around the world in July. The lesson structure “gives students a reason to push through the hard stuff to practice and play for the fun of it,” Riley says. The school’s first two shows will be at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley in September. 4150 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael; 415.877.7625; locations/ Christina Mueller has been in food media for over 10 years. Her work has appeared in many print and online publications including Sunset magazine, Edible Communities and Eater, among others. Looking for a new place to eat out or the latest place to shop? Scan here: BodyRok Square Pie Guys


Erika Kehr Petaluma-basedand Will Wahlen, inspired by time spent on Mt. Tam and with the Marin Rowing Association, opened their second North Bay workout studio in May in Corte Madera. Look for their signature Madera;Vistareformers.classesbodyPilates-inspired,40-minute,full-strengthtrainingoncustomized47TamalBlvdE,Corte415.758.2384;

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CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND CAUSES OF THIS UNIQUE COUNTY IN MARIN ARTISTSL.NICOLAUS©/BAYWOOD En Plein Air The BayWood Artists have been painting Marin’s idyllic landscapes for 25 years while working to preserve our natural surroundings for perpetuity. BY LOTUS ABRAMS A painting of Bothin Marsh by Artists’BayWoodLissaNicolaus

It’s been 25 years since a group of Marin-based landscape painters decided to dedicate their artistic talents to preserving the environ ment. Known as the BayWood Artists, the group paints landscapes to sell at an annua l fi ne art show, with the proceeds from the sale of the artwork going to support local environmental organizations.

The BayWood Artists ’ fi rst show was in 1997 at St. John’s church in Ross, when they partnered with San Anselmo Open Space to pre serve Hawthorne Canyon.


“Our group has been together for these 25 years with many of the original members, and has remained true to our mission,” says Lissa Nicolaus, who founded BayWood Artists with fellow painters Zee Mott, Sherrill Miller and Christin Coy. “We’re proud of our contri bution over these many years.”

The BayWood Artists 25th anniversary show, “Marin Wetlands,” benefiting One Tam, will take place Sept. 9–11 at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross.


The BayWood Artists have helped numerous organizations over the past 25 years in their endeavors to preserve the environ ment by raising awareness, as well as funds. The group has donated more than $250,000 to environmental organizations, including the Marin Conservation League, Angel Island Foundation, Marin Open Space Trust and Point Reyes National Seashore, to name a few. The BayWood Artists’ work has also been championed by notable local environmental advocates, including Doug McConnell, Marty Gri ffi n and David Brower. “Their recognition means the world to us,” Culver says. “Mostly though, knowing that our art sales have made a true di fference is the best accomplishment we could imagine.”

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The BayWood Artists paint their landscapes works “en plein air,” which is French for “in the open air.” “It refers to painting on location, and it’s popular here in Marin, where the weather and the views are ideal,” says BayWood Artists member Laura Culver. “You’ll see a tripod easel with umbrella, and that’s a plein air painter out there trying to make a painting in a few hours before the light changes. Painting on location gives us a true connection to theOverenvironment.”theyears, the group has held numerous “paint-outs” around Marin and the Bay Area. “There’s a synergy in painting and exploring nature together,” Nicolaus says. “We’ve had some won derful shared experiences.” Among those memorable experiences — all undertaken for the sake of capturing nature’s beauty on can vas — the BayWood Artists have spent the night on bunks at the at Chimney Rock Lifeboat Station at the Point Reyes Seashore, canoed down the Russian River and hiked the hills of Muir Beach. “One of our members came in on horseback!” Nicolaus says.

BayWood Artists member Laura Culver

Tiburon’s Sam’s Anchor Cafe is one of a few local restaurants launching an NFT program (a token seen below).

Tiburon’s Jon Fisher, CEO of ViciNFT, a turnkey NFT solution provider for communities and others that are committed to the common good, is doing just that. NFTs for business, especially restaurants, can be a powerful marketing tool. “They represent better access control and authen tication for the enterprise,” says Fisher, who is working with Tiburon’s Sam’s Anchor Cafe and Servino Ristorante to launch NFT pro grams this month. “This thing acts as access control at the door or as a ticket to a concert,” Fisher explains. Noting that restaurateurs can reprogram an NFT in any way they want, Fisher described the utility of NFTs for restaurants and other businesses as the greatest boon in the tech busi ness, maybe ever. “This is not just chasing pictures of gorillas,” he says.Conor Flaherty, managing partner at Sam’s, quickly bought into the idea of NFTs as a way for the 100-year-old restaurant to bridge into the future. With the blockchain a s financial record-keeper for the NFT, Flaherty is offer ing 244 NFTs from Sam’s, known as Genesis. The owner of the NFT, which has an initial sale price of $2,000, is granted privileges such as airdropped gift cards, access to Sam’s new annual Deckfest (held August 26–28), or other goodies unique to the NFT ownership group. At Sam’s, that also might mean the ability to jump the line for Sunday brunch.

Those who miss out on the initial sale must look to the secondary market, which, like art or collectible cars, can go up or down depending on what someone lists the NFT for. Verification of the banking transaction is the business of the blockchain, streamlined for access on your mobile device via a QR code. Using ViciNFTs solutions, Flaherty designed verification and authentication tools that make theft of the NFT or impersonating the NFT owner very difficult.

The news about cryptocurrencies lately has been terrible — crashing Stablecoin and Bitcoin in disarray as investors seek safe currency havens in dollars and gold. But instead of looking at crypto as a new, unregulated and volatile currency, it’s worth digging a little deeper into the tools that make crypto a hot spot in digita l fi nance. Crypto and one of its tools, NFTs — nonfungible tokens — can be a force for good, and a tool to build community.

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Natale Servino of Servino Ristorante plans to utilize the NFT platform to extend the restaurant’s value proposition, specifi cally access to their sought-after 40-year-old wine cellar and to rare food and wine prod ucts coming from Italy. The $2,500 NFT membership grants owners access to the cellar, the ability to order from it during dining visits, and reservation priority to vari ous events. “Like everyone, the technology behind the NFT is still very new to me and complex,” Servino says, “but the user inter face and applications are quite simple, and we think the technology can help us create a community of individuals who want to have a sharedLikeexperience.”Servinoand Flaherty, SHO Group CEO and founder Josh Sigel found himself considering how to leverage the intersec tion of food and tech to enhance the guest experience for a new restaurant the group is opening at San Francisco’s Salesforce Park in 2023. “The community wanted to make sure these restaurants would be there in a post-Covid world,” Sigel says. With a tiered membership plan starting at $7,500 and a private lounge for NFT holders whenever the restaurant is open, SHO Group’s NFT marketplace may be more robust than Servino’s or Sam’s, enabling Sigel to envision a 25-year time horizon for this restaurant. With the NFT program, Flaherty hopes to foster longevity at Sam’s, as well. “You [the NFT owner] are a steward of history for your kids, for your community and for Tiburon,” Flaherty says. If that helps small restaurants build a sustainable business model, we’re all in. —



NFT and Restaurants: A New Community Builder

It’s been quite the journey, but the Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) is finally back in full force. After pivoting to become an almost entirely virtual event in 2020 in response to Covid-19, MVFF welcomed audiences back to the theater in a limited capacity in 2021. With updated public health and safety guidelines in effect, the festival, running Oct. 6–16, will feel a lot closer to how it did pre-pandemic.


“We understand that not everybody wants to drive out to Marin County and would rather watch the films at their home theater,” Fishkin says. “Their audience loves experimental and arthouse films, and The Roxie has been an institution in the Mission for many years. We felt it would be a great partnership.”

A Mission District legend in his own right, AfroLatin musician and Grammy winner John Santos will be highlighted in music doc Santos — Skin to Skin, one of the highlights of the festival’s recurring Viva El Cine initiative. Another MVFF initiative, Active Cinema, will be stronger than ever this year, according to MVFF Director of Programming Zoe Elton, who says this will be a “vintage year” for documentaries that underscore sociopolitical issues. “This year’s films will inspire people to take action,” she beams. “These screenings will feature live conversations with the filmmakers, subjects and experts on various meaningful topics.”




The Mill Valley Film Festival returns to form, expanding across the bay.

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“It’s been incremental growth, but we’ll be operating pretty close to how we were in 2019,” says MVFF Executive Director Mark Fishkin. “We’re feeling really good about how we’ve been expanding as an event.” While the health and safety of audience members remains the top priority for Fishkin and his team, they’re now able to offer a full, in-person festival experience once again. And in some ways, MVFF will be extending its reach further than ever before. This year, several theaters across the Bay Area will join the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael and the Sequoia in Mill Valley in hosting the festival. Returning to the venue lineup for the first time since before the pandemic are Larkspur’s Lark Theater and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. And for the first time ever, MVFF will bring its slate of innovative cinema to San Francisco, with two nights at the city’s beloved Roxie Theater in the historic Mission District.

The expanded roster of theaters also means that matinee screenings will make a return, giving audience members more opportunities to attend high-profile screenings that were more difficult to secure a ticket for last year. “We really want this year’s festival to be audience-friendly,” Fishkin says. “We strive to have the same kind of attendance and engagement as we did pre-pandemic and show people films that move and entertain them.”

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From film-related concerts at the Sweetwater Music Hall to exclusive industry panels at the Outdoor Art Club and a lavish closing night party, MVFF plans to, in Fishkin’s words, “put the ‘festive’ back in ‘festival.’” It’s difficult to predict how the world will look in the future, but that hasn’t stopped Fishkin and his team at the California Film Institute from thinking big. “We want to give audiences across the Bay Area access to incredible films that also play in Toronto, Venice, London and New York,” Fishkin says. “I think the festival will do well this year and be close to that pre-pandemic experience. And it may be even larger next year!”

Perhaps the only thing better than watching Oscar-worthy movies at MVFF is chatting about them afterward with fellow festivalgoers. Parties and industry events are essential to MVFF, and this year there will be ample opportunities for both.

Let’s all raise a glass for a congratulatory toast to the Marin Art and Garden Center, whose historic Ross property was recently awarded a prestigious listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The center was founded in 1945 by a group of passionate advocates for the conservation of open spaces in Marin, including Caroline Livermore, Sepha Evers, Portia Forbes, Helen Van Pelt and Gladys Smith. The 11-acre former estate property showcases the work of architects Gardner Dailey and Donn Emmons and landscape architects Thomas Church and Robert Royston. The buildings on site, designed in the Bay Region Modern–Second Bay Tradition, retain the original modern lines, exposed structure, glass walls and wood panels characteristic of this period, and they embody modernist goals still sought after by Marin homeowners today.

Congratulations to the Marin Art and Garden Center!

Shoppers at Bon Air in Greenbrae are already enjoying the colorful new mural next to Peet’s Coffee & Tea in the center’s common area, which includes a bocce court, sitting areas and gardens with views of Mt. Tam. Many passersby, however, may be unaware of the mural’s origins, or the artists behind the work.



The process entailed creating a small-scale image of the design that was photographed and projected onto the wall at night to transfer it to the “canvas” before painting began. QR codes in the painting link to a timeline that explains Bon Air’s and the Schultz family’s history, as well as to The community’s response has been extremely positive. “Creating the mural brought a surprising applause of good will and community engagement during the making and after,” Storek says. —


Art for a Purpose

To commemorate its 70th birthday, Bon Air commissioned San Rafael non profit The Canal Arts to create the mural, which depicts the center’s history, dating back to 1952. The Canal Arts provides the immigrant-rich Canal community with arts education and opportunities, and this is the first public art collaboration the organization has completed outside of the Canal District. Project lead Rich Storek of Storek Studio/Architecture worked closely with Canal Arts artists Yuan Chen, Isidoro Filadelfo Angeles, Kathleen Edwards, Glenn Case to complete the project.

“The Canal, home to about 12,000 mostly Latino, mostly immigrant, Marinites, is home to much of the county’s essential workforce, a historically underserved population, its environment neglected and crowded,” Storek says. “Working with the support of 14 Marin organizations, the Canal Arts works to improve lives through public art that expresses the Canal’s colorful cultures and brightens and inspires its surroundings.”

“I’m passionate about the site, its history and the ways in which it serves the community as a place to explore, learn and celebrate,” says Marin Art and Garden Center Executive Director Antonia Adezio. “We hope that the recognition of the center’s significance will encourage people from throughout the Bay Area to visit our gardens, enjoy this historic 11 acres that has been preserved for all of us, and be refreshed and inspired by their experience.”Thenonprofit will celebrate its new status on the National Register at its 7th annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser event on September 16. — LOTUS ABRAMS

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Marin native and San Anselmo resident Caitlin Mitchell, along with fellow former teacher Jessica Cannata, cofounded curriculum company EB Academics to offer middle school English and language arts teachers innovative lesson plans to keep students engaged, as well as stress-manage ment strategies. “We strive to ensure teachers are supported and do great work inside of the classroom but also thrive outside of school,” says Mitchell, who serves as EB Academics CEO. “We provide them with the tools, resources and guidance necessary to be the teachers they want to be.” Through its membership model, EB Mario Moran, Marios Method

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Being a teacher has always been hard work requiring boundless patience, even for the most passionate educators who wouldn’t choose any other profession, but the challenges have been heightened during these past two-plus pandemic years. Even as everyday life may again be resem bling what could be described as “normal,” the demands on teachers remain higher than ever, and many students are still struggling to catch up. So where do those who support the educa tion of the next generation turn to for support? Some local Marinites are working hard to provide resources to these dedicated educators, as well as for their students and families, to help improve the learning experience.

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Academics provides thousands of teachers in Marin County and around the world with project-based learning lesson plans, such as one based on build ing a business and pitching it to investors, and a literary escape room unit. To help their teacher members with remote instruction during the pandemic, EB Academics began providing digital components to all their lessons. “At that time, I was even nominated as a local hero on KRON4 News by one of our teachers in our membership!” Mitchell shares.

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At Marios Method, Moran consults with families, students and teachers, helping to create a connection so they don’t fall by the wayside. “I draw on my 20-plus years of experience to decide on the best approach to reach them on a human level,” he says. “Every child and family is different. Sometimes, it’s just talking about their interests like art, sports or books. I listen and can understand what it takes to help students make a connection with the world theyEveninhabit.”though in-person schooling is back in session, the pressures of the pandemic — on both students and teachers — are still present, so Marios Method and EB Academics are ready to back up our brave educators. “I’m really looking forward to returning to classrooms to observe and interact with kids and teachers and provide, in detail, information to educators on how best to support these children,’” Moran says.

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Another former teacher devoted to improving the classroom experience, for both teachers and students, is Mario Moran, who taught at Marin Primary and Middle School for 22 years before founding his business to help kids with behavioral and academic challenges. “When educators and families reach out to me, they often feel like they’ve run out of options,” Moran says. “I support students who don’t necessarily ‘fit in the box,’ and, in turn, I support teachers by helping these students after teachers and parents feel they have nowhere else to turn.”

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women living abroad in China; and finally, to a future Chinese colony on Mars. Chai is a professor at San Francisco State University. She is the author of 11 books, including three novels; two memoirs, and the American Book Award–winning short story collection. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship.

To read more of the interview with Mai-lee Chai, scan here: Chai’s new book, Tomorrow in Shanghai, is a short story collection exploring cultural complexities in China, the Chinese diaspora in America, and the world at large.

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MM: How have your experiences growing up influence your writing? MC: I was born in Southern California, but my family moved away when I was 6. Since then, I’ve lived in states all across the U.S. I moved to San Francisco as an adult after grad school. Moving to a di fferent state is almost like moving to a di fferent country. I wanted to show that diversity in this collection, which has stories set in various places I’ve lived. All the characters in the story are in places where they don’t feel entirely at home. I wanted to examine how the self navigates such vast cultural changes.

MM: A lot of your books touch upon your Chinese-American heritage. What role do you feel this has in your writing?

See the authors Sept. 10 at 2:00 p.m. in person at Book Passage in Corte Madera. On the Roof Top by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton This stunning novel is about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters is set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco. On stage, the sisters are The Salvations, who have become a bonafide girl group and are the talk of the jazz-era Fillmore.


More Great New Reads Wandering in Japan, edited by Linda Watanabe McFerrin and Laurie McAndish King


I wrote the majority of these stories during either the Trump presidency or the pandemic, so I was greatly in fluenced by current events even though none of these stories is set in the present day. I wanted to show that the violence of the present day — whether from capitalism, classism, racism, xenophobia or misogyny — is related to the violence of the past. The title is a metaphor for belief that the future will be better.

See Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Sept. 18 at 4:00 p.m. in person at Book Passage in Corte Madera.

MC: In all these stories I show Chinese and Chinese-American characters struggling in various ways, some economically, some due to racism and/or homophobia or misogyny. None of the characters feels at home where they currently are — and they need to hope that there they wil l fi nd their home, their better place in the future.

May-lee Chai will be appearing Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. live online at


In this eighth collection of the popular series, the adventuresome writers meet a mysterious geisha, experience the dark side of Mount Fuji, confront a confusing cuisine, encounter spooks and spirits, consider the legacy of Hiroshima, and experience a religious initiation.


Marin Magazine (MM): What are some of the themes and subjects you explore in your latest May-leebook?Chai

MN: What does it mean to buy intentionally, and why do you think that will make people feel happier?

Mickey Nelson (MN): How did you get into fashion design, and what inspired you to launch Cuyana? Karla Gallardo (KG): “I’ve always had a pas sion for fashion and giving back. The idea came about as a customer. I had recently moved to the United States and realized that I had grown up in a way in Ecuador that was very different from how many of my college classmates grew up — particularly in how I was taught to shop. One of the biggest, most shocking moments for me was on a particu lar Thanksgiving weekend, Black Friday, when I learned that people would sleep outside of Macy’s to be able to get in and buy products at a discount. Most of those pur chases would end up being unintentional and only bring dissatisfaction in the long run. I’d never seen something like that before.

KG: “When it came to bringing new items into our home, my parents taught me to think of purchases as investments; not as something we would quickly dispose of. This mentality forced me to think about quality, longevity and versatility as musts in every purchase. Impulse buying was not welcomed at home. When I think of the objects that we surround ourselves with, they were objects that made us happy in some way — they either brought back a memory or a story, or they brought us satisfaction because we could use or wear them often. Good investments bring you that type of satisfaction. Impulse buys eventually bring you guilt.



“When I first moved to the United States, I realized that the culture of repairing and mending products didn’t exist. Donation and landfill quickly became the next stop for most products. In Ecuador, we don’t dispose of our belongings in that way; caring for our products was as important as the thought process behind the purchase of that prod uct. Seamstresses, tailors and repairmen are abundant and affordable. If the vacuum cleaner breaks, you take it to the electri cian and get it repaired. If your jacket zipper breaks, you take it to the seamstress to get it replaced. If you lose weight, you take your suits to the tailor to get them altered.

MN: What are your goals for Cuyana?

KG: “My North Star is to build a global brand that becomes the destination of intentional shopping — products that have luxury, quality, heritage, lasting design and


Drawing on the values instilled in her as a child growing up in Ecuador, Cuyana founder and CEO Karla Gallardo has created a San Francisco-based premium women’s clothing brand that champions simplicity, social responsibility and a reduced footprint on the planet. Beyond her rewarding work building a sustainable fashion brand, Gallardo — fresh off of a move from San Francisco to Marin — is also embracing family life in Kent Woodlands, where she and her family are renovating a home. Read on to learn how Gallardo is setting a sustainable example for other clothing manufacturers, and how her family is taking advantage of all of the natural beauty, and newfound sense of community, that Marin has to offer.

“I particularly love remembering how proud my father used to be of his shoes. He had purchased a handful of pairs in Europe before I was born. He would always show them off to me and say, ‘See, 15 years and they still look like new!’ Whenever the soles ran out, he would take them to the shoe repair shop and get them replaced. I must admit, his shoes always looked great.”

“The idea of building a brand that actually helped customers buy better, that exposed the stories of how products were made, and that actually taught customers what my parents taught me when it comes to buy ing products intentionally, was something I thought needed to exist. It would just make people happier. My friends’ wardrobes were full of ‘stuff,’ but they were actually empty of things they loved. I wanted to change that.”

Ecuadorian-born Karla Gallardo, founder and CEO of successful San Francisco-based fashion brand Cuyana, discusses the importance of socially and environmentally responsible clothing manufacturing, and her family’s new home and life in Marin.



KG: “Yes, the style is consistent with our culture. I observe women wearing brands that are casual yet that have values of sustainability and simplicity. I see the Marin woman as a woman who appreciates ‘quiet luxury.’ Quiet luxury is not about the logo, the focus on celebrities and the hype on trends. Quiet luxury focuses on an understated lifestyle — one that emphasizes less is more. The quiet luxury customer asserts her status in subtle ways; she invests in quality, beauty, craftsmanship and sustainability, and shifts away from the loud and extravagant.”

KG: “We’ve spent almost two years remodeling our new home. It will be done by the fall of this year, and it will be like a modern farmhouse. The spaces for hosting are key, as we look forward to constant gatherings and sharing. Inside, we used a quiet palette that allows the large windows to display the nature of the woodlands like art. Each furniture piece is intentional and many of them are custom made.”

MN: What do you love most about living in Marin so far, and what are you looking forward to?

KG: “The fresh air, wild animals, space, silence and the promise of community — we didn’t have that when we lived in San Francisco. We look forward to contributing to the community of Kentfield and becoming part of it.”

KG: “In the summer, we love to spend our entire day by the pool and outside. We love to have friends over and throw barbecue and dinner parties. In the colder months, we like to stay inside hosting our loved ones and enjoying puzzles, board games and movies with our kids. We like to host our families for extended periods as well, so our routine never really looks the same. When we go out locally, our favorite places nearby are Marin Country Mart, Guesthouse and Roma Antica.”

MN: What is your home in Kentfield like?

MN: How does Cuyana practice ethical and sustainable manufacturing?

MN: Tell us about your KG:family.

Mickey Nelson is a longtime book editor living in the Kentfield/Ross area of Marin County. She has worked in the editorial depart ment of the San Francisco Chronicle, a number of reputable magazines and two book publishing houses. She now edits Kentfield & Ross Living magazine, as well as tutors in writing and reading.

MN: What does your family do for fun?

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KG: “We’re rebuilding local industries that were forgotten by luxury brands as they moved to China to produce at lower costs. We’re rebuilding the best leather factories in Argentina and Italy, the best for cashmere in Scotland and Italy, the very best for alpaca in Peru. Through this, we’re re-employing tens of premium craftsmen who were let go. We also focus on sustainability and making products with better practices that minimize our impact on the planet. And ultimately, our motto of “fewer, better” pushes custom ers to buy less, but better. If we all buy more intentionally, fewer products will be demanded, and ultimately, the entire retail industry will have to shift to produce less and reduce its footprint on the planet.”

“My husband, Mickey, and I work a lot, and we both like to do it! We also really value family time. Our weekdays go by very fast as we focus on our work, but we always make sure to have breakfast and dinner together as a family. The weekends are the moments when we disconnect from work and have fun. Moving to Kentfield is our way of maximizing our free time — we love the sun, nature and space. We’re homebodies, so having a big backyard and trails just around the corner is something we cherish. We also host our big Montenegrin (Mickey’s family) and Ecuadorian families many times throughout the year, so having the space that we didn’t have before in the city is very helpful!”

MN: What do you notice about the “style” or aesthetic of Marin? Is it consistent with our culture and lifestyle here?

MARIN SEPTEMBER 2022 33 are sustainable, a place where customers know that each product offers that, and where they are guided to buy only what they love. I also look forward to the rest of the retail industry using Cuyana as inspiration for their own practices.”

The Roman Pool at Hearst Castle, Julia Morgan's best-known commission, designed for William Randolph Hearst



Julia Morgan’s ground-breaking career and environmentally sensitive approach to design still inspires architects today, 150 years after she was born. Her legacy and work can be witnessed in Marin County and beyond.

famed Bay Area architect Julia Morgan was born in 1872. America’s first independent, licensed woman architect, Morgan left a significant legacy in Marin County, including several buildings that are still serving the purposes she designed them for over a century ago. Her most famous project, the spectacu lar Hearst Castle built for William Randolph Hearst overlooking San Simeon on the Central Coast, draws more than 750,000 visitors each year, who marvel at the property’s grand rooms and iconic Neptune and Roman pools. Morgan has left not only a tangible legacy in Marin County and beyond, but she has also in fluenced the work of many present-day architects. Morgan was incredibly prolific during her notable career: She completed nearly 750 commissions — about 200 more than Frank Lloyd Wright. Elizabeth Doermann has been teaching students at the College of Marin about Morgan’s accomplishments in her architectural history classes for 15 years. “She showed tenacity in obtaining education, including her success at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and a similar tenacity in procur ing work back in California,” Doermann says. “She was in command of design elements — space, light, massing, proportion and exquisite detail — and her comfort and willingness to experiment with so many styles came together as her own style.”


The fi rm recently renovated a historic Morgan-designed house in Berkeley. “The interior walls were all 2-foot-thick concrete, robust and resistant to change, so we have a newfound appreciation for the longevity of what she accomplished,” Wade says. One of Wade’s favorite Morgan-designed buildings is the Sausalito Woman’s Club. “It has such a perfectly scaled ballroom (auditorium) space,” she says.

Morgan’s work is an inspiration to many of Marin’s most successful architects, some of whom have incorporated the environmentally sensitive design principles of the First Bay Tradition, a Bay Area offshoot of the Arts-and-Crafts Movement, of which Morgan was a leading practitioner. “[Julia] understood materials and engineering beyond her contemporaries while creating some of the most graceful, beautifully composed works of the time,” says Ani Wade, who founded Wade Design Architects in San Anselmo with her husband, Luke, in 2007. “Her work was included as part of our study of the regional style that emerged in the Bay Area, and she was regarded as a trailblazer for women in her profession.”

Casa Grande Gothic Study at Hearst Castle


Designed by Morgan in 1916 and dedicated in 1918, the Sausalito Woman’s Club reflects the architect's indoor-outdoor approach to design. The clubhouse, one of Morgan’s most impressively sited public buildings, is perched atop a steep hillside, providing breathtaking views of the bay and San Francisco skyline. The building is constructed entirely of redwood, wit h floor-to-ceiling windows along the east and west sides to allow these unobstructed views. Morgan used several balconies to take further advantage of the beauty of the natural setting by creating an indooroutdoor effect. The club’s integration with its site is enhanced by the use of redwood shingles on its exterior, as well as the open-beamed ceiling in the 300-seat auditorium, which creates a warm, welcoming ambience for visitors. To this day, the building is still fulfilling its original mission.

This image and left: The Sausalito Woman's Club, designed by Morgan in 1916

A recent residential project by Wagstaff + Rogers Architects inspired by Morgan's work

"Julia's vision was to create a space for free-thinking women to gather and support each other, because she knew we could accomplish so much more together," says Arliss Willis, a former chair of the Sausalito Woman’s Club Preservation Society. “This building has helped us maintain our mission of outreach to the community, and it has allowed us to continue to be involved in meeting our community’s needs. It’s kept us together as a group for over a Morgan’scentury.”emphasis on indoor-outdoor design has inspired many later architects, including Wade. “As designers, we’re focused on indoor-outdoor connections and creating buildings that encourage spending time in the surrounding landscape, opening up homes to fresh air, sunlight and an awareness of the natural world,” Wade says. “A home we designed in San Geronimo embraces the outdoors and has that sense of airiness that you ca n fi nd in lots of her work.”


This San G eronimo home is the work of Wade Design Architects, who took inspiration from Morgan's emphasis on indoor-outdoor design.

The Jula Morgan Theater in Berkeley, designed by Morgan in 1908 as St. John's Presbyterian Church

The Bertha Newall House at 15 Prospect Avenue is a Craftsman jewel designed in 1907 that retains most of its original features. The one-and-a-half story bungalow is set well back from the street atop a hilly, tree-shaded lot. The exterior is sheathed in clapboards, with wide overhanging eaves, low-angled gables and a deeply recessed corner porch. The interior includes an enclosed sun porch with walls of latticed windows, allowing full views of the sylvan setting, and a living and dining room with an open beamed ceiling and a wide klinker brick fi Ellinreplace.andNed

“Except for bathroom and kitchen remodels and updating electri cal service, the current floorplan and architectural detail is true to Morgan’s original design. Ours is an incredibly livable home. There isn’t a room in the house that isn’t comfortable — and a joy to look out from, whether for the views, or the way the light fi lls the spaces.”

Also displaying Morgan’s nature-based approach to design are two brown-shingled residences she designed in 1921, now owned by the San roomassing,suchPrairie-styleBayblendshomeRoadHouse2019.RedlandwhichTheologicalFranciscoSeminary,mergedwithUniversityinThePresident’sat47Seminaryisathree-storythatskillfullythewoodsyFirstTraditionwithfeaturesashorizontalalow-angled fl ine and minimal use of ornamentation, (the wide deck and stairs were added later). The Palladian-style window in the center of the third story overhanging bay is the type of historic motif often incorporated into First Bay Tradition buildings. Across the road at 118 Bolinas Avenue stands the Dean’s House, originally designed as faculty housing. It displays a similar blend of First Bay Tradition features, such as brown-shingle siding and exposed roof beams, with Prairie-style horizontal massing. The flower box lining the bottom of the second-story bay window is a favorite feature of Morgan’s residential designs.


Purdom are only the second owners of the Newall House, and they’ve made few changes since they purchased it in 1999. “My parents bought the property in 1967 from the Newalls, and Ellin and I bought the home from my mother’s estate,” Ned says.

Morgan’s reverence for nature-based design has strongly in fluenced Eric Rogers, the principal architect since 2014 at Mill Valley-based architectur e fi rm Wagstaff + ogers Architects, which was founded in 1987. Wagstaff + ogers Architects recently com pleted a restoration of a home on Hampton Road in Piedmont that Morgan designed in 1938. Rogers became acquainted with Morgan’s work during an internship that brought him to San Francisco in 2000. “I ended up subletting for the summer in Berkeley, and I was drawn to the small church Morgan designed there called St. John’s Presbyterian Church, which is now called the Julia Morgan Theater,” Rogers says. “I try to practice nature-based design as much as possible by using natural materials, natural lighting and ventilation, and landscape design to create a healthier and more cre ative environment for habitation. The Arts-and-Crafts/Craftsman style has heavily in fluenced most of the residential projects we’ve done in Marin.”

38 SEPTEMBER 2022 MARIN A few miles north of the Sausalito Woman’s Club in San Anselmo are three more examples of Morgan’s work that display her nature-based design philosophy. These residences apply the envi ronmentally sensitive features of the First Bay Tradition, of which she was a leading practitioner.


The Bertha Newall House in San Anselmo, designed by Morgan in 1907


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A walk past any of Morgan’s Marin County buildings provides ample evidence of why she has in recent years come to be considered one America’s most important architects. Their variety, aestheti cally pleasing proportions, use of sustainable and natural materials, and environmentally sensitive siting show her exceptional com mand of all the aspects of design that mark a truly great architect. Today, 150 years after her birth, we can all be grateful for the unique legacy of beauty she has left us.

Mark Anthony Wilson is an author and historian who has written five books on West Coast architecture, including Julia Morgan: Architect of Beauty. He teaches art history at Santa Rosa Junior College.

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Head Class of the Imaginarium Classrooms' Prototype classroom, designed by Kurani architects, which lets teachers personalize learning for primary school students

From designing spaces that encourage a love of learning to empowering students toward community action, these eight local innovators are impacting education for the better in the Bay Area and beyond.





Kurani considers the school environment the missing link in the effort to improve education. “There are so many smart, dedicated people trying to cook up this meal called education,” he says. “They’ve got all the ingredients, but they’re forgetting the pot — the space. We can’t make the great meal called education unless we’ve got the pot where all these things mix well.”

Danish Kurani Architect and Founder Kurani Danish Kurani, who has designed more than 100 educational spaces around the world, does not agree that schools become safer when buildings are hardened. He believes open, inviting spaces provide more security. “Architecture’s role in education isn’t to isolate or shield; it’s to make schools fertile ground for personal growth — places that foster social, psychological and emotional development,” he explains. “We need to soften the school’s boundary, making it more accessible and connected to people. Schools can, and should, be the heartbeat of the community. If we invite more adults on campus, it actually becomes a saferAlthoughplace.”he’s designed many di fferent types of structures, Kurani has focused on creating learning spaces since he opened his Mountain View-based fi rm 10 years ago. His work includes Khan Lab School, Acton Academy East Bay, Black Girls Code and Google Code Next Lab.

Kurani emigrated from Pakistan to Georgia with his family when he was 3 years old. He chose to focus on architecture as a way to solve global problems. While pursuing his master’s degree in architecture and urban design at Harvard University, Kurani partnered with Ph.D. students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Boston Public Schools on his thesis, and recognized that education was the most proactive way to address universal concerns.

No one doubts the signi ficant impact of the global pandemic on education. It’s caused two and half years of disruption, learning loss and the recognition of inequity in the classroom. Coupled with a growing mental health crisis among children and a concern about school safety, the state of education may look dire, but there are plenty of individuals who see these challenges as an opportunity to reimagine how children learn . These eight innovators based in Marin County and the wider Bay Area are making a di fference in the field of education here at home and around the country.

“We have to arrive at the design by fi rst thinking critically and deeply about the experience we’re trying to create,” he says. “What will learning look like day-to-day, week-to-week, monthto-month, semester to semester?”


Kurani talks with all of the stakeholders, including administrators, teachers and students. “The process helps everyone think carefully and deeply about the student experience,” he says. “We’re choosing to work with partners who are trying to shake up education and do things di fferently. It’s been great to see the impact.”

When the 10 th grade students in James Hughes’s English class at Marin Academy read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Chronicle of a Death Foretold, they learn more than just the novella. “This story focuses on a sense of community responsibility,” Hughes notes. “It’s a great opportunity for us to explore what our responsibility to the community is.”

Hughes is entering his fifth year as an English teacher and director of community action at the independent school in San Rafael. “I chose to come to this school because it’s pushing the boundaries of education beyond the traditional four walls of a classroom,” he says. “We’re connecting kids to the community, and that’s so rewarding.”


“Students at independent schools have incredible opportu nities and resources,” Hughes says. “I want to help them think deeply about how they access and harness those opportunities to make an impact in our world. Understanding social justice, racial justice and systemic inequities are so essential. To see the students grow into incredibly responsible, community-aware, active young adults — that’s what motivates my work.”


While much of Marin Academy’s service learning is rooted in academic courses, the school’s mission to “think, question and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion” leads to more far-reaching programming.

After reflecting on the content of the book, the sophomores learn about different local organizations where they can volun teer to meet needs in Marin County. “It’s about thinking deeply and then getting experience by going out in the community to work with groups like City Impact or support homeless women who are under-resourced,” Hughes says.

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James Hughes Director Communityof Action, English Teacher Marin Academy

Hughes oversees the Community Action Leadership Council, led by sophomores, juniors and seniors with a desire to broaden the school’s social impact on the community; the Youth Grants Board, which awards funds to other area schools engaged in service; and the Conference on Democracy, an annual one-day event that brings local, national and global luminaries together to share their pro fessional perspectives and personal experiences.

Tripp recalls two experiences in high school that influenced the development of Oakland-based Galileo Learning. “I was the editor of the school newspaper in 1986 when we transitioned from traditional publishing to desktop publishing,” he says. “Working together with a group of motivated peers who wanted to use new technology to publish a quality newspaper was transformative for me. It taught me how much one can learn when you’re engaged in projects that are meaningful to you. At the same time, I was in Boy Scouts with a Scout Master who believed that kids should run the troop. It was so incredible as a young person to have adults believe in you and empower you to be the ones in charge of the program.

Denise Pope, Ph.D.

This classroom experience spurred Pope to enroll in graduate school to figure out how to engage students more deeply. For her dissertation, she shadowed five students at a highachieving suburban high school near Stanford University. “I thought I was observing a model school,” she says, “but what I found was students going through the motions, doing school like these little robots. They were stressed, getting ulcers, cheating and not sleeping. Even the adults were stressed.

Glen Tripp

Since its founding in 2001, 600,000 students have attended Galileo. More than 2,500 Galileo educators serve more than 50,000 kids annually at 67 sites across the country. The projectbased science, arts, technology and engineering experiences have been influenced by the Institute of Design at Stanford University and The Tech Interactive museum in San Jose.


As a student, Galileo Learning founder and CEO Glen Tripp appre ciated a traditional academic education in a traditional classroom, yet he recognized that the approach doesn’t work for every student. He built Galileo Learning’s seasonal camps on the premise that hands-on, project-based learning has the poten tial to bring meaning to a child’s education in a transformative way.

When Tripp, a graduate of Stanford University, reflected on his own education, he realized that while math and reading are foundational skills every student needs, there’s so much more to learn. “I believe creativity and innovation are going to be the most valuable skills in the next phase of our world’s develop ment,” he says.


“I learned through these experiences how joyful, fun, stimulat ing and inspirational it is to come together with a group of people and create something that you care about.”

Pope says there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but Challenge Success is helping make policy and program changes one school and one district at a time. ”This kind of change process is slow and laborious, but it’s sustainable,” she says.

“I was just ringing an alarm bell, but when my dissertation was published, the head of the health center at Stanford told me that students coming out of this type of school end up in health centers. They asked me to create an intervention based on my research.”

Glen Tripp Founder and CEO Galileo Learning

As a student, Pope loved school. She became a high school English teacher because of the posi tive relationships she’d had with her teachers, but found that her students were not as engaged in learning as she had been. “It really was not their fault,” Pope says. “A lot of things about the system weren’t working.”

At the same time, Pope acknowledges there’s a lot that needs fixing. “Right now, it’s mental health: stress, isolation, suicide ideation, anxiety and depression,” she says. “Of course we want schools to hire more counselors, but we also need to look at the systems level to find solutions. What about the policies and prac tices is not allowing kids to thrive, be healthy or feel like theyChallengebelong?”Success has worked with educators, students and parents at more than 500 schools around the country to transform the student experience. “We help schools rethink what they’re doing to promote whole child wellness, real engagement with learning, excitement about coming to school and joy,” she says.

MARIN Denise Pope, Ph.D. Cofounder, Challenge Success Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education Denise Pope, Ph.D., says it’s the students she interacts with who make her feel hopeful about the future of education, and as founder and exec utive director of Challenge Success, she meets a lot of them. “The students I talk to want to make changes,” she explains. “They’re articulate. They’re thrilled to have adults listen to them.”

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“For me, focusing on the next generation of teachers is the most important thing we can do. They're not only going to impact the stu dents they have in front of them today, but over the course of their careers, they’re also going to have a broader influence as school lead ers and policy makers. That’s why we’re investing in them.”

David Tellez (right) is now a dean at Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City. Pam Lamcke

Pam Lamcke Executive Director Marshall Teacher Residency


“We intentionally designed the residency to consider how we can recruit, train and retain diverse teachers across all different demo graphic markers.

As executive director of the Marshall Teacher Residency at Summit Public Schools in Redwood City, Pam Lamcke designed a program to answer the ques tion, “What would learning look like if we could train teachers from the beginning of their careers to take a different view of the classroom?” “The way school has looked for 100 years isn’t working anymore,” Lamcke says. “We started this program because we recognized a need for teachers to come into school with a less traditional mindset. We’re focused on personalized learning.”Lamcke, who earned a master’s degree in education and a teaching credential from Stanford University and a master’s degree in educational leadership and an administrative cre dential from the UC Berkeley, brings more than 15 years of experience to her role training novice teachers. She developed the residency program in coordination with the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) to include classroom practice, collaboration and mentorship.

Like many educators, Lamcke is not only concerned about the shortage of teachers, but about the diversity of the teach ing force. “The majority of teachers in the United States are white women, especially in California where our student population is different than that,” she says.

“I know every one of the 122 teachers who have been through the program,” Lamcke reflects. “Knowing where these teachers started and what their values are, I really trust the future of education in their Ninetyhands.”percent of the first cohort of 24 teachers just completed their fourth year in the classroom. That rate of retention is higher than the national average. “We designed this program as a residency model because there’s a lot of research that tells us time spent apprenticing with an experi enced teacher leads to stronger retention in the field,” Lamcke explains.

When the program coordinator announced he was leaving, and no one stepped up to keep it going, Lewen decided to take over. “I saw how little anybody cared what happened to people in prison,” she says. “That’s a precarious situation for any group of humans.”

Jody Lewen receiving the 2015 National Humanities Medal from President Obama


Jody Lewen, Ph.D. Founder and President Mount Tamalpais College Jody Lewen, Ph.D., fi rst entered San Quentin State Prison in 1999 as a volunteer instructor in an educational outreach program to inmates. As a graduate student in the rhetoric department at UC Berkeley, Lewen was teaching classes on campus and working on her dissertation. “I started teaching at San Quentin out of interest and excitement at the idea of being able to deliver quality education to people who didn’t necessarily have it, but it was something to do on the side,” Lewen recalls. “My plan was to fi nish my dissertation and go into the conventional job market. Then I fell in love with the program.”

Lewen wondered what the program could become if there was enough manpower and resources to support it, and decided to found the nonprofit Prison University Project to raise funds for expansion. As an increasing number of inmates enrolled in classes, the Prison University Project became the infrastruc ture for a robust academic program offering a general education associate of arts degree and intensive college preparatory courses. In the past two decades, nearly 4,000 students have participated. Recently, the Prison University Project became an accredited independent liberal arts college renamed Mount Tamalpais College. Lewen has been recognized for her efforts as the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and the Peter E. Haas Public Service“We’reAward.letting people who have been marginalized, degraded and left for dead know that somebody does care about them,” Lewen says. “I derive so much satisfaction from feeling useful. Seeing the good we can do just by showing up and taking the time to give our students a high-quality education — that’s fuel for me.”


A lifelong Marin resident, Ramirez served on the commis sion when she was in high school. “I remember feeling a little bit ‘othered,’” she recalls. “Marin has a lot of tricky dynamics because of race and class, so for me as a woman of color from a working-class background, I feel that it’s important to create spaces where we are being inclusive of all young people.”



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fford the service. They’re providing resources for Shoreline Public Schools to purchase books that reflect diversity and fi nancing success centers for atrisk youth at Redwood and Tamalpais high schools, as well as supporting wellness centers at three schools.

While Kiddo! was successfully raising funds for Mill Valley schools, Garlock realized students in the rest of Marin County didn’t have access to similar opportunities. “These programs are important,” she explains. “If we worked together through the entire county, we could support all of the kids, not just those in ourGarlockdistrict.”retired from her position at Kiddo! in 2011 to join the newly formed SchoolsRule-Marin, a consortium of all the school foundations in Marin County, as the volunteer board chair. SchoolsRule-Marin supports four program areas: literacy, the arts, technology and health. “We set broad parameters and let the school foundations decide what programs they feel are the most needed for their students,” she says. When the pandemic brought to light the inequality gap in one of the wealthiest counties in the whostudentscollegegramrentalfundsSchoolsRule-MarintheshiftedSchoolsRule-Marincountry,focustoclosingachievementgap.nowaninstrumentscholarshipproinMillValleyandcounselingforinSanRafaelcannota

The city of San Rafael named CitizenRamirezSamanthaits2022oftheYear to recognize the impact of her work with stu dents throughout Marin County. As senior pro gram coordinator with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), Ramirez coordinates the Marin County Youth Commission.

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YLI is a statewide organization empowering middle and high school students to make changes in their communities. “We uplift young people and help them use their voice,” explains Ramirez, who also serves on the board of Community Action Marin. “I’m the adult who guides and supports them so that their dreams and ideas can become a reality.”

In 1981, when Trisha Garlock and her neighbor Penny Weiss started the foundation Kiddo! to support art and music programs in Mill Valley’s public schools, they thought they’d be out of business i n five years. “The state was cutting school budgets because of Proposition 13, but we thought surely they would go back and realize their mistake and begin to fund schools properly again,” Garlock says. “It’s been 40 years though, and they still haven’t come to that realization.”

While only 20% of Marin County’s residents are children, Garlock believes the community has “a collective responsibility to ensure that all schools have the resources they need to fully meet the needs of all their students.” For her efforts, Garlock was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018.

In 2020, Ramirez ran for office for the San Rafael Board of Education. It was not a successful campaign, but she says it opened her mind. “We have a situation in Marin with some school districts that are majority students of color, but we desperately lack representation in leadership,” she says. “I put myself out there and made that a topic of conversation.”

Ramirez has put political aspirations behind her, preferring to work directly with students she can mentor. Recognizing that change takes time, she’s willing to keep trying. “All my lived experience is here in Marin County,” she says. “I’m try ing to do the best I can to facilitate change. It’s hard, but I’m seeing the impact on my young people. I’m seeing how they connect with me, how they nurture each other. I’m seeing a lot of success.”

Alamere Falls, Point Reyes National Seashore


Experience the wonders of the night sky this fall in Marin County and around the bay.


“Even under the best of circumstances, we only see a few dozen stars in our night sky,” McKeegan says. “But 200 or even 150 years ago, if you looked at the sky you would have seen thousands of stars, and you could clearly see the Milky Way.”



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As we settle into early fall in Marin, the coastal fog diminishes, bringing warm days and clear nights that offer plentiful opportunities to observe the night sky. This simple activity has fascinated human kind for as long as we’ve existed on Earth. “Humans have been studying the planets and outer space for thousands of years,” says Gerald McKeegan, adjunct astronomer at Oakland’s Chabot Space & Science Center. “The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and almost every ancient culture engaged in some sort of primi tive astronomy and had stories about the night sky.” McKeegan has been teaching astronomy classes, conducting planetarium shows, and coordinating public weekend telescope viewing sessions every Friday and Saturday night at Chabot, weather permit ting, for over 22 years. One of the things that’s changed since ancient people viewed the cosmos, he says, is that light pollution in urban areas prevents us from seeing nearly as many stars as people once did.

Marin County offers some stellar viewpoints to take in the beauty of the night sky.

Perched high above Muir Beach, this cliffside aerie is accessed via a short trail and staircase, providing sweeping, unobstructed views of the sky to the west and north. A red-light headlamp can help you find your way along the trail at night. Or, stargaze from the beach beside a toasty fire in one of the designated fire rings, available until one hour after sunset.

The lack of development on the Point Reyes National Seashore makes it ideal for stargazing. Any of the area’s beaches are good bets, but it’s hard not to be especially wowed when gazing up at the night sky from among the dunes at uncrowded Limantour Beach. Adding to the attraction, wood fires are allowed on the beach by permit. As part of the education program for the region’s Dark Sky Point Reyes initiative, you can also join local astronomer Don Jolley for monthly benefit stargazing events in the Giacomini Wetlands (donation $10–$20).;


“I’ve lived here in Point Reyes for 50 years, and we were beginning to lose the night scape in town,” she says. “My grandchildren couldn’t walk outside of my apartment and see the Big Dipper on a clear night because of all the lighting in town.”

The rigorous application process, which began earlier this year, takes about three years to complete and involves working with property and business owners to reduce light pollution, as well as collaborating with the county to update lighting regulations.

Also visible in September is the Milky Way, though it can be difficult to view in urban areas, cautions McKeegan. “If you can get somewhere far away from city lights, you’ll be able to see the Milky Way arching from the South almost straight overhead at about 10:00 p.m. across the sky,” he says.

Lotus Abrams is the editor in chief at Marin Magazine. She lives with her husband and daughters in San Mateo, where they enjoy hiking the area’s many open spaces protected by her favorite local nonprofit, the Peninsula Open Space Trust.

Guided experiences like the one with Jolley, or those offered by local observatories like Chabot, can help night sky viewers more easily identify constellations and planets, but even stargazing solo can be a deeply gratify ing experience. The wonderous thing about the night sky — and perhaps the reason why we’re just as enthralled with it today as our ancestors were — is that our view is con stantly evolving. “Because the earth orbits around the sun, we see different constella tions of stars at night at different times of the year, so we’re going to be seeing the fall con stellations coming up,” McKeegan says.

To generate awareness about their efforts, the initiative’s stakeholders created the Dark Sky Point Reyes website, darkskypointreyes. com, where people can learn more about the cause and register to attend monthly donation-supported stargazing events led astronomy teacher Don Jolley, who regales participants with tales of galaxies far, far away while they gaze upon the starlit sky.

Meanwhile, contrary to popular belief, moon viewing is actually best around the first quarter or crescent moon rather than the full moon to see the most detail, advises McKeegan. “When you look with a pair of binoculars or a very small telescope at the crescent moon you see more detail because there are shadows,” he says. “When there's a full moon there are no shadows, so every thing looks flat.”

Point Reyes Station Village Association Vice President Peggy Day, who is closely involved in the application process, hopes that with the International Dark Sky Reserve designa tion, West Marin will be able to preserve its night sky for current and future generations.

In Marin County, the desire to preserve this celestial view recently prompted the Point Reyes National Seashore, the town of Point Reyes Station and the surrounding com munities to join forces and apply to become an official International Dark Sky Reserve, a title bestowed on only a handful of regions in the world. Regions with this designation agree to limit light pollution through respon sible lighting policy and practice.

Point Reyes National Seashore

If you’re ready to explore the cosmos, whether on your own, through a guided experience or from a plush seat inside one of our local planetariums, here are some resources to help you make the most of your experience.


Mt. Tamalpais High above the fog and light pollution of many other Bay Area viewpoints, Mt. Tam offers exceptional conditions to observe the night sky in all its glory. In late summer, the Milky Way can be seen with the naked eye from the Rock Springs parking lot, which, during pre-pandemic times, has been the site of free "star party" viewing events run by the Mt Tam Astronomy Program (MTAP) and the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers (SFAA) from April through October. While Covid-19 has altered the format of the events for the time being, the organizations hope they will resume next year. Check their websites for up-to-date program information.;

This month, Saturn and Jupiter come into view, and toward the end of September and into October, Mars will be visible in the Eastern sky. “You don’t need a big telescope; you can see the rings around Saturn and the moons of Jupiter with a good pair of binocu lars,” says McKeegan, who advises opting for a pair with 8x or 10x magnification. “And by mid-October, all three planets — Saturn, Jupiter and Mars — will be in the night sky, and that will continue well into November.”


Hawk Hill Although light pollution and fog can make viewing conditions at Hawk Hill a bit challenging compared to other stargazing spots around Marin County, the Marin Headlands locale offers a stunning backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco for the night sky nearly 1,000 feet above sea level. On fog-free days from Sept. through Nov., it’s also known for raptor migration viewing. Muir Beach Overlook


Every Friday and Saturday night from 7:30–10:30 p.m., weather permitting, the Chabot Space & Science Center offers free viewing from its three large, historic telescopes located on the observatory deck, 1,500 feet above the bay. The center also hosts regular showings in its 241-seat, full-dome planetarium and has numerous interactive and hands-on exhibits . Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton A multicampus research hub located about an hour south of San Jose owned by the University of California, Lick Observatory offers regular public celestial viewing nights from its perch 4,200-plus feet above sea level at the summit of Mt. Hamilton through its 36-inch great refrac tor telescope.

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Chabot Space & Science Center, Oakland

Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco Explore the cosmos virtually from a cushy seat inside the Academy of Sciences’ 75-foot dome, which offers daily planetarium shows.


Observatories, planetariums and science centers around the bay offer the opportunity to learn more about the mysteries of the universe. Here are a few to check out.

Robert Ferguson Observatory, Glen Ellen Situated in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, Robert Ferguson Observatory offers regular educational programs for the pub lic. At monthly "star parties," classroom astronomy presentations are followed by viewings through the observatory’s three main telescopes, as well as additional telescopes in front of the building ($10 per adult). Keep the stargazing party going well into the night beside a campfire by booking one of the park’s tent, RV or glamping tent sites (from $35 a night).;

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Across grades, there are many opportunities on a daily basis for students to build and practice these important skills. It’s in the buddy relationships between 8th graders and kindergartners, teamwork during daily P.E. and after-school sports, chicken and garden care, collaboration with peers on school projects, playtime at lunch, teacher-student meetings and more.

Over the past few years, concern about the pandemic and a heightened anxiety about school safety have made it even more important than ever for schools to promote the mental health and well-being of their students. We asked local private schools to share how they’re supporting social-emotional learning (SEL), and here’s what they had to say.

We believe that social-emotional work is integral to a child’s development. It’s in everything we do at Mark Day School — how we make friends, resolve con flicts and step con fidently into new experiences. Particularly in today’s society, it’s essential for chil dren to explore who they are, learn to navigate social situations of all kinds, and move through challenges big and small. All of our faculty and staff re professionally trained in social and emotional learning, including The Toolbox Project and Responsive Classroom.


Mark Day School


Our social emotional literacy (SEL) program, which is implemented throughout our K-8 curriculum and valued as part of the academic program, draws on a variety of resources to help children develop both as individuals and as members of the community.


Social-emotional competence is a critical part of every child’s school success, and just like any academic subject, children need to receive instruction in it. At Terra Marin, we keenly observe our students for their interests and strengths and seize opportunities to communicate and reflect those back to them, thereby building self-con fidence and self-awareness. Through our SEL program, our students develop skills in responsible decision-making; selfregulation; and positive relationship building with peers, family, community and themselves.


• Self-discovery

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We utilize a thematic framework for our SEL programming which includes:

Every day we empower students to fi nd their voice and develop agency in and outside the classroom. We prioritize both the emotional and academic well-being of each of our students, with the goal of providing a balanced and enduring learning experience. We have integrated research-based programs and approaches throughout our K-12 experience to create a foundation of social-emotional learning that builds on itself eachOuryear.Student Support and Wellness Team collaborates closely with our faculty to support our students and parents/guardians.

San Domenico School

Town School for Boys At Town, we believe in the importance of incorporating emotional well-being into the process of learning. We have a lower school social-emotional learning teacher who works closely with classroom teachers to support students’ emotional and social well-being in grades K-4. In collaboration with our families and community, we believe it’s our responsibility to help students develop self-knowledge, empathy and respect for others, communication and problemsolving skills, and to accept responsibility for their own behavior. We build emotional intelligence and emotional literacy in a variety of ways, and we encourage strong connections between teachers and students.

Sterne School

• Setting goals and intentions

With student wellness of paramount importance, key members of our team meet each week to review coursework and student questions and concerns, and to collaborate on the best ways to support student learning and health. Because mental health and well-being are imperative for student success, we highly encourage open dialogue between our students and counselors. Topics can range from friendship, inclusion, respect, di fferences, social isolation and social media to anything that is on our students’ minds! Our social mission statement, “San Domenico is a community of belonging where students, staff nd families are dedicated to inclusion and respect for all,” speaks to the priority we place on maintaining a deeply connected and supportive environment for every member of our community.

• Bringing joy to learning and life

• Celebrating each other’s uniqueness, practices and cultures

SEL is woven throughout the fabric of Terra Marin, guiding our curriculum choices through its integration with language arts, math, Earth education and other core subjects. It serves as the foundation for all schoolwide practices and policies, including how adults and students relate with one another at all levels of the system. As a result, Terra Marin offers a welcoming, participatory and caring climate for learning for students and teachers alike.

Sterne School offers a relationshipbased, supportive environment where students feel seen and heard and are encouraged to share their unique gifts with the world. Sterne School’s social emotional learning program is woven throughout our school’s curricula, programming and practices. Our program offers mentorship opportunities and experiential learning that centers around five SEL foundational tenets: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, building rela tionship skills and responsible decision making. We partner with families and community organizations to help foster our students’ voices, agency, self-reflection and self-advocacy.

• Practicing gratitude through mindfulness

One of these themes is featured monthly, and students take part i n field trips and engage in hands-on activities, service-learning opportunities, celebrations and academic work that revolves around these themes.

Each day, teachers support students as they navigate their world, developing self-awareness, kindness and resilience. In the context of a strong academic program in primary school, students grow to understand themselves, develop empathy and make responsible decisions. As they move on to middle school, students participate in our advisory program, which supports their social-emotional and intellectual growth as they rise to each challenge and become leaders, independent thinkers, self-advocates and engaged citizens.

For example, central to our instructional method is the seminar, which requires clear operating norms for discourse that respects the exploration of ideas. When successful, the result is bonded and respectful relationships among students and teachers that carry over to our retreat and sacraments programs, athletics and our liturgies that direct our focus away from ourselves and toward the divine.

Communal learning, shared celebration and worship, and community service are all part of our great Catholic tradition, and all have monumental social and emotional benefits for our students.

Throughout the day, SEL tools and class discussions are touch points to foster empathy, create bonds, and support a shared vocabulary to foster and grow community.

As beloved children of God, our students are also called to serve people in need in the community. This obligation allows students to fi nd direct application of their learning and provides a context for reflecting on their greater vocational call and obligation.

Throughout the MP&MS learning journey, students learn our core values of courage, curiosity and connection. As graduates, MP&MS students emerge with a passion for inquiry and empathy.

Marin Primary & Middle School is an intentional, creative and joyous learning community. We’re proud to offer a learning journey that amplifies each child’s inherent strengths, helping them build the intellec tual skills, social awareness and emotional courage that will serve them throughout their lives. From preschool through 8th grade, our integrated SEL program serves as the founda tion for this important work both in and out of the classroom.

As a Catholic school, we’re grounded in a Christian anthropology that recognizes every person as a beloved child of God born with dignity and purpose. While we are sinners, we are also receivers of divine mercy and grace, which we aim to employ in every relationship. This notion of the person informs all we do, including the Catholic tradition of social-emotional support of all students.

Mount Tamalpais School

Marin Catholic


Social-emotional learning is an integral part of the Brandeis Marin program. At Brandeis Marin, we want our students to feel empowered to forge lasting connections, embrace challenges and take healthy risks. Brandeis teachers are well-versed in a wide variety of curricula to support social-emotional learning in the classroom, including Responsive Classroom, Toolbox and Kimochis. In addition, our school counselor meets regularly with each class to support community building and the investigation of big ideas like friendship, identity and restorative practices.

Mount Tamalpais School (MTS) believes that socially and emotionally aware students feel a greater sense of connection and belonging with peers, teachers and the larger school com munity. By implementing a social-emotional curriculum that fosters a shared vocabulary and guided daily experiences relat ing to peers, students develop a greater sense of connection and con fidence. As their understanding and empathy for the human experience grows, so too does their ability to both navigate the social and emotional dynamics of life while getting much more out of their academic journey. MTS faculty is trained in age-appropriate social-emotional learning programs, including ongoing professional development and daily collaboration with our school counselor. Kindergarten through 5th grade students start each day with a 30-minute block for morning meeting, including greetings and activities based on the Responsive Classroom model. Sixth through 8th grade students meet in advisory groups of 10 to 12 students three morn ings a week. Homeroom and advisory groups will benefit from a year-long collaboration with the Institute for Social Emotional Learning and MTS faculty in the 2022–23 academic year.

Marin Primary & Middle School

Brandeis Marin

The Marin School Social-emotional learning (SEL) is embedded in the student experience at The Marin School (TMS). From thei r fi rst day, students enter an envi ronment that highlights care at all levels: for self, for others and for community. Our teachers sup port their students through relational learning, developing strong relationships with their students in order to help them thrive, take risks and overcome challenges.

At Chronos Academy, our one rule is ROATS: Respect Others and Their Stu ff. This covers everything. We say “Please” and “I’m sorry” (even teachers). We ask permission to handle someone else’s creation. We offer help and give encouraging feedback. ROATS is pervasive in our school culture, a central part of daily conversation. Teachers reward “ROATSyness” with stickers and prizes. We even evaluate historical events through the lens of respecting others.


All 9th grade students are enrolled in Freshman Seminar, which provides instruction in SEL. Students learn about empa thy, mindfulness, emotions, brain science, healthy relationships, managing stress and sleep. All 9th grade students have the same foundation in SEL, allowing them to develop healthy habits and forge positive bonds as they grow.

At Headlands, we understand that each indi vidual brings something unique to our school community. We’re intentional about creating a warm, open and trusting environment that not only helps students achieve academic success but also helps students build social skills, form healthy relationships, and manage their individual emotions and needs. Our personalized learning model allows teachers and admin istrators the ability to make a connection with each student on a daily basis and the one-to-one classroom setting enables our teach ers to engage and empower students to learn at their own pace in an environment that promotes curiosity, inquiry, con fidence and self-advocacy. Our school culture of respect and inclusion fosters mindfulness, reflection and positive self-image through celebration of self and personal responsibility.

Because our students frequently engage di fficult, new concepts and skills, they’re in a constant state of vulnerability. Students need the respect of their classmates and teachers to be safe enough to test their memory mastery, present their research, discuss literature, participate in group projects and use power tools. A ROATSy classroom nurtures the stamina and focus to complete these challenges every week. In a multi-age classroom, everyone looks out for the littles and looks up to the big kids. Kindergarteners are simply learning how to take care of themselves, but everyone older can help someone who is younger. Empathy skills are even more important than academics, and we prioritize them accordingly. Chronos Academy’s social-emotional curriculum aims students toward full maturity, the ability to sincerely work for the good others.

SEL doesn’t stop in the 9th grade. Older students build on their SEL skills in classes, advisory meetings, morning meetings, experiential learning trips and senior seminar.

Unlike schools with a stretched-thin counseling office, TMS has a full-time counselor who is available for mental health support, conflict resolution, mindfulness work and anxiety management.Longrenowned for its holistic support of students, TMS con tinues to expand its counseling services and SEL in light of the mental health challenges seen among adolescents during the pan demic. At TMS, health and well-being are fundamental!

Headlands Preparatory


While classes are tailored to the individual learner, Headlands Prep hosts a number of small group lunch clubs, including leader ship and our Middle School Social Club, which focuses specifically on social emotional learning for our middle school students. These small group activities allow students the opportunity to practice various skills including teamwork and problem solving with one another. We also host after-school community activities and offer regular oppor tunities for active civic engagement and community service.

Chronos Academy


Students arrive as curious youngsters hungry for knowledge and graduate as critical thinkers and problem solvers. By cultivating academic excellence in a community that brings to life progressive Jewish values, we inspire open minds and courageous hearts - nurturing compassionate, ethical, and engaged citizens.




If you’re looking for an inspirational K-8 education for your child and an inclusive community for your whole family - it’s time to look at Brandeis Marin! KINDNESS. 180 North San Pedro Road 415.472.1833 San Rafael, CA Preparatory School



Headlands Preparatory School is an award winning, WASC accredited, college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12. Our mission is to offer our students a transformative educational experience that helps build academic self-esteem, develop self-awareness, and nurture responsible contributors to the global community while mastering college preparatory courses. Our one-to-one model and flexible scheduling allow students to learn at their own pace and design a schedule that supports their academic needs and personal interests. While the individual is the focal point of our learning process, we have built a strong sense of community among our students and faculty. Students form friendships based on common interests discovered through our small group electives, lunch time social clubs, community building, and service activities.

Brandeis Marin is recognized as a forward-thinking center of educational innovation and celebrated for providing a project-based education infused with joy, spiritual exploration, and self-discovery.


TRANSFORMING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE 1050 Bridgeway 415.944.2254 Sausalito, CA headlandsprep .com

PROMOTION SCHOOLSPRIVATE Lycée Français de San Francisco • A French American program • An international community • A unique bilingual journey in San Francisco and Marin LFSF, the Lycée Français de San Francisco, is an independent international school, and the largest French American program in Northern California. At LFSF, our objective is to inspire future generations to make positive and impactful contributions to our world through a multilingual and multicultural education that lasts a Learnlifetime.more: visit today LFSF.SCHOOL, WELCOME HOME! Ortega & Ashbury Campuses, San Francisco 415.661.5232 Sausalit o Campus, Marin lelyc Chronos Academy At Chronos Academy, precocious, driven and divergent thinkers reach their intellectual potential as they • Connect every lesson to a CHRONOLOGICAL timeline • Memorize to MUSIC • MAKE daily integrated projects • Explore OUTDOORS, museums or theater every Friday • Learn math, writing, and language SKILLS at their own pace • Give weekly PRESENTATIONS • Solve group CHALLENGES each session Chronos Academy is an innovative, TK-8 school that integrates every subject with global history; each week a stop on a journey through time. When gifted children are exposed to the diverse history of peoples, ideas, sciences and the arts, they thrive. They take pleasure in making their own connections to innovators who came before them and discovering the important role they play, present day. CONNECTING GIFTED STUDENTS TO HISTORY 110 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, CA 415.383.2283 Chr onos.Academy

Saint Hilary School is a Catholic K - 8th Grade school that employs a whole-child approach to education. We combine an innovative 21st-century curriculum and traditional values that cultivates compassion, empathy, and honesty. Each student experiences spiritual growth through opportunities that develop a unique relationship with God, guided by the teachings of the Catholic faith. Our students pursue academic excellence through a challenging and engaging curriculum that fully prepares them for the secondary school of their choice. We present our students with the best opportunities to participate in their learning using collaborative inquiry-based methods, and hands-on projects. Our graduating classes consistently rank within the top 10% nationally in Math and Language Arts, two of the critical areas measured by the Renaissance Learning Star Assessment. We invite you to visit us today.

FUTURE READY INNOVATIVE 415.435.2224 Tibur on/Marin County, CA sainthilar


Marin Horizon is an independent, toddler through 8th grade, co-educational day school located in a residential neighborhood in Mill Valley, only 15 minutes from San Francisco. At the core of a Marin Horizon education is the development of each student’s unique and confident voice.

• outdoor education program that reinforces the socialemotional learning, independence, and leadership fostered in our classrooms


• long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion • beautiful campus, nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, surrounded by trails and open space WHERE ACADEMICS AND CHARACTER ARE CLASSMATES

305 Montford Avenue 415.388.8408 Mill Valley, CA marinhor

Marin Horizon School

Saint Hilary School

• challenging, project-based academics in a joyful learning environment

• phenomenal teachers who believe close studentteacher relationships are central to student success


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Our educational environment consists of an innovative curriculum which cultivates engaged learners and encourages students to work to their full potential. Our school community fosters an enthusiasm for learning and inspires students to be critical thinkers who lead withWecompassion.believethat a partnership with parents helps our teachers motivate our children in developing their unique talents and gifts with confidence which prepares them for success in premier high schools. invite you to tour St. Patrick School to learn about our programs and to hear about how we partner with the parent community to educate the whole child. Together, we help our children grow to be STAR students. 415.924.0501 CA Domenico School

Skilled Learners – Thoughtful Individuals Active Christians – Responsible Citizens INSPIRING SMART MINDS AND KIND HEARTS 120 King Street


As Marin County’s only K-12 school, with an international boarding program for high school, we are proud to offer an exceptional education for students from all over the San Francisco Bay Area at our bucolic 515-acre campus. Our rich heritage creates an unparalleled environment for students to learn and grow. LEGACY OF PROVIDING AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION 415.258.1905 San Anselmo, CA .org

Saint Patrick School

1500 Butterfield Road

Since 1850, San Domenico has placed exceptional education, meaning, and purpose at its core. Our rigorous curriculum supports the traditional measure of academic success, yielding high student GPAs along with entrances to top universities around the globe. However, at SD, we also believe that when students develop a deeper sense of purpose, their academic engagement increases, as do their well-being and resilience. This focus on purposedriven learning is critical in today’s world, creating the changemakers and leaders who can confidently share their voices and talents with their teachers and peers.






The Marin School

The Marin School is an independent, college-prep high school in San Rafael. Small by design, TMS students thrive in a challenging, collaborative environment where dedicated faculty set high expectations and encourage each student to realize their full potential. We offer a UC-approved, thought-provoking curriculum, with a creative approach to everything we do. Our small, supportive environment inspires our students to take risks and explore new ideas. Unique STEM offerings include Virology, Zoology, and Fabrication Laboratory. Digital, Visual, and Performing Arts electives provide opportunities for artists at all levels of experience to grow and refine their skills. Our athletic teams compete in a small-school sports league with an emphasis on health and wellness; all teams are co-ed and no tryouts are required. A daily shuttle service makes stops along a central corridor throughout San Francisco, East Bay and Marin County.


Sterne School is a co-ed independent day school serving 4-12th grade students from all over the Bay Area. Small and mighty by design, Sterne offers a personalized learning experience, with small class sizes and wrap-around support, creating an environment that amplifies strengths and gives every student the space to unlock their potential and achieve their own version of success.

CONFIDENCE, CREATIVITY, INTEGRITY, AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE 415.339.9336, ext. 1004 admissions@themarinschool .org 150 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael, CA themarinschool .org



Sterne’s Lower School and High School are distinct but complementary programs, led by expertly trained teachers who are committed to getting to know every student’s learning style. Lower School focuses on foundational literacy and math skills, instructional-level-based cohorts, and robust learning support. It’s a natural progression to Sterne’s High School division, a rigorous yet adaptable A-G college preparatory program that fosters autonomy and critical thinking, while making room for extra support.

838 Kearny Street 415.922.6081 San Francisco, CA ster



From preschool through eighth grade, we engage children in a warm academic environment that amplifies each child’s inherent strengths, helping them to build the intellectual skills, social awareness, and emotional courage that will serve them throughout their lives. Our preschool students explore and discover, learning through play as they build self-confidence, gain independence, and develop critical social skills through their interactions with teachers and other children. Students in our primary school connect to the people and ideas around them in the context of a joyous, creative, and challenging learning atmosphere. They go on to middle school as kind, grounded, and inquisitive learners. In middle school, students rise to the challenge of a strong academic program and become leaders, independent thinkers, selfadvocates, and engaged citizens.

At Marin Primary & Middle School, we inspire joyful learning, honor each child, and build connections to empower all students to make a difference.

20 Magnolia Avenue 415.924.2608 Larkspur,

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As graduates, MP&MS students emerge with a passion for inquiry and empathy. They are empowered learners, authentic advocates, confident contributors, playful innovators, and empathetic leaders. Come visit us or learn more at

Marin Primary & Middle School CURIOSITY, COURAGE CA

Through collaboration and creativity, we build insight, deepen empathy, and ignite inspiration. We are committed to listening to all voices, embracing honest conversations, and advocating for inclusion and equity in our community.

PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE 2022 MARINMAGAZINE.COM/PRIVATESCHOOLGUIDE SCHOOL / GENDERGRADES AFFILIATION / INFO RATIO/ FACULTYSTUDENT / MEMBERSHIPSACCREDITATION Brandeis Marin • 415.472.1833 COEDK-8 Independent/Jewish 9:1 CAIS, WASC Branson School • 415.454.3612 COED9-12 Independent 6:1 WASC, CAIS, NAIS Bright Horizons • 415.492.2262 COEDPreschool Independent 4:1; 7:1; 12:1 Caulbridge School • 415.481.1243 COEDK-8 Independent 6:1 WASC Chronos Academy • 415.383.2283 COEDTK-8 Independent 8:1 Corte Madera Montessori • 415.927.0919 COEDPre-K Montessori 10:1 AMS Fusion Academy Marin • 415.472.1421 COED6-12 Independent 1:1 WASC Gate Academy • 415.491.4700 COEDK-8 Nondenominational 8:1 Good Shepherd Lutheran School • 415.892.2880 Pre COEDK-8 Lutheran Pre-K 9:1; K-5 10:1; 6-8 16:1 ELEA, WASC Lycée Francais de San Francisco • 415.661.5232 Pre COEDK-5 French Pre-K-K 7:1; 1-5 9:1 CAIS, WASC, AEFE, NAIS Headlands Preparatory School • 415.944.2254 COED6-12 Independent 1:1 WASC Marin Academy • 415.453.4550 COED9-12 Nondenominational 9:1 WASC, NAIS, CAIS Marin Catholic High School • 415.464.3800 COED9-12 Catholic 24:1 WASC Marin Christian Academy • 415.892.5713 Pre COEDK-8 Christian 15:1 ACSI, WASC Marin Country Day School • 415.927.5900 COEDK-8 Nondenominational 8:1 CAIS, NAIS Marin Horizon School • 415.388.8408 COEDToddler-8 Independent 8:1 CAIS, NAIS Marin Montessori School • 415.924.5388 Pre COEDK-9 Montessori 12:15:1 AMI, CAIS Marin Primary & Middle School • 415.924.2608 Pre COEDK-8 Nondenominational 7:1 WASC, NAIS, CAIS Marin Waldorf School • 415.479.8190 Pre COEDK-8 Waldorf 24:1 AWSNA Mark Day School • 415.472.8000 COEDK-8 Independent 5:1 NAIS, CAIS Montessori de Terra Linda School • 415.479.7373 Pre COEDK-6 Montessori Pre-primary 6:1; K-6 12:1 AMI, NAIS Mount Tamalpais School • 415.383.9434 COEDK-8 Independent 7:1 CAIS, NAIS, BADA North Bay Christian Academy • 415.892.8921 COED9-12 Christian 10:1 ACSI, WASC North Bridge Academy • 415.462.5657 COED3-8 Dyslexic/Independent 10:1 MARIN

MARINMAGAZINE.COM/PRIVATESCHOOLGUIDE PRIV ATE SCHOOL GUIDE 2022 SCHOOL / GENDERGRADES AFFILIATION / INFO RATIO/ FACULTYSTUDENT / MEMBERSHIPSACCREDITATION Our Lady of Loretto School • 415.892.8621 COEDTK-8 Catholic 14:1 WCEA, WASC Saint Hilary School • 415.435.2224 COEDK-8 Catholic 13:1 WASC, WCEA Saint Patrick School • 415.924.0501 COEDK-8 Catholic 9:1 WCEA, WASC, NCEA San Domenico School • 415.258.1900 COEDK-12 Independent 10:1 CAIS, WASC, NAIS, TABS St. Anselm School • 415.454.8667 COEDK-8 Catholic 7:1 WASC, WCEA, NCEA St. Isabella School • 415.479.3727 COEDK-8 Catholic 15:1 WCEA, WASC St. Raphael School • 415.454.4455 Pre COEDK-8 Catholic 18:1 WCEA, WASC, NCEA, WASC, WECA Star Academy • 415.456.8727 COED1-12 Nondenominational 6:1 WASC Terra Mandarin Preschool • 415.906.2220 Pre-K ImmersionNondenominational/Mandarin 8:1 In process Terra Marin School • 415.906.2220 COEDK-8 Nondenominational 8:1 In process The Discovery School • 415.339.3991 COEDPreschool Independent 5:1 The Helix School • 415.569.5056 COED3-12 Independent 5:1 NPS The Marin School • 415.339.9336 COED9-12 Independent 8:1 WASC, NAIS The Mountain School • 415.924.4661 COEDPreschool Independent 10:1 The New Village School • 415.289.0889 COEDK-12 Independent avant-garde 12:1 SCHOOL / GENDERGRADES AFFILIATION / INFO RATIO/ FACULTYSTUDENT / MEMBERSHIPSACCREDITATION Archbishop Riordan High School • 415.586.8200 Boys9-12 Catholic 10:1 WASC, WCEA Cathedral School for Boys • 415.771.6600 BoysK-8 Independent/Episcopal 5:1 CAIS Children’s Day School • 415.861.5432 COEDPreschool-8 Independent Pre-K 8:1; K 12:1; 1-8 15:1 NAIS, CAIS Chinese American International School • 415.865.6000 Pre COEDK-8 Mandarin/English Pre-K 9:1; K 10:1; 1-8 9:1 WASC, CAIS Convent & Stuart Hall • 415.563.2900 K-12, Single-sex and COED Independent Catholic K-8 10:1; 9-12 7:1 CAIS, WASC, NAIS, WCEA, IBO SAN FRANCISCO

HOT OFF THE PRESS A Toast to Our Town Community:andCelebratingMillValleyOverflwingwithArtsandCulture!

PRIVATE SCHOOL GUIDE 2022 MARINMAGAZINE.COM/PRIVATESCHOOLGUIDE SCHOOL / GENDERGRADES AFFILIATION / INFO RATIO/ FACULTYSTUDENT / MEMBERSHIPSACCREDITATION Cornerstone Academy • 415.585.5183 COED6-8 Mandarin/EnglishChristian/Independent/Cantonese/ 25:1 WASC Cornerstone Academy • 415.665.9747 COEDPre-K Mandarin/EnglishChristian/Independent/Cantonese/ 24:1 WASC Cornerstone Academy • 415.587.7256 Pre COEDK-5 Mandarin/EnglishChristian/Independent/Cantonese/ 25:1 WASC De Marillac Academy • 415.552.5220 COED4-8 Catholic/Independent 12:1 NCEA, WASC Drew School • 415.409.3739 COED9-12 Independent 8:1 CAIS, NAIS, WASC Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires • 415.421.0069 COEDTK-8 Catholic 14:1 WASC, WCEA French American International School • 415.558.2000 Pre COEDK-12 French/English 10:1 CAIS, WASC, NAIS, CIS, IBO (HS) German International School of Silicon Valley • 650.254.0748 COEDK-8 Bilingual/Non-Secular K 10:1; 1-5 15:1 WASC Hillwood Academic Day School • 415.931.0400 COEDK-8 Nondenominational 7:1 Holy Name School • 415.731.4077 Pre COEDK-8 Catholic 18:1 NCEA, WCEA, WASC ICA Cristo Rey Academy • 415.824.2052 Girls9-12 Catholic 20:1 WCEA, WASC Jewish Community High School of the Bay • 415.345.9777 COED9-12 Independent 5:1 WASC, NAIS Katherine Delmar Burke School • 415.751.0177 GirlsK-8 Independent 7:1 CAIS, NAIS Kittredge School • 415.750.8390 COEDK-8 Independent 10:1 NIPSA Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian • 415.586.8686 Pre COEDK-8 Bilingual/Armenian 10:1 WASC Lick-Wilmerding High School • 415.333.4021 COED9-12 Nondenominational 15:1 CAIS, NAIS, WASC Lisa Kampner Hebrew Academy • 415.533.1830 COEDK-12 Jewish 10:1 WASC Live Oak School • 415.861.8840 COEDK-8 Independent 6:1 NAIS, CAIS Lycée Francais de San Francisco • 415.661.5232 Pre K-5, 6-12 COED French Pre-K-K 7:1; 1-5 9:1, 10:1 CAIS, WASC, AEFE, NAIS Maria Montessori School • 415.731.8188 COEDPre-K Montessori 22:1 AMI, IMS, NAMTA Mercy High School • 415.334.0525 Girls9-12 Catholic 20:1 WASC, NCEA Millennium School San Francisco • 415.992.8520 COED6-8 Independent 12:1 CAIS Mission Dolores Academy • 415.346.9500 COEDK-8 Catholic/Independent 14:1 WASC, WCEA, NCEA

MARINMAGAZINE.COM/PRIVATESCHOOLGUIDE PRIV ATE SCHOOL GUIDE 2022 SCHOOL / GENDERGRADES AFFILIATION / INFO RATIO/ FACULTYSTUDENT / MEMBERSHIPSACCREDITATION Our Lady of the Visitacion School • 415.239.7840 COEDK-8 Catholic 13:1 WASC, NCEA Presidio Hill School • 415.751.9318 Pre COEDK-8 Progressive 11:1 NAIS, CAIS Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory • 415.775.6626 COED9-12 Catholic 13:1 WASC, NCEA, WCEA Saint Cecilia School • 415.731.8400 COEDK-8 Catholic 35:1 WASC, NCEA, WCEA Saints Peter and Paul Salesian School • 415.421.5219 COEDK-8 Catholic 25:1 WASC, WCEA, NCEA San Francisco Adventist School • 415.585.5550 COEDK-8 Christian 10:1 ACSI, NADSDA San Francisco Day School • 415.568.3611 COEDK-8 Independent 6:1 NAIS, CAIS San Francisco Friends School • 415.565.0400 COEDK-8 Independent/Quaker 10:1 FCE, CAIS, NAIS San Francisco Girls’ School • 415.684.8605 Girls9-12 STEM 6:1 NCGS, NAIS San Francisco Montessori Academy • 415.759.5710 COEDPre-K/Preschool Montessori 6:1 UMA, NAMTA San Francisco University High School • 415.447.3100 COED9-12 Nondenominational 7:1 WASC, NAIS, CAIS San Francisco Waldorf Grade School • 415.931.2750 Pre COEDK-8 Waldorf 5:1 AWSNA, WASC, NAIS, POCIS San Francisco Waldorf High School • 415.431.2736 COED9-12 Waldorf 5:1 AWSNA, WASC, NAIS, POCIS School of the Epiphany • 415.337.4030 COEDTK-8 Catholic 18:1 NCEA, WCEA, WASC Spanish Infusion School. • 415.865.0899 COEDTK-8 Bilingual Spanish/English 9:1 NAIS, ERB, AISAP St. Anne School • 415.664.7977 Pre COEDK-8 Catholic 18:1 WASC, WCEA, NCEA St. Anthony-Immaculate Conception • 415.648.2008 COEDK-8 Catholic 16:1 NCEA, WASC, WCEA St. Brendan Parish School • 415.731.2665 COEDK-8 Catholic 23:1 WASC, WCEA, NCEA St. Brigid School • 415.673.4523 COEDK-8 Catholic 25:1 WASC, WCEA Sterne School • 415.922.6081 COED4-12 Nondenominational 6:1 WASC, ISG, NAIS, BAAD, BADA The Hamlin School • 415.922.0300 GirlsK-8 Non-sectarian 8:1 CAIS, WASC, NAIS, NCGS The San Francisco School • 415.239.5065 Pre COEDK-8 Independent 6:1 CAIS, NAIS Town School for Boys • 415.921.3747 BoysK-8 Independent 11:1 NAIS, CAIS, ERB

At Town School, boys experience an education that is designed specifically for them. They discover new facets of their identities, develop enduring relationships, and are continuously given opportunities to lead, learn, and grow through the support of a loving and joyful community. We offer an outstanding educational program rooted in strong academics that enables each student to pursue his strengths and fulfill his potential. We intentionally design experiences that help boys create an expansive personal definition of boyhood and manhood. Our hallways are filled with laughter, expressions of close friendships, helpful acts and curious and imaginative minds. At Town, we encourage our students to approach their learning with joy, respect, integrity, curiosity and a sense of belonging.

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Experienced travelers to Hawaii often surf past Waikiki and the rest of Oahu in search of seemingly more “authentic” experiences in the outer islands. But doing that means missing out on an exciting wave of innovations and renovations around the isle, including memorable meals, intriguing ways to explore Hawaiian culture and history and beautifully transformed lodgings. Here are some highlights in Honolulu and beyond.


HELAKULANI/BARREBRANDON HotelHalekulanitheWHouseithoutKey, New and Renewed on Oahu Vibrant culinary and cultural experiences beckon, along with chic new stays.



Get a unique perspective on the attack on Pearl Harbor during the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum ’s new guided tours of the restored Ford Island Control Tower. The recently restored tower provides sweeping views that include Battleship Row and Oahu’s other military bases and air fields bombed on Dec. 7, 1941. Buy tickets to the tour only ($35) or as an addition ($20) to the museum’s general admission ($26 adults, $15 ages 4 to 12), with access to 50-plus aircrafts and other exhibits.

Wartime, Native Hawaiian and natural history are all on the itinerary of the new, Kaimana Beach Hotel Genki balls

For lunch or dinner, rise above the bustle at open-air Queensbreak , on the secondfloor pool and recreation terrace of the brightly renovated Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa . The inviting all-day menu ranges from Wagyu beef burgers to Kauai shrimp pad Thai, Hamakua mushroom flat bread and island papaya with macadamia nut quinoa.


Get into the foodie swing of things at Heyday, the poolside restaurant at the White Sands Hotel, where you can sit on a swing at its bamboo-hut bar sipping cocktails, or chow down on hearty “new continental” cuisine like BLTs with smoked ono salad, chicken satay and steak Diane sourced from local grass-fed beef. Chef Robynne Maii, who also runs the similarly engaging if swing-less Fête in Honolulu’s Chinatown, recently became Hawaii’s first female chef to win a James Beard award.;

Work up an appetite on the new driving range or tennis courts at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach, then dig into the revived Sunday brunch bu ffet at its Bird of Paradise restaurant, featuring crab legs, prime rib and more ($59 adults, $30 ages 6 to 12, $49 ages 60-plus).


The perfect place to end the day has long been House Without a Key, the outdoor restau rant and lounge at the beautifully renovated Halekulani hotel. A new dining room with pool bar and viewing kitchen and revamped menus (including a daily breakfast bu ffet and Thursday through Sunday lunch) complement the ongoing tradition of nightly dinner and sunset cocktails, accompanied by a Hawaiian music trio and graceful hula dancer. Those who like a chic but less expensive oasis can stay next door at Halepuna Waikiki by Halekulani, the suavely updated, high-rise sister hotel with excellent drinks at its stunning infiity-edge pool.;

For a gourmet breakfast with a side of culture, book Queen’s Arbor experience ($49), presented by ‘Alohilani Resort in a new Kuhio Beach pavilion near Queen Lili‘uokalani’s former beach home. The farm-to-table menu includes dishes such as chia and ube pudding and Waialua baked eggs, while a cultural practitioner shares stories and teaches traditional crafts such as ink stamping with carved bamboo and stringing seashells or kukui nuts. alohilani

Reviving a Waterway Built in 1928 to drain marshy Waikiki, the Ala Wai Canal became muddy and polluted over the years. Now the nonprofit Genki Ala Wai Project aims to restore the canal for swimming and fishing within seven years through the use of 200,000 genki balls — spheres of clay, rice bran and molasses treated with a special solution of microorganisms to biodegrade the pollutants and oxygenate the water. Guests at the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, can help by booking the special Malama Hawaii (“care for Hawaii” package) that gives $20 to the project, enough to create four spheres, for each night of their stay. In return, they’ll receive a nightly $20 credit for resort expenses, with discounted room rates from $498.;

When jet lag wakes you up early, try one of several new breakfast experiences in Waikiki. Coffee lovers will perk up with a morning cruise ($89 adults, $69 children 12 and under) aboard the Vida Mia , a restored wooden commuter yacht based at Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. Honolulu Coffee Co. provides the all-you-can-consume Kona coffee, tropical fruit, almond croissants and other fresh pastries.


See what else there is to explore in Hawaii by scanning here: Travel writer and guidebook author Jeanne Cooper lives in Hawaii, where she volunteers with the Hawaii Island Humane Society and St. James’ Community Meal. Turtle Bay Resort two-hour Shaka Kukakuka bird-watching tours ($125) on the North Shore at Turtle Bay Resort , which debuted its dramatic, ocean-themed transformation in summer 2021. An electric safari shuttle takes you along 5 miles of trails, visiting a World War II pillbox and nine Hawaiian ahu (stone markers) and making stops to kukakuka (“talk story”) about endangered native and other bird species, with binoculars provided. The tour ends at the resort’s 468-acre Kuilima Farm , where guests can try freshly made banana lumpia. A separate 45-minute farm tour ($35 adults, $25 ages 4 to 12) explores Kuilima’s sustainability efforts and community gardens. The resort’s recently launched Paniolo Pa‘ina — an alternative to a traditional luau — is a delicious way to discover Hawaii’s cowboy (paniolo) heritage via music, stories, hula and barbecue ($195 adults, $120 ages 4 to 12).

Two more Waikiki hotels boast impres sively reimagined rooms and public spaces. The family-friendly Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort reopened in late April after an $80 million renovation that highlights tradi tional and contemporary Hawaiian culture, including a new lei stand, cultural center and guest rooms with vintage photos and prints amid modern island furnishings (from $436, including resort fee).



At the other end of the beach, Kaimana Beach Hotel has undergone a partial meta morphosis — including retro-chic redesign of five top-floor suites, Hau Tree restaurant, the art-filled lobby and sunset bar — courtesy of Sausalito resident Jonathan McManus’ Private Label Collection management company, star Honolulu chef Chris Kajioka and mixologist Jen Ackrill, formerly of San Francisco’s Rye (from $215, including resort fee). Queensbreak

Wild River Brewing & Pizza Co. A Grants Pass craft beer destination since 1994, Wild River Brewing & Pizza Company produces a wide range of microbrews, including a honey wheat, American IPA, brown ale, Kolsch, stout and porter — a perfect pairing with their wood-fi red pizzas. Other locations include Medford, Cave Junction and Brookings. Stay the night: The historic riverside resort Weasku Inn, just outside Grants Pass, was once the fishing vacation spot for Walt Disney and Clark Gable. From $188; weasku. com. The Riverside Inn and Lodge is set along the Rogue River. From $140; Caldera Brewing

GRANTS PASS Climate City Established in 2014 and located in the historic brewery building in central Grants Pass, this brewery’s yearround beers include Nookie IPA, Yellow Belly Blonde, Rainie Falls Red and Hyperion Porter.

“There is nothing in the world like that first taste of beer,” wrote John Steinbeck in his 1945 novel Cannery Row, set in Monterey during the Great Depression. Fast-forward to post-pandemic 2022 in Southern Oregon, where you’ll find locally crafted brews that are exceptionally satisfying, sip after sip.



The area is home to a host of microbrew eries, some new, some well-established, plus a slew of lively taphouses that will satisfy your wildest craft beer cravings, from sour to hazy and imperial IPA to chocolate stout. Fresh from the vats or picked from rows of taproom taps and coolers stocked with hun dreds of varieties, Southern Oregon is a craft beer fan fantasy come true and, better yet, just a day’s road trip (or one hour flight) from the Bay Area. Here’s where to imbibe, and where to spend the night.

Southern Oregon’s craft brew scene to sample some of the region’s best beers, from imperial IPAs to chocolate stouts.

Once considered just a quick refuel and fast food spot on Interstate Highway 5, this small city along the Rogue River has come into its own as a beer, wine and food destination. Weekend Beer Co. This brand-new brew ery and taproom is located just outside the city center in a newly constructed facility. The light, airy inside space has picnic table seating and up-close views of the brewing action; outside, play cornhole on the wide patios. Food is provided by resident food trucks Catalyst Pizza (New York-style, thin crust pies), Tacomania (street tacos and burritos) and Valentinos (burgers, sub sandwiches). The brewery features five core beers and five to eight rotating taps yearround, all made in-house by brewmaster Brandon Crews. The brewery also sponsors a fun and unique floating pub experience on the Rogue River called the Paddled Pub.

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Opposition Brewing Initially called Apocalypse Brewing, the brewery changed names in 2013 after a copyright infringement lawsuit by 10 Barrel Brewing. With a curious gas mask logo and an equally strange slogan, “raise a pint and embrace the chaos,” this quasi military-themed craft brewery and pub ha s five regular and 10 rotating specialty brews.

Walkabout Brewing Company Seeking to recreate a laid back Australian vibe in downtown Medford, this seven-barrel brewhouse and tasting room offers eight taps of fresh draft beer, food and a large outdoor area, complete wit h a fi re pit. Flagship originals include Worker’s Pale Ale and Jabberwocky English Strong Ale.

Caldera Brewing This spacious moun tain-view brewery and restaurant is set in a modern industrial-style building just minutes from downtown Ashland. Try their

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MEDFORD Known for its juicy pears, Rogue Valley wines, award-winning cheese and craft beer, Medford has more than half a dozen microbreweries to explore. Three of the largest and most noteworthy are Common Block, Opposition and Bricktowne. Common Block Brewing Company A large brewery and restaurant with indoor and outdoor spaces, Common Block is located in the Commons area of downtown Medford. Sitting outside at picnic tables, you can order fresh tap beer from the bar in what looks like a converted shipping container.

Portal Brewing Company Located in Medford’s old Central Fire Hall in the down town historic district, Portal’s 14 taps provide a steady flow of IPAs, red and blonde ales and a cream ale. Dark beer lovers will like the Hoptopus Double Imperial Cascadian dark ale. Pub food ranges from gyros and shawarma to a bacon quesadilla with roasted chili peppers. Stay the night: Compass by Margaritaville is a new property that opened in late June. From $264; compass ASHLAND Set at the base of 7,532-foot Mt. Ashland, the town of Ashland is the home of the esteemed Oregon Shakespeare Festival and other performing arts series and is, hands down, a nirvana for craft brew fans.


Common Block Brewing Company Weekend Beer Co.

A dozen beers are on tap here, and six big-screen TVs provide all the visual entertainment you need. Try local favorite the Ore-Gunslinger Double IPA, billed as “the ultimate double IPA.” With a palate-wrecking bitterness and aggressive hop flavor, this beer is considered “a weapon of mass intoxication.” Also worth trying is the Darth Kreigers, a bold, boozy brew with a cof fee kick.


Quiet Klamath Falls is somewhat of a sleeper destination, often overlooked by Bay Area travelers heading to central Oregon’s natural treasures and the resort town of Bend. The former mill town is defi nitely worth a stop, however, for a stay at the splendid Running Y Ranch and superb mountain, road and gravel biking in the Klamath Basin region.

Gils A popular neighborhood brewpub, Gils offers a fi ne rotating selection of local craft beers on 23 taps and pub grub like fresh tamales and Cubano and chicken cheesesteak sandwiches.

Mia and Pia’s Pizzeria & Brewhouse Mix with the locals on the wide patio that’s perfect for warm weather months at this craft beer spot with an Old West vibe. Inside on the big and oddly shaped bar, set under a long harrow out fitted with racks holding hundreds of beer mugs, you can sample some 13 craft beers and stare at the eclectic interior and taxidermy — a stu ffed beaver in an Oregon State T-shirt and a growling mountain lion right set right on top of the bar. There are pinball machines and an Ashland Springs Hotel

Skout Taphouse & Provisions Settle into this relaxing spot on lovely Ashland Creek on the plaza in downtown Ashland, just across the street from Lithia Park, with a fresh brew from their wide selection and a smoked trout dip, and then segue to a raclette and bacon sandwich on sourdough, fi sh and chips with horseradish coleslaw, or bratwurst on a Kaiser roll.



MARIN excellent IPAs with a flight of their best-seller Oregon IPA, Repeater, Hop Hash, Cousin Rick and When Doves Cryo. For complex stout lovers, there’s the Chocolate, Lavender, Pink Peppercorn Imperial Stout. An excel lent restaurant menu includes a weekend brunch, pizzas, pastas, fish tacos, burgers and salads.

Stay the night: Built in 1925 and lovingly restored, Ashland Springs Hotel is remi niscent of small European hotels and close to Lithia Park, the Plaza restaurant district along Ashland Creek and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival theaters. From $269, including breakfast;


A curative thermal spring is found deep beneath Lithia Springs Resort , which features 38 bungalows, rooms and suites, each with soaking tubs, set among four acres of gardens. From $219, including breakfast;

Skout Taphouse & Provisions Caldera Brewing

The Falls Taphouse trucks, wide outdoor patios, a rooftop beer garden and hundreds of beer choices in coolers lining the wall, The Falls o more than two dozen crafts brews on tap, mostly from around the Northwest, and a varied live music schedule.

Stay the night: The Running Y Ranch luxurious all-seasons resort about 8 miles from downtown Klamath Falls on Highway 140 that features an Arnold Palmerdesigned, 18-hole golf course, kayaking, biking , fitness center, indoor pool, mini golf and equestrian activities. From $238;


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Yager says Yosemite Facelift organizers expect 2,000 volun teers to participate this year, and a number of local businesses are clean up the national park this month to keep it pristine for all to enjoy.

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Yosemite Facelift, which will be held on Sept. 21–25 this year, was founded in 2004 by avid climber Ken Yager, who admits that when he launched the program, it was for purely personal reasons.


For nearly 20 years, volunteers have been meeting in Yosemite National Park annually in September to clean up the park so that visitors can better appreciate the natural beauty of the landscape.

“I was a climbing guide at that time for Yosemite Mountaineering Schools, and I would take people on private climbs and teach classes on El Cap and Half Dome,” he recalls. “Getting to [the climbing spots] was embarrassing because you’d be tiptoeing through toilet paper everywhere.” Upset by the mess, Yager asked a few fellow climbers to help him pick up the trash, and the three-day experience went so well that they decided to do it again the following year. Since then, the program has grown considerably, and volunteers have removed more than 1 million pounds of trash and decadesold construction debris from the park. “Now we’re down to mostly micro trash and water bottles, but we still collect anywhere from 13,000 to 16,000 pounds a year,” Yager says. “We've also branched out and have partnered with the National Park Service to help them with special projects that they might not have the funding to do oth erwise, like trail repair and spray paint removal.”

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“There are so many people who attend the event every single year,” Yager says. “The park looks a lot better now, and this event has really turned into something quite special.”

For more wayas to explore Yosemite, scan here: promoting the effort, too. Yosemite Rush Creek Lodge & Spa (, for example, is encouraging guests to “trade trash for spa treatments” by offer ing those who participate a complimentary “detox” for face and feet post-cleanup effort, along with a discount on lodging.

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Yosemite Facelift volunteers pick up trash and debris around the park.

The lodge, which opened in 2016 and is located half a mile from the park’s Highway 120 west entrance, offers a variety of room types, including villas that sleep up to six, along with a pool, full-service restaurants and a spa. Those who want to participate in Yosemite Facelift must pre-register for the event at by Sept. 15 to ensure entry at the park gate.



OUT & ABOUT LOKENKRISTEN A ROUNDUP OF THE HOTTEST LOCAL EVENTS, SOCIAL GATHERINGS AND PLACES TO EAT Saffron DiversionsSeptember Curries and masalas, Ramses at the de BonnieMuseum,YoungRaittandmore

What’s Hot Saffron A Masala in Every Style

“Masala,” a varying blend of spices, and “curry,” a sauce that is also seasoned with a varying blend of spices, are ubiquitous terms in the Indian and Indian-American culinary cannon. Modern or traditional, restaurants interpret the myriad flavors of the region’s distinct cuisines via their own take on these Indian staples. The trick is to try them all, and then tell us which ones you liked best and why.

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Colorful garlands bedeck the patio (and stand out amidst the natural redwood drapery), but families frequent the downtown Mill Valley restaurant for the South Indian specialties available at lunch (thali, dosa, uttappam) and the house special chicken tikka kabab marinated in a tandoori masala with turmeric, fenu greek leaves, cardamom, mace, red chili and lemon. 24 Sunnyside Ave, Mill Valley;

Masala Kitchen Kashmiri naan with dates and coconut is just one of the dishes that expresses the flvors of India’s northerly reaches. Another is momos, steamed dumplings stuffe with ground chicken, chopped vegetables and chef Timothy Maharjan’s masala. They arrive with a side of tomato chutney to boost the flvor to another dimen sion. 227 Third St, San Rafael;


Little Goan A western Indian state with a history of Portuguese colonization, Goa’s cuisine reflects unique dishes lie xacuti with toasted coconut and regional spices. The vindaloos of Goa are known for their balanced flvor, but don’t come expecting the chef here to lay off the chilies — just be sure to order a vegetable biryani and a side of raita to cool things down. 2007 Novato Blvd, Novato; Taste of the Himalayas The famous mountain region that encompasses Bhutan and Nepal and skirts northern India and Tajikistan informs the menu at this petite restaurant. Familiar curries and tandoori dishes abound, but we like the regional specialties like jasha maroo (from Bhutan) and churi pama (from Tibet) and the rice salad with chat vinaigrette. 2633 Bridgeway, Sausalito;

Arti Cafe We love the mozzarella-topped quesadilla/pizza/ naan cultural mashup that emerges from the tandoor fragrant with fenugreek, chaat masala and fresh coriander leaves and the lamb wrap infused with AN INSIDER’S GUIDE TO RESTAURANTS AND GOOD FOOD IN THE BAY AREA EDITED BY CHRISTINA MUELLER


MARIN SEPTEMBER 2022 85 masala and tamarind chutney, a plentiful repast to be enjoyed on the sunny patio. The gluten-free onion fritters are a must for firt-timers, while experienced eaters will savor the mushroom makhani and malai kofta — they’re mild and slightly sweet.

JAKS Newly opened JAKS boasts a custom bar, PEG Gas tropub with a curated microbrewery collection of hefeweizens and IPAs, and a broad patio along with a taste of the continent from chef Prakash Singh. Look for paturi (banana leaf-wrapped fish), alon with braised lamb shank, tikka zafrani Parmesan and banarasi paan patta chaat (fried betel leaf served with rose yogurt, mint, pomegranate and chef’s take on rice crispies). Santa Clara Square Marketplace, 3333 Coro nado Place, Santa Clara;

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Chef Heena Patel shows off her Gujarati rots (the region northwest of Mumbai that counts Gandhi as a native son), Mumbai upbringing and California spirit, riffing on regionally inspired dishes from al walks of life. Mumbai street food dish pav bhajji is reimagined as a puff sered with curry dipping sauce. Paratha, done up in the style favored by her husband, Paresh, arrives topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and a side of fruit compote. 1275 Minnesota St, San Francisco;

Keeva On a stretch of Clement Street better known for dim sum takeout and Asian groceries, a slender South Asian restaurant has made a lasting mark for its family-friendly service and classic goat curry. A recent menu addition is palak chat, or organic spinach leaves pan-fried in a gluten-free chickpea and rice flour bater. The masala is the kitchen’s own, but ask for the house’s fiery pickles to add more heat to the dish. 908 Clement St, San Francisco;

The San Francisco location in SoMa is known for its cocktails (an Imli Express riffs on a margarita with layered heat and a pop of tamarind), but you’re here for the oyster solkadhi. An essential drink for cooling the body during blistering Goan summers, the traditional digestif is reinterpreted with kokum, a regional, slightly sour fruit that chef Sujan Sarkar uses to amplify the oyster’s naturally briny flvor. The bivalves’ presentation atop green moss and sea rocks with a whiff of dry ice “smoe” adds a hint of the warm Arabian Sea to even the chilliest San Francisco evening. 333 Brannan St, San Francisco;

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Saffron Formerly known as Rasa, the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant rebranded with locations now in Burlingame and San Carlos. The new menu in Burlingame focuses a bit more on the spicier Southern Indian region, where coconut, fresh chilies and seafood are staple ingredients, while San Carlos mixes in more Northern Indian flvors. No matter which location you choose, don’t miss the Aama Sutra cocktail for its blend of mezcal, mango and lava salt that crackles on the palate. The extensive list of “crepes” — dosa, uttapam and pessarathu — express vivid flvors with some of the chilies’ intense heat, while the daal makhani, finished with homemade buter, is a soothing dose of comfort. 1143 San Carlos Avenue, San Carlos; 209 Park Road, Burlingame;

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Comforts Cafe American A large take out section offers a wide selection of house-made bakery items, seasonal salads, soups, sand wiches and entrees for dinner at home. Besides the famous Chinese chicken salad, other winners are the stuffed pecan-crusted French toast, chicken okasan (nicknamed “Crack Chicken” by fans) and roast chicken enchila das.



The Baan Thai Thai Known for its mango sticky rice, crispy corn cakes and The Baan Thai salad, this restaurant reopened in 2020 with a new owner, a new menu and a new heated out door seating area. Warm up with new menu items like fresh spring rolls and steamed dumplings, or old favorites such as the tom kha soup. The commitment to serving fresh, local and seasonal food is unchanged. 726 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.457.9470 Discover your new favorite restaurant. Scan here for our full dining listings: You'll find award-winning pizza, Thai and fine dining In San Anselmo and Ross, as you voted Creekside Pizza & Tap Room, Madcap and The Baan Thai among your favorite restaurants in our 2022 Best of the County contest. But there are also a number of other sure bets in the neighboring towns, whether you're in the mood for a bubble waffle or a fish taco and margarita.

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Marinitas Mexican This sister restaurant of Insalata’s continues to flourish as a bastion of creative Mexican and Central and South American cuisine. Not your typical of-the-bordersouth-spot, it serves up margaritastop-notchandLatin lus ciousness. 218 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, 415.454.8900

638 San Anselmo Ave, San 415.785.4450Anselmo, Cucina sa Italian Open for lunch Wednesday–Saturday and six nights a week for dinner, takeout or delivery. Homemade pastas, seasonal salads and wood-fired piz zas strike a balance between southern Italy and northern California. Full bar and cocktails are available to go or enjoy a tipple on premise inside or at the new heated parklet. 510 San Anselmo Ave, San 415.454.2942Anselmo, D.G. Cafe American Owner and town resi dent Clive Nisse’s sliver of a restaurant is built for how we eat now. Sandwiches are named for local landmarks (Mt. Baldy, Creek Park), salads are customizable and the picnic packages are, yes, designed for eating outside. A hot espresso bar and pas tries are available all day. 411 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.295.7500 Kientz Hall Californian Chef Gary Faulkner (Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, the Pebble Beach Company), helms a kitchen where live-fire cooking is the focus. Tri-tip or rotis serie chicken with caper salsa verde can be paired with roasted egg plant with harissa and olives or carrots with spiced tahini-yogurt and dill. Sit inside the sunny atrium or enjoy the views of Mt. Tam on the rooftop terrace. 625 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, 415.991.1502

Taco Jane’s Mexican The full bar features plentiful tequila and mezcal selections, and its regional Mexican cui sine includes Oaxacan mole, fish tacos and veg etarian options. Black Gold salsa arrives with complimentary chips and is created using charred blackened toma toes and roasted chilis. Enclosed patio seating is available year round. 21 Tamalpais Ave, San Anselmo, 415.454.6562

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Creekside Pizza & Tap Room American A perennial Best of the County winner known for their artisan pizzas, hearty sandwiches, and flavorful pastas and salads, Creekside offers plentiful glutenfree and vegan options, too. Their of40-handlecopper,selectioncraftbeersmakes a beloved local pizza joint a destination for fresh beer in equal measure. There’s even gluten-free beer and kombucha pulled straight from the taps.

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From a vintage camper, this tiny café sports a menu of macchiatos and espressos pulled from an authentic Italian espresso machine, but the sweet and savory bubble waffles (from a Hong Kong trend) and doughnuts are not to be missed.

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Pizzalina Italian Owners Michael and Jacquelyn Baker have no inten tion of changing the Neapolitan pizza made with farm-sourced and house-made ingredi ents. Their dream come true includes seasonal specials like hand-rolled garganelli pasta with ragu Bolognese (that’s meaty) and a porchetta sandwich at lunch lay ered with Fontina and chopped broccolini. 914 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, 415.256.9780

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SEPT 17 Bonnie Raitt Marin’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and blues singer is on the road this summer with Mavis Staples, making stops at Napa’s Oxbow Riverstage on the Sept. 17 and at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Sept. 18.

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SEPT 22–NOV 11 Renewal The multiyear wait for the renovated library in Belvedere-Tiburon is over as of its grand reopening on September 17. Step into the landscaped plaza and pause at one of the new seating areas before entering the two-building structure. Nearly double the original footprint, the library now includes convening space for teens with learning resources, digital equip ment and musical instruments; an all-ages makerspace with a 3D printer, virtual reality equipment and recording studio; a digital skills lab for one-on-one and small group instruction; a children’s programming space to promote literacy development and a love of reading; community meeting spaces; a dedicated used bookstore managed by the Library Friends and Foundation called Cornerbooks; and EV charging stations. The added art gallery is designed to display local art ists’ work and provide cultural enrichment opportunities. The space opens with its premiere event, “Renewal: The Act of Becoming New Again,” from Sept. 22 through Nov. 11, featuring 17 artists and 44 new works that explore nature as a new beginning, relationships or transcendence.


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SEPT 15–25 Apparatus of Repair The culmination of Flyaway Productions’ Decarceration Trilogy is once again a site-specific aerial dance and public art event addressing the devastating effects of mass incarceration in the United States with five female dancers engaging in ideas of restorative justice as an alternative to the prison system.





SEPT 10–OCT 2 Antony and Cleopatra With a libretto adapted from Shakespeare’s tragedy with 1930sstarryantiquitymythicPulitzerdirectorSanotherPlutarch,passagessupplementarydrawnfromVirgilandclassicaltexts,FranciscoOperaElkhanahblendstheimageryofwiththeglamourofHollywoodto open their centennial season.

SEPT 18 Rupert Wates The summer music series presented LandmarksBelvedere-TiburonbySociety at

ARTS VeronaTwoTHROUGHLECTURES&SEPT5Gentlemenof Directed by Steve Beecroft, this Shakespearian comedy, thought to be his fi rst, considers love, redemption, betrayal and other soon-to-be hallmarks of The Bard’s style, and is performed outside at Mill Valley’s Old Mill Park Amphitheater.


SEPT 10 Maria Muldaur Accompanied by her Red Hot Blueisiana Band and some special musical friends, the musician known for her 1973 hit song “Midnight at the Oasis” celebrates turning 80 with the Big Birthday Bash and BBQ at Rancho Nicasio.

Featuring painted cre ations by rescued and animals and workswildlife-inspiredfromhuman the plight of the animals featured in Disney’s The Jungle Book is front and center and paired with “The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece” exhibit that opens in late June.

SEPT 21 Weird Al Yankovic In what can only be described as “The minusdowntheatricsditchesalbumsknownVanityIndulgent,RidiculouslyReturnUnfortunateoftheSelf-Ill-AdvisedTour,”themanfor14studioofparodiesthehigh-octaneforastripped-concertofmusictheprops.




SEPT 23–24 Roger Waters After a two-year delay, the rescheduled “This is Not a Drill” tour from the cofounder of iconic rock band Pink Floyd visits San Francisco.


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FILM SEPT 10 Pasolini 100 A full day of fi lms from Cinecittá and a curated dinner from C’era una Volta restaurant is on tap to honor the fi lmmaker, whose work reflected postWorld War II Italian society in upheaval and questioned its power structures and political and sexual mores.

SEPT 24–25 Portola Music Festival Electronic music and dance music fans get their own festival from the Outside Lands promoters, featuring a similarly huge lineup of bands including Fat Boy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, Toro Y Moi, Romy, M.I.A. and many more at Pier 80 in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. SEPT 26 Roxy Music With special guest St. Vincent, the English band formed in 1970 by Bryan Ferry spins through San Francisco on their 50 th anniver sary tour.

COMEDY SEPT 14–17 Mary Lynn Rajskub Known for portraying Chloe O’Brian in “24,” and Gail the Snail in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the actress and comedi enne is also known for solo performances that explore her experi ences with pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood — and for her cheerful vulgarity.

Old Saint Hilary’s continues with the art-folkissinger-songwriter,Britishwhoknownforhismelodicstyle.

THROUGH NOV 27 Faith Ringgold Bringing together more than 50 years of work, including her experimental story quilts and paintings of her renowned American People and Black Light series, this retrospective of the American artist traces the artist’s evolu tion that expanded to consider the political and social changes tak ing place in the United States throughout her life. THROUGH JANUARY 8, 2023 Hella Feminist Combining art and historical artifacts to explore feminism’s diverse stories in the Bay Area, this exhibition divided into three sec tions, Mind, Body and Spirit, includes newly commissioned works rooted in the idea that discrimination against all elements of identity (gender, class, race, sex ual orientation, physical ability, education, age, etcetera) is interlinked. THROUGH FEB 12, 2023 Ramses Exploring the life and accomplish ments of Ramses the Great, more than 180 objects in “Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs” demonstrates the opulence and power of ancient virtual-realitycivilization,Egyptianwhileao ffering, “Ramses and Nefertari: Journey to Osiris,” takes you on a tour of two of the Egyptian king’s most impressive monu ments, Abu Simbel and Nefertari’s Tomb.

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SEPT 9–11 Chef Matthew Neele The return of the Global Cuisine Series at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, will bring the sous chef at New York’s Austriarestaurant’sateWallséMichelin-starredtotowntocre-disheswiththesignature n fl are by way of schnitzel, light fi sh dishes and beautiful Viennese pastries.

SEPT 17 Dock of Bay Festival Johnson,&musiciansVinyl,TheUniverse,KarloflisteningtoricpromenadeVallejo’sExplorewaterfront,andhis-coalshedswhiletotwostagesmusic,includingDenson’sTinyEricGales,MotherHipsandalongwithlocalLorinRowanDeepBlueJam,AlvonMilesSchon 17–18 Mill Valley Arts

and Carlos Reyes. SEPT

ArtTHROUGHEVENTSSEPT11Auction Bolinas Museum is hosting a series of events for its 30 th annual Benefit Art Auction, including the popular auction, online and in the galleries, and experiences, including a Last Call Cocktail Party on Sept. 10.

THROUGH NOV 6 Consolidated Mess Inspired by the Hamilton Air field historical archives, Oakland’s Lexa Walsh will consider the complexities of war and will be open for “office hours” during the fi rst five weeks of the project’s construction.

SEPT 1–OCT 15 Drum Listens to Heart San Francisco’s California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute opens a three-part exhibition this month, bringing together contemporary artists from around the world to explore the nature and nuance of the percussive, along with performances both on-site and at The Lab in San Francisco.

Festival The red wood grove at Old Mill Park will once again host more than 130 jur ied artists in 15 media categories at the 65th iteration of the fair that includes live music, a children’s program and food vendors. TORANTOBARRY Scan here to find out all the latest happenings on our online calendar: Mill Valley Arts Festival “We pictured ourselves living life where we would be happy and healthy. At Villa Marin, hiking, walking and exercise are at our doorstep and we are simply delighted.” Heidi & Horst, Villa Marin Residents ©2022 Villa Marin CCRC #158, CA Dept. of Health Lic: #22000161 • CA Dept. of Social Lic: #210108102 Bon Tempe Lake is located in Marin County, just 10 miles from Villa Marin. Villa Marin is an exceptional senior living community located high on a hill in beautiful Marin County. At Villa Marin, you own your condominium (studio, one, two or three bedrooms). All have private or enclosed balconies and stunning views. Schedule A Tour Call: (415) 499-8711 100 Thorndale Dr • San Rafael, CA 94903 Website:

SEPT 11 Run Tiburon Choose the 5K or 10K distances and run along Tiburon’s gram.jointBelvedere-Tiburon’sfundswaterfrontstunningtoraiseforTheRanch,


SPONSORS: Marin Community Foundation, Sutter Health Novato Community Hospital, the Nancy and Richard Robbins Family Foundation and several individuals

Guests, including Benita McLarin , Matt Willis and Susan and Dennis Gilardi , dined on paella, polenta and empanadas from Rickey’s and Scrumptious Occasions Catering and sipped specialty cocktails. Rolando Morales provided musical entertainment, while two artists drew complimentary caricatures.

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IMPACT: Providing care for one out of five Marin residents, regardless of their income level or ability to pay



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Marin Community Clinics presented its 2022 Community Health Champion awards to Marian Huntington , the founder and executive director at NovatoSpirit, and Erik Schten, MD, medical director at its Novato clinic.

Celebrates 50 Years of Accessible Healthcare More than 200 community healthcare advocates, local leaders and proponents of Marin Community Clinics recently gathered at Inn Marin to celebrate the nonprofit’s 50 years in Marin County, and raise $221,000 to support its mission. Held on the summer solstice, the event commemorated the nonprofit’s evolu tion, from its humble beginnings serving patients in a Mill Valley church basement in 1972 to its current countywide network of modern clinics offering medical, dental and behavioral health services to nearly one in five Marin residents.

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The 2022 event was a combination of both silent and live auctions of original work from more than 60 partnering artists and galleries, including Candice Lin , Sadie Barnette and Didier William.

Neal Family Vineyards recently held its annual wine depletion dinner and scholarship awards ceremony at its estate overlooking Napa Valley. The dinner was a fundraiser for the Neal Family Scholarship, a college scholarship program for students in the St. Helena Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. This year’s scholarship was awarded to Kaylee Moura , who will be studying agricultural business at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo this fall. The dinner’s live auction generated $25,000 for the overall scholarship fund, which to date has supported more than two dozen individuals. Popular auction items included several wine lots from Mark Neal ’s personal collection, a stay at a private house in Kauai donated by Bob and Kathy Cueva , and a chocolate tour at Kauai’s Lydgate Farms courtesy of Will Lydgate .

Headlands Center for the Arts Reaches 40-Year Milestone

SPONSORS: Chroma SF, Creative Fundraising Advisors, Phillips and Seiler LLP Neal Family Vineyards Supports St. Helena Youth With Agricultural Scholarships

IMPACT: studentsFarmerstedfunds,$200,000Raisinginscholarshipwhichhavebenefit-15St.HelenaFutureofAmericasince2014 SPONSORS: Neal Family Vineyards, Lydgate Farms, and Bob and Kathy Cueva

This year’s festivities began with an opening celebration on May 20 and culminated on May 31 with a live auction led by Phillips auction house auctioneer Rebekah Bowling , with DJ sets by Vetiver’s Andy Cabic, and a special multimedia installation and performance by Headlands alum Carole Kim Support deserving nonprofits like these. To find opportunities to participate in matching grants, read inspiring stories and more, scan here:

IMPACT: Supporting 95 Headlands Center for the Arts’ artists and about a dozen public programs

Headlands Center for the Arts Affiliate Artist Shara Mays (left) speaks with visitors to her Headlands studio during the spring 2022 open house



Headlands Center for the Arts, now in its 40 th year, recently held its 15th-annual benefit art auction on the historic grounds of the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. This year’s auction raised $610,000 for Headlands’ artists and its public programs.

Jessica Neal, Kaylee Moura and Mark Neal

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The kitchen was shortened to make way for a new laundry alcove, and the hallway door and an unused glass patio door were closed off o provide more wall space. Over the kitchen sink, an enlarged window overlooking the enclosed courtyard serves as a pass-through when Teree is hosting. Offsetting the creamy white cabinets and the coun tertops by Da Vinci Marble is a bold backsplash of charcoal gray tiles by Fireclay Tile. “It’s slightly smaller in terms of floor space, but we actually gained more usable space and counter space where it was very choppy before,” Waskins says.

The project, a gut renovation and remodel, included a new kitchen and baths, white oak plan k flooring, enlarged windows and exquisite finishes. A refreshed color palette introduces warm neutrals and hints of green against a white backdrop.

A divorced dad with a teenage daughter, he is an outdoor enthusiast with a deep appreciation for the natural environment, and he loves to entertain. His desire was for his home to reflect this identity and welcome his daughter, as well. For design and construction oversight, Teree called upon Stephanie Waskins and Ansley Majit, cofounders at Lark + Palm in Sausalito.

“He wanted to create a home that was more cohesive and felt more sophisticated but still had a casual spin to it,” Waskins says.


The designers reoriented the living room to focus on the verdant window views and soften the division between indoors and outdoors. They gained floor space by exchanging the chimney complex for a natu ral ga s fireplace, a feature Teree raves about. “It’s a lovely flick of the switch,” he says. “Now I have so many more fires.”

Two custom built-ins lend modernity and organization. One is a tier of shelves for books and collectibles beside the fireplace. The other is a floating cabinet tucked perfectly into a long, narrow recess, adapted as a media nook. The cabinet, topped with a wall-mounted flat-screen television, stashes electronic gear.

In the center of the room, a fibrous abaca rug by Patterson Flynn Martin and glass coffee table by RT Facts Design & Antiques are ringed by a diverse assemblage of upholstered seating. “The living room is not centered on the TV or the fireplace, but there are places to sit where you can turn to either one,” Waskins says.

Teree says he treated himself to a luxurious, spalike bath, which was carved from space previously occupied by the laundry room. The elongated double vanity is framed by the marble-style countertop and floor, and accented with black hardware, mirror borders and sconceCharcoaldetailing.gray wall tiles by Ann Sacks were chosen for a monochro matic effect but in differing patterns for subtle contrast. Trapezoids

Dan Teree considered himself extremely lucky to buy a mid-century home high in the tree-canopied Kent field hills, even though the decor was dark and decades behind the times.

Opening page: Ensconced within a windowed corner of the main living space, the dining area boasts treetop views.


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Visions of treetops set a soothing pace in the primary bedroom. The bed, dressed in organic, breathable linens by Parachute, rests between a grid-patterned area rug by Stark Carpet and a collage of con temporary artwork. Twin nightstands by Four Hands are paired with adjustable reading sconces by Circa Lighting to bookend the bed. “Dan wanted to feel like he was part of nature,” Waskins says. “We added little hints of dark color to ground the space.”

At the end of the hallway to the primary bedroom is an engaging vignette with artwork and a burlap-screened cabinet. A door midway through the hallway can be closed, essentially providing Teree with a privateWithwing.input from daughter Samantha, her bedroom sports a laidback vibe that embraces artwork, photography, music and other meaningful icons. To unite the space with the outdoors, the lower wall is painted hunter green, reminiscent of wainscoting but without fussy millwork. The decor emphasizes natura l fibers and an interplay of contrasting tex tiles — with loads of cushy pillows. “This space can transition with her as she grows into adulthood,” Waskins says. “It could be for any age.”

Samantha’s bath has a double console vanity by Signature Hardware trimmed with golden hardware and Caesarstone countertop. A duo of handmade tiles is classic but complementary: The tub wall is wrapped in shiny white squares by Fireclay Tile, and the floor is laid with geometric-patterned encaustic cement tiles by clé tile. The sconces are from Cedar and Moss. The 10-month project went smoother than Teree could ever have imagined. Says Teree, “They nailed it right off he bat, which cut down on the pain of decision-making and made it more fun for me as the owner.”

Left: The living room gained additional square footage by replacing the original fireplace with a compact gasburning model with a handy ignition switch. This page, left: The infusion of natural light and the comfort of organic textiles in the primary bedroom form a relaxing indoor-outdoor flow within the homeowner’s private space. Below: The teenage daughter’s bedroom was designed with a neutral palette and a natural fibers to create an ambiance that can evolve as she transitions to adulthood. scale the vanity wall to the ceiling, while horizontally stacked rect angles wrap the stand-up shower. The sconces are by Circa Lighting, and the shower fi xtures are by Waterworks. “We created a bathroom where there was none,” Waskins says. “We envisioned this to be more of a masculine environment.” CONNECT WITH US ONLINE!

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WOODACRE | $1,995,000 Private and gated 4br/2ba garden retreat with mature gardens, a flat lawn area & expansive outdoor patio with a brick wood-fired pizza oven! Michael Cusick  CalREmcusick@cbnorcal.com415.279.8054#01260333 LARKSPUR | $1,995,000 3br/3ba single-level home w/ private courtyard patio, open floor plan, updated kitchen, Mount Tamalpais views, a pool and fruit trees. Carla Giustino  CalREcgiustino@cbnorcal.com415.314.7914#01215560 SAN RAFAEL | $1,650,000 This stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath home shows like a model and is located in one of Marin's most desirable waterfront communities! Carla Giustino  CalREcgiustino@cbnorcal.com415.314.7914#01215560

NOVATO | $3,495,000 5br/5ba 4,600 sqft. One-of-a Kind View Estate overlooking Marin CC. Amadeo Arnal  Amadeo.Arnal@CBrealty.com415.531.2599CalRE#01756869 MILL VALLEY | $3,096,000 Serene and Idyllic 5 bed, 4 bath 3,170 sqft Retreat. Kim Corbett-Morgan 415.999.9797 Eric J. Morgan 415.999.5382 CalRE #00988741 | CalRE #01999265 COVER PROPERTY guiding you home since 1906 SAN FRANCISCO | $1,595,000 Welcome to this exquisite 2br/2ba in a prime marina location with an amazing roof deck and private balcony. Eric Schmitt  eric.schmitt@cbrealty.com415.860.5412CalRE#02011743 SAN RAFAEL | $1,495,000 Beautifully updated 4 bedroom, 3 bath move-in ready home with a very desirable floor plan and a huge flat backyard in a resort-like community. Carla Giustino  cgiustino@cbnorcal.com415.314.7914CalRE#01215560

SAN RAFAEL | $2,700,000 Newly renovated 4bd/3ba home w/exceptional Bay & Mt. Tam views! Tracy Curtis 415.910.0599 Lorraine Watkins 415.328.6797 CalRE #02097401 | CalRE #01321761 TIBURON | $2,695,000 4br/3ba hm w/chef’s kitchen, patio, potential ADU, close to town. The Nordstrom Real Estate Team 415.302.7404 | CalRE#01888469 NOVATO | $2,250,000 Resort Living in Pleasant Valley! Amadeo Arnal  CalREAmadeo.Arnal@CBrealty.com415.531.2599#01756869 NOVATO | $1,995,000 Immaculate & Private 4br/4ba Pointe Marin home! Amadeo Arnal  CalREAmadeo.Arnal@CBrealty.com415.531.2599#01756869 SAN ANSELMO | $1,895,000 4br/3ba w/fireplace, views of the valley, pool, deck and garden. Darlene Hanley  CalREdarlene.hanley@cbnorcal.com415.717.7531#00945576 SAN RAFAEL | $1,875,000 This 3br/2.5ba Move In Ready home has views of Mt. Tam & SF Bay! Wes Mayne  CalREWes.Mayne@cbnorcal.com415.464.3353#00870083

CORTE MADERA | $1,869,000 Beautiful 3br/2ba Mariner's Cove single-level updated home! John Hammer  jhammer@cbnorcal.com415.971.4769CalRE#00975220 SAN RAFAEL | Price Upon Request Expanded & updated 4br/3ba gem in Miller Creek School District! Andrew Falk  andyfalk2112@yahoo.com415.250.8025CalRE#01459954 NOVATO | $1,495,000 4br/2ba remodeled home w/ample space, views & great backyard. Cristina Hale  cristina.hale@cbnorcal.com415.302.6722CalRE#01959530 SAN RAFAEL | $1,395,000 3br/2ba mid-century home w/spacious floor plan & sunroom. Terri Dawson 415.279.9879 Scott Cherry 415.713.6617 CalRE #01152254 | CalRE #00483672 NOVATO | $1,348,000 4br/2ba single story remodeled rancher w/custom lanai. Kristie Martinelli  krissrose12@gmail.com415.412.4720CalRE#01943588 SAN RAFAEL | $1,325,000 Enjoy this beautifully updated 5br/3ba home w/views & location! Sarah Newmarker  sarah.newmarker@cbnorcal.com415.465.3761CalRE#01960859 guiding you home since 1906

NOVATO | $1,250,000 4br/3ba turn-key home with upgrades in coveted Pleasant Valley. Karyn Asfour Kambur 415.516.3221 SAUSALITO | $1,225,000 Enjoy this end-unit 3br/2.5ba townhome! Marie Whitermore  CalREmwhitermore@cbnorcal.com415.608.7800#00614358 NOVATO | $1,200,000 Welcome to this Sweet 3br/2ba Home in Loma Verde! Kathleen Freitag  CalREkfreitag@cbnorcal.com415.860.2581#01088070 NOVATO | $1,195,000 Desirable 3br/2ba single-story home with a backyard patio. Doug Hecker  CalREdhecker@cbnorcal.com707.484.6408#01347843 VACAVILLE | Price Upon Request 4br/3ba home w/detached pool house with full bath and AC! Abby Tanem  CalREatanem@cbnorcal.com415.497.9542#01301798 NOVATO | $995,000 Sunny 4br/2ba home with gorgeous views and a dramatic atrium! John Hammer  CalREjhammer@cbnorcal.com415.971.4769#00975220

PETALUMA | $849,000 Beautifully updated 3br/3ba home in sought after McNear Landing! Susan Anello  susananello@comcast.net415.218.4018CalRE#01808876 SAN RAFAEL | $835,000 2br/2ba 55+ community. Many amenities FP, W&D, AC & more. Lisa Byram lisa@lisabyram.com415.846.3821CalRE#01793707 NOVATO | $825,000 Move-in ready 2br/2/5ba Hamilton Park corner end unit townhome! Matthew Thomas  matthew.thomas@cbnorcal.com415.342.7293CalRE#01334223 SAUSALITO | $799,000 Incredible 1br/1ba beautiful unit with views from all around! Toni Shroyer  tonishroyer@hotmail.com415.640.2754CalRE#01876201 UKIAH | $775,000 Rare 5-unit property on nearly an acre w/3 cottages & a duplex. Janet Gaddini Cubley  janetcubley4@gmail.com415.246.1587CalRE#02177025 SAN RAFAEL | $699,000 Exceptional 2br/2ba Smith Ranch 55+ independent living condo! Christine Flechsig  cflexhomes@gmail.com415.320.3433CalRE#01939464 guiding you home since 1906

SAUSALITO | $799,000 Whiskey Springs 2br/2ba Sausalito Condo! Kim Piro-Guerrero 415.699.3866 Gerald Piro 415.515.3927 CalRE #01410251 | CalRE #00521674 SANTA ROSA | $675,000 Courtside Village 3br/2.5ba home! Karyn Asfour Kambur 415.516.3221 SAN RAFAEL | $489,000 Enjoy penthouse views from this 2br/2ba condo at Villa Marin! Caren Horstmeyer  CalREchorstmeyer@cbnorcal.com415.794.4311#01520438 Guiding you home since 1906. Dreaming of where your next move should be? If you could live anywhere, where would it be? The Coldwell Banker ® brand’s Move MeterTM lets you compare locations based on living affordability, average home price and other important factors. Use data to compare where you live to any other location in America. Take the first step toward making your dreams a reality. .com

Generous in size, the light filled primary suite on the main level offers a wall of windows capturing spectacular bay views, high ceilings, an inviting sitting area, a fireplace, new carpeting, and a changing room with custom wardrobe built-ins. The main level office (or 4th bedroom) features built in cabinetry and opens to the outdoors. Oversized 2nd bedroom or a perfect den/family room features a built-in desk and shelving, new carpeting, and opens to a private terrace. The 3rd bedroom with a built in desk and a tiled guest bathroom with a stall shower is also located on the upper level. The magnificent grounds flourish year round and provide the ultimate sanctuary for tranquil living, sure to delight the most discerning buyer.

A unique opportunity presents itself in the offering of this gated waterfront residence with a private tennis court and a large pool. The first time on the market in 40 years, this architecturally appealing home boasts unobstructed views of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, and Sausalito. This special enclave of waterfront homes is one of Mill Valley’s best kept secrets and only minutes to all your conveniences. The dramatic living room highlights intricate architectural detail, perfectly framing the picturesque views of San Francisco and the bay, and seamlessly connects to the outdoors. The thoughtfully designed great room with kitchen, family room, and dining room features open beam ceilings with stained glass and a fireplace, perfect for hosting large groups and cozy family gatherings.

Compass is the brand name used for services provided by one or more of the Compass group of subsidiary companies. Compass is a real estate broker licensed by the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. License Number 01866771. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only and is compiled from sources deemed reliable but has not been verified. Changes in price, condition, sale or withdrawal may be made without notice. No statement is made as to accuracy of any description. All measurements and square footage are approximate. Shana Rohde-Lynch Broker Associate C 415.264.7101 O DREGo2Marin.comSRL@Compass.com415.789.999901079806 #1 Bay Area Real Estate Agent (SF Business Times 2022) #27 in Nation on RealTrends “TheThousand List” (The Wall Street Journal 2022) 50 Harbor Cove, Mill Valley | $5,977,000 4.5 BD | 2.5 BA | 3899 (+/-) SqFt | 1/2+ Acre Private Tennis Court | Pool WATERFRONT LIVING

The outdoor living includes a wrap around entertainment deck, a sparkling swimming pool, tennis court, patios, turf lawns, and a putting green. Attached 3 car garage and off street parking for multiple vehicles. This special residence embodies the essence of casual modern living. Vacation at home with waterfront pathways outside your back door, dock access for boating and paddle board activities, and a short distance to the Cove and Strawberry Shopping Center, Strawberry Point School, Strawberry Recreation Center, The Club at Harbor Point, Blackies Pasture, and Hwy 101.

Jeannine Voix Paganini, Luxury Property Specialist 415.509.8078 I Cal RE# 00681145 RARE SEADRIFT OFFERING | 210 Dipsea Rd, Stinson Beach | | $8,500,000 Rare one-of-a-kind offering within the gated enclave of Seadrift, Stinson Beach. This home offers the ultimate in waterfront living bordering almost 300 feet of Bolinas Lagoon frontage, which is a National Marine Sanctuary. The balance between nature and the comforts of this home is unparalleled. The great room juts over the lagoon with a wall of glass to capture the everchanging view. The main house offers one bedroom for privacy while across the slate courtyard is a guest house, currently used as an of fi ce, which has even more spectacular views and its own private patio and garden. Enjoy everchanging vistas of the lagoon, surrounding hills and marine life. COLDWELLBANKERLUXURY.COM

Peter Pickrel Luxury Property Specialist 415.385.8800 I Cal RE# 01156183 NEWLY CONSTRUCTED MODERN MASTERPIECE | 11 Orange Avenue, Larkspur | $5,495,000 Location, luxury and lifestyle combine to create a magni ficent NEWLY constructed home by the esteemed Keith Fontana Construction. This sundrenched modern masterpiece features slanted roofs, dramatic black framed windows and concrete style facade. Floor plan includes 4bds, 3.5baths with primary bedroom and living space located upstairs. Boasting an open fl oor plan and high ceilings, the main level offers a combination of great scale and phenomenal indoor/outdoor fl ow. Professional chef’s kitchen w/ center island. Close to downtown, hiking trails and award-winning schools. COLDWELLBANKERLUXURY.COM Another custom home built by 415.850.7557 I


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From its beginnings as a dusty “dry” settlement, where residents who wanted a drink would have to seek out a clandestine “blind pig” in order to imbibe, to present times, San Anselmo has remained a small, tight-knit community. Prior to 1874, when the North Pacific Coast Railroad added a spur track from the town to San Rafael, and 1892, when the castlelike San Francisco Theological Seminary was completed, San Anselmo was a sleepy hamlet populated by more cattle than people. The San Francisco earthquake and fire in 1906 spurred more people to move there, however, and the town was incorporated in 1907. Although the population leveled off around 1960, today, the town’s eponymous thoroughfare is a vibrant destination lined with boutiques, antique shops and creek-side restaurants. Landmarks in the family-friendly town include Robson-Harrington Park, the site of a commanding wood-frame mansion built by Edwin Kleber Wood in 1906; the San Anselmo Public Library, an original Carnegie Library; and the American Legion Log Cabin, home to late-night haunt the Dugout Bar. Visitors rarely leave town, however, without seeing Imagination Park, located next to Town Hall, where statues of Yoda and Indiana Jones commemorate the birthplace of local resident George Lucas’ two biggest movie franchises. Lucas donated Imagination Park and its statues to the town in 2013.


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MARIN CATHOLIC In-person visits and tours take place from September through November. Register online starting August 19 at We challenge each student to go “I N T O T H E D E E P” spiritually, academically, artistically and athletically. DUC ALTUMIN

Where learning is revered, and education is joyful. MOUNT TAMALPAI S SCHOOL An Independent K-8 School in Mill Valley l