WHEN SPRING IS officially here it can mean only one thing: baseball season. And before our beloved MLB stars got good
enough to play professionally, many rounded
the bases as kids in Little League. But these
pint-size players aren’t the only ones getting
trained — their coaches also absorb some
valuable life lessons. Mill Valley Tigers “Coach
Mike” leads off our features by revealing three
big truths he learned from his young team.
After that, in Subcultures, Emilie Rohrbach
profiles parents who rock — part-time per-
formers who never quite shook the musician
bug. So it’s gigs at night and getting the kids to
school in the morning — a sometimes difficult,
but rewarding, tune to sing.
We introduce you to a midcentury house
that went from underwhelming to the gem with
360-degree views you’ll see in Features.
Beyond baseball, spring is also a time to
tackle those home improvements you’ve been
putting off. For a sense of how far such projects
might go, we first introduce you to a midcentury
house that went from underwhelming to the
gem with 360-degree views you’ll see in our
features section. Properly inspired, you’ll also
want to read our story about the latest trends in
cabinets, tile, countertops, flooring, appliances,
windows and doors.
Up front, we present readers’ favorite baseball eats at AT&T Park and meet some intriguing
locals: a race car driver; this year’s One Book
One Marin author; and supervisor Dennis
Rodoni, who has big plans for wide-open spaces.
In Destinations, wine expert Danielle
Botros uncorks what’s new in wine country,
and in anticipation of the next royal wedding,
Jeanne Cooper visits London to walk in the
footsteps of kings and queens.
It’s a big issue full of fun stories; we hope
after you read it you’ll take Coach Mike’s suggestion and go root for some Little Leaguers.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
Rocker mom Danielle Hirsch
loves getting together with her
bandmates for a sizzling Fistful
of Scandal practice — but not
before making sure the kids are
ready for bed. Photographer
Jack Wolford was there to
capture the action.