WE’VE DONE IT — we’ve made it through another year. But before we move on to 2018, we’ve got one more jam-packed issue
for you. We kick off features with a story by
Tam High teacher Aaron Pribble, who gives
us a real in-the-classroom assessment of
where we are and where we should be going
Then comes a look at one of San Rafael’s
most iconic structures. Architecture writer
Mark Anthony Wilson tells the tale of one of
the more little-known missions, the Mission
San Rafael Arcángel, which turns 200 this
month. Marin itself and San Quentin both owe
their monikers to characters in this story.
Our features conclude with a story on the
devastating Napa and Sonoma fires and a close
What these articles have in common:
both reflect the fact that people in the
Bay Area are in need.
look at the goals of charities in Marin. What
these articles have in common: both reflect
the fact that people in the Bay Area are in
need. You’ll hear personal tales of survival
in Kirsten Jones Neff’s fire story, while Kasia
Pawlowska details where your money goes
when you give. We encourage you to read both
and help where you can.
Up front, we’ve got pieces on vintage holiday
fun, as well as a look at a local Lego collector,
an artistic teacher of the year, an inspirational
author and the man behind the attitudinal
healing movement that has inspired people like
Oprah and Mother Teresa.
In Destinations, Matthew Richard Poole
lets you in on his three favorite lesser-known
ski area choices (plus Lake Tahoe, of course).
Poole has done the “hard” work of skiing all
over the country: these are his top picks for
short lines and epic snow.
We hope you enjoy our final issue of 2017.
And most of all, we fervently and sincerely
hope that as those impacted by the fire begin
to rebuild, they find the task healing and their
reborn communities as strong as ever.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
Every December we do a story on how the
public can give to the charities they love
and where that money goes. This year, we
decided to try something a little different
with the artwork: pick an illustration that
would be suitable for the cover but would
then, paired with the story, reveal even
more, as a two-page spread. Illustrator Mike
Ellis got this one just right and we love the
New Yorker-esque look it lent to the cover.