WI TH TEMPERATURES ris- ing, one thing is certain: summer is here. And to help you get the most out of it, we present our handy
Marin Summer Guide. The info in the guide is
good through August: take it along to find the
best places to hike, eat, hear music and have
other fun all summer long.
We continue the summer theme in features
with a story by Laura Hilgers on outdoor
spaces. She found families and neighbors
enjoying the sun in their own yards with putting greens, bocce ball courts, even a rather
large half-pipe. And by now, with all the
special events and exhibits, you are probably
acutely aware that it is the 50th anniversary
might not know
is that the
kicked off right
here in Marin
with a festival
on Mount Tam
like The Doors
For our summer fashion page
our own Leah-Marie and Rachel
Griffiths went to Blink at Town
Center to shoot the outfits and
accessories you see in this issue.
They laid the clothes out here at
the office to get the right combinations and then went to the studio
ready for action. The foam core
backgrounds were pretty large
and, to avoid disturbing them,
some reaching was required.
of the Summer of Love. What you might not
know is that the counterculture revolution
kicked off right here in Marin with a festival on Mount Tam featuring bands like The
Doors and Jefferson Airplane. Writer Michael
Shapiro tells the groovy tale.
We wrap up features with a look at the
restaurant business in Marin. Writer Renee
Frojo explores why it takes more than just
great food to survive and thrive in the food
Up front, we’ve got stories on summer sol-
stice traditions and the Ambassadors of Hope.
You’ll also meet the local author of a new book
on the San Francisco Giants, a daughter of a
famous musician who has found her own way
into the business and a Larkspur resident who
hopes to remove the shame many recovering
addicts sometimes feel.
In Destinations you’ll find a story about biking in Tahoe — could a continuous trail that one
day encircles the whole lake be far off? Also, tag
along with Calin Van Paris on a life-changing
trip to Nepal, where she and other volunteers
built schools for local children.
It’s an issue jam-packed with summer fun.
Read it, grab the summer guide and some sun-
screen and get out to enjoy this beautiful county.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor