IT’S BEEN A wet and cold winter, but hat just makes spring all the more welcome. To celebrate those longer, warmer days, we present a special fashion feature on what’s hot in acces-
sories. We found tempting extras and accent
pieces you can mix and match to make your
wardrobe really shine.
Highlighting this area’s natural beauty,
writer Zack Ruskin takes a revealing look at
Samuel P. Taylor State Park, a place that really
serves as a living history of Marin. Every bit
as gorgeous as Muir Woods but much easier
to visit on a whim, this outdoor treasure welcomes some 150,000 people a year. Ruskin
examines the park’s past as a getaway for San
Franciscans and learns that Taylor wasn’t
quite the environmentalist you might think.
In an outdoor story close to home, we check
in on the backyard chicken trend. The practice of keeping poultry on private property
is alive and well in Marin County, and every
city, town and unincorporated area here now
permits it to some extent. And our annual
Summer Camps Guide lists 168 ways to give
your child the summer of a lifetime.
Up front, we cover everything from a
planet-friendlier way to sip your drink to
animal-loving ways to do National Puppy Day.
We also talk with popular author Jacqueline
Winspear, the young and older volunteers
with Marin Search and Rescue, and San
Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips.
Destinations revisits Hawaii, where
Jeanne Cooper expertly walks you through
what’s new on each island, with tips that
will inspire you to grab your beach gear and
start planning your trip.
Happy spring! Whether you’re rocking
a new look, exploring the redwoods or just
chilling in the yard with the chickens, here’s
to living it up this season.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
A REAL COOP Chickens are a ton of fun.
How do I know? My wife and I have had them
in our yard for years. During that time we’ve
seen everything: we’ve had a Florence turn
out to be a Fred; we’ve had late-night raids by
raccoons; we’ve had a chicken climb the stairs
of the deck to hang out with us. And I’ve tackled (without much success) the challenge of
trying to photograph a creature that is always
moving and often bending over in search of
food. It’s not easy. So hats off to Steve Kepple
for taking all these great shots (although he
had to shoot a lot to get them).
Every bit as gorgeous as Muir Woods, this outdoor
treasure welcomes some 150,000 people a year.