THIS SUMMER IT’S time to hit he backyard and play outside. But what if your yard is a mess of weeds and awk ward slopes? Writer Dawn Margolis Denberg
introduces us to three Marin families who
have solved such issues to turn their yards
into the best room in the house.
Next, writer Stephanie Keefe Martin takes
us out to the rugby field. With the sport coming to San Francisco in July and returning to
the Summer Olympics in 2020, it’s as popular
as ever — a fact that is borne out by the surge
of interest right here in Marin.
Summer is also graduation season, and to
commemorate the ritual, we have a speech by
Tam High teacher Jonah Steinhart that uses
humor and hard-earned experience to inspire.
We wrap up features with a story by Kirsten
Jones Neff on the anchor-outs. Given the long
list of concerns from various groups, is it possible to preserve a historic and rare community
where people live in their boats on the bay?
Up front we’ve got stories on the new
Marin farmers’ markets CEO, a San Francisco
author with a unique and true baseball story,
hot summer fashion picks, sustainable coffee and the story of two mountain-biking
pioneers finding their way after one of them
suffered a life-changing accident.
In Destinations, we head to Tahoe with
automobile writer William Freed to learn
about the lake’s wooden boats, which will be
featured at this year’s Lake Tahoe Concours
d’Elegance. Also look for travel tips on places
to eat and drink locally, in Travel Buzz.
It’s a fun issue with stories that will help you
get into the summer swing. Enjoy the stories
and then grab a little something for the grill.
Daniel Jewett, Managing Editor
INTO THE SCRUM
George got into the
action when he went
to photograph a Marin
and junior varsity team
practice at Hall Middle
School in Larkspur in the
middle of a rainstorm.
With the sport coming to San Francisco
in July and rejoining the Summer Olympics
in 2020, it’s as popular as ever.