WHEN OCTOBER ROLLS around, there is only one thing on most Marin residents’ minds: the Mill Valley Film Festival. It’s
an exciting time to explore new films and start
thinking about who might be in contention for
an Oscar. This year, we proudly present our
second annual guide to the event. You’ll find it
in the middle of the magazine; pull it out and
bring it with you to learn more about the festival, find screening times and even get a little
backstory on Marin’s cinematic contributions.
In the regular issue we start things off
with a story on second homes by writer Ann
Wycoff. Whether you are considering such a
purchase or just want to dream along with the
rest of us, you’ll learn about three stunners
that offer a respite from everyday life.
We continue with a story by Bill Marken
on the mighty oak trees that, while not as
famous as their redwood cousins, add character to the Marin landscape, particularly
in places like the Mount Burdell Open Space
Preserve. And continuing with the theme
of natural landscapes, writer and photographer Robert Holmes paints a beautiful
new films and
might be in
picture of Sonoma’s winegrowing region and
looks at plans to make the industry there
100 percent sustainable.
Up front we offer tips on being prepared
for the next big quake, ask what your favorite
Halloween candy is and find out how Limantour
Beach got its name. We also introduce you to a
scream queen, a local chef and a local cosmetics
maker, a hand fan collector and the man helping
to bring Marin a better hospital.
In Destinations we present ideas and tips for
travel close to home — be sure to check out our
new “Tank of Gas” piece — and a little farther
afield. We also introduce you to Tony Probst, an
individual with an interest in all things maritime, particularly when it relates to Pitcairn
Island and the infamous HMS Bounty.
It’s a jam-packed issue and we sincerely
hope you enjoy reading it. Once you finish, it’ll
be time to dig out that tux or fancy dress and
head for the red carpet. We’ll see you there.
Marin Magazine Staff Editors
From left: Mimi Towle, Nikki Wood and
Dan Jewett receive some breaking news.
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