Program will help landlords make rents affordable

07/28/2016
In a new collaboration with the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and Marin Housing Authority, the county will offer a suite of financial incentives and support services designed to entice landlords to make rents affordable. The two-year pilot program, approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, is...

Judge orders settlement talks in seashore ranching suit

07/28/2016
In an apparent attempt to avoid a protracted legal battle, the judge presiding over the ranching lawsuit last week ordered the National Park Service and a trio of environmental groups to meet with a magistrate judge for a settlement conference. In response, the environmental groups told the judge they would...

Four families left Stewart Ranch, for murky reasons

07/28/2016
Four Latino families that have lived for decades at Olema’s Stewart Ranch moved out of their homes this month after receiving word in May from the ranch’s owners that their longstanding housing agreements on the 2,188-acre cattle ranch would be terminated. Conflicting accounts have surfaced about why the families had...

Historic Inverness boathouse to be renovated

07/28/2016
The owner of a historic Inverness boathouse—possibly the oldest existing structure on Tomales Bay—has applied for a permit to restore the 842-square-foot building and preserve it for launching boats. According to owner Wayne Demmel, the structure is in need of “some serious T.L.C.” and is slated to have a boardwalk...

San Francisco couple submits plans for Mount Vision property

07/28/2016
Nearly three years after being red-tagged by the county for starting work prematurely, a San Francisco society couple has submitted plans to renovate and build on a six-acre property atop the Inverness Ridge. Alexis and Trevor Traina say they intend to preserve the handmade style of several cabins on the...

An impressive new book from Point Reyes Station author

07/28/2016
“Anne and the Twentieth Century” is the surprisingly appropriate title of the newly published memoirs of Anne R. Dick, a longtime Point Reyes Station resident, bed-and-breakfast owner, jewelry-maker and author of seven books of poetry and reminiscences. In telling stories about herself and her family, Anne—now 89—uses contemporaneous news events...

A conversation with Inverness sculptor Michael Barnett

07/28/2016
The Inverness Ridge is filled with amazing artists, and one of the great pleasures of living in this community is the opportunity to discover new work and speak to them about their inspiration. Last week, I ventured into the Hermitage Gallery, a new gallery and shop behind Saltwater and The...

Music festival moved on short notice benefits Big Sur fire relief

07/28/2016
Speckled with several dozen tents, Love Field played host to the seventh-annual overnight Woodsist Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday after the music gathering was relocated to Point Reyes Station from Big Sur to escape the Soberanes wildfire, which has burned over 23,500 acres since sparking five days ago. All proceeds...