Ranch workers focus at human rights meeting

08/18/2016
The harsh lives of ranch workers in West Marin took center stage last week at a Human Rights Commission hearing held in Point Reyes Station, where workers and their advocates discussed long hours, precarious housing and virtually nonexistent access to mental health services, among other problems. Concerned citizens also spoke...

New education guidelines highlight LGBT history

08/18/2016
Local school officials are keeping an eye on a revised framework for history and social science curriculum for California’s K-12 schools that for the first time includes contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and people with disabilities. Along with praise from L.G.B.T. advocates, the framework—approved by the state...

Environmentalists ask park to freeze ranch plan, longer leases

08/18/2016
Environmental groups suing the National Park Service over the Point Reyes National Seashore’s ranch management plan asked a judge last Friday to issue a preliminary injunction to freeze the process and prohibit new long-term ranch leases until the park updates its 36-year-old general management plan..

Rare sea lion washes up dead in Marshall, flummoxing homeowner

08/18/2016
A rare sea lion that washed up in Marshall late last month caused concern among homeowners who were unsure how to handle the body...

Outdoor concert topic at village meeting

08/18/2016
An impromptu two-day music festival last month at Love Field that caused a minor kerfuffle got a follow-up discussion at the Point Reyes Station Village Association meeting last week...

Saltwater’s new chef

08/18/2016
Meave McAuliffe grew up around her mom’s bakery in Venice, Calif., which specialized in French pastries. It spurred early culinary aspirations for the young Ms. McAuliffe, the new chef at Saltwater Oyster Depot, where she is continuing to cook up seafood-centric coastal California cuisine. “On the way to school we...

Bolinas-Stinson School starts this week

08/18/2016
I remember the start of school when I was a kid. The feeling was about 50 percent excitement and 50 percent dread. Back then, in the log cabin days, the school had two tasks, neither of which is particularly relevant anymore. First, teachers were supposed to pass on knowledge, to...

Welcome back to Tomales High

08/18/2016
There is no holding back the new year for Tomales High School, with our full staff set to return to work on Friday and school to resume on Tuesday morning. A few years ago, our staff set out to review our vision statement in an effort to refocus our work...