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Giant mushroom found in Bolinas

12/17/2015
SHROOM: Solomon Ojalvo, son of the winemaker Brian Ojalvo, found this hulking King Bolete (Boletus edulis) in Bolinas on Sunday. While it wasn’t officially weighed or measured, Brian pegged it at least 6.5 pounds (compared to 5 pounds of beef he bought that morning), 22 inches tall, and 12 inches...

SPAWN aims to plant 10,000 redwoods

12/17/2015
RESTORATION: Volunteers for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network spread duff under freshly planted redwood saplings on Monday at their headquarters near Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The organization says it will plant 10,000 of the trees in Marin over the next three years. SPAWN has immediate plans to plant...

Coho arrive in Lagunitas Creek

12/10/2015
FISH: Two male coho salmon vie for position with a female in Lagunitas Creek on Tuesday. Marin Municipal Water District has counted approximately 30 pairs this winter so far, a small number for the time of year, which may be due to lack of rainfall.

CLAM gingerbread house contest

12/10/2015
SWEET HOMES: Elizabeth Hill’s baked creation took first place in the adult category of a gingerbread house contest that was on display last weekend at the Yellow House in Point Reyes Station. Tomales Bay Youth Center won first in the youth category for a replication of their meeting place, The...

Santa arrives at Nick's Cove by boat

12/10/2015
SAINT NICK: Santa Claus arrived by motor boat, as he does every year, at the Boat Shack at Nick’s Cove last Sunday, to thrilled children and cocktail-sipping parents.

Lego club at the Point Reyes Library

12/03/2015
PLAY: A newly formed Lego club, open to kindergarteners through eighth graders, now meets every other Thursday at the Point Reyes Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Creations from the club are put on display in the library. See the calendar for details.

Barley truck overturns

11/25/2015
SPILLED SEED: A truck towing two trailers filled with 24 tons of organic barley for the Petaluma company Hunt and Behrens toppled over and spilled its load as it rounded a curve on Highway 1 north of Nick’s Cove in Marshall. Caltrans vacuumed the barley from the ditch and left...

Turkey trot 2015

11/25/2015
RACES: Students raced in the annual West Marin School TurkeyTrot at the Bear Valley trail on Monday. Winners in the boys division were Marcos De la Cruz (1st place), Joshua Espulgar Rowe (2nd place) and Matteo Nagle (3rd place). In the girls division, winners were Emily Cardwell (1st place), Isabella...

Conversations about child care start in West Marin

11/19/2015
CHILD CARE: Barbara Clifton Zarate (left), of the Marin Community Foundation, introduced the first of what will be many meetings of child care providers on how to improve child care in West Marin, during a Tuesday meeting at the Dance Palace. Some suggested that better access to food through school...

Garageland Marketplace opens in Lagunitas

11/12/2015
RETAIL: Inverness Park residents Samantha and Cheyenne Young recently opened up a consignment, retail and vendor shop selling handmade and selected vintage items next to the farmstand on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Lagunitas. Their store, called Garageland Marketplace, will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6...

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