Perry's Deli expands to include dinner service

DINNER OUT: Chef Ed Vigil passed bread through a new window connecting Perry’s Deli and its new space, Gather at Perry’s, last Thursday during a preview for their new dinner service. A changing bistro menu, along with wine, beer, sours and cider, will be available Thursdays through Sundays. The space...

Marie Souix at the Bolinas Farmstand

MUSIC: It was a somnolent start to a small show opened by Santiparro, a husband and wife duo whose first chant was accompanied by a smudging, on Sunday evening at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand in Bolinas. What followed—Mariee Souix’s acoustic guitar, faintly raspy voice, maternal aura and winding, storytelling...

Margaret Hansen turns 100

PEOPLE: Margaret Hanson celebrated her 100 birthday at the Dance Palace’s Senior Lunch on Thursday to the sounds of Silverstrings, a band composed of her family members. “You are just as beautiful as you were 30 years ago,” a friend said as Ms. Hanson was wheeled around the room.

Bolinas steps into the freebox

BOLINAS: Similar in nature to the freebox itself, Freebox Follies, the annual fundraiser for the community goods exchange, is a mishmash of performance art, music and a runway fashion show. Troubadour StuArt opened the evening with an account of how he arrived in Bolinas. It was the middle of night...

Audubon Canyon Ranch returns Inverness property to the birds

TOMALES BAY: Helen McLaren’s wish that her property return “to the birds” came one step closer to reality on Tuesday when crews began demolishing a home and small shed on land she bequeathed to Audubon Canyon Ranch when she died in 2012. The two-acre parcel abuts Shields Marsh in Inverness,...

Equine therapy

Women living in high-stress environments, caring for disabled family members or simply needing to let off steam joined Halleck Creek Ranch’s newest program, Flying Changes, on Monday for one of six sessions they will attend over as many weeks. Two of the participants have children in programs at the ranch;...

Goats brought in to clear out non-natives

SEASHORE: On Tuesday, goats from Tracy, Calif. began grazing on 12 overgrown acres at D Ranch, where invasives that cows willl not eat—radish, poison hemlock, thistle—are choking defunct ranch lands. The goats will graze for about two weeks; then the Point Reyes National Seashore, which brought in the animals, will...

Citizen scientists monitor marine protected areas

OCEANS: Volunteers armed with pens and clipboards learned how to tally beach and offshore activities in a state-designated marine protection area at Drakes Beach on Saturday. The session was part of a citizen science program, organized by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and aimed at collecting data that...

Music show set for Black History Month

SAN GERONIMO VALLEY: Music duo Mwanza Furaha and Gail Muldrow will collaborate for a variety show to kick off Black History Month. The show, called Cabaret Underground, will feature performances of Maya Angelou’s poetry set before a background of live John Coltrane tunes. The show is scheduled for Feb. 7...

Winter shuttle service starts in seashore

SEASHORE: This weekend marks the start of winter shuttle service in the Point Reyes National Seashore, with buses leaving from Drakes Beach (above) to the Chimney Rock Overlook, where elephant seal docents will be present, and to the lighthouse for those hoping to glimpse the migration of gray whales. Docents...