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...

Dance Palace Crafts Fair

DANCE PALACE: The 44th annual Dance Palace Community Center holiday crafts fair featured half a dozen new vendors. The fair is one of two of the community center’s biggest events of the year. Daniel Oliver, above, a five-year veteran of the fair, sold hand-built ceramics.

Little Store gets new owner

FOREST KNOLLS: The Little Store, which closed its doors about a month ago after the owner sold the building to Hector Bezanis (right), could be reborn as a woodshop. Mr. Bezanis, a fine furniture parts maker, spoke to the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group on Monday about his plans to...

iPhone video guru hosts movie making class

Allen Bronstein, a self-described iPhone video guru and the author of the forthcoming “Mobile Movie Making 123,” will hold a workshop in iPhone movie making at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Dance Palace. The cost is $100, with a discount if you bring a friend.

Drakes Beach Cafe gets new life under Point Reyes National Seashore Association

SEASHORE: The Point Reyes National Seashore Association will temporarily fill space once occupied by Drakes Beach Café, which closed last year. Samaria Jaffe, the nonprofit’s director, said they will provide coffee and granola, as well as books, maps and other convenience items for visitors while the seashore determines the best...

Saltwater expands with Depot

INVERNESS : Beaming, Luc Chamberland treated guests to fresh oysters, head cheese, champagne and other delicacies last Wednesday at a pre-opening party at The Depot, an addition to his restaurant, Saltwater. The seafood market, wine bar and espresso bar, located in the old Blackbird abode, will be open Friday through...

Dia de los Muertos breathes life into Point Reyes

POINT REYES STATION: The sixth annual Dia de los Muertos procession drew unexpected numbers of costumed and painted revelers on Saturday. It was an energetic display of the area’s Latino and Anglo communities’ ability to come together, and it began one month ago in weekly art workshops with Ernesto Sanchez;...

Fire detection cameras top West Marin peaks

FIRE PREVENTION: Cameras that will watch for wildfires were installed last week on four Marin hilltops—Mount Vision (above), Big Rock Ridge, Mount Barnabe and Mount Tamalpais. Using mathematical algorithms to detect smoke and equipped with technology to distinguish smoke from fog, the cameras supplement ongoing volunteer daylight lookouts on Mount...