Park says no plan to close Morgan Horse Ranch

Point Reyes National Seashore staff this week sought to clarify that the predominantly volunteer-run Morgan Horse Ranch behind the Bear Valley Visitor Center would not necessarily close upon the last horse’s death...

Health Alliance brings dental van to town

A 39-foot van equipped to provide mobile dental service for the Coastal Health Alliance arrived in Point Reyes Station from Riverside on Monday, following months of delays. Stocked with two dental chairs, a waiting room and secured wireless Internet access for keeping records, the van is tentatively slated to hit...

County sets priorities for affordable housing

County supervisors want to prioritize second units, voluntary rent guidelines, landlord incentives and acquiring housing to address the affordable housing crisis, but are wary of pursuing an ordinance to require just cause to evict renters, they said last Tuesday after a three-hour hearing on affordable housing. The hearing was intended...

Tomales Elementary parents call for principal

A contingent of mostly Latino parents mobilized Tuesday night to prepare for tonight’s Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, at which they will demand the district hire a full-time principal for Tomales Elementary School. A public discussion of the principal position is slotted on the agenda and is...

Crabbing ban lifted

A ban on Dungeness crab fishing that has ravaged the state’s fisheries industry was partially lifted last week, when state officials opened recreational crabbing from Point Reyes Station southward. Meanwhile, the commercial crab season will remain closed indefinitely, the Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday. State officials and crab...

Move-out support offered to Walnut Place seniors

On Tuesday afternoon, tenants and staff of Walnut Place met with the project manager of the upcoming renovation to the senior housing complex, Lynn Berard, and two relocation consultants. The latter offered more information about the support that will be given to residents who will be temporarily relocated during the...

Ranch plan will balance mowing with bird nesting

The harvest of silage, an important way some ranches curb costs and reduce their carbon footprints, impacts birds at three dairies in the Point Reyes National Seashore, according to a study released in December by Point Blue Conservation Science, a research-based nonprofit. The seashore commissioned the study as part of...

Huffman: “This land is your land”

Housing supporters and a Congressional representative last Friday morning celebrated the passage of legislation that ensures the Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes Station is turned into affordable housing. The legislative mandate—part of the broader Coast Guard Authorization Act, which Congress passed two weeks ago and which was signed...


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