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Point Reyes rancher dies in reservoir crash

11/15/2012
A bouquet of flowers on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road now overlooks the spot where a member of a well-known ranching family fatally crashed into the Nicasio Reservoir earlier this week. Rich Giacomini, 71, of Point Reyes Station, was traveling southbound when his pickup truck swerved and crashed through a guardrail before...

Flea Market on hold following complaints of competition

11/15/2012
A small group of Point Reyes Station residents concerned about a flea market that has begun appearing regularly in the center of town turned a community meeting late last week into a debate over whether such a recurring commercial activity befits a public gathering space. The discussion, led by more...

Tea purveyor seeks escape from county demolition

11/15/2012
A legal tug of war between county officials and a Lagunitas homeowner who is trying to hold onto a home he has built outside of county regulations appeared to give way late last week, after a county court denied an appeal by David Lee Hoffman to keep the county from...

Oakland man accused of string

11/15/2012
Sonoma and Marin investigators are still trying to tie an Oakland man currently in custody on several burglary charges across Sonoma County to a string of unsolved burglaries reported earlier this month in West Marin. Tyrone Brennen, 27, of Oakland, is being held at Sonoma County Jail with a $500,000...

Spirit house seeks flower tender

11/15/2012
The “spirit house” erected in downtown Bolinas after 9/11 is need of a new flower tender. The community monument, which artist Ernesto Sanchez declines to call an “altar” or “shrine” to avoid any negative connotations those words might evoke, is located adjacent to the Bolinas Market. Several people have already...

Holiday goings on in Point Reyes

11/15/2012
The 15th annual Path of Lights—that evening of shopping in downtown Point Reyes illuminated by paper lanterns lining Mainstreet—returns Friday, November 30. The large pine towering over Wells Fargo will be lit in a ceremony led by West Marin Senior Services as usual, and the bank will serve cocoa. Building...

Dramatic rescue at mouth of Tomales Bay

11/08/2012
Seven people were pulled from the chilly surf at the mouth of Tomales Bay on Sunday after a 25-foot motorboat capsized, leaving two children trapped inside the cabin of the sinking craft. Officials said none of the boaters were wearing life jackets and that the children inside the cabin, ages...

Goodman requests investigation into claims of Ragen misconduct

11/08/2012
Corey Goodman has filed his sixth complaint with the federal government concerning the application of science at Point Reyes National Seashore, this time targeting Marine Mammal Commission Director Tim Ragen. In a letter sent Wednesday to the Inspector General of the Department of Commerce, the Marshall scientist accused Dr. Ragen...

Burglary spree ends in arrest of Oakland man

11/08/2012
A spree of burglaries in the last week across West Marin has left law enforcement trying to tie two unsolved incidents to a suspect arrested Monday in relation to a burglary at Diekmann’s General Store in Tomles, authorities said Tuesday. Tyrone Brennen, 27, of Oakland, was arrested Monday night after...

Drakes Cove named landmark

10/25/2012
It was of little surprise to a group of historians and scholars when the federal government recognized a medieval sea captain for harboring near a bay that now bears his name. In fact, for Edward Von der Porten and other members of the Drakes Navigators Guild, the proclamation last week...

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