Point Reyes Books pioneers member-supported model

Point Reyes Books owner Steve Costa’s fiercest rival is not another West Marin mom-and-pop bookseller with more expansive inventory. His real literature-dealing foe doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar presence here or anywhere else in the world; instead, its bookshelves line the digital ether. The explosive popularity of online retail giant

NPS will keep state parks afloat

The National Park Service signed financial and operational agreements last week with California State Parks (CSP) that will keep Samuel P. Taylor and Tomales Bay state parks open, on reduced schedules, for at least a year past their planned 2012 closure date, with an option to extend the pilot program...

Cryptic phytoplankton may hold an answer

Once in a great while, a biologist finds herself at the confluence of a rare natural phenomenon. This often involves decades, or even whole careers, of observing and waiting in forests, deserts or coves for something—anything—to happen, if it ever happens at all. Sonoma State University biology graduate student Adele...

Solomon launches at Bovine

Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon formally announced his candidacy and launched his campaign on Monday with appearances in four counties of the reorganized 2nd District, which stretches from the Golden Gate to the Oregon border. The day began in the early morning outside Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station, where...

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Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon has declined an invitation to attend a community meeting this Sunday to discuss the findings of a recent park study on oyster cultivation and harbor seal counts in Drakes Estero. The meeting, sponsored by the Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture and the Tomales...

Bolinas homeowner decries planning, felled trees

Twenty-five years ago Serena Castaldi watched as her small home on the Little Mesa, in Bolinas, slowly fell victim to cliff erosion. She was forced to abandon the property but soon rebounded, purchasing another lot not far from the first and erecting a modest one-story that overlooked a lush, sloping...

Stagecoach eliminates coastal route, adds Valley bus

Facing low ridership and increasing cuts to federal funding, Marin Transit has announced plans to eliminate the West Marin Stagecoach’s coastal route 62, which runs from Point Reyes to Bolinas and Stinson Beach—a trip that can cost the agency almost $60 per rider. Weekend service on south route 61 from...

Tree narrowly misses woman

An Inverness Park woman was nearly crushed by a tree limb that fell through her roof early Tuesday morning. Lynn DeBarrows, 73, had just made herself a cup of tea and was in the process of changing the channel from “this horrible movie called The Fast and the Furious” around...

West Nile strikes in state

The California Department of Public Health announced Monday the first two reported fatalities of 2011 from West Nile Virus. The victims were a 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County. Eighty-eight human cases of WNV from 18 California counties have been reported this year; there have been...

Braves shutout St. Elizabeth

The Tomales Braves (2-2-0) shutout non-league opponent St. Elizabeth 60-0 at its homecoming game last Friday. The Braves gained 378 yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground. The Tomales defense held St. Elizabeth to less than 50 yards, forced a safety and also scored touchdowns on a blown long...


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