Green light for Drakes oyster rack removal

The plan to remove 470 tons of wooden oyster racks and roughly an acre of aquaculture debris in Drakes Estero was approved last week by the California Coastal Commission, opening the doors for a restoration project outlined by the Point Reyes National Seashore. The projected cost of removing the racks—the...

Nick’s Cove welcomes new dessert chef

“I’m into taking breakfast pastries and turning them into desserts,” said Jenna Katsaros, the new pastry chef at Nick’s Cove Restaurant, on Tuesday evening. “Right now I’m really into doughnuts.” For the past two months, Ms. Katsaros, a Santa Rosa resident who studied at the California Culinary Academy in San...

Pedestrian safety at 
under scrutiny

Last Tuesday afternoon, West Marin School teacher Chris Eckert was heading home from work on his bicycle when a Prius exiting Green Bridge Gas & Auto at the intersection of Shoreline Highway and Mesa Road struck him. The driver stopped and called an ambulance, but Mr. Eckert declined a ride; instead, he went to the hospital the next day. Though more or less uninjured, he said he has been having...

Shoreline trustees to 
field questions from 
prospective candidates

Four of seven seats on Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees are up for election this November and at least one trustee, representing southwest Sonoma, won’t be running to keep her seat. To help drum up candidates this election season, the Family Engagement Committee at Tomales Elementary School is...

Second Mother’s Day fire scorches Bolinas ravine

At around 3 a.m. on Mother’s Day morning in Bolinas, Jeff Miottel walked outside after his wife smelled smoke. He spied a fire in Jack’s Cove, north of Agate Beach. He warned his neighbors, took a few pictures when it didn’t appear to be an immediate threat, and returned home...

Powell-Porrata family to host lemonade benefit

Ezequiel Powell, an Inverness boy who was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer a year and a half ago, finished his chemotherapy and radiation treatment in February, and his vigor is quickly returning. “He really has almost a different personality now,” said his mother, Alex Porrata. “He’s able...

Baseball matchup raises college funds on Saturday

Tomales High School will host the third annual Jake Velloza Memorial Baseball Game on Saturday, honoring a former alumni and United States Army soldier who was killed while serving in Iraq in 2009. The occasion, one of the largest events of the year at the high school, consists of two...

Stinson project will wait for new coastal program

A decision on a contested development proposed for a low-lying neighborhood of Stinson Beach was once again postponed by supervisors—this time until the county approves a new Local Coastal Program, which could delay a call on the project until winter or next spring. In the meantime, the Community Development Agency...

The Shop opens shop in Olema

Liz Lavoie was cutting up a bright pink cashmere sweater on Saturday afternoon at a new mercantile in Olema that opened the first weekend of May. Ms. Lavoie turns hole-ridden cashmere clothing into mosaic-like scarves, throws, ponchos, hats and baby blankets. “I’m crazy for cashmere,” she explained. The new shop,...

Bolinas woman arrested

Sixty-five-year-old Bolinas resident Martha Wax was arrested at her home last Thursday for allegedly embezzling over $200,000 from her mother, Charlotte Speight, between 2009 and 2014. The arrest came just three weeks after Ms. Speight’s death on April 15, her 96th birthday. A handwritten note from Ms. Wax, published in...


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