Swimmer disappears crossing estero mouth

A man in his early 20s who swam across the mouth of Drakes Estero with two others during a family outing on Labor Day vanished during the return swim, which coincided with an incoming tide, said Point Reyes National Seashore spokesman John Dell’Osso. The park, a water team, a dive...

Restaurateur buys 
Inverness coffee shop

The new owner of the Inverness coffee shop that closed its doors on July 31 after two years under Jude Robinson’s ownership said he could reopen the cafe in early October as The Depot—if he gets his county paperwork squared away by then. Luc Chamberland, who owns the adjacent Saltwater...

Comments sought on climate action plan

A draft of the county’s 2014 Climate Action Plan, an update to a 2006 plan to reduce the county’s energy footprint and adapt to inevitable climate changes, is open for public comment through Oct. 6. The plan outlines goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in both unincorporated Marin and in...

Three months later, Inverness Park man is still missing

An Inverness Park psychiatrist has been missing since early June, without any clues to his disappearance except for an abandoned car found in a beach parking lot. John Deri, a 63-year-old who had lived on Drakes View Drive for the past year and for two decades prior in Stinson Beach,...

Bodega Bay school spared, but at cost of teachers’ jobs

Bodega Bay School has been saved from closure, an announcement at last Thursday’s school board meeting that drew happy cheers and applause from a packed house. “That option is off the table,” board president Jane Healy said at the very beginning of the meeting, leaving many who had been exasperated...

Marshall couple bequeaths sheep ranch to MALT

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust this week announced a gift that could start a new chapter for the nonprofit: Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga’s bequest of their 823-acre ranch in Marshall. It’s the first time anyone has left a ranch to MALT, which has purchased over 46,000 acres worth of...

Eugenia Loyster, 1917 — 2014

Eugenia Loyster, a 23-year resident of Point Reyes Station, a longtime member of the Mainstreet Moms and a voracious reader who wrote sparse but striking poetry, died this month at 96 years old. Eugenia spent most of her life in Wisconsin but began a new chapter when she moved to...

KWMR shone in quake

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that injured over 100 people, ripped up roads and destabilized buildings in Napa County early Sunday morning didn’t do much more in West Marin than spur a collective awakening at 3:20 a.m.—and give the local disaster council a chance to test their radio system. Many in...

IPUD to conserve water

The Inverness Public Utility District declared a water shortage emergency on Wednesday, responding to emergency requirements established last month by the State Water Resources Control Board that all water districts take conservation measures (though rural districts are allowed to implement less stringent ones). The district’s general manager, Scott McMorrow, said...

Assault at Muir Beach

A San Anselmo man arrested at Muir Beach on Sunday night for attempted murder after someone reported he was wielding an ax, had blood all over him and had tried to choke his mother, was charged this week with felony assault likely to cause great bodily harm. Louis Ernst, 24,...


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