'Wish-cycling' does no favors, Recology says

03/13/2019
When in doubt about the best bin for your paper or plastic, the counterintuitive solution may be the trash can. Last week, the Rotary Club of West Marin met with a specialist for the waste collector Recology Sonoma-Marin and were shocked to discover the nuances of what can and cannot...

Creek jumps at Chicken Ranch, shows need for work

03/13/2019
The years-long restoration plans for Chicken Ranch Beach were put to the test last month when storms led Third Valley Creek to jump its banks and take a new route across the beach into the bay. To assess the changes, Tom Gaman, chair of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council, met...

Lagunitas tea purveyor given time to detail rescue plans

03/13/2019
David Lee Hoffman, a longtime Lagunitas resident and tea purveyor whose property was handed over to a court-appointed receiver in 2015 to bring dozens of unpermitted buildings into compliance, appeared in court last week without lawyers. It was new tactic based on financial strain, but it proved effective. Mr. Hoffman,...

Bonnie Clarke, guide for many, dies at 71

03/13/2019
Bonnie Clarke, a Point Reyes Station resident with an artistic eye, a generous spirit and enduring friendships, died on Jan. 2 at age 71. An active community member who served on the boards of the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and Gallery Route One, Bonnie first fell in...

Flooding closes Olema post office

03/13/2019
Last month’s storms flooded the Olema post office and led to its temporary closure; since then, box holders have been making their way two miles up Highway 1 to retrieve their mail in Point Reyes Station. United States Postal Service spokesperson Augustine Ruiz said he expects the Olema office to...

FEMA funds available for select West Marin home-elevation projects

03/13/2019
A small number of West Marin residents whose properties lie within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated “special flood hazard areas” may be eligible for federal funding to support home elevation projects. At a meeting at the Point Reyes Library on Tuesday night, county planner Alex Westoff and planning manager...

Overnight parking ban for C Street to start in April

03/13/2019
The overnight parking ban on Point Reyes Station’s C Street will go into effect in early April, following its approval by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The rule will apply to all vehicles between Third and Sixth Streets from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Organizations such as the Point...

Will Thoms: Simple elegance on cardboard

03/13/2019
The next time you go to the Dance Palace, give yourself ample time to take a tour of “Will Thoms: Paintings and Collage on Cardboard,” on display in the lobby through March 28. Thoms, a Forest Knolls resident, turned a trove of discarded scraps from his years as a building...

Nature Notebook, March 14, 2019

03/13/2019
The vernal equinox of March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and a full moon. With sun directly above the equator, we experience equal amounts of day and night; then the earth begins tilting toward the sun and our days grow longer until the summer...

Dance Palace banquet honors Proctor and Porratas

03/13/2019
The Dance Palace was packed with a happy and festive crowd on Saturday night, as 200 people gathered for the fourth annual Dance Palace Community Awards Banquet honoring Rebecca and Carlos Porrata and Martha Proctor for their extraordinary service and leadership. After a social hour with wine and oysters, guests...

“Roma,” Yalitza y racismo

03/13/2019
Mucho se ha hablado de la película mexicana “Roma,” nominada a 10 Óscares y premiada con 3, escrita y dirigida por Alfonso Cuarón. Desde su inicial premio a la mejor película en el Festival de Cine de Venecia en agosto de 2018, empezó a cosechar trofeos y a volverse un...