County will research parking impacts on C Street

08/17/2017
A small group of Point Reyes Station residents, citing litter and other impacts from people living in their cars, have successfully appealed to the county to consider new overnight parking restrictions along C Street...

Potato, back from brink, finds home at Table Top

08/17/2017
Did it jump ship with a sailor who made it to the shores of Bodega Bay, or was it sewn into the hem of a bride-to-be of a Bodega Bay landowner? Local legends may differ on the details, but it’s generally agreed that the Bodega Red potato arrived by boat directly from South America, likely Peru, to the shores of Bodega Bay in the early 1800s...

Tomales graduate returns to teach

08/17/2017
A Tomales High School graduate is returning to her alma mater this fall to teach Spanish, helping to round out the school’s language program. Talyha Romo, an Olema native who graduated in 2011, will be working alongside one of her inspirations—Spanish teacher Nuria Pont. It was the influence of Ms...

Tod Friend, who lived and died on Tomales Bay

08/17/2017
Tod Friend, a hard-working oysterman who protested against the Vietnam War and was known for his generosity, charm and modest lifestyle, died last month in a boat accident on Tomales Bay. He was 70 years old. Tod’s reputation was one of perseverance and dedication, both in caring for his family...

San Geronimo Valley festival for peace emphasizes activism

08/17/2017
A celebration of the International Day of Peace is returning to the San Geronimo Valley this month, with the third rendition of the Peace, Love and Action Festival on Aug. 26 and 27. Established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, Peace Day is celebrated worldwide in moments of silence,...

Bistro and wine bar adds brunch in Bolinas

08/17/2017
After two years of renovations, fund-raising and sourcing suppliers, sisters Rebecca and Kate Sterlin quietly opened their new wine bar and bistro “Eleven” this June in Bolinas. With pizza, oysters, salads featuring local ingredients and an extensive wine list, the restaurant is now open for dinner Thursday through Saturday and...

Marin Municipal ordered to review three dams in response to Oroville

08/17/2017
Per a mandate issued by state regulators last month, Marin Municipal Water District will evaluate three of its seven dams for potential structural inadequacies. The Peters, Seeger and Soulajule Dams are on a list of 93 for which the California Department of Water Resources ordered a review after the failure...

Nicasio couple makes art out of twice-recycled, and sometimes grafted, wood

08/17/2017
Nicasio resident Barbara Contini was looking for the ideal cutting board with her sister-in-law a few years ago and, after being thoroughly disappointed by the options, pulled out some forgotten tools in her garage and got to work. For Ms. Contini and her husband, Patrick McDonnell, who now run Nicasio...

The spirit of our appeal

08/17/2017
The mission of the Inverness Foundation and Association is, in part, “to maintain and preserve the environment and natural beauty of the Inverness area, Tomales Bay and its watershed, and to take such initiatives and to support such endeavors as will strengthen and support the wellbeing of the Inverness community.”...

Let’s talk about race relations in West Marin

08/17/2017
“To engage in a serious discussion of race in America, we must begin not with the problems of black people but with the flaws of American society—flaws rooted in historic inequities and longstanding cultural stereotypes.” — Cornel West’s “Race Matters” I am a white man living in West Marin who...