Trash contract changes hands

12/07/2017
Recology, an employee-owned waste management company that dates back to the 1920s in San Francisco and has pioneered the curbside collection of compostable material, will take over service in West Marin later this month. In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of the county’s...

State’s first-ever elk plan might inform Point Reyes

12/07/2017
To address growing numbers of native elk in California and heightened conflicts with public and private landowners, the Department of Fish and Wildlife released a first-ever comprehensive management plan that details recommendations for the state’s elk populations. The draft plan, which is available for public comment through January, describes the...

County and MALT preserve Furlong ranch, restore fish habitat

12/07/2017
The Board of Supervisors has approved over $1 million in Measure A funds for the preservation of a Point Reyes Station ranch seen as a key piece in a plan to restore steelhead trout habitat. The purchase of the conservation easement by the county and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust—which...

New law dims county’s fiber optic dreams

12/07/2017
A collaborative effort to bring broadband internet to Nicasio broke ground last month, but a difficult road lies ahead for other West Marin communities that hoped to benefit from a future expansion of the network. Private citizens raised $994,000 for the company Inyo Networks to begin the Nicasio project, which...

“Wild Blackberries”: Claudia Chapline’s poems of transformation

12/07/2017
The prolific Claudia Chapline has given us a new book of poems, “Wild Blackberries: Love Poems,” recently published by San Francisco’s Norfork Press. It’s a small square volume that fits nicely in the hand; it is easy to carry and it’s illustrated with photos of paintings that are collaborations with...

Joint pleasures

12/07/2017
Great art lifts us out of our earth-caked shoes into the golden realm of imagination, and the current show at the Eubank Gallery is just such a site for take-off. Marlie de Swart, who runs the weaving and woven-clothing shop in downtown Point Reyes, is exhibiting tunics and vests alongside...