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Program brings young adults on recycling missions in West Marin

01/18/2018
They were cresting the spine above Pierce Point Ranch when driver Mike Anderson and his second-in-command, Luke Ferrigno, spotted the herd and slowed their compactor truck to a halt. With phones in hand, the two snapped shots of the tule elk and marveled at their silvery coats and stature. They...

The end of an era at San Geronimo Golf Course

01/11/2018
The penultimate round of golf at the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course before its former owners closed shop began with a chance for a bogie on a long par four. Linksman Alex Franklin, of San Rafael, followed his shot as it landed perfectly in line with the nearby putting green...

Carola DeRooy: Heart of the park

01/11/2018
At the heart of Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters lies an archive room worthy of countless hours of exploration. Collections manager Carola DeRooy has been curating and cultivating its artifacts since her first day working for the seashore 17 years ago; she retired at the end of last month. The...

Nature Notebook, January 11, 2018

01/11/2018
Morning tides remain in the six-foot range as the new moon approaches on Tuesday, Jan. 16. There will be a window of daylight minus tides in the late afternoons, occurring just before sunset and darkness, from Jan. 12 through Jan. 18. Some good days for tidepooling will be afternoons across...

Pastor takes over after two deaths

01/04/2018
Ellen Baxter was living in Louisville, Ky. when a pastor in her church told her she should fly out to California to see the San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. “I was a brand-new single mom and thought it was crazy,” she said. “But I flew out here and...

Tragedy closed Olema lime kilns

01/04/2018
It’s a scavenger hunt to find the Olema lime kilns, relics of a little-known past. Recognized as a historic landmark and maintained by the park service, the centuries-old kilns located just west of Highway 1 between Olema and Bolinas are not marked by a bronze plaque or a formal trail...

Nuts help colon cancer survival

01/04/2018
A new study sponsored by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston looked at people diagnosed with colon cancer and found that eating tree nuts lowered their chances of cancer recurrence. An observational study of 826 patients with stage III colon cancer showed that those who consumed two ounces or...

Nature Notebook, December 28, 2017

01/02/2018
Two full moons grace the skies in one month, on Jan. 2 and Jan. 31, the latter called a “blue moon.” Seven-foot mid-morning high tides accompany them, so plan beach walks accordingly. In recent weeks, the solstice welcomed the annual southern migration of Pacific gray whales and the onshore migration...

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