Tomales General Store opens under new ownership

Rob and Stacey Lawson opened the doors of the newly renovated, light-filled Tomales General Store last month. Mr. Lawson's grandparents owned the shop for over 50 years, until 2000. The couple says they want locals to feel good about coming in, and they are planning a basic hardware section. This...

Farmer's market begins again with renewed energy

The Point Reyes Farmers Market returned under new management last Saturday, and the infusion of energy and additional produce and meat booths outside Toby's Feed Barn were a welcome sight. The Agricultural Institute of Marin, which brought the market into its fold, says its mission is to further the "greater...

Marin adjusts to smaller vaccine need

Marin is pivoting its vaccine distribution strategy as thousands of appointments go unfilled. Mass vaccination sites are closing at the end of the month in favor of mobile operations like this one, photographed above last week at the Inverness firehouse. Pharmacies, hospitals and clinics will also continue to offer the...

Lagunitas parents protest board

Parents and students of Lagunitas School protested the dismissal of a Montessori teacher last Wedensday, illustrating a rising frustration felt by some over the board and administration's decisions. At a meeting the next day, trustees explored the idea of having parents evaluate teachers, but the idea was quickly shot down...

Bolinas home burns

A home was left heavily charred by a fire that sparked last Wednesday night on the corner of Aspen and Poplar Roads, Bolinas Fire Chief George Krakauer said. Firefighters responded from Bolinas, Stinson Beach and the county, containing the blaze within 30 minutes of calls placed by neighbors; the cause...

House burns in Inverness Park

“We’ve loved this community from the very start, but we did not know what it felt like to be a part of a community until now,” said Rebecca Martin, whose Inverness Park home burned down on Monday night. Ms. Martin and her husband, Alex Frankel, and their 2-year-old son, Will,...

Bicycle repair station installed in valley

Should your bicycle need a repair, all the common tools, and a pump for tires, are available at Lagunitas Groceries & Deli thanks to a recent fix-it station installed by the San Geronimo Valley Lions Club.

Longtime Point Reyes Station barber closes shop

The pandemic has claimed another local business: Danny Morrissey's barber shop in Point Reyes Station. Mr. Morrissey cut hair next door to the Old Western Saloon for 22 years. Next door, Anne Kehoe is still cutting hair in her salon, Studio A, by appointment.

West Marin gets winter's first dousing

West Marin’s first big storm of the winter struck on Tuesday night, delivering 2.3 inches of rain to Inverness. Down the road, contractor Daniel Cordrey found his work van crushed by a fallen tree. The region has seen scarce rainfall this year, perhaps an example of the shifting storm paths...

Winds take down barn, power lines

The roofs of three barns on Rodney Martinelli's ranch north of Point Reyes Station blew off during Tuesday's windstorm, and one barn was knocked down, pictured at left. Trees, power lines and heaps of debris fell as West Marin was swept by gusts over 50 miles per hour.