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.

Elephant seals return to Drakes Beach

Male northern elephant seals like the one above swim from the Aleutian Islands to haul ashore at places like Drakes Beach, a preferred beach in recent years as storms have made more exposed spots less attractive. The bulls will vie for mates: females arriving from waters around Hawaii that will...

Plane lands on Limantour

A vintage plane made an emergency landing on Limantour Beach on Saturday after one of its sensors failed, according to the pilot, Luis Jones. Mr. Jones said he was on his way from Half Moon Bay to Shelter Cove with his wife when his oil sensor read zero. Rather than...

Point Reyes Station ballot drop box replaced

The ballot drop box in Point Reyes Station was replaced with a new box that sits closer to the building and has a narrower slit after residents raised concerns about a man poking around and shining a flashlight in the old one. Marin’s registrar of voters, Lynda Roberts, said there...

Bolinas' 20 Ocean property taken over and locked up

The residents of 20 Ocean Avenue were evicted last week from the bluffside Bolinas property, following a long battle with county code enforcement. The site is in the custody of a court-appointed receiver who has deemed all of the structures unsafe and unsalvageable and plans to demolish them in the...

Protest continue in West Marin

Protests against systemic racism and police brutality continued this weekend. Over two dozen people marched down Levee Road to Point Reyes Station in heavy Independence Day traffic, meeting a stronger response from law enforcement.