Redwoods felled

TREES: Arborists felled two giant—and long dead—old-growth redwoods along the road through Samuel P. Taylor State Park last month, a joint project of the county and Marin Municipal Water District. Though the idea was to cut the trees in such a way that they toppled into Lagunitas Creek to create...

Car crashes avoiding fallen tree

HAZARDS: A local drove off the road and down an embankment toward the creek in Samuel P. Taylor State Park before daybreak on Tuesday, after swerving to avoid a fallen tree on a curve. The accident closed the road for nearly two hours. The driver was uninjured.

Wells Fargo tree comes down

POINT REYES STATION: Next month, Wells Fargo Bank will remove a large pine tree whose limbs have for years carried homemade Christmas lights in winter. A spokesman said arborists who examined the tree believe it has been dead for over a year.

Salmon return

RAINS: Coho salmon boomed in Marin this month: 181 were counted in Lagunitas, San Geronimo and Devil’s Gulch Creeks as of Dec. 16—the most since 2006, according to Marin Municipal Water District aquatic ecologist Eric Ettlinger. “I often hear people say that salmon runs are larger in wet years, but...

Our lady of Guadalupe celebrated

CELEBRATION: People gathered in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Sacred Heart Church in Olema on Sunday. The holiday remembers when, in 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared twice to a man named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church.

Dance proceeds go to Standing Rock

DANCE: A movement workshop described as a “creative exploration of the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body in motion” in the Dance Palace Church Space on Sunday donated proceeds to the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.

Moorings removed from Tomales Bay

TOMALES BAY: Contractors for NOAA used a barge and winch to begin pulling up unpermited moorings in Tomales Bay on Tuesday. A new vessel management plan seeks to protect eelgrass beds by limiting the number and type of moorings.

Day of the Dead celebration draws crowd

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: Children lit candles on an altar honoring deceased loved ones during a well-attended and diverse Day of the Dead celebration last Saturday at the Dance Palace.

Jeff Manson's light show

LIGHT: Bolinas resident Jeff Manson used overhead projectors and flashlights in conjunction with transparencies, glass trinkets and other sheer objects to create ethereal light patterns during a class he taught at the Bolinas Community Center on Sunday.

West Marin Acupuncture Collective opens doors

MEDICINE: People seeking relief from pain and stress, immune support or preventative health care now have a economical alternative to acupuncture: the West Marin Acupuncture Collective, which takes place weekly in the Tomales Bay Foods building in Point Reyes Station. The collective offers treatments in a group setting on Tuesdays...