Newt brigade acts after rains

Volunteers with the Chileno Valley Newt Brigade spent their nights this week ferrying newts across a mile-long stretch of road. The team was organized by rancher Sally Gale, who reported finding hundreds of dead California newts crushed by cars last winter. The brigade will meet most nights this winter to...

Pump Espresso raises funds for move

Cheyenne Young and Bill MacBeath played on Sunday at the Papermill Creek Saloon, where a benefit party for Pump Espresso Bar brought in $2,000. The nearly four-year-old Forest Knolls establishment is vacating its space next to the farmstand at the end of the year and relocating to the site of...

New chips at playground

A contractor for Marin County Parks shoots a fresh layer of cedar chips onto Toby's Playground in Point Reyes Station on Tuesday.

Watery section of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard given quick fix

Biologists with the National Park Service patrolled for red-legged frogs on a stubbornly flooded and pot-holed section of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in the seashore last Wednesday. The next day, contractors installed concrete barriers and gravel as a temporary fix for the section until a permanant repair is undertaken, from...

Man burning belongings starts Woodacre vegetation fire

A Petaluma man was arrested and charged with reckless burning on Tuesday after he admitted to setting personal items on fire on the ridge above the Spirit Rock Meditation Center. The fire grew out of control and burned 16 acres of brush, prompting an evacuation warning for the eastern side...

Dewey Livingston, Marin historian, receives award

Inverness resident Dewey Livingston received the second annual historian award from the Marin History Museum on Sunday in Novato. Mr. Livingston has authored dozens of publications for the National Park Service along with numerous commercial history books and oral history projects. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of...

Volunteers clear path near West Marin School

During the last two Saturdays, volunteers and landowners have cut back the brush that has clogged and crowded the pathway taken by students between downtown and West Marin School. Classes resume on Monday, so drivers, go slowly on State Route 1.

National Night Out leads to arrest

Sheriff's deputy Misty Wichman mingled with the crowd during the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, in Point Reyes Station. Shortly afterwards, she and other deputies responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at the Palace Market. Deputies fled the event, jogged through town and caught up with the...

Jeff Wessner unveils new sculpture, accompanied by dance

Alice Moonshine danced with a new six foot tall suspended redwood sculpture of Icarus last weekend at Jeff Wessner's Golden Turtle Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. Free performances will continue on weekends at 1 p.m. through July.

Recycle Circus, ever popular but difficult for organizers

People flocked to the largest-yet Recycle Circus on Sunday. The event's organizer said the tradition will only continue if essential measures to control the drop-off and quality of goods are put in place, and if key stakeholders offer more dedicated support.