Dance Palace Crafts Fair

DANCE PALACE: The 44th annual Dance Palace Community Center holiday crafts fair featured half a dozen new vendors. The fair is one of two of the community center’s biggest events of the year. Daniel Oliver, above, a five-year veteran of the fair, sold hand-built ceramics.

Little Store gets new owner

FOREST KNOLLS: The Little Store, which closed its doors about a month ago after the owner sold the building to Hector Bezanis (right), could be reborn as a woodshop. Mr. Bezanis, a fine furniture parts maker, spoke to the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group on Monday about his plans to...

iPhone video guru hosts movie making class

Allen Bronstein, a self-described iPhone video guru and the author of the forthcoming “Mobile Movie Making 123,” will hold a workshop in iPhone movie making at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Dance Palace. The cost is $100, with a discount if you bring a friend.

Drakes Beach Cafe gets new life under Point Reyes National Seashore Association

SEASHORE: The Point Reyes National Seashore Association will temporarily fill space once occupied by Drakes Beach Café, which closed last year. Samaria Jaffe, the nonprofit’s director, said they will provide coffee and granola, as well as books, maps and other convenience items for visitors while the seashore determines the best...

Saltwater expands with Depot

INVERNESS : Beaming, Luc Chamberland treated guests to fresh oysters, head cheese, champagne and other delicacies last Wednesday at a pre-opening party at The Depot, an addition to his restaurant, Saltwater. The seafood market, wine bar and espresso bar, located in the old Blackbird abode, will be open Friday through...

Dia de los Muertos breathes life into Point Reyes

POINT REYES STATION: The sixth annual Dia de los Muertos procession drew unexpected numbers of costumed and painted revelers on Saturday. It was an energetic display of the area’s Latino and Anglo communities’ ability to come together, and it began one month ago in weekly art workshops with Ernesto Sanchez;...

Fire detection cameras top West Marin peaks

FIRE PREVENTION: Cameras that will watch for wildfires were installed last week on four Marin hilltops—Mount Vision (above), Big Rock Ridge, Mount Barnabe and Mount Tamalpais. Using mathematical algorithms to detect smoke and equipped with technology to distinguish smoke from fog, the cameras supplement ongoing volunteer daylight lookouts on Mount...

Tandem bikers break down in Point Reyes

TRAVEL: Four friends riding a tandem bicycle from Canada to Mexico to raise money in support of greater access to early detection lung cancer technology in Canada slept in Point Reyes on Tuesday after a their rear hub broke. The people in West Marin were much nicer than in some...

Coupon clipping maven gives workshop in Bolinas

BIG SAVINGS: An intricate system of price-matching a given item’s lowest offering on the web to the same item in stores like Target, and combining that already deep discount with money-back coupons from sites like, allows Breeze Nakooka to bring home a year’s worth of toiletries for $4. She...