Horse Whisperer visits Nicasio

Buck Brannaman, also known as the “Horse Whisperer,” held a clinic for ornery horses and their owners at Halleck Creek Ranch in Nicasio last Friday. His message to equine lovers was stern. A horse’s bad behavior is probably your fault, and due to a lack of respect. Raise them like...

Parks and open space measure passes

Bob Berner of Marin Agricultural Land Trust celebrated Tuesday’s victory for parks and open space after Measure A passed with over 73 percent of votes. The quarter-cent sales tax is expected to raise $10 million over the coming nine years. Opponents argued it would unfairly burden low-income residents.

West Marin Food and Farm Tours begin

Elizabeth Hill began offering weekend food tours of eateries in West Marin after taking a drive last spring with some friends from culinary school. Through her new business, West Marin Food and Farm Tours, Ms. Hill ferries food lovers to Marin Sun Farms, Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Vineyards, Table Top...

Robert Reich speaks at the Dance Palace

Robert Reich, who served as the secretary of labor under the Clinton administration and is a professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, has recently moved to Inverness. On Sunday he spoke at the Dance Palace about the importance of sustained economic growth and the buying power...

Singing Chef

Christina Waldeck, who calls herself the “Singing Chef,” dedicated her mid-morning barn performance at last Saturday’s farmers’ market to food writer Calvin Trillin, her former neighbor, and raised funds (for the market) in between segments of her cooking demonstration—a fish stew prepared in stages so that vegetarians and even vegans...

Haitian singers grace St. Columba's

Singers with the Holy Trinity Music School of Port-au-Prince performed Haitian folk songs, spirituals and chamber music at St. Columba’s Church in Inverness last Tuesday to raise funds for the school, which crumbled during the 2010 earthquake. The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti has partnered with that of California, organizing annual...

Point Reyes National Seashore celebrates 50

Superintendent Cicely Muldoon and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey helped plant coast live oaks at seashore headquarters during an anniversary ceremony last Saturday—“to provide some shade 50 years from now.” Ms. Muldoon addressed the intimate crowd that had gathered on the overcast morning, asking, “How do we ensure the next generation makes...

Hundreds come out for Holstein 100

Over 300 bicyclists participated in the Holstein 100, West Marin Senior Services’ annual fundraiser, on Saturday, August 19, 2012. The early birds enjoyed a breathtaking sunrise while they munched homemade granola and Greek yogurt. At the 35-mile rest stop, cyclists dined on roasted potatoes and watermelon and at the end...