Downed tree cuts power for hundreds

A tree fell at the PG&E substation in Olema on Tuesday evening, knocking out power to Point Reyes Station, Inverness and parts of Olema and Marshall through Wednesday. The Light staff dispersed, producing the paper from afar.

Road collapses in Point Reyes National Seashore cause indefinite closures

Last week's storm led two roads to give way in the Point Reyes National Seashore. On Mount Vision Road, pictured above, soil liquified and flowed down the hill to meet another section of the road, where it continued flowing. That road is closed to the public indefinitely. The other collapse,...

Storm brings minor flooding to Inverness

This week's atmospheric river, besides closing almost every major road in West Marin at some point, also flooded the basements of several homes on Aberdeen Way, in Inverness. Although it is not unusual for basements on the road to flood, a clogged culvert on Wednesday diverted water across Aberdeen, exacerbating...

California Coastal Conservancy gives grant to remove Bolinas wye

The California Coastal Conservancy is helping to fund the county’s first steps in addressing flooding on the north end of the Bolinas Lagoon and restoring the surrounding habitat. A $285,000 grant, approved by supervisors on Tuesday, will cover around half of the cost of construction plans, permit applications and environmental...

Shoreline appoints new board member

Ethan Minor, a martial arts instructor from Bodega, last week assumed the vacant seat on the Shoreline Unified School District board. Mr. Minor—who owns a martial arts school in Sebastopol and works both as a security consultant for large public events and as a motion actor and voice performer for...

Wreaths made to relieve fire victims

Mandy O'Daul taught a group gathered inside Smiley's Schooner Saloon on Monday evening how to make wreaths from clippings of bay, cedar, tulsi, oak and other trees and plants. The money raised through the class will go toward a single family—it's not yet decided which—affected by the Camp Fire as...

Smoke inundates West Marin

The coast offered little relief from the smoke-filled air that has choked the Bay Area for a full week. On Wednesday, with the Camp Fire 35 percent contained, forecasts showed improving air quality while Inverness air only seemed to worsen.

Senior swim at Heart's Desire

Ulla McLean speaks with friends during a windless, weekly senior swim at Heart's Desire Beach on Wednesday. The West Marin Senior Services program, now in its 13th year, will host two more sessions this season, on Nov. 7 and 14. To learn about joining or volunteering, call Susan Deixler—seen on...

Preparing for Dia de Los Muertos

On Wednesday, Ernesto Sanchez hung fabric on an altar created for the annual Día de Los Muertos celebration taking place on Sunday in Point Reyes Station. A procession precedes the ceremony, starting at 4 p.m. at Gallery Route One.

With rains come crashes

With the first rains come slippery roads. Two cars flipped over on Saturday, in Olema and on Mount Tam. Above, a car flipped into a ditch on Monday in Inverness, and another three cars flipped over or drove off Highway 1 on Tuesday.