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...

Love letters to CEOs

BOLINAS: As a form of “standing with Standing Rock” pipeline protesters in North Dakota, Amelia Straton and others wrote love letters on Saturday to C.E.O.s of major corporations who are investing in the project. One letter to the C.E.O. of Wells Fargo, intoned, “May you be wise, may you be...

Inverness association hosts trail walk

OFF-ROAD: Historian Dewey Livingston and naturalist Dave Press led a walk through the paths of Inverness last Saturday, doling out tidbits of local history and describing the human impacts on the landscape. The walk was presented by the Inverness Association.

Litter Bugs Me removes 3 tons of trash from West Marin

TRASH: Morgan Patton, executive director of the Environmental Action Committee, and Cynthia Lloyd, a board member, helped volunteers pick up trash from West Marin roadsides and waterways on Saturday. In total, the Litter Bugs Me campaign picked up over 6,000 pounds of trash from Sept. 25 through Oct. 1. Approximately...

Woodacre fourth grader to host Cheetah fundraiser

LIVE ANIMALS: Paloma Russ, a fourth grader at Lagunitas School, has been enamored with cheetahs since she was 3, but is deeply concerned that they may go extinct in 20 years. On Saturday, Oct. 16, she will host a fundraiser replete with a live cheetah, activities, food and an educational...

Tocaloma homes come down

TOCALOMA: The demolition of more than a dozen homes and other structures in the former towns of Tocaloma and Jewell began this week. It’s part of a collaboration between the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network to “restore the floodplain and habitat back to its...

Power knocked out in Seahaven

POWER OUTAGE: A bishop pine toppled on Via de La Vista, in Seahaven, on Saturday, knocking out power for 48 residences for nearly 24 hours.

New mediation group at White House Pool

MEDITATION: William Now led a meditation under a buckeye at White House Pool during a new Sunday morning gathering that includes stillness, movement and voice meditation.

Contractors begin rack removal at Drakes Bay

DRAKES ESTERO: Contractors working for the Point Reyes National Seashore began the removal of oyster racks in Drakes Estero last week. Old racks are being removed first, seashore scientist Ben Becker said; then excavators with special buckets, which have holes in them to drain sediment back into the bay, will...

Regenerative Design Institute founders announce departure

PERMACULTURE: Penny Livingston-Stark, above, and her husband, James Stark, founded the Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas. This week they announced that they will be moving the nonprofit to Washington state, and partly retiring, in two years. The institute has hosted programs in permaculture design and leadership at the Commonweal Garden...