Pitch Canker poses fire danger

FIRE HAZARD: Vast swathes of young bishop pines that were seeded on the Inverness Ridge by the Mount Vision Fire of 1995 are being attacked by pitch canker disease, turning the landscape into a virtual tinder box. The airborne pathogen causes the ends of branches to die off; in some...

Bruce Fox's steel whale

ART: After purchasing a crane truck to use as a ladder, laboring nine months and welding 500 pounds of metal, Bruce Fox completed his “Knølhval” (Norwegian for humpback) in March on the Point Reyes Station mesa. The 13.5-foot steel sculpture, which spins in the wind, was Mr. Fox’s answer to...

Western Weekend Queen 2015

WESTERN WEEKEND 2015: Graciela Avalos, this year’s lone Western Weekend queen candidate, will ride Cajun—the paint horse she works with at Five Brooks—in Sunday’s parade down Main Street. Graciela is a sophmore at Tomales High, a third-generation West Marin resident and a second-generation Western Weekend queen, after her mother, Alicia,...

Eucalyptus trees come down in Nicasio

NICASIO: The county is cutting down 11 large eucalyptus trees on Nicasio Valley Road near Lucas Valley Road, at a cost of about $130,000. After concerns were raised by residents, an arborist inspected the trees at the county’s request and deemed many in the stand a public health hazard. Taking...

Whale docent publishes children's book

BOOKS: Winter wildlife docent Marta Lindsey shared her new children’s book last Saturday at Point Reyes National Seashore headquarters, flipping through reproductions of the illustrations as she told the story to a small crowd of youngsters. “Little Gray’s Great Migration” follows a baby whale and his mother on their journey...

Kids Musical Theater at the Dance Palace

THEATER: Director Melissa Claire’s multi-tasking during a Tuesday set rehearsal of Alice in Wonderland, this year’s Dance Palace Kids Musical Theater production, was a performance unto itself. The play, with an original music score, shows this weekend.

Perry's Deli expands to include dinner service

DINNER OUT: Chef Ed Vigil passed bread through a new window connecting Perry’s Deli and its new space, Gather at Perry’s, last Thursday during a preview for their new dinner service. A changing bistro menu, along with wine, beer, sours and cider, will be available Thursdays through Sundays. The space...

Marie Souix at the Bolinas Farmstand

MUSIC: It was a somnolent start to a small show opened by Santiparro, a husband and wife duo whose first chant was accompanied by a smudging, on Sunday evening at the Gospel Flat Farm Stand in Bolinas. What followed—Mariee Souix’s acoustic guitar, faintly raspy voice, maternal aura and winding, storytelling...

Margaret Hansen turns 100

PEOPLE: Margaret Hanson celebrated her 100 birthday at the Dance Palace’s Senior Lunch on Thursday to the sounds of Silverstrings, a band composed of her family members. “You are just as beautiful as you were 30 years ago,” a friend said as Ms. Hanson was wheeled around the room.

Bolinas steps into the freebox

BOLINAS: Similar in nature to the freebox itself, Freebox Follies, the annual fundraiser for the community goods exchange, is a mishmash of performance art, music and a runway fashion show. Troubadour StuArt opened the evening with an account of how he arrived in Bolinas. It was the middle of night...