Shepherdess holds benefit

LAND STEWARDS: Bolinas shepherdess and entrepreneur Brittany Cole Bush spoke about her efforts to create work that is environmentally friendly, satisfying to the soul and profitable at a benefit and "walking buffet" at the Peace Barn on Sunday. Proceeds from the event will help her establish a herd that she...

West Marin School student awarded for bilingual skills

EDUCATION: West Marin School seventh grader Emily Cardwell was honored by the California Association for Bilingual Education for her essay about why being bilingual and biliterate are important. Ms. Cardwell won the essay contest for sixth through eighth grades in California.

No camping sign posted in wetlands

OPEN SPACE: A newly erected sign in the Giacomini Wetlands will discourage both homeless people and visitors from sleeping in the creekside willows bordering Point Reyes Station. At least, that is what the sign's proponents hope.

Spring winds begin

RECREATION: A windsurfer enjoyed the beginning of spring and its accompanying high winds on Tomales Bay on Monday. Seashore spokesman John Dell'Osso estimated wind speeds were about 30 m.p.h.; the park service reported 63 m.p.h. gusts at the lighthouse that day.

Ping Pong continues at the Dance Palace

SPORT: Ping pong players gathered at the Dance Palace Monday night, as they do every week. These days, the game is slightly different: everyone plays with their strong hand. The group's founder, Sandy Jacobs, who died last fall, promoted left-handed playing to encourage brain agility.

Nicasio ball field gets upgrades

LITTLE LEAGUE: Kent Grady, head coach of the AAA Minors Rangers, oversaw a delivery of 48 yards of 60/40 infield mix to the Nicasio baseball diamond on Tuesday. The field, which vandals tore up one night last year, is recieving $20,000 worth of upgrades, including fresh sod for the outfield...

West Marin's CHP officer to retire

THE LAW: California Highway Patrol officer Will Thompson will retire in May after working the West Marin beat on and off for 20 years. As the second-most senior officer in the county, he has seen his share of speeders and accidents; he said he once watched a driver crash on...

Weeding the commons

BEAUTIFYING THE TOWN: Jenefer Merrill and a few other volunteers weeded a patch of Dymondia grass that had been neglected of late in the Point Reyes town commons on Saturday.

Stinson resident arrested after car chase

CHASE: Stinson Beach resident Maitreya Bowen led law enforcement on a high-speed car chase from Olema to Bolinas on Wednesday morning, causing a lockdown at two schools. At the end of the chase she exited her car and made a run through the marsh toward the lagoon, where officers apprehended...

Bolinas Bo-tique opens

BUSINESS: La Sirena Bo-tique, a new shop in downtown Bolinas offering a panoply of locally made jewelry, candies, ceramics and body care products, will have a soft opening this Friday. The shop’s owners, from left to right, are Katherine Weber, who runs a spa; Schehera Van Dyk, a ceramics artist;...