iPhone video guru hosts movie making class

Allen Bronstein, a self-described iPhone video guru and the author of the forthcoming “Mobile Movie Making 123,” will hold a workshop in iPhone movie making at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11 at the Dance Palace. The cost is $100, with a discount if you bring a friend.

Drakes Beach Cafe gets new life under Point Reyes National Seashore Association

SEASHORE: The Point Reyes National Seashore Association will temporarily fill space once occupied by Drakes Beach Café, which closed last year. Samaria Jaffe, the nonprofit’s director, said they will provide coffee and granola, as well as books, maps and other convenience items for visitors while the seashore determines the best...

Saltwater expands with Depot

INVERNESS : Beaming, Luc Chamberland treated guests to fresh oysters, head cheese, champagne and other delicacies last Wednesday at a pre-opening party at The Depot, an addition to his restaurant, Saltwater. The seafood market, wine bar and espresso bar, located in the old Blackbird abode, will be open Friday through...

Dia de los Muertos breathes life into Point Reyes

POINT REYES STATION: The sixth annual Dia de los Muertos procession drew unexpected numbers of costumed and painted revelers on Saturday. It was an energetic display of the area’s Latino and Anglo communities’ ability to come together, and it began one month ago in weekly art workshops with Ernesto Sanchez;...

Fire detection cameras top West Marin peaks

FIRE PREVENTION: Cameras that will watch for wildfires were installed last week on four Marin hilltops—Mount Vision (above), Big Rock Ridge, Mount Barnabe and Mount Tamalpais. Using mathematical algorithms to detect smoke and equipped with technology to distinguish smoke from fog, the cameras supplement ongoing volunteer daylight lookouts on Mount...

Tandem bikers break down in Point Reyes

TRAVEL: Four friends riding a tandem bicycle from Canada to Mexico to raise money in support of greater access to early detection lung cancer technology in Canada slept in Point Reyes on Tuesday after a their rear hub broke. The people in West Marin were much nicer than in some...

Coupon clipping maven gives workshop in Bolinas

BIG SAVINGS: An intricate system of price-matching a given item’s lowest offering on the web to the same item in stores like Target, and combining that already deep discount with money-back coupons from sites like, allows Breeze Nakooka to bring home a year’s worth of toiletries for $4. She...

Two bodies found in seashore

Hikers on Sky Trail in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Tuesday morning discovered two dead bodies, one of which has been identified as Thomas Fletcher, a 62-year-old from Petaluma. The park service has not yet released further details, but the sheriff’s log from Tuesday shows that at 9:33 a.m...

Bernie Stephan leaves his radio post

Self-described revolutionary Bernie Stephan parted ways with his listeners during Monday’s Post Carbon Radio, a twice-monthly program he has co-hosted with his friend, the more moderate Bing Gong, for the last several years. Mr. Stephan said he felt he was “beating his head against the wall” and that his guests...

Tomales High Soccer on the rise

Sign-ups for Tomales High School’s soccer teams exploded this year, with combined rosters surpassing 40 kids. (The football team shrunk to only 14 players for their season opener last month.) The boys soccer team hasn’t lost a league game yet, ranking them at the top of their division conference and...