National Night Out leads to arrest

Sheriff's deputy Misty Wichman mingled with the crowd during the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, in Point Reyes Station. Shortly afterwards, she and other deputies responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at the Palace Market. Deputies fled the event, jogged through town and caught up with the...

Jeff Wessner unveils new sculpture, accompanied by dance

Alice Moonshine danced with a new six foot tall suspended redwood sculpture of Icarus last weekend at Jeff Wessner's Golden Turtle Gallery, in Point Reyes Station. Free performances will continue on weekends at 1 p.m. through July.

Recycle Circus, ever popular but difficult for organizers

People flocked to the largest-yet Recycle Circus on Sunday. The event's organizer said the tradition will only continue if essential measures to control the drop-off and quality of goods are put in place, and if key stakeholders offer more dedicated support.

2019 Western Weekend Grand Marshall named

Point Reyes Station resident Mark Switzer has been named Grand Marshal of this year's Western Weekend for his "substantial ongoing contributions to the community," said Rhonda Kutter, an organizer of the weekend. Mr. Switzer is the chair of the West Marin Commons, the manager of Point Reyes Family Homes, and...

Annual benefit in honor of Jake Velloza raises money for graduating seniors

The Jake Velloza memorial alumni baseball game was rained out last weekend and was replaced by a cornhole tournament at Tomales High School. The benefit, which raises scholarship money for seniors, this year brought in $17,000—the most since its inception seven years ago. It honors the late Tomales graduate—and three-sport...

Coastal Health Alliance opens new dental clinic

The Coastal Health Alliance began seeing patients last week at its new dental clinic in the Livery Stable building, in Point Reyes Station. The clinic sports a large reception room, four operatories, a panoramic 3-D imaging machine for X-rays, a bathroom and ample storage for supplies. A second dentist will...

New gallery opens in home in Point Reyes Station

Emily Kuenstler will open her new gallery, at 250 B Street in Point Reyes Station, with a party on Saturday, May 25, from noon to 6 p.m. The B Street Gallery, located in the front room of Ms. Kuenstler's new house, this month will display works by herself, Claudia Chapline,...

Three local teens running for Western Weekend Junior Grand Marshal

For the first time since 2010, there are three candidates for Western Weekend’s youth raffle contest—formerly competing to be queen, and now junior grand marshal. Two best friends, Heidi Gonzalez (top) and Hana Cassel (bottom), both juniors at Tomales High, are selling tickets to help pay their college tuition. Ms...

Shelley Rugg knits a long plastic dress

Inverness artist Shelley Rugg used larger-than-life knitting needles and caution tape to craft a dress outside Gallery Route One last weekend. The performance, part of the gallery's two-week program of free workshops and events, illustrated how the long list of problems associated with climate change keeps growing, the longer we...

Five saved in second water rescue in one week on Tomales Bay

The Coast Guard lifted five stranded boaters from a cold and choppy Tomales Bay last Friday in a multiagency rescue effort. It was the second rescue on the bay in a week; on April 9, a Sacramento man died after attempting to swim to shore from a sandbar.