Tocaloma homes come down

TOCOLOMA: 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...

Dance Palace hosts first annual appreciation fest

DANCE PALACE: Ed Santiago played congas in the Dance Palace Church Space while patrons began an appreciation walk around town during the First Annual Dance Palace Appreciation Fest on Sunday. More than a dozen participants chanted, hummed and circled the community center before continuing their walk to 25 other orginazations...

Reaching out on National Night Out

Officers with the Marin County Sheriff’s Department fed burgers and bar-b-que chicken to dozens of locals on Tuesday at the Public Safety Building in Point Reyes Station for National Night Out, an annual countrywide campaign to promote police-community partnerships and safer neighborhoods.

Inverness Yacht Club host sailing regatta

SAILING: The National 110 Regatta is taking place in Inverness this week for the second time in its history. The Inverness Yacht Club’s fleet of 110s, which are rare and were designed to be easily built, is the largest in the world.

Nicasio ladies host fundraiser for firefighters

EVENTS: A British sport called welly wanging, in which one throws a boot as far as one can, was a highlight for women dressed in their Sunday best during a fundraiser held by the Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary. The event, underwritten and hosted by Nicasio residents Bunny Spencer-Phillips...

Bass lake still drawing swimmers

SUMMER: The epic rope swing that once hung from a large fir tree at Bass Lake came down when the tree fell recently. That didn’t stop large groups of people from taking the three-mile hike on the Palomarin Trail to jump off of the roots on Sunday.