FIRST BABY: West Marin’s first baby of 2016 was born on Jan. 9 at the birth center in Santa Rosa, a perfect eight pounds. Levi Coyote Saylor McLaird was born to Erika Sterka, a yoga teacher, and Ian McLaird, a builder and native of Bolinas, where the family now lives...
SEASHORE: A feed truck drove off the road near B Ranch to avoid a passing school bus on Tuesday morning, spilling 50 gallons of diesel fuel, which flowed into a cow pond. The county Office of Emergency Services said the fuel was left to evaporate.
CHEESE: Christy Caye, a manager at Cowgirl Creamery, competed on Sunday in the 2016 Cheese Monger Invitational in San Francisco, where the cheese industry’s best meet each year in a test of knowledge, pairing ingenuity and wrapping skills. Above, Ms. Caye “speed wraps.”
PEOPLE: West Marin School eighth grader Ruby Clarke took home the Heart of Marin Youth Volunteer Award last Friday. Her nominator called her “one of the most dedicated, responsible, organized, determined, and passionate youth volunteers I’ve ever worked with...”
COSTUMES: Fashion designer Ashley Eva Brock taught participants in her new costume design workshop how to sew a French seam last Thursday at the Bolinas Community Center. The workshop, which encourages the use of finds from the Bolinas Freebox, continues on Thursday afternoons.
SOLSTICE: Karen West read “Night,” a poem by Frederico Garcia Lorca, at the annual Point Reyes Books candlelight winter solstice poetry reading on Monday night. The solstice marks the darkest night of the year, and the days will now slowly get longer.
SHROOM: Solomon Ojalvo, son of the winemaker Brian Ojalvo, found this hulking King Bolete (Boletus edulis) in Bolinas on Sunday. While it wasn’t officially weighed or measured, Brian pegged it at least 6.5 pounds (compared to 5 pounds of beef he bought that morning), 22 inches tall, and 12 inches...
RESTORATION: Volunteers for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network spread duff under freshly planted redwood saplings on Monday at their headquarters near Samuel P. Taylor State Park. The organization says it will plant 10,000 of the trees in Marin over the next three years. SPAWN has immediate plans to plant...