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

04/17/2019
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.

Valley residents rally to help former golf course employee

04/03/2019
Friends gathered at the Papermill Creek Saloon on Sunday to show support for longtime San Geronimo Golf Course's head pro shop employee, Steve Gaddis. A GoFundMe campaign has raised half of its $10,000 goal to help Mr. Gaddis, a San Geronimo Valley resident who lost his job when the course...

Stockstill House resident turns 100

03/27/2019
James Robert McDermott celebrated his 100th birthday on March 20 singing along to the sounds of World War II-era showtunes and Irish music at Stockstill House, his home since 2006. The centenarian, originally from New York, served as a marine before moving on to build planes in Dallas. He retired...

Downed tree cuts power for hundreds

03/14/2019
A tree fell at the PG&E substation in Olema on Tuesday evening, knocking out power to Point Reyes Station, Inverness and parts of Olema and Marshall through Wednesday. The Light staff dispersed, producing the paper from afar.

Road collapses in Point Reyes National Seashore cause indefinite closures

03/07/2019
Last week's storm led two roads to give way in the Point Reyes National Seashore. On Mount Vision Road, pictured above, soil liquified and flowed down the hill to meet another section of the road, where it continued flowing. That road is closed to the public indefinitely. The other collapse,...

Storm brings minor flooding to Inverness

02/27/2019
This week's atmospheric river, besides closing almost every major road in West Marin at some point, also flooded the basements of several homes on Aberdeen Way, in Inverness. Although it is not unusual for basements on the road to flood, a clogged culvert on Wednesday diverted water across Aberdeen, exacerbating...

California Coastal Conservancy gives grant to remove Bolinas wye

12/13/2018
The California Coastal Conservancy is helping to fund the county’s first steps in addressing flooding on the north end of the Bolinas Lagoon and restoring the surrounding habitat. A $285,000 grant, approved by supervisors on Tuesday, will cover around half of the cost of construction plans, permit applications and environmental...

Shoreline appoints new board member

12/13/2018
Ethan Minor, a martial arts instructor from Bodega, last week assumed the vacant seat on the Shoreline Unified School District board. Mr. Minor—who owns a martial arts school in Sebastopol and works both as a security consultant for large public events and as a motion actor and voice performer for...

Wreaths made to relieve fire victims

11/29/2018
Mandy O'Daul taught a group gathered inside Smiley's Schooner Saloon on Monday evening how to make wreaths from clippings of bay, cedar, tulsi, oak and other trees and plants. The money raised through the class will go toward a single family—it's not yet decided which—affected by the Camp Fire as...

Smoke inundates West Marin

11/15/2018
The coast offered little relief from the smoke-filled air that has choked the Bay Area for a full week. On Wednesday, with the Camp Fire 35 percent contained, forecasts showed improving air quality while Inverness air only seemed to worsen.

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