FIRST BABY: West Marin’s first baby of 2017 was born at 8:58 p.m. on Jan. 5 at the Sutter Regional Hospital in Santa Rosa. Ridge Latham Eastman was born to Laughty Nixdorf, Evan Eastman and brother Liam Fisketjon. The Point Reyes Light and all the businesses on these pages welcome...
TREES: Arborists felled two giant—and long dead—old-growth redwoods along the road through Samuel P. Taylor State Park last month, a joint project of the county and Marin Municipal Water District. Though the idea was to cut the trees in such a way that they toppled into Lagunitas Creek to create...
HAZARDS: A local drove off the road and down an embankment toward the creek in Samuel P. Taylor State Park before daybreak on Tuesday, after swerving to avoid a fallen tree on a curve. The accident closed the road for nearly two hours. The driver was uninjured.
POINT REYES STATION: Next month, Wells Fargo Bank will remove a large pine tree whose limbs have for years carried homemade Christmas lights in winter. A spokesman said arborists who examined the tree believe it has been dead for over a year.
RAINS: Coho salmon boomed in Marin this month: 181 were counted in Lagunitas, San Geronimo and Devil’s Gulch Creeks as of Dec. 16—the most since 2006, according to Marin Municipal Water District aquatic ecologist Eric Ettlinger. “I often hear people say that salmon runs are larger in wet years, but...
CELEBRATION: People gathered in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Sacred Heart Church in Olema on Sunday. The holiday remembers when, in 1531, the Virgin Mary appeared twice to a man named Juan Diego and asked him to build a church.
DANCE: A movement workshop described as a “creative exploration of the dynamic interplay between imagery, consciousness, releasing, and the unpredictable dynamism and mutability of the unfettered body in motion” in the Dance Palace Church Space on Sunday donated proceeds to the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota.
TOMALES BAY: Contractors for NOAA used a barge and winch to begin pulling up unpermited moorings in Tomales Bay on Tuesday. A new vessel management plan seeks to protect eelgrass beds by limiting the number and type of moorings.
LIGHT: Bolinas resident Jeff Manson used overhead projectors and flashlights in conjunction with transparencies, glass trinkets and other sheer objects to create ethereal light patterns during a class he taught at the Bolinas Community Center on Sunday.