Brawl tops off Western Weekend

A brawl broke out at the Old Western Saloon in Point Reyes Station early Sunday evening following Western Weekend festivities, leaving several injured and two men jailed. Witnesses said a 23-year-old Iraq war veteran from Olema may have verbally attacked another veteran, a 25-year-old from Petaluma, inside the bar. A...

Olema Inn stays local, thanks to Manka’s

Manka’s Inverness Lodge owners Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong have purchased the historic Olema Inn, which was foreclosed last August and has been closed of late. Ms. Grade and Mr. DeLong said they plan to have the bed and breakfast and restaurant up and running again “as soon as possible.”...

Grand jury says county needs morgue

It’s a scene familiar to any fan of film or television crime dramas: In the cold light of the city morgue, the forensic pathologist, in goggles, gloves and lab coat, investigates the cause of death. In most cases, as in fiction, such investigations take place in a purpose-built facility of...

Solomon in close race for second

Local congressional candidate Norman Solomon’s supporters were still awaiting the final vote tally for the second congressional district Wednesday, in what has become a close contest for second place. With all of the 732 precincts at least partially reporting as of 4:43 a.m. on June 6, Assemblyman Jared Huffman held...

New youth philanthropy funds

The West Marin Fund, a new community foundation created to support the coastal towns of Marin, announced its first program, focused on youth philanthropy, last week. The initiative is designed to encourage teams of youth from 11 to 18 years old to raise money for local nonprofits and other community...

Inverness tennis club camp

The Inverness Tennis Club is ready to take on another year of junior players at their annual tennis camp. And this time, they’re offering lessons in English and Spanish. Two five-day camps will begin July 23 and 30—taught by Xerxes Whitney, in English—and tennis star Gabriella Martinez will lead a...

The Valley’s state assembly 

Called an anti-politician iconoclast who thinks outside the box, longtime Forest Knolls resident Alex East-Brown is running for state assembly for the second time, hoping to take over after incumbent Alyson Huber leaves office later this year. With an academic sensibility and an unconventional yet passionate approach to politics, Mr...

Lagunitas man must demolish

The Marin County Community Development Agency has ordered David Lee Hoffman raze his Lagunitas property and pay fines totaling more than $225,000. An innovator in sustainable design, Mr. Hoffman, who over the past 40 years has built a home, rare tea business, graywater system and vermicomposting toilet on two hillside...

Bolinas author releases book

Jerry Mander, a leader in the anti-globalization movement, Bolinas resident and former advertising executive, will release a new book, “The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System,” in July. Published by Berkeley’s Counterpoint Press, the 256-page book argues that capitalism, with its reliance on perpetual economic growth, is amoral...

New novel stretches comfort zone

“Morehead,” the second nonfiction novel and latest release from Inverness author Jeffrey Hickey, hit the shelves Tuesday. An explicitly adult novel, the story unveils the life of Dave Morehead, a young man living in San Francisco in the late 1970’s and 1980’s, during the height of the sexual revolution. While...


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