Holstein 100 for senior health

On August 18, over 700 cyclists will huff, puff, sweat and pedal their way through 100 miles from Petaluma to West Marin, and back to Sonoma County. But this is more than just another scenic bike ride—the annual Holstein 100 helps feed the mouths of 214 local senior citizens, many...

Kids swimming lessons in the bay

Tomales Bay Waterdogs, the annual Red Cross swimming program for children ages 5 and up, starts Monday, July 30 at Shell Beach II in Inverness. Waterdogs is a safe and fun opportunity for youngsters to learn, from a certified Red Cross Water Safety instructor, how to swim or improve their...

Coastal ride benefits CHA

This summer one man has decided to celebrate his 77th birthday by riding his bike 400 miles from Astoria, Oregon, to Crescent City, California. Joe Blumenthal, a cardiologist and instructor at University of California, San Francisco, has been bicycling extreme distances for years, riding 1,000 miles from British Columbia to...

pastures preserved

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) can add the Moretti Dairy in Tomales to its list of protected farmland, after rapidly raising $530,000 to purchase development rights for the dairy’s neighboring ranch. Mike Moretti, a second-generation dairyman, has grazed his cows for 16 years on his absentee neighbor’s 126-acre property. “It...

Fair exhibits Marin County’s diverse agricultural bounty

A group of men in suits and fedoras tour Ed Mitchell’s potato crop in Tomales; a young Boyd Stewart plants oats from atop his John Deere tractor in Nicasio; and, on a tract of land where the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course now stands, horses pull a mower through a...

Wendy Schwartz’s serene and teeming creative life

Painter Wendy Schwartz doesn’t like stormy weather, but she loves the look of a tumultuous sky. And if the 22 paintings now on display at Toby’s Gallery are any evidence, she also loves skies where the clouds have just cleared, skies that turn the dry grasses pink, and skies spreading...

One man’s paddle journey around Point Reyes

Each time Inverness resident Josh Berry looks out from his backyard, he sees the splendor of California’s wild coast embodied in Tomales Bay. He is also reminded of the countdown to his next adventure — a paddle around Point Reyes, from Drakes Bay to Bolinas. “Everyone says I’m crazy and...

Principal for West Marin School

Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees announced that Matt Nagle will take over as principal of West Marin School. Mr. Nagle, who has served in that role at Juana Briones School in Palo Alto since 2009, has been an elementary school principal for 10 years. His wife, Claudia Penalosa,...

Woodacre man arrested on beach

Woodacre resident Ashley Sanderson was arrested at Stinson Beach last Sunday after allegedly pulling down his Speedo thong, mooning people and rubbing himself, according to Marin County Sheriffs Sergeant Brian Fay. Deputies found Mr. Sanderson in the water and arrested him after he returned to land, charging him with indecent...

Fund helps water quality testing

The recently established West Marin Fund has awarded its first loan to the Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation, in the amount of $48,000, to help further the council’s water quality testing project through September. The move is part of the fund’s initiative to provide bridge loans to coastal Marin organizations...


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