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Historic districts to be recognized in park, decades later

01/04/2018
Almost 30 years ago, local historian Dewey Livingston, then a historical technician for the Point Reyes National Seashore, defined the boundaries of an area within the park that he thought might be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places due to its significance in the evolution of the California...

National seashore cliffs crumbling quickly

01/04/2018
A new report out of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego found that the coastline of the Point Reyes National Seashore has some of the highest rates of cliff erosion from the Mexican border to Bodega Head. The study’s author, Adam Young, an assistant project...

Village association asks Caltrans for update on Green Bridge plans

01/02/2018
The Point Reyes Station Village Association sent a letter to Caltrans last week asking for a comprehensive update on plans for the Green Bridge and, in particular, whether the state agency is considering a seismic retrofit. According to an analysis by one resident who has closely followed the planning process,...

Fresh Run Farm owners sign “super” contract to stay in agriculture

01/02/2018
This month, the landowners of Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas, one of the earliest certified organic farms on the West Coast, signed a 20-year contract with the county that offers property tax relief in exchange for the preservation of the 250 acres as working farmland and wildlife habitat. The contract—known...

Community development grants benefit three institutions

12/21/2017
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development cuts a check for Marin County every year to fund affordable housing and anti-poverty programs. This year, three West Marin community organizations that provide food banks and housing were recipients of the funds, which the county approved for transfer last week...

Alleged wild boar sighting in seashore

12/21/2017
An unconfirmed report of a wild boar sighting in the Point Reyes National Seashore has some experts dubious, but other locals perked their ears. Earlier this month, a resident ran into a man hiking on the west side of Mount Vision who said he’d seen what he believed was a...

Lecture series for seniors sheds light on Reconstruction

12/21/2017
The Thirteenth Amendment, one of the three reconstruction amendments created in the aftermath of the Civil War, was adopted 152 years ago this week. That fact was not lost on Mick Chantler, a historian from Sonoma and an authority on the War of the Rebellion, Honest Abe and baseball. Next...

West Marin Jews hold inaugural Hannukah candle lighting

12/21/2017
As Mendel Rice lit the first wick on the menorah, he reminded two dozen people standing in a half-circle around him of the symbolism that ignites the tradition. “Every day is another miracle, and that’s why we light the menorah,” he said. The faces of the onlookers, who gathered in...

Drakes Estero diver sues park contractors

12/21/2017
Matt Zugsberger, a diver employed last year to help pull the remains of Drakes Bay Oyster Company from Drakes Estero, has filed a lawsuit in district court against the two companies hired by the National Park Service to complete the $4 million job. Among a multitude of claims, Mr. Zugsberger,...

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