Speakeasy will benefit nonprofits

Popular local band El Radio Fantastique will headline a prohibition-themed benefit concert this Saturday at Toby’s Feed Barn, in Point Reyes Station, for West Marin Community Services and Papermill Creek Children’s Corner Scholarship Fund. Fabulous food and drinks will accompany the eight-piece band, self-billed as “part rumba band in purgatory,...

Huffman sends campaign funds back to sugar company

Democratic Congressional candidate and California Assemblyman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) returned a $5,000 contribution on Monday that he had accepted from the American Crystal Sugar Company Political Action Committee (PAC) on September 23, nearly two months into the associated organization’s lockout of 1,300 union sugar beet workers who voted against...

Bolinas pool could land 
in a ball field

Bolinas residents are eager to take advantage of a newly proposed public pool in Mesa Park, but a contingent of critics argue that the project location, an unkempt regulation-sized baseball diamond, would displace Junior League baseball teams. Little League coach Dirk McCall, who learned of the proposal at a public...

Berkowitz brings echoes of Drakes Estero

On Sunday, retired criminal investigator Paul Berkowitz stood before a sizeable crowd in the West Marin School Gym lamenting the tale of a rural, working class man reared on tradition, deeply respected among his peers, and eventually criminalized by the National Park Service. He was not talking about Kevin Lunny...

House calls Seashore to Capitol Hill

The United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has summoned seven officials involved in the Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) controversy to Capitol Hill for hearings set to begin November 7. National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis, Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon and...

After 50 years in film, John Korty is still true

With his mussed white hair, nondescript jeans and worn New Balance sneakers, John Korty manages to belie the ostentation one would associate with a critically acclaimed filmmaker who has Oscar and Emmy wins to his name. Over his 50-year independent film career, which has spanned work in animation, documentary, drama...

No Dillon Beach wind towers

NextEra, the $15 billion Florida-based energy corporation that has been lobbying for over a year to construct two wind research towers near Dillon Beach, said this week that those plans are now scrapped. Company spokesman Steve Stengel gave no explanation for why the project had been abandoned, writing only that...

Arrest for Nicasio burglaries

The primary suspect in a string of Nicasio burglaries was arrested last Friday in his Richmond residence after Marin sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of two rifles, jewelry, a laptop and flat screen TV that matched descriptions of items taken from homes in the area. Leonard Bradley, 54, was...

Bennett charges Dr. Goodman

Save our Seashore President Gordon Bennett claimed last week that biologist Dr. Corey Goodman’s 144-page analysis of a recent Point Reyes National Seashore study used “faulty data, faulty analysis, baseless accusations, meaninglessly tautological statistics and unverifiable data withheld from NPS and other reviewers.” The accusations were part of a five-page...

West Nile in western Santa Rosa

The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that an adult mosquito sample from western Santa Rosa tested positive for West Nile virus. According to statistics maintained by the California Department of Public Health, this is the first such reported case in Sonoma County. Marin County still has no reported...


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