Green light to appoint Point Reyes sheriff’s station commander

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office substation in Point Reyes Station has lacked a commander since August, when Lieutenant Doug Pittman went on leave due to heart problems. Now the office has a green light to approve a temporary, fulltime lieutenant who will oversee the station until June 30, when the...

Inverness native reflects on sports writing career

As the son of a doctor, Garrett Whitt learned from his father how to detach from his emotions and remain objective, as in when delivering unfortunate news. Mr. Whitt’s career in sports journalism has been marked by the same approach. Even if his home team lost by 40 points, he...

Community Cafés ask: Are the kids all right?

Teenagers and parents are encouraged to take part in a new series of Community Café forums that will soon appear around West Marin. The first of these events, which includes a free dinner and childcare, will be held at the Lagunitas School on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Hosted by the West...

Ranchers want to sequester more carbon

The lawsuit against the Point Reyes National Seashore has stalled three park ranchers hoping to implement carbon sequestration practices to combat climate change. The practices range from the reduced tilling of grazing lands to the restoration of riparian areas, but a condition in the suit that prohibits new or expanded...

Historic districts to be recognized in park, decades later

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

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

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

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

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...


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