Stagecoach south route will extend to Olema

A contingent of West Marin residents convinced the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Monday to fill a service gap that will be left open in January by the elimination of the Stagecoach’s coastal route 62, which shuttles passengers from Stinson Beach to Point Reyes, with a northern extension of...

Low streams may threaten salmon

Coho salmon that entered the Lagunitas Creek watershed to spawn are now under threat from an unusually protracted dry spell, according to Dr. Christopher Pincetich of the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN). The endangered fish typically swims upstream between November and February to mate and lay eggs, but low...

Rare plant finds home in GGNRA

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is now home to one of the rarest plants in the country: the marsh sandwort. An herbaceous green perennial known also as swamp sandwort or Arenaria paludicola, the plant was once found abundantly in marshes and riparian areas along the Pacific coast, but has fallen...

New Spanish classes for children

Two Spanish language immersion classes for young children their caregivers will be offered at the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church in January in partnership with Shoreline School Readiness. Canta Conmigo (“Sing with me”), for infants and children up to age four, will use song and movement and include a CD...

Tomales varsity basketball

The Tomales varsity girls basketball team (5-3-0) fell to Sonoma Academy (8-0-0) in its first league game with a 49-19 route at home and quickly recovered with a 48-29 pummeling of non-league opponent Elsie Allen (0-4-0) last week. Head coach Chris Kenyon said his team could not contain Sonoma Academy...

Supes call tree cutting fee excessive

The Marin County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to significantly reduce a fee for homeowners in unincorporated areas to remove native or otherwise protected trees in streamside conservation areas. Though not part of the agenda, supervisors, perhaps stirred by a sizable turnout of San Geronimo Valley residents opposed to the...

Bookstore model finds success

Point Reyes Books’ Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) program, which launched in mid-October and allows customers to deposit anywhere from $150 to $500 into an account for future purchases in exchange for a five percent discount, has already recruited 152 members and is on pace to meet its 200-person goal by...

GGNRA acquires San Mateo land

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) completed its purchase of the 3,800-acre Rancho Corral de Tierra from the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) Friday, adding the parcel’s coastal vistas and rolling hills to the area’s long list of destinations. GGNRA plans to improve parking, signage and access to the land,...

Brave start for Tomales basketball

The Tomales Braves varsity boys basketball team (2-1-0) has opened the season with decisive 19-point victories over Trinity Prep and Calistoga and a close 54-47 loss to Summerfield Waldorf in the Gene Duffy Classic. Senior guard Andrew Caramagno and senior forward Luke McFadden have each put up 37 points as...

Last minute debut for 
indie radio

The long-silent frequency of 91.5 FM crackled to life in Marshall Wednesday night, unseating KWMR as West Marin’s exclusive local radio broadcaster. But the nascent independent music station, KXCF FM, is not competing for listeners, and language in the lease contract for the antenna on Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga’s...


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