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Docent will speak to the meaning of flowers in Asian art

09/07/2017
For some, a lotus may just be a lotus, but according to Yoshi Fukamiya, a Stinson Beach resident and docent at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, it’s a symbol of transcendence and purity in Asia since the flower emerges from the mud unstained. That’s the image reflected in...

A talk and a walk to a momentous landmark, where Drake regrouped

09/07/2017
Sir Francis Drake was looking for a way home. Between 1577 and 1580, on the last leg of a circumnavigation of the world in which he had sought to expand Britain’s maritime power and score Peruvian gold from the Spanish, Drake traveled north along the West Coast hoping to find...

County forms Coast Guard working group

08/31/2017
A working group comprised of 10 community representatives will meet for the first time in September to help navigate the county’s purchase of the Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes Station. The group’s first job, said Leelee Thomas, the planning manager for the county’s Housing and Federal Grants Division,...

Shoreline lobbies for transfer student funding

08/31/2017
Shoreline Unified School District is preparing to lobby the governor and state legislature to fund a state program that provided it with nearly $500,000 last year but was significantly reduced this summer. The program, known as District of Choice, allows students who transfer from non-basic-aid districts into basic-aid districts, or...

Effort to curb invasive crabs in Seadrift backfired

08/31/2017
In recent years, the mile-long, man-made lagoon in the gated community of Seadrift has seen one of the worst infestations of invasive European green crabs on the West Coast. With no natural predators to keep the population in check, scientists have been using the site to experiment with management strategies...

Point Reyes man debuts series in yoga for aging

08/31/2017
Rich Clarke, a 73-year-old Point Reyes Station resident and former school psychologist, was in his late 20s when he began regularly stretching. He wasn’t turned on to yoga until he watched an interview with the rock star Sting in the early ’90s. “He was doing things I couldn’t dream of...

Themed film series underway at Point Reyes Station print shop

08/31/2017
As parts of Point Reyes Station were winding down last Thursday night, Ink Paper Plate opened to local cinephiles seeking a casual evening of foreign film and homemade nosh. About a dozen attendees spanning all ages gathered in Point Reyes Station for a viewing of “Tampopo,” the 1985 Japanese cult-classic...

Sudden oak death study expands, sets new goals, on Bolinas Ridge

08/31/2017
The infection arrives with the rains, splashing down from a neighbor’s thick leaves. It takes hold one winter and persists silently for a year or two. Ambrosia beetles and bark beetles colonize the weakened tanoak, and the bark oozes and spots with dark-red liquid. Then, in a matter of weeks,...

Whale strikes far exceed bodies

08/31/2017
Most whales sink when they die, disappearing without leaving researchers a clue as to the cause of their death. But a study published last week by Point Blue found that the number of whales dying in West Coast waters due to ship strikes is far greater than scientists previously estimated...

Unable to find a new driver, Lagunitas School cancels bus service

08/24/2017
Students began the year at Lagunitas School this week without the option of riding the bus. It’s the first year the district has suspended bus services indefinitely, a decision that could affect up to 45 students at a school of 250. Superintendent John Carroll said the district had no choice:...

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