Proposed Inverness Park home 
would raze historic retreat

An anonymous developer wants to tear down the remnants of an old monastery in Inverness Park to build six new structures, totaling 8,300 square feet of building area. The 17-acre parcel near the start of Drakes Sum- mit had been the home of St. Eugene’s Hermitage, a Christian community that lived in cramped cottages, made candles and whispered prayers in a small, white chapel, since 1951. The monks departed in 2006 after repeated attempts to expand provoked neighbors’ ire, leaving the property unoccupied and littered with fir needles...

Park retracts bus stop plan for Muir Beach

The park service has put the brakes on a proposed bus stop and trail in Muir Beach slated for construction this month, after the plans drew anger from locals over increased tourist traffic in the small community and a lawsuit from the Mount Tam Task Force focused on the unanalyzed...

Swimmer disappears crossing estero mouth

A man in his early 20s who swam across the mouth of Drakes Estero with two others during a family outing on Labor Day vanished during the return swim, which coincided with an incoming tide, said Point Reyes National Seashore spokesman John Dell’Osso. The park, a water team, a dive...

Restaurateur buys 
Inverness coffee shop

The new owner of the Inverness coffee shop that closed its doors on July 31 after two years under Jude Robinson’s ownership said he could reopen the cafe in early October as The Depot—if he gets his county paperwork squared away by then. Luc Chamberland, who owns the adjacent Saltwater...

Comments sought on climate action plan

A draft of the county’s 2014 Climate Action Plan, an update to a 2006 plan to reduce the county’s energy footprint and adapt to inevitable climate changes, is open for public comment through Oct. 6. The plan outlines goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in both unincorporated Marin and in...

Three months later, Inverness Park man is still missing

An Inverness Park psychiatrist has been missing since early June, without any clues to his disappearance except for an abandoned car found in a beach parking lot. John Deri, a 63-year-old who had lived on Drakes View Drive for the past year and for two decades prior in Stinson Beach,...

Bodega Bay school spared, but at cost of teachers’ jobs

Bodega Bay School has been saved from closure, an announcement at last Thursday’s school board meeting that drew happy cheers and applause from a packed house. “That option is off the table,” board president Jane Healy said at the very beginning of the meeting, leaving many who had been exasperated...

Marshall couple bequeaths sheep ranch to MALT

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust this week announced a gift that could start a new chapter for the nonprofit: Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga’s bequest of their 823-acre ranch in Marshall. It’s the first time anyone has left a ranch to MALT, which has purchased over 46,000 acres worth of...

Eugenia Loyster, 1917 — 2014

Eugenia Loyster, a 23-year resident of Point Reyes Station, a longtime member of the Mainstreet Moms and a voracious reader who wrote sparse but striking poetry, died this month at 96 years old. Eugenia spent most of her life in Wisconsin but began a new chapter when she moved to...

KWMR shone in quake

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that injured over 100 people, ripped up roads and destabilized buildings in Napa County early Sunday morning didn’t do much more in West Marin than spur a collective awakening at 3:20 a.m.—and give the local disaster council a chance to test their radio system. Many in...


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