Elephant seals return to Drakes Beach

Male northern elephant seals like the one above swim from the Aleutian Islands to haul ashore at places like Drakes Beach, a preferred beach in recent years as storms have made more exposed spots less attractive. The bulls will vie for mates: females arriving from waters around Hawaii that will...

Plane lands on Limantour

A vintage plane made an emergency landing on Limantour Beach on Saturday after one of its sensors failed, according to the pilot, Luis Jones. Mr. Jones said he was on his way from Half Moon Bay to Shelter Cove with his wife when his oil sensor read zero. Rather than...

Point Reyes Station ballot drop box replaced

The ballot drop box in Point Reyes Station was replaced with a new box that sits closer to the building and has a narrower slit after residents raised concerns about a man poking around and shining a flashlight in the old one. Marin’s registrar of voters, Lynda Roberts, said there...

Bolinas' 20 Ocean property taken over and locked up

The residents of 20 Ocean Avenue were evicted last week from the bluffside Bolinas property, following a long battle with county code enforcement. The site is in the custody of a court-appointed receiver who has deemed all of the structures unsafe and unsalvageable and plans to demolish them in the...

Protest continue in West Marin

Protests against systemic racism and police brutality continued this weekend. Over two dozen people marched down Levee Road to Point Reyes Station in heavy Independence Day traffic, meeting a stronger response from law enforcement.

George Floyd's name written in paint on Wells Fargo and Post Office

Demonstrations against police brutality and systemic racism erupted across the country over the past week after George Floyd, a black Minnesota man, was killed by police officers who kneeled on his neck and back for nearly nine minutes while he called for help and struggled to breathe. On Monday night,...

Retail open, but business is slow

Kim Wallach prepared face masks for purchase at her Point Reyes Station shop, Susan Hayes Handwovens, last Tuesday. Retail shops are open, but business is not what it was. At Ms. Wallach's store, sales were down 80 percent from last Memorial Day.

Brickmaiden gives baked goods to community

Brickmaiden Breads handed out free pastries and other baked goods to locals on Wednesday, courtesy of an anonymous donor. The offer to cover sales for one day was meant to lift spirits, provide needed funds for the bakery and feed those in need.

First West Marin wildfire of the season strikes Inverness

A quarter-acre fire on Vision Road in Inverness was extinguished early Friday morning by crews from Inverness and Marin County Fire. The slow-moving fire was sparked by a power line that was knocked down by a fallen bishop pine. PG&E reported the fire just before 2 a.m. after responding to...

The parks that are open during the shelter in place order

The Point Reyes National Seashore is staying open during the coronavirus lockdown, but its visitor centers and campsites are closed. And while Marin County Open Space preserves are open, county parks are closed, including the Forest Knolls playground, Toby's Playground in Point Reyes Station, White House Pool, the Bolinas tennis...