Wreaths made to relieve fire victims

Mandy O'Daul taught a group gathered inside Smiley's Schooner Saloon on Monday evening how to make wreaths from clippings of bay, cedar, tulsi, oak and other trees and plants. The money raised through the class will go toward a single family—it's not yet decided which—affected by the Camp Fire as...

Smoke inundates West Marin

The coast offered little relief from the smoke-filled air that has choked the Bay Area for a full week. On Wednesday, with the Camp Fire 35 percent contained, forecasts showed improving air quality while Inverness air only seemed to worsen.

Senior swim at Heart's Desire

Ulla McLean speaks with friends during a windless, weekly senior swim at Heart's Desire Beach on Wednesday. The West Marin Senior Services program, now in its 13th year, will host two more sessions this season, on Nov. 7 and 14. To learn about joining or volunteering, call Susan Deixler—seen on...

Preparing for Dia de Los Muertos

On Wednesday, Ernesto Sanchez hung fabric on an altar created for the annual Día de Los Muertos celebration taking place on Sunday in Point Reyes Station. A procession precedes the ceremony, starting at 4 p.m. at Gallery Route One.

With rains come crashes

With the first rains come slippery roads. Two cars flipped over on Saturday, in Olema and on Mount Tam. Above, a car flipped into a ditch on Monday in Inverness, and another three cars flipped over or drove off Highway 1 on Tuesday.

Nicasio school visits the history center

During their first week of school, Nicasio School students visited a child-centered exhibit at the Nicasio Historical Society. Two students, siblings Daniel and Sophia Silva, were brought to the front of the group to recount the six generations of Nicasio family members before them. The pupils also played baseball on...

Restoration begins on Lagunitas Creek

Construction crews broke ground next door to SPAWN headquarters in Tocaloma earlier this month in an effort to redirect Lagunitas Creek and allow overflow during heavy rains. The project, which will cost just under $5 million, will remove about 8,000 cubic yards of soil in the first phase, and then...

Woodacre Independence Day parade

Patriotic stilt walkers joined old-timey cars, dirt and mountain bikes and plenty of horses at the laid-back, candy-rich and sometimes wet Woodacre Independence Day parade.