New crosswalk planned for Point Reyes Station

Caltrans has another crosswalk planned for Point Reyes Station. The agency painted a white line last week in front of Building Supply where an ADA-accessible ramp was recently installed. A guardrail and crosswalk is also in the works to connect the ramp to Third Street.

Too many elephant seals lead to closure of part of Drakes Beach

An increasing number of elephant seals are hauling up at Drakes Beach in the last three years, prompting the park to close the stretch of beach that extends west of the parking lot all the way to Chimney Rock, through March 15. “As we have seen in the past, storm...

Albert Straus honored by farm bureau and supervisors

Dairyman Albert Straus was honored this week by the Board of Supervisors for his receipt of the annual Friend of the Farm Bureau award. Mr. Straus, founder of Straus Family Creamery, has been a leader and innovator in his field. He said the greatest threat to agriculture in Marin is...

Drakes Beach waters reopen after shark bites foot of surfer

People enjoyed New Year’s Day at Drakes Beach, where a few days earlier a surfer climbed ashore with a shark bite. At around noon on Dec. 30, Natalie Jones, an Oakland resident and a former Point Reyes Light reporter, was bitten on her feet while trying to catch waves near...

Thirteen year old takes CLAM gingerbread contest

A decorated 13-year-old chef from Mill Valley won the youth category in the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin’s third annual gingerbread house contest with this holiday homestead. Payton Pelaez, an eighth grader at the New Village School in Sausalito, has appeared in a baking competition on the Food...

Homeless camps removed from Martinelli Park

Rangers with Marin County Parks on Wednesday removed homeless camps from Martinelli Park in Inverness, where homeless people have for years made a home on the bay. Kathy Hartzell of the Inverness Association, which manages the park, said she gave the Sheriff’s Office permission to remove the encampment “in the...

Edgewood trail use to be decided

Two groups with opposing interests have sent proposals to Marin County Parks for a steep, half-mile trail that leads from Woodacre to the San Geronimo Ridge in the Gary Giacomini Preserve. The Marin County Bicycle Coalition wants to open Edgewood Trail to equestrian and bicycle use, while the Residents for...

Another home given to the Bolinas Community Land Trust

Longtime Bolinas resident Harmony Maia will leave her home to the Bolinas Community Land Trust. “This place has been a sanctuary for me,” she said. “Bolinas has given me so much, I want to give back now.” Her Big Mesa home will be the second residence given to the land...

Wells Fargo tree removed

There are two fewer trees in Point Reyes Station this week, after Pacific Slope tree company removed the large pine that towered between Wells Fargo Bank and the Palace Market—strung with illuminated globes at certain times of the year. Another tree was taken down between the bank and the gas...