Category: Local Scene

Western Weekend at Point Reyes Station

Check out some photos from the 2012 event. The Western Weekend celebrates the ranching roots of West Marin, with 4-H exhibits and homecoming queens.  If you are coming through for just the day, plan to watch the parade on Sunday at noon thru at Point Reyes Station.  The Western Weekend parade is the real electic mix of the…



Far West Fest

2011 details: July 16, 2011! Head out to Far West Fest!  This day, voted Best Music Festival in Marin, benefits Community Radio KWMR and the Love Field Open Space — both beloved West Marin institutions. The Far West, in its fifth year, expects 2,000 attendees in 2009. It is a GREEN event with 100% recycling/ zero-waste,…



Obama in Olema?

West Marin and the Point Reyes area has more than its fair share of creative personalities. Kelly from the Olema Cottages created a Obama sign that mimics the Olema town sign.



Scenes from the 2008 Western Weekend

[Note: Click for latest Western Weekend info] Steve Kroiss was kind enough to share these great photos from 2008 Western Weekend parade, which took place on June 8, 2008 at Point Reyes Station. One of the many aspects of the Point Reyes area that I enjoy is the progressive rancher feel of the area. The…



Hanging On To Authenticity

I am always shocked when I meet people who were born in the Bay Area or who have lived here for many years and who have never been to Point Reyes. To me, Point Reyes is still an authentic rural area. But it’s fair to worry that it can tip over and become a Carmel…



Western Weekend – June 7 & 8, 2008

[Note: Click for latest Western Weekend info] Western Weekend takes the ranching history of the area and adds a bit of the quirkiness of the residents of the area. Take a look at my previous post on Western Weekend. Head to the parade, which will start at noon on Sunday, June 8th. The schedule is…



Uniquely West Marin: Fourth of July Tug of War

I have not yet been to this, but I must must go.  Every July 4th, the towns of Stinson and Bolinas have a tug of war over the channel that separates the two towns.  Despite being yards away from each other, the towns have very different feels (to say the least).  That is what makes…



West Marin Feuds

Folks who live in West Marin are an independent bunch. No one seems to take a lot of crap from anyone else, so it is certainly interesting to watch disagreements unfold. Recently, two controversies have been top of mind for the residents of West Marin: Population management of fallow and axis deer.  The Park Service wants to reestablish the…



A Columnist’s View of West Marin

Point Reyes Outing. Originally uploaded by _e.t Jon Carroll of the San Francisco Chronicle is a terrific writer and he muses about his visit to West Marin.  It is a worth a read, especially if you want the good sense of the area.  re: “espresso-free establishment” sign at the Bovine Bakery West Marin is at…



Get a Taste of West Marin at Western Weekend

[Note: the 2009 Western Weekend is scheduled for the weekend of June 6 / 7.] Western Weekend Parade, Pt Reyes Station, originally uploaded by CommandZed. Western Weekend is a great time to get a taste of the local scene in West Marin, especially the parade the goes through Point Reyes Station. In 2007, the parade…