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Crosscurrents

Sheriff Blotter Prose

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Illustration by Cal Tabuena-Frolli

The Point Reyes Light, a weekly newspaper in West Marin, is known for a lot of things. It won a Pulitzer Prize, it’s done muckraking reporting on a local cult, and riled up residents with its change in ownership. But these days, one of its most popular features is a police log that transforms people’s worries into something close to literature.

An excerpt from The Point Reyes Light Sheriff's Calls: An oak tree was reportedly dying, its debris crumbling into the roadway

Click on the audio player above to hear the full story. 

This story originally aired in April of 2015. 

Hannah Kingsley-Ma is a reporter and producer living in San Francisco.