Belief exemption nixed for vaccines

07/02/2015
Parents with children enrolled in California schools can no longer opt out of state-mandated childhood vaccinations for non-medical reasons, following Governor Jerry Brown’s decision on Tuesday to sign into law...

Muir Woods agreement spurs threat of lawsuit

07/02/2015
Marin County’s most popular tourist destination, Muir Woods National Monument, moved a step closer to a parking and traffic-control makeover this week...

At Osteria Stellina, simplicity and restraint

07/02/2015
The new chef at Osteria Stellina, Jon Helquist, was waxing poetic about potatoes on Friday afternoon, but not just any potatoes. They were red fingerlings from Bolinas. “They were literally just out of the ground. The skins were like paper, the potatoes were like the creamiest things,” he said. He...

Dance Palace chooses director

07/02/2015
Alison Marks, a high-profile presence in Petaluma’s arts community who helped found a city arts council, will become the new executive director for the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center this month. Ms. Marks, who has roots in West Marin but has lived in Petaluma for the past few decades, brings experience with arts, fundraising, community organizing and youth. She is also familiar with the Dance Palace; she joined the...

Funds nabbed to replace rural school buses

07/02/2015
State Senator Mike McGuire has secured $5 million to replace school buses in California’s rural school districts, with funding from the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board. Though the details have yet to be hammered out for how and when the $5 million will be distributed, the funds could...

Author speaks on color

07/02/2015
What is the particular hue of the mist that hovers over the Point Reyes Peninsula? What are the numerous shades of green the sunlight reveals on a leaf of coast live oak or a tendril of lichen? Mimi Robertson, in her new book, “Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor,” shares...