Trial begins for Lawson’s Landing shooter

01/29/2015
Last March, 19-year-old Stachaun Jackson was shot dead outside the Dillon Beach trailer home where he had been paying weekly visits to a pair of older men. The teenaged Mr. Jackson was known as a “free spirit” in the Dillon Beach community; handsome and friendly, his violent death left many...

At Dance Palace town hall, enthusiasm for change palpable

01/29/2015
The overwhelming message from the organizers of the Dance Palace Community Center town hall meeting on Tuesday was clear: the center’s directors want to listen. And based on the turnout—roughly 100 people showed up, compared to 29 at last year’s...

Vaccination rates rise in Marin—though out west, not so much

01/29/2015
Many parents at Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson Union School Districts appear to be holding firm in their refusal to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases such as chicken pox, Hepatitis B and measles, despite a new California law passed last year that...

Bottlenose dolphins, new denizens of Dillon Beach

01/29/2015
“It’s sort of common knowledge in Dillon Beach that they’re out there now,” said Tom Thornley, a longtime resident of the tiny village. He was talking about bottlenose dolphins. The bottlenose dolphin, a roughly six to 12-foot cetacean that can live for 50 years, usually reside in southern California water...

EAC joins suit against pest plan

01/29/2015
A state program to guide the eradication of invasive plant pests circumvents the public process and could have grave ecological consequences, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the City of Berkeley and a suite of environmental organizations, including the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. The lawsuit, filed...

Cabaret Underground honors Coltrane and Angelou

01/29/2015
On a recent Saturday night, singer Mwanza Furaha took the stage at the Two Bird Café to perform her monthly jam session. Other than her jade beads and jade-colored heels, Mwanza donned all yellow: tight, bright yellow pants, a yellow tunic that ran down to her ankles and a yellow...

Conference highlights women, money and spirit

01/29/2015
The idea that people can have a spiritual relationship with money may seem counterintuitive to some, but not to Kate Levinson. “For me, having a spiritual relationship with money means recognizing that I am part of larger whole—my local and the global communities—and that I can relate to money, and...

Safety concerns prompt traffic study at Stinson

01/29/2015
A forthcoming Caltrans study of traffic on Highway 1 at the elementary school campus in Stinson Beach could result in a flashing beacon on weekday mornings and afternoons, when students arrive and depart, according to a Caltrans spokesman. The light would remind speedy motorists that elementary students and preschoolers from...