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Swiss giant buys Cowgirl Creamery

05/19/2016
After a nearly two-decade run as a family-owned business producing and distributing local artisan cheeses, Point Reyes Station’s Cowgirl Creamery and its Petaluma-based wholesale distributor, Tomales Bay Foods, were sold last Friday to a large Swiss dairy company called Emmi. Cowgirl marks the latest in a string of artisan cheese...

Point Reyes bookstore is up for sale

05/19/2016
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson were Inverness weekenders with no retail experience when they bought a bookstore in 2002, in Point Reyes Station. At the time, the store was open mostly on the weekends and new titles filled up just a card table. But the couple, who left Oakland to...

Candidates took sign rules lightly

05/19/2016
Candidates for District 4 supervisor hoping to broadcast their names and messages have picketed West Marin in recent months with a flurry of political signs, many of which violate county and state rules that prohibit signs in rights of way. Some candidates reason that the illegal placement of signs is...

FBI searched for suspected killer

05/19/2016
Is there a high-profile fugitive in our midst? A 54-year-old man on the F.B.I.’s top 10 most-wanted list for murdering his wife and children in 2001 in Arizona may have been, or may be, in West Marin. A local told the online news site and aggregator the West Marin Feed...

Nicasio ranch wins right to road in court

05/19/2016
In a lawsuit between a Nicasio couple and the owners of Devil’s Gulch Ranch over the use of a private road and an easement from 1866, a county judge finalized a decision three weeks ago that largely favors the ranch, preserving access to the only road that leads to Devil’s...

West Marin's radio system gaps getting filled

05/19/2016
In The forthcoming update to the county’s communication system will fill coverage gaps in Tomales and Stinson Beach, a principal civil engineer told the Board of Supervisors last week. The system is crucial for first responders and county agencies like the Inverness Public Utility District and the Bolinas Fire Protection...

Kinsey will sit out vote

05/19/2016
Marin County Supervisor and chairman of the California Coastal Commission, Steve Kinsey, is poised to recuse himself from an upcoming vote on a contentious project that proposes to erect houses, hotels and retail stores—alongside nature preserves and open space—on 401 acres in Newport Beach, representing Southern California’s largest remaining undeveloped...

Richard Havel, 1925 — 2016

05/19/2016
Richard Havel, a renowned medical researcher and elected member of the National Academy of Sciences who lived in Greenbrae and Inverness, died last month. He was 91 years old. Richard was outgoing but modest, and his passions stretched from the research lab to the natural world, particularly to birds and...

Video West to be smoked meat

05/11/2016
A chef and former club owner from Inverness Park will turn the video store in Forest Knolls into a takeout bakery and smokehouse, he said this week. Tony Carracci, who said he signed a lease last month, hopes to start renovations in the coming weeks and open the new business,...

Duck Cove homes will be demolished in months

05/11/2016
Duck Cove, the bayside community of 10 homes in the Point Reyes National Seashore that was mostly vacated about four years ago after leases expired, will be soon demolished, probably this summer or fall, the park said. “Once the work is completed, Duck Cove will be a fantastic opportunity for...

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