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Vandalism spree hits over a dozen signs in downtown Bolinas

09/22/2016
Eighteen street signs were vandalized with spray paint in Bolinas last week. The affected signs included a stop sign, several no-parking signs, several park-parallel signs and signs prohibiting fires and camping on the beach; they were all located on Wharf Road and Brighton Avenue. Marin County road crews are in...

Sea forager brings facts, stories and recipes to West Marin

09/22/2016
Kirk Lombard started fishing when he was a young boy—for eels in Manhattan’s polluted Hudson River. But his grandfather regaled him with tales of fishing for salmon one could actually eat in Monterey Bay, luring him deeper into fishing. “I’ve had many different careers, but through all of it I’ve...

Mainstreet Moms partner with restaurants for preschool scholarships

09/22/2016
A new program to raise scholarship funds for West Marin preschoolers is kicking off next month, through a partnership between the Mainstreet Moms and local restaurants. The project, called Dining for Kids, part of the Moms’ new Penny Fund, is enlisting one eatery a month to contribute 10 percent of...

Grossi seeks public opinion in local engagement nights

09/22/2016
With the race for the District 4 supervisor entering its final 50-day push, both candidates–Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi–are actively engaging with voters looking to secure their support at the polls. Various candidate forums are scheduled from now until Nov. 8, but Mr. Grossi has organized a number of independent...

St. Columba’s, again a mission, opens arms to community

09/22/2016
A fresh panel graces the bottom section of the welcome sign leading into St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, replacing information detailing the now-defunct Wednesday congregation with the words “retreat and lodging.” Though the retreat house has been available to the public for decades, its services are being reiterated to boost awareness...

New restaurant to open at Tomales Bay Resort

09/22/2016
A new restaurant that will serve up a mix of playful fusion and well-prepared standards is opening at the Tomales Bay Resort on Saturday, Sept. 24, said the restaurant’s owners, Amber Driscoll and Roger Tschann. Fog’s Kitchen—named after the couple’s cat, Fog—is owned by the two Petaluma residents, who opened their first restaurant, The Speakeasy, in Petaluma in 2012 and The Big Easy, a music club, in 2014. The new restaurant will feature small plates, tacos, sandwiches, entrées, desserts—and even caviar...

Kinsey endorses Grossi, citing open mind

09/15/2016
Supervisor Steve Kinsey said this week who will get his vote in the race to succeed him: Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi. Mr. Grossi, who nabbed 27.2 percent of votes in the crowded June primary, is running against Olema resident and contractor Dennis Rodoni, who received 28.8 percent, for the District...

Spanish-language program will urge Latinos to vote

09/15/2016
A Spanish-language event to encourage civic engagement and voting in West Marin’s Latino community will take place on Sept. 28, at West Marin School. It may be the first election program geared for Latinos in the area. The event is organized by locals and advocates, including Julie Monson, a board...

Education board rejects plea by former Nicasio mom

09/15/2016
Appeals from the parents of two former Nicasio School students asking the Marin County Board of Education to reverse a decision last spring to deny enrollment to their children were rejected last month. One parent criticized the decision about her child as insufficiently considerate of the special circumstances around her...

Inverness restaurant showcases local paella maker in monthly dinners

09/15/2016
Tom Meckfessel loves rice. “I have this fascination with rice. I see it as the universal comfort food,” he said. Every culture has a rice dish, he went on, and even a name for the mouthwatering crust that forms on the bottom when cooked. The word is “socarrat” for paella,...

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