Raw milk bill fails in committee

A bill that went before a state agricultural committee on Wednesday but did not have the support to come to a vote would have legalized and regulated direct-to-consumer, on-farm sales of raw milk from home dairies with three or fewer cows, or 15 or fewer hooved animals like goats or...

Tomales woman dead in accident

A Tomales woman died in a collision on Bodega Highway slick with rain on Friday afternoon. Lynne Forester, 70, was driving eastbound on the narrow and winding highway in a Volkswagen GTI shortly after 4 p.m. outside Sebastopol, near Furlong Road. She crossed over the double-yellow line on a curve...

Supper-club benefit for KWMR

Neshama Franklin, a librarian, radio host and Bolinas resident since 1971, has a story to tell. “It’s about my enormous collection of shoes, all of which came from the Bolinas free box,” she said, referring to a collection of over 100 pairs. Ms. Franklin will spin her yarn at the...

New supe for Bo-Stin, Lagunitas

A Woodacre resident and parent of two children at San Geronimo School will become the superintendent for both the Lagunitas and Bolinas-Stinson Union School Districts this fall. John Carroll is currently the assistant superintendent of human resources at Tamalpais Union High School District, and has worked as the principal at Tamiscal High in Larkspur. He grew up in Marin and has master’s degree in...

Herbicide plan for Bo Lagoon

Despite previous eradication efforts, last year two colonies of spartina, commonly called cordgrass, invaded 1,000 square feet of mudflats on the eastern shores of Bolinas Lagoon. Last week Marin County’s Open Space District released a study and draft negative declaration of environmental impact for a plan to use a single...

NMWD starts voluntary rations

The failure of a rain gauge at Kent Lake to meet a key threshold has triggered voluntary rationing for North Marin Water District customers in West Marin, with mandatory rationing set to begin on July 1. The district’s water rights to Lagunitas Creek stipulate that the gauge needs to receive...

diverge on discipline

A group of intoxicated Tomales High School students busted through locked gates and spun donuts on the football field’s new grass late one night in February, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage. Eight of the students were suspended from classes. One girl, a freshman suspended for five days, later said...

Leap in special needs at Shoreline stretches 

West Marin’s largest school district saw a significant jump in the number of students with special needs during the 2013-2014 year. The percentage of special-needs students at Shoreline Unified, now over a fifth of the student body, is roughly twice last year’s state average. Although district officials offered no explanation...

TV, radio, entretenimiento, pan y circo

Además de trabajo, alimentación y descanso, los seres humanos necesitamos de otras actividades de distracción y ocio para llevar una existencia más equilibrada y completa. A través de la historia hasta la actualidad, las civilizaciones conocidas han tenido y tienen actividades de diversión y esparcimiento, así muchas se vean ahora...

Waldorf families, their program cut, discuss home cooperative

A week after the Lagunitas School District’s trustees voted to terminate the decade-old Waldorf-Inspired program, parents are investigating the feasibility of starting a homeschooling cooperative. But plans are nascent. Parents, who went into last week’s meeting thinking just one of their program’s three teachers might be cut, are still absorbing...


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