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Olema Campground struggling with flooding

03/31/2016
Flooding at the Olema Campground caused by sediment buildup in a creek bordering the property and two drainage ditches running through it has worsened in recent years, prompting revenue losses from major closures and fears from management that, without county and federal assistance, the situation may never improve. “[Flooding] is...

Watching bike speeds

03/31/2016
To curb speeding, educate bikers and gather data in Marin County’s open space preserves, the Parks Department will let Sheriff’s deputies use laser devices and radar guns to gauge just how fast bicyclists are riding on trails and fire roads. Ari Golan, the acting parks and open space superintendent, said...

Salmon forecast not good

03/31/2016
West Marin’s recreational salmon fishing season is poised to open on Saturday for the month of April amid reports from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that show lower salmon abundance for 2016 than was previously expected. Specific dates and regulations for beyond April will be determined after a...

Bolinas raises funds to expand skate park

03/31/2016
On a windy Easter Sunday in Bolinas, Keelan McDorman ripped on his razor scooter down one end of a concrete half-pipe ramp, crested the edge of the other end, paused and shot back across to where he’d started. He and a few college friends from the East Bay were in...

Officials warn of tsunami dangers

03/31/2016
Tsunamis have wreaked havoc along the world’s coastlines since before recorded history. Neglecting the possibility of one reaching West Marin’s shores, county and state officials say, would be unwise. Such was the focus of a tsunami readiness workshop held Tuesday morning in Stinson Beach, where local law enforcement, fire protection...

West Marin, meet Brian Staley

03/31/2016
Brian Staley said his mother, an active campaigner for politicians when he was growing up in San Anselmo, had a “deep reverence for the natural,” a sentiment that has influenced his own work in West Marin. Mr. Staley, who describes himself as a planner, designer and builder, has lived with...

No fooling! Stinson Beach post office turns 100

03/31/2016
One hundred years ago, a small but growing beach town called Willow Camp finally got a post office when a relative newcomer named Lyman DeCamp finally convinced the government to establish one. Up until then, mail was typically picked up by anyone passing through Bolinas and dropped off on the...

Little Wing Farm to shutter after barn fire

03/31/2016
Little Wing Farm, which supplied West Marin restaurants with coturnix quail eggs and produce grown in Tomales, is shutting down after a fire gutted a barn at the small operation on March 20. Molly Myerson, who started the farm four years ago, was not present when the old wooden and...

Green Bridge retrofit option as good as nixed

03/24/2016
A Caltrans working group composed of West Marin residents and a host of government representatives has determined that a retrofit option for Point Reyes Station’s 86-year-old Green Bridge is likely too problematic to pursue. “Since extensive effort and cost would be required with no long-term benefit, the [working group] supported...

Garbage mixing may have been fleeting

03/24/2016
Local concerns over whether Redwood Empire Disposal trucks have been collecting recycling and garbage in the same receptacles received a response this week, when an administrator for the group that oversees Redwood said drivers had indeed been collecting them together and separating the items manually at a disposal yard—but only...

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