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Positive play modeled in Bolinas

06/19/2014
A playground game of four-square had long been a noticeable dysfunction that marred the Bolinas School. Teachers tried to figure out just what had happened during the few minutes outside, and parents warned their children to avoid the game at recess. There were minor injuries and tears. Four-square’s object is...

Huffman wants research incentive

06/19/2014
Congressman Jared Huffman is co-sponsoring legislation in the House of Representatives called the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act, which would allow federal agencies to create contests and offer prize money to organizations that can devise ways to monitor or manage the threat. Ocean acidification, the consequence of massive amounts of carbon...

Tennis club hosts bilingual camp

06/19/2014
Despite West Marin’s significant Spanish-speaking population and a coastal school district in which over half the students are Latino, the Inverness Tennis Club does not have a single Latino among its 130 members. But Doug Johnson, the co-president of the club, says he hopes a bilingual tennis camp—which will kick...

Jury wants costs cut at county jail

06/19/2014
A recent civil grand jury report concluded that Marin’s jail had strong standards for medical care, but that the county spends too much for the services: $15,000 per inmate annually, which is about $4,000 more than the county spent a decade ago and twice what other...

Farmers market opens season

06/19/2014
The Point Reyes Farmers Market starts up again next Saturday, on June 28, with new offerings that include fish, hot tamales and tasty granola. Salmon fresh from the ocean, caught by Dogtown’s Robert Buckenmeyer, will be for sale. (In a few months, when it’s in season, Mr. Buckenmeyer might offer...

Two Tam deaths judged accidental

06/19/2014
The deaths of two women discovered just a week apart on Mount Tamalpais in April were unrelated and accidental, Marin County investigators and coroners announced on Tuesday. Magdalena Glinkowski, a 33-year-old Menlo Park woman who worked as a software developer, was found on April 12, two weeks after she was...

Fire chars strip of Mount Barnabe

06/19/2014
The first wildfire of the season sparked early Thursday morning in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, charring 35 acres of Mount Barnabe. While the cause is still unknown, the blaze began near power lines, Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber said. The fire was reported...

Locals mobilize to buy compound

06/19/2014
The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and other local residents are mobilizing to purchase the 39-acre Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes when it will be sold next year by the federal government’s General Services Administration...

Lagunitas 
parents 
announce 
Waldorf 
charter

06/12/2014
A new public Waldorf program affiliated with a Sonoma County charter school will kick off somewhere in Marin this fall, a group of local parents announced last week. The school, sponsored by the Sonoma branch of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, will offer kindergartners through fifth graders a second...

Supervisor loses seat as Marin faces 
development questions

06/12/2014
Fears of high-density housing over the hill led to a three-term county supervisor’s crushing defeat by a challenger and another incumbent supervisor’s reelection by a scant 194 votes at the latest count in last week’s election. Supervisor Susan Adams, who represents San Rafael, was unable to muster much support—only 39.9...

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