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Downtown Inverness building for sale

08/11/2016
The more-than-century-old building that encompasses almost all of downtown Inverness is for sale with a listing price of $2.5 million. Longtime Inverness resident Marshall Livingston has co-owned the building since 2001, but said his business partner, Dick Lemon, has moved to Santa Fe and wants to sell; Mr. Livingston co-listed...

Experts advise elders on avoiding financial fraud

08/11/2016
One day, a man in Marin got a phone call that he had won $5 million in a sweepstakes contest. He could get all the money—once he paid about $2,000 in “taxes.” He followed the payment instructions. A few days later, the man got a phone call from someone else telling him the first caller had been a fraudster—but that this new person was really from the sweepstakes, and the $5 million would come if only he paid $19,000, which he did. If it sounds like a scam, it was...

Fundraising report shows Rodoni and Grossi neck and neck in donations

08/11/2016
The candidates for District 4 supervisor are neck and neck in total donations for their campaigns this year, although in recent months Novato rancher Dominic Grossi raised more than Olema contractor Dennis Rodoni, according to campaign financial filings. In the crowded June primary that drew eight candidates, Mr. Rodoni nabbed...

Five miles of racks to be removed in Drakes Estero cleanup, now underway

08/11/2016
The Point Reyes National Seashore announced it will start removing oyster racks and aquaculture debris from Drakes Estero, a year and a half after Drakes Bay Oyster Company ceased operations. The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are devoting $4 million for the work on the marine wilderness,...

Dog-walking signs at Millerton spur confusion, but rules are unchanged

08/11/2016
Signs that popped up last week at Millerton Point, a popular dog walking spot in Marshall, that prohibit all dogs from the beach and off-leash dogs from a loop path sparked concern among residents who frequent the area with canines. But a supervising ranger with state parks, which owns the...

Bolinas preschool will re-open following death of longtime director

08/11/2016
Ward Young, the beloved longtime director of the Bolinas Children’s Center, the town’s only preschool, died late last month of an apparent heart attack while riding his bicycle. Mr. Young, an ardent political and environmental activist who moved to California in the ‘70s and loved to ride his bike, had...

Lagunitas mom joins suit against vaccine law

08/04/2016
A Lagunitas School District parent is among 21 plaintiffs suing the State of California, the state’s departments of education and public health to block a law passed last year that outlaws personal-belief exemptions for school-required, childhood vaccinations. Filed on July 14 by attorneys based in Washington, D.C., Wyoming and California,...

School on hill wins paid crossing guards

08/04/2016
In just a few weeks, the crossing guards donning bright yellow vests and wielding handheld stop signs at West Marin School won’t be volunteers: The Transportation Authority of Marin voted last week to fund a guard program at the school for at least the next two years, a boon for...

Scientists hope to restore Marin’s pond turtle population

08/04/2016
Seashore biotechnician Tim Bernot pulled out a telemetry receiver on a recent Thursday morning, listening to the metronome-like clicks as he drove a park truck to a ranch pond to check turtle traps. The pace of the clicks, sourced from emitters glued to a female pond turtle’s carapace, tells him...

Power went out after Inverness collision, driver still at large

08/04/2016
Authorities are investigating the whereabouts of the driver of a red 2002 Subaru Outback who abandoned the car and fled after striking an electric pole on a steep road in Inverness, knocking out power for over 1,200 households and businesses in West Marin late Monday night. The driver bashed the...

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