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Bolinas locals open new commons space

03/17/2016
A new community-oriented, multi-purpose space dubbed the Bolinas Commons has opened off Brighton Avenue in Bolinas, occupying the storefront that formerly housed the variety shop Uniquities. Funded by more than 20 residents, the Bolinas Commons has been billed as a more intimate alternative to...

Preschool expands with funding boosts

03/17/2016
Enrollment in Point Reyes Station’s preschool, Papermill Creek Children’s Corner, has jumped 50 percent over the past year due to a boost in funding that has allowed subsidies for low-income families. The school’s enrollment stands at 28 students, over half of whom are Latino, according to the preschool’s executive director,...

Study finds invasive, but not expanding, tunicate

03/17/2016
A study on the impact of a non-native tunicate called Didemnum vexillium—a Western Pacific native that has spread to the U.S., Europe and New Zealand within the past two decades—found that it hampered the growth of eelgrass in a study area on the west shore of Tomales Bay. Ted Grosholz,...

Villages unite in candidates night

03/17/2016
In the race to fill departing county supervisor Steve Kinsey’s District 4 seat at the end of the year, two groups in West Marin are mobilizing to host public forums at which supervisorial hopefuls will both field questions and sharpen their understanding of what matters locally. The first forum, on...

Drug prescriptions declining in county

03/17/2016
County health officials fighting an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Marin declared a small victory earlier this month, when Health and Human Services announced a 41 percent drop in the average dose of opioid drugs prescribed to county Medi-Cal patients since 2013. The news left health providers and advocates...

West Marin, meet Dennis Rodoni

03/17/2016
Dennis Rodoni has deep roots in West Marin. His maternal grandparents, the Blooms, ranched in Olema. His paternal grandparents moved to Point Reyes Station in 1925 and bought the Western Saloon, and his father drove a milk truck for Toby's Feed Barn. Mr. Rodoni, who lives in Olema, has further...

Radio fans will fill time capsule with predictions

03/17/2016
The idea of burying things for the future is a pretty old idea. “But the idea of opening something at a specific time in the future is an American phenomenon," dating back to the late 1800s, said Amanda Eichstaedt, executive director and station manager of KWMR. She's been researching time...

Martinelli puts ranch up for sale

03/10/2016
An isolated 1,000-acre beef ranch in Tomasini Canyon north of Point Reyes Station may leave the hands of the ranching family that has owned it for over a century. Last week, owner Leroy Martinelli listed the property—minus a parcel that houses a defunct landfill—for $12.3 million. If it sells, the land could fall out of agricultural use...

Lagunitas first of bridges to be replaced

03/10/2016
A 53-year-old, one-lane wooden bridge in Lagunitas is the first of half a dozen similar bridges in West Marin slated for replacement by the Marin County Department of Public Works, which received over $15 million in federal highway funds to undertake the projects. The county cites rusting steel supports, creek...

West Marin, meet Wendi Kallins

03/10/2016
In 1979, Wendi Kallins, a Forest Knolls resident and self-described political nerd who is running for the open supervisor seat in District 4, read a story that changed her life...

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