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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...

West Marin, meet Dominic Grossi

03/24/2016
Dominic Grossi's life has revolved around dairying. He grew up on his family’s ranch in West Novato, across from Stafford Lake. In high school, he participated in Petaluma’s Future Farmers of America and the agricultural mechanics team (the latter of which earned a state championship in 1989). He majored in...

Tomales Elementary faces third year without principal

03/24/2016
Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees last week voted to hold off on searching for a full-time principal for Tomales Elementary until a new superintendent is hired later this year, a decision that troubled many parents—particularly Latinos—who have advocated strongly in recent months for the district to find a...

Early-morning fire burns cottage at Shallow Beach

03/24/2016
Judy O'Shea woke up in the wee hours of Saturday morning thinking that deer were munching on her flowers. But when she peered out of her bedroom window, she realized the noise was not wildlife: a fire was consuming her and her husbband's studio, which housed artwork and served as...

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