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Gail Seneca, who sang gospel and managed banks, dies at 63

09/29/2016
Gail Seneca—academic, financial adviser, author, philanthropist, gospel singer and mensch—passed away on Aug. 21 from complications arising from a knee surgery. She was 63 years old. Gail lived in Point Reyes Station since the early 1990s, sharing a blue house with her husband of 27 years, Hal Nathan, and their...

New law requires home insurers to tell citizens about last-resort plan

09/29/2016
State legislation requiring insurers who decline to renew home insurance to tell homeowners that there is an option of last resort was signed by the Governor last week. Sen. Mike McGuire, who introduced to the bill, said he felt it was important in light of recent wildfires across the state,...

DeCarli’s to separate charges, assess no late fees

09/29/2016
DeCarli’s, the propane business that has been accused in county court of violating a settlement agreement by sending bills years late, has agreed to temporarily stop assessing late fees for customers who do not pay charges incurred before June 1, according to a recent court filing. The Petaluma company said...

Lawsuit against Kinsey, commissioners cites lack of transparency

09/29/2016
A new lawsuit has accused five California Coastal Commissioners, including Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey, of violating disclosure laws for ex-parte communications—emails, in-person meetings, phone calls or other written material related to a pending matter. Under state law, commissioners are required to report such interactions in writing within seven days...

Farm Bureau hosts luncheon

09/29/2016
FARM BUREAU: Ranchers Kevin Lunny and John Taylor grilled oysters and tri-tip for elected officials, public service agents members of the nonprofit and business communities during the annual Marin County Farm Bureau VIP Luncheon on Tuesday.

Vandalism spree hits over a dozen signs in downtown Bolinas

09/22/2016
Eighteen street signs were vandalized with spray paint in Bolinas last week. The affected signs included a stop sign, several no-parking signs, several park-parallel signs and signs prohibiting fires and camping on the beach; they were all located on Wharf Road and Brighton Avenue. Marin County road crews are in...

Sea forager brings facts, stories and recipes to West Marin

09/22/2016
Kirk Lombard started fishing when he was a young boy—for eels in Manhattan’s polluted Hudson River. But his grandfather regaled him with tales of fishing for salmon one could actually eat in Monterey Bay, luring him deeper into fishing. “I’ve had many different careers, but through all of it I’ve...

Mainstreet Moms partner with restaurants for preschool scholarships

09/22/2016
A new program to raise scholarship funds for West Marin preschoolers is kicking off next month, through a partnership between the Mainstreet Moms and local restaurants. The project, called Dining for Kids, part of the Moms’ new Penny Fund, is enlisting one eatery a month to contribute 10 percent of...

Grossi seeks public opinion in local engagement nights

09/22/2016
With the race for the District 4 supervisor entering its final 50-day push, both candidates–Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi–are actively engaging with voters looking to secure their support at the polls. Various candidate forums are scheduled from now until Nov. 8, but Mr. Grossi has organized a number of independent...

St. Columba’s, again a mission, opens arms to community

09/22/2016
A fresh panel graces the bottom section of the welcome sign leading into St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, replacing information detailing the now-defunct Wednesday congregation with the words “retreat and lodging.” Though the retreat house has been available to the public for decades, its services are being reiterated to boost awareness...

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