Supervisor loses seat as Marin faces 
development questions

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...

Petition seeks to limit ICE

A petition created by immigration rights advocates in Marin, which has already garnered 600 signatures and will be sent to the county this month, asks supervisors to pass an ordinance prohibiting local law enforcement from complying with detainer requests submitted by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under a...

Body was Stinson Beach transient

The decomposed body of a man found by European tourists on federal park land in Stinson Beach last month has been identified as Raymond Caravacci, a chatty, on-and-off homeless man who lived in town. A fleece cap found at the scene was traced to a business in Berkeley; an employee...

More hurdles for Grandi permit

The application to renew coastal and use permits for the Grandi Building, which has sat vacant in downtown Point Reyes for decades, still has a number of hurdles to overcome, according to county planners. Late last month, Ken Wilson, who owns the property, received a letter listing a litany of...

Drug war documentary in Bolinas

The 2011 documentary El Velador (The Night Watchman) has no scenes of graphic violence, yet its subject is the unending drug war in Mexico. Nor are there interviews or voiceovers providing context. Instead, the film silently follows Martin, the guard of a grand mausoleum for deceased drug lords then under...

New art teacher at Bolinas School

Bolinas-Stinson chose a new art teacher at Tuesday: Sarah Meyers, of Inverness Park, was recommended after a committee deliberated “quite rapidly,” Principal Elaine Doss said. Ms. Myers currently works at the West Marin Thrift Store, owns a glass mosaic company and has previously taught at the Branson School. She envisions collaborating on projects with teachers across subjects, like fashioning...

Artisan cheeses win top awards at state fair

Seana Doughty has a case of O.C.D.: “obsessive cheesemaker disorder.” With a self-described “extreme nerdiness” in her scientific approach and a bit of creative flair, she operates Bleating Heart, a micro-creamery in Tomales that churns milk from 100 sheep and 10 cows on Marissa Thornton’s ranch into some of the world’s top cheeses. Approaching their fifth anniversary, Bleating Heart’s cheeses won top honors at this year’s...

Olema schoolhouse on the block

Nearing its centennial, the onetime Olema schoolhouse is on the market for the first time in decades. Built in 1915, money for the one-acre property was donated by Emma Shafter Howard, a principled woman who wanted a memorial for her father and a means to save youngsters from “certain lowering...

Agriculture hit record high in 2013

The gross value of agricultural production in Marin reached $84 million last year, its highest level ever and about $4 million more than in 2012, according to the county’s crop report released on Tuesday. Milk, which is the biggest commodity and accounts for 40 percent of the gross value, decreased...

Woodacre mail box exploded

An early morning explosion that wrecked a post office collection box in Woodacre, perhaps as a graduation prank gone awry, has launched a full federal investigation and up to a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Neighbors reported hearing four or five loud bangs around 3:30...


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