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Local minds meet over housing crisis

05/26/2016
With a dire housing crunch squeezing out full-time residents, the Point Reyes Station Village Association and the Community Land Trust of West Marin held a forum on Sunday at the Dance Palace to assess the damage and discuss solutions. On the table were ideas such as easing county regulations on...

Texas-style barbecue coming to Point Reyes

05/26/2016
Texas barbeque is coming to Point Reyes Station courtesy of Station House Café owner Sheryl Cahill, who plans to open the Blue Heron at the site of the shuttered Pine Cone Diner. Ms. Cahill is awaiting a county permit for interior remodels, and said she is shooting for a late-summer...

Swiss giant buys Cowgirl Creamery

05/19/2016
After a nearly two-decade run as a family-owned business producing and distributing local artisan cheeses, Point Reyes Station’s Cowgirl Creamery and its Petaluma-based wholesale distributor, Tomales Bay Foods, were sold last Friday to a large Swiss dairy company called Emmi. Cowgirl marks the latest in a string of artisan cheese...

Point Reyes bookstore is up for sale

05/19/2016
Steve Costa and Kate Levinson were Inverness weekenders with no retail experience when they bought a bookstore in 2002, in Point Reyes Station. At the time, the store was open mostly on the weekends and new titles filled up just a card table. But the couple, who left Oakland to...

Candidates took sign rules lightly

05/19/2016
Candidates for District 4 supervisor hoping to broadcast their names and messages have picketed West Marin in recent months with a flurry of political signs, many of which violate county and state rules that prohibit signs in rights of way. Some candidates reason that the illegal placement of signs is...

FBI searched for suspected killer

05/19/2016
Is there a high-profile fugitive in our midst? A 54-year-old man on the F.B.I.’s top 10 most-wanted list for murdering his wife and children in 2001 in Arizona may have been, or may be, in West Marin. A local told the online news site and aggregator the West Marin Feed...

Nicasio ranch wins right to road in court

05/19/2016
In a lawsuit between a Nicasio couple and the owners of Devil’s Gulch Ranch over the use of a private road and an easement from 1866, a county judge finalized a decision three weeks ago that largely favors the ranch, preserving access to the only road that leads to Devil’s...

West Marin's radio system gaps getting filled

05/19/2016
In The forthcoming update to the county’s communication system will fill coverage gaps in Tomales and Stinson Beach, a principal civil engineer told the Board of Supervisors last week. The system is crucial for first responders and county agencies like the Inverness Public Utility District and the Bolinas Fire Protection...

Kinsey will sit out vote

05/19/2016
Marin County Supervisor and chairman of the California Coastal Commission, Steve Kinsey, is poised to recuse himself from an upcoming vote on a contentious project that proposes to erect houses, hotels and retail stores—alongside nature preserves and open space—on 401 acres in Newport Beach, representing Southern California’s largest remaining undeveloped...

Richard Havel, 1925 — 2016

05/19/2016
Richard Havel, a renowned medical researcher and elected member of the National Academy of Sciences who lived in Greenbrae and Inverness, died last month. He was 91 years old. Richard was outgoing but modest, and his passions stretched from the research lab to the natural world, particularly to birds and...

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