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No more downtown signs, village association decides

06/19/2014
The disappearance of two sandwich boards from the West Marin Commons in May set off a discussion about sign policy at the Point Reyes Station Village Association meeting last Thursday. “Just the past few years I’ve noticed the beginnings of sandwich boards up and down Point Reyes Station, around the corners, when you enter town and leave town. The reality is that those are restricted and not allowed,” said Pamela Bridges, who led the discussion. “A merchant says, ‘Hey, they have a sandwich board. I’ll make mine a little bigger...

In pilot project, health alliance opens low-income dental clinic

06/19/2014
A pilot dental clinic operated by the Coastal Health Alliance, which will serve low-income patients two days a week in Point Reyes Station, opened for business on Wednesday. The project, which will run at least till the end of the year, will allow the nonprofit to gauge..

Historic bluffside home to 
become park property

06/19/2014
The Point Reyes National Seashore is on the cusp of taking possession of a historic residence sitting on sandstone cliffs overlooking South Beach, between B and C Ranches, after the couple who held the Reservation of Use and Occupancy died last fall and their children decided to give up the remainder, according to the seashore. Although the structures, many almost a century old, carry rich histories, their precarious position puts their future at risk. The park is awaiting final paperwork from the family, but the transfer of the three and a half acres is imminent, seashore spokesperson John Dell’Osso said….

Sea level raised in
school bond discussion

06/19/2014
The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District may float a general obligation bond up to $13.7 million on the November ballot to renovate facilities and possibly expand its campuses with new construction. During an hour-long discussion at last week’s meeting, trustees...

Marin hit third hardest in whooping cough epidemic

06/19/2014
California is in the midst of a pertussis, or whooping cough, epidemic—and Marin County has the third-highest rate among the state’s 58 counties, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health. (Sonoma and Napa have the highest and...

Positive play modeled in Bolinas

06/19/2014
A playground game of four-square had long been a noticeable dysfunction that marred the Bolinas School. Teachers tried to figure out just what had happened during the few minutes outside, and parents warned their children to avoid the game at recess. There were minor injuries and tears. Four-square’s object is...

Huffman wants research incentive

06/19/2014
Congressman Jared Huffman is co-sponsoring legislation in the House of Representatives called the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act, which would allow federal agencies to create contests and offer prize money to organizations that can devise ways to monitor or manage the threat. Ocean acidification, the consequence of massive amounts of carbon...

Tennis club hosts bilingual camp

06/19/2014
Despite West Marin’s significant Spanish-speaking population and a coastal school district in which over half the students are Latino, the Inverness Tennis Club does not have a single Latino among its 130 members. But Doug Johnson, the co-president of the club, says he hopes a bilingual tennis camp—which will kick...

Jury wants costs cut at county jail

06/19/2014
A recent civil grand jury report concluded that Marin’s jail had strong standards for medical care, but that the county spends too much for the services: $15,000 per inmate annually, which is about $4,000 more than the county spent a decade ago and twice what other...

Farmers market opens season

06/19/2014
The Point Reyes Farmers Market starts up again next Saturday, on June 28, with new offerings that include fish, hot tamales and tasty granola. Salmon fresh from the ocean, caught by Dogtown’s Robert Buckenmeyer, will be for sale. (In a few months, when it’s in season, Mr. Buckenmeyer might offer...

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