Belief exemption nixed for vaccines

Parents with children enrolled in California schools can no longer opt out of state-mandated childhood vaccinations for non-medical reasons, following Governor Jerry Brown’s decision on Tuesday to sign into law...

Funds nabbed to replace rural school buses

State Senator Mike McGuire has secured $5 million to replace school buses in California’s rural school districts, with funding from the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board. Though the details have yet to be hammered out for how and when the $5 million will be distributed, the funds could...

Author speaks on color

What is the particular hue of the mist that hovers over the Point Reyes Peninsula? What are the numerous shades of green the sunlight reveals on a leaf of coast live oak or a tendril of lichen? Mimi Robertson, in her new book, “Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor,” shares...

Donald Trump y su opinión de los mexicanos

El conocido magnate y empresario Donald Trump, al lanzarse una vez más como potencial candidato presidencial por el partido Republicano, declaró que habría que detener a violadores, traficantes de drogas y delincuentes llegados del sur de la frontera, construyendo una enorme barda a lo largo de ella y pagada por...

From Broadway to West Marin: “The Most Happy Fella”

The West Marin Players make a major departure from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Victorian England with this year’s music production, Frank Loesser’s 1956 Broadway gem, “The Most Happy Fella.” Showing at the Dance Palace Community Center from July 10 to 12, this exhilarating musical is the set in the Napa Valley...

West Marin’s Internet woes and hopes

Rural areas are frequently left in the digital shadows when it comes to the range and quality of service that major Internet companies provide. For many years, that shadow has stretched over West Marin. A case in point: for months now, residents in Bolinas say AT&T has denied them new...

Shoreline trustees get earful

Fears of losing a reading intervention program, frustrations over the location of board meetings and opposition to board health benefits were big topics at Shoreline Unified School District’s meeting last week. But two issues that community members wanted addressed on Thursday—the location of board meetings and ending board benefits—were not...

At Lairds, Clayton’s labors to be razed

The Point Reyes National Seashore will tear down the buildings constructed by the late artist and fisherman Clayton Lewis at Lairds Landing—along with additions he made to Coast Miwok buildings—said the park’s cultural resources chief, Gordon White. The park will preserve three structures built by Coast Miwok over a century...

Shoreline looking into Tomales solar panels

Solar panels that could bring $30,000 or more a year to Shoreline Unified School District coffers might be installed on district land in Tomales, depending on a study of the town’s power grid. The solar panels would not directly provide energy for the schools; instead, a solar company would pay...

Stinson preschool has 
two more years at site

The Stinson Beach Preschool will stay housed in a portable modular classroom kept on the grounds of the Bolinas-Stinson Beach Union School District for another two years, after the district approved a lease extension with the preschool during the district’s regular June board meeting. The preschool—which serves 20 families—has operated...


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