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Two Tam deaths judged accidental

06/19/2014
The deaths of two women discovered just a week apart on Mount Tamalpais in April were unrelated and accidental, Marin County investigators and coroners announced on Tuesday. Magdalena Glinkowski, a 33-year-old Menlo Park woman who worked as a software developer, was found on April 12, two weeks after she was...

Fire chars strip of Mount Barnabe

06/19/2014
The first wildfire of the season sparked early Thursday morning in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, charring 35 acres of Mount Barnabe. While the cause is still unknown, the blaze began near power lines, Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber said. The fire was reported...

Locals mobilize to buy compound

06/19/2014
The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and other local residents are mobilizing to purchase the 39-acre Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes when it will be sold next year by the federal government’s General Services Administration...

Lagunitas 
parents 
announce 
Waldorf 
charter

06/12/2014
A new public Waldorf program affiliated with a Sonoma County charter school will kick off somewhere in Marin this fall, a group of local parents announced last week. The school, sponsored by the Sonoma branch of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, will offer kindergartners through fifth graders a second...

Supervisor loses seat as Marin faces 
development questions

06/12/2014
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

06/12/2014
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

06/12/2014
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

06/12/2014
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

06/12/2014
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

06/12/2014
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...

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