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Family loses affordable home

01/21/2016
A local cook and his family are the latest victims in West Marin’s affordable housing crisis after being evicted last week from their Point Reyes Station home, where they lived for three years after a fire burned down their previous home in 2011. Now, Armando Gonzalez, his wife and their...

Exhibit features Light photos from early ‘70s

01/14/2016
In the early 1970s, photographer Lee Sims snapped pictures of community barbecues, Synanon activities, festivities at the Marshall Tavern (where he bar tended on weekends) and more for the Point Reyes Light. In fact, a lot more: last year, Mr. Sims donated 7,000 of his negatives from his years at...

Uniquities, a Bolinas variety shop, to close

01/14/2016
Uniquities, a variety store tucked away behind the Bolinas post office, will close its doors when the lease runs out at the end of the month after six years in business. The store has sold inexpensive knickknacks donated or made by locals, premium pet food and West Marin’s only stock...

First bids for District 4 Supe

01/14/2016
A rancher, a FEMA employee and the chair of a local planning group are among those who have taken preliminary steps to run for supervisor in District 4, a sprawling region of villages, coastline, ranches and urban centers. Last month, Supervisor Kinsey, a Forest Knolls architect who has represented the...

Lawyer sues over takings policy

01/14/2016
A Muir Beach lawyer has filed a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission, Marin County and the Marin County Community Development Agency over what he calls an “underground” legal policy that may have a widespread influence on development in environmentally sensitive habitat areas along the coast. The policy, he says,...

Bridge advisory group forming

01/14/2016
A small community advisory committee is being put together by Caltrans to provide further local input on how Point Reyes Station’s historic bridge should be replaced. “This is not really [Caltrans’] standard way of doing business, but I think West Marin is a nonstandard community deserving a voice about the...

Busted! Breast cancer, money and the media Part ten: Bad Data: Audit Trail

01/14/2016
When a physician makes a cancer diagnosis, there are several ways the information is entered into the California Cancer Registry’s data base. In the mid-1980s, when the registry started, abstractors trained to turn handwritten notes into hundreds of numerical codes for computerization visited hospitals to look at medical records. The...

Inland emissions top coastal output

01/14/2016
Marin likes to pride itself on pioneering efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. But how well does the county actually reign in its emissions? A study released last month that took a unique approach to analyzing greenhouse gas emissions across nine counties in the Bay Area said Marin had the...

Former health alliance doctor stripped of license

01/14/2016
A former Coastal Health Alliance doctor was fired from her post as the medical director for Marin Community Clinics after two separate D.U.I. arrests for pill possession and consumption that stripped her of her medical license in November. Wendi Joiner, a 40-year-old Nicasio resident, was booked by California Highway Patrol...

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