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Housing nonprofit buys Forest Knolls mobile home complex

11/19/2015
In a win for affordable-housing advocates, the nonprofit San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association on Tuesday formally agreed to purchase the historic Forest Knolls Trailer Court for $1,395,000 from Marin County, which had purchased the property from its original owners last October. The sale came with a pledge to maintain...

Community services loses major funder just before holidays

11/19/2015
This week, the director of West Marin Community Services’ Resource Center, Socorro Romo, began rolling out empty barrels and setting them in front of the Palace Market in hopes of filling them with donated toys and food for West Marin’s needy kids and their families. Local donations are even more...

Busted! Breast cancer, money and the media Part three: The Marin Syndrome

11/19/2015
“Syndrome: A group of symptoms or pathological signs which consistently group together, esp. with an (originally) unknown cause; A characteristic combination of opinions, behavior, features, social factors, etc.” – Oxford English Dictionary According to a wide range of experts interviewed for this investigation, the rise in the breast cancer incidence...

Short films, rarely seen, to show in Bolinas

11/19/2015
Short films typically have a short life span, according to Portland-based filmmaker Michael Harrington. “You make a film, send it to film festivals, post it online, and that’s about it. It’s not that often that a short film is purchased by a distributor and shown in theaters,” he said. But...

Stinson couple recovering after driving off cliff

11/19/2015
A dramatic rescue operation was launched late Friday night after a Stinson Beach couple returning from a three-week vacation in Europe drove off a cliff just south of town and crashed into a rocky outcropping along the ocean. Just before midnight, Dan Fruchtman was driving along the highway with his...

Mill Valley man charged with hitting bicyclist

11/19/2015
A Mill Valley man was charged with a felony hit and run after he collided with a bicycle on Saturday, on Highway 1 near Panoramic Highway—apparently on purpose, according to the California Highway Patrol. According to a Highway Patrol statement, bicyclists Jonathan Kibera and Alex Boal, of Mill Valley and...

Winds and waves to blame in two water rescues

11/19/2015
Two separate rescues on Tomales Bay last Saturday saved nine people and a dog after windy conditions capsized kayaks and a boat, the California Highway Patrol reported. The rescued individuals, all in their 20s and 30s, had been warned earlier in the day by the Marin County Fire Department. Just...

Seat snagged from Nagle

11/19/2015
West Marin/Inverness School Principal Matt Nagle has lost his bid for a seat on the Tamalpais High School District’s board of trustees, following previous reports that had declared him the winner. Last-minute mail-in votes put his competitor ahead this week by a narrow margin. “You’ve got to just drink the...

As seas rise, county mulls whether to guard or retreat from coast

11/19/2015
Every seat was filled at a public meeting about coping with sea level rise in West Marin, held at the Stinson Beach Community Center last Saturday. About 175 people came to learn about a host of measures that fall into three categories: protect, accommodate and retreat. The meeting—held just weeks...

Second units eyed in path to more affordable housing

11/19/2015
Tighter regulations on short-term vacation rentals and less red tape for second units were the focus of community talks Tuesday on how Marin County ought to resolve its debilitating lack of affordable housing, a shortage that has spurred widespread fears among West Marin residents that their time here is running...

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