DeCarli’s to separate charges, assess no late fees

DeCarli’s, the propane business that has been accused in county court of violating a settlement agreement by sending bills years late, has agreed to temporarily stop assessing late fees for customers who do not pay charges incurred before June 1, according to a recent court filing. The Petaluma company said...

Lawsuit against Kinsey, commissioners cites lack of transparency

A new lawsuit has accused five California Coastal Commissioners, including Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey, of violating disclosure laws for ex-parte communications—emails, in-person meetings, phone calls or other written material related to a pending matter. Under state law, commissioners are required to report such interactions in writing within seven days...

Farm Bureau hosts luncheon

FARM BUREAU: Ranchers Kevin Lunny and John Taylor grilled oysters and tri-tip for elected officials, public service agents members of the nonprofit and business communities during the annual Marin County Farm Bureau VIP Luncheon on Tuesday.

Vandalism spree hits over a dozen signs in downtown Bolinas

Eighteen street signs were vandalized with spray paint in Bolinas last week. The affected signs included a stop sign, several no-parking signs, several park-parallel signs and signs prohibiting fires and camping on the beach; they were all located on Wharf Road and Brighton Avenue. Marin County road crews are in...

Sea forager brings facts, stories and recipes to West Marin

Kirk Lombard started fishing when he was a young boy—for eels in Manhattan’s polluted Hudson River. But his grandfather regaled him with tales of fishing for salmon one could actually eat in Monterey Bay, luring him deeper into fishing. “I’ve had many different careers, but through all of it I’ve...

Mainstreet Moms partner with restaurants for preschool scholarships

A new program to raise scholarship funds for West Marin preschoolers is kicking off next month, through a partnership between the Mainstreet Moms and local restaurants. The project, called Dining for Kids, part of the Moms’ new Penny Fund, is enlisting one eatery a month to contribute 10 percent of...

Grossi seeks public opinion in local engagement nights

With the race for the District 4 supervisor entering its final 50-day push, both candidates–Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi–are actively engaging with voters looking to secure their support at the polls. Various candidate forums are scheduled from now until Nov. 8, but Mr. Grossi has organized a number of independent...

St. Columba’s, again a mission, opens arms to community

A fresh panel graces the bottom section of the welcome sign leading into St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, replacing information detailing the now-defunct Wednesday congregation with the words “retreat and lodging.” Though the retreat house has been available to the public for decades, its services are being reiterated to boost awareness...

New restaurant to open at Tomales Bay Resort

A new restaurant that will serve up a mix of playful fusion and well-prepared standards is opening at the Tomales Bay Resort on Saturday, Sept. 24, said the restaurant’s owners, Amber Driscoll and Roger Tschann. Fog’s Kitchen—named after the couple’s cat, Fog—is owned by the two Petaluma residents, who opened their first restaurant, The Speakeasy, in Petaluma in 2012 and The Big Easy, a music club, in 2014. The new restaurant will feature small plates, tacos, sandwiches, entrées, desserts—and even caviar...

Kinsey endorses Grossi, citing open mind

Supervisor Steve Kinsey said this week who will get his vote in the race to succeed him: Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi. Mr. Grossi, who nabbed 27.2 percent of votes in the crowded June primary, is running against Olema resident and contractor Dennis Rodoni, who received 28.8 percent, for the District...


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