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Valley community center plans for big bucks

10/29/2015
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center has recently launched a campaign to improve salary and benefits for employees, establish an endowment and find extra space for its programs, among other goals. The center has been taking on a more vital role in the community within the last decade, particularly in...

Mosquito council hands off negotiations to BCPUD

10/29/2015
Elected officials, rather than an unelected ad hoc group, will take the lead in negotiating the renewal of a longstanding agreement that keeps a large swath of pesticides out of West Marin. Last week, the West Marin Mosquito Council asked the Bolinas Community Public Utility District to take the reigns...

Tougher restrictions on wood burning stoves aim to curb soot

10/29/2015
A set of important tweaks to rules that govern how and when wood-burning stoves may be used in West Marin homes has been approved by the nine-county Bay Area Air Quality Management District, eliminating such stoves from all newly built residences and requiring homeowners whose sole source of energy is...

Tomales Bay Oyster Company burglarized over the weekend

10/29/2015
About $16,700 was stolen from a safe at Tomales Bay Oyster Company’s office in Marshall early Sunday morning, the sheriff’s office and company head Tod Friend said. Mr. Friend said it appeared that the thief disconnected the wires for the security cameras, kicked open the front door and started searching...

One dead, one missing after boat capsize

10/29/2015
A fishing boat accident on Monday at the mouth of Tomales Bay left one man dead and another still missing after crews permanently called off a search Tuesday night. A third boater was rescued from the rocks at Tomales Point. The trio launched from Lawson’s Landing at around 7 a.m...

Caltrans proposes drastic cuts in bridge construction timeline

10/22/2015
In response to public concerns over a lengthy construction schedule, the California Department of Transportation has unveiled a trio of designs aimed at drastically shortening the amount of time it will take to replace Point Reyes Station’s 86-year-old Green Bridge, which the agency has deemed substandard for modern safety and...

Black Mountain Ranch gets organic certification

10/22/2015
The amount of organic row crops and pasture in West Marin went up by 1,179 acres this month, with the certification of the historic Black Mountain Ranch, as well as scattered small parcels in Point Reyes Station. The effort was spearheaded by Arron Wilder, owner of Table Top Farm, who...

Daniel Liebermann, architect, dies at 84

10/22/2015
Influential architect and Inverness resident Daniel Liebermann died last Saturday due to complications stemming from either a heart attack or stroke. He was less than a month shy of his 85th birthday. Dan was also a close friend of Sandy Jacobs, who passed away earlier this month. Among his many...

Pine Cone Diner, a Point Reyes institution, closes

10/22/2015
After 19 years in business, the Pine Cone Diner in downtown Point Reyes Station has officially closed. A notice posted outside the restaurant on Saturday announced the closure, as curious locals waded through shelves and boxes full of the restaurant’s cooking equipment and dishware being sold in the outdoor seating...

Into the Blue, Point Reyes toy shop, to close

10/22/2015
The toy and kite store Into the Blue in Point Reyes Station is closing at the end of the month, owner Byron Muntyan said. This is Mr. Muntyan’s second retirement, as he ended his career as a “computer geek” with the state almost 20 years ago. But this time, he...

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