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Stinson preschool has 
two more years at site

06/25/2015
The Stinson Beach Preschool will stay housed in a portable modular classroom kept on the grounds of the Bolinas-Stinson Beach Union School District for another two years, after the district approved a lease extension with the preschool during the district’s regular June board meeting. The preschool—which serves 20 families—has operated...

Historic Inverness amphitheater revived for Shakespeare

06/25/2015
An outdoor amphitheater in Inverness that once drew hundreds of people to concerts and operettas but has fallen into disrepair in recent decades will be revitalized to host a Shakespearean comedy this summer. Sharron Drake, who produced the play “The Heiress” at the Dance Palace Community Center in May, launched...

Water district sued over tiered rates

06/18/2015
A San Francisco-based law firm suing Marin Municipal Water District over its longstanding tiered water-rate structure is claiming the district arbitrarily charges more for greater water use. The suit follows an April ruling in a Southern California appellate court, in which a judge found a water district in Orange County...

Point Reyes jeweler robbed at gunpoint

06/18/2015
This past weekend, in an area where the sheriff’s log is known better for cows in the road than armed heists, Point Reyes Jeweler owner David Clarkson was bound with duct tape by three young men—one with a gun—and robbed of his wares. “I am definitely not ‘ruined’ although this...

Seth Hamblin, a man of passion, dies at 46

06/18/2015
Seth Hamblin, who went from hiking and wandering the hills of the San Geronimo Valley as an adolescent to working as a head graphics editor at the Wall Street Journal, died on June 1 of a heart attack after running a race in Morris Township, N.J. He was 46 years...

Shoreline concerns fall outside agenda

06/18/2015
Shoreline Unified School District stakeholders are hoping for a big turnout at tonight’s regular board meeting, where parents plan to address one pressing issue not included on the agenda: board member benefits. These benefits—including dental, vision, life and a Kaiser health insurance plan—cost the district this year a total of...

Ruling requires new traffic analysis of Grady Ranch plans

06/18/2015
A lack of analysis of traffic impacts on Lucas Valley Road from a proposed affordable housing development at Grady Ranch has likely put the county’s Housing Element on hold, per a ruling by Judge Roy Chernus of the Marin County Superior Court this week. The Housing Element, an update of...

County staff disapproves of oyster expansion plan

06/18/2015
A county staffer will recommend that the Planning Commission deny Tomales Bay Oyster Company’s application to legalize its recent transformation from a wholesaler into a major retail operation in southern Marshall, according to a letter sent on June 12. The county alerted T.B.O.C. in 2012...

Tomales services board will present budget

06/18/2015
The Tomales Village Community Service District is moving forward with a draft budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that includes an administrator’s position chopped from full time to half time and a new bookkeeping position. Splitting the general manager position—currently held by the district’s longtime manager, Karl Drexel—into separate administrator...

Stinson singer shares limelight with prisoners

06/18/2015
In 2007, country singer and songwriter Audrey Auld started visiting San Quentin State Prison to host songwriting workshops for roughly a dozen or so inmates. She offered an idea or song title for the inmates to contemplate and write about for a couple of hours. Then she brought their jottings...

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