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Lorraine Almeida’s visions displayed at Dance Palace

08/06/2015
Many of the paintings by Lorraine Almeida, an artist who lives in Point Reyes Station, are a little bit dreamy. There are moons and mandalas, swirling galaxies and colorful goddesses. Ms. Almeida, who currently has an exhibition of her works at the Dance Palace Lobby Gallery and a reception coming...

New West Marin Review edition to launch

08/06/2015
Evocative depictions of marine algae, a brief tale of a sensitive rancher, a moving poem about a man in a rocking chair, and a description of the world—“Small, sweet, one of many others. But it is our world”— are just a few of the highlights in the new volume of...

Latinos prepare for business success

07/30/2015
A dozen West Marin residents participated in a three-class training session for Latino business owners that examined—entirely in Spanish—the necessary first-steps for starting and maintaining a viable business. That session, which was organized by West Marin Community Services and ended last Thursday, represented the first time that a Spanish-speaking business...

Tom D’Onofrio, wood carver and baby blesser, dies at 73

07/30/2015
Tom D’Onofrio, a Methodist minister-turned-artist who blessed babies at the Bolinas Sun Festival for decades, died last month on July 16. He was 73 years old. Tom, who loved the outdoors his entire life, grew up in a church-going family in a New York mountain town. He planned to spend...

SPAWN slammed in appeal denial

07/30/2015
Marin County supervisors on Tuesday blasted the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network for its attempts to block a proposed 1,400-square-foot home in the Lagunitas Creek watershed on the basis that it would contribute to cumulative impacts to the region. The appeal hearing, which began as a disagreement over county development...

Public comment open for Point Reyes road repair

07/30/2015
Twelve deteriorating miles of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on the Point Reyes Peninsula could soon be repaved and longstanding flooding problems fixed by a federal highway authority, according to an environmental assessment and initial study of the proposed project released by the National Park Service. Public comment for the project...

Sewer district settles

07/30/2015
Management of the Tomales Community Village Sewer District has been split into three positions, a change from business-as-usual after the district’s board of directors approved a settlement agreement with its longtime administrator, Karl Drexel, to end his contract at the end of the month. Mr. Drexel has worked with the...

Wheel of Self-Reflection taps into coincidences

07/30/2015
Like a great lone eyeball, the Wheel of Self-Reflection gazed upon Love Field on Saturday, surveying the crowd gathered for West Marin’s 10th annual Far West Fest. One reveler, Carol Kasparek, approached it curiously that afternoon, and Bill Braasch—a Bolinas software engineer who likes to call himself “Bill Bo”—rose from...

Clean Energy promises greener

07/23/2015
When Marin Clean Energy announced it would halve 2015 purchases of the controversial “unbundled” renewable energy certificates to only 15 percent of its total electricity, Paul Fenn, a pioneer in the community choice aggregation movement, was cautiously optimistic...

Shoreline halves caretaker hours

07/23/2015
Critics blasted a decision made last Thursday by Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees to cut the hours of a groundskeeper, Ernesto Orozco, from full to half-time while three out of the board’s seven...

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