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Raising funds for new scoreboard

08/08/2013
Retired Tomales High School coaches Gary Dellepere and Matt Bell will be honored at the second annual Kickoff Classic on Monday, August 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lagunitas Brewery, in Petaluma. Football coach and fundraiser host Leon Feliciano said Mr. Dellepere taught and coached at Tomales High from...

Openings on library, flood boards

08/08/2013
Supervisor Steve Kinsey is recruiting candidates from unincorporated Marin for vacancies on several commissions that report to the Board of Supervisors. There are open seats on the Library Commission, which advises the board as well as the director of the Marin County Free Library on ways to enlist public interest...

Gallery program for young artists

08/08/2013
Gallery Route One this week announced a new 18-month fellowship for young Bay Area artists ages 21 to 35. The nonprofit art collective will offer two solo exhibits to fellows, who in turn will supervise the Point Reyes Station gallery roughly once a month during open hours and attend quarterly...

Bolinas farm lease draws scrutiny

08/08/2013
A land lease signed in 2011 between a local organic farm and the Bolinas utility district, which allows Gospel Flat Farm to provide vegetables to West Marin residents year round, led two residents to voice concerns at a public meeting late last month. The lease, which charges the farm $100...

Fruitless break-ins strike Point Reyes

08/08/2013
An unknown perpetrator or perpetrators broke into three Point Reyes Station establishments late Saturday night or early Sunday, absconding with what amounted to less than $20 and perhaps some used shirts and shoes. Doors inside the Dance Palace were vandalized, a glass door was smashed at Epicenter and a window...

Upgraded emergency radio, 
eyeing tax, could fill dead spots

08/08/2013
The joint powers organization that runs Marin County’s emergency radio system is seeking public and member support for a $40 million upgrade to be implemented by 2018. Partnering emergency response agencies in West Marin, however, have not wholly benefited from the current system; in rural areas, the terrain can make communication difficult and volunteer fire firefighters require simpler technology. The tax proposed by Marin Emergency Radio Authority—comprised of...

Federal cuts could further stress 
affordable living

08/01/2013
The debate in Washington over funding for low-income housing projects could have significant, long-term impacts on West Marin, where a dearth of affordable housing stock collides with some of the lowest average wages in the county. Funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development have long supported affordable...

Supes approve Coastal Program

08/01/2013
The plan that will guide agriculture, development, the environment and more in Marin County’s coastal zone reached a milestone on Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors adopted it. Supervisors rejected pleas from the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and the Marin Conservation League to delay the vote on the...

MALT hails Ralph Grossi

08/01/2013
Progressive rancher and revered agricultural advocate Ralph Grossi has joined the board of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, the nonprofit announced this week. The third generation of one of the county’s oldest ranching families, Mr. Grossi served as MALT’s first chairman after the nonprofit’s founding in 1980. He went on...

Meditation center raises millions for construction

08/01/2013
The path through Spirit Rock Meditation Center starts on a stretch of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard that is flanked by a golf course on one side and grazing cattle on the other. The long, ascending driveway crosses over a wooden bridge, passes a yellow “Yield to the Present” sign and continues beyond a parking lot hedged by cautious turkeys. It winds northwest, along a trio of semi-permanent trailers that house the community meditation hall, the gift shop and administrative offices. It continues up a hill, beyond the gratitude hut, the staff yurt and the dining hall, culminating between two residential halls to the west and the prized upper retreat hall to the east. Last Sunday, Jack Kornfield sat high on the hill, in the upper retreat hall, with its sweeping...

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