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Wendy Schwartz’s serene and teeming creative life

07/05/2012
Painter Wendy Schwartz doesn’t like stormy weather, but she loves the look of a tumultuous sky. And if the 22 paintings now on display at Toby’s Gallery are any evidence, she also loves skies where the clouds have just cleared, skies that turn the dry grasses pink, and skies spreading...

One man’s paddle journey around Point Reyes

07/05/2012
Each time Inverness resident Josh Berry looks out from his backyard, he sees the splendor of California’s wild coast embodied in Tomales Bay. He is also reminded of the countdown to his next adventure — a paddle around Point Reyes, from Drakes Bay to Bolinas. “Everyone says I’m crazy and...

Principal for West Marin School

07/05/2012
Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees announced that Matt Nagle will take over as principal of West Marin School. Mr. Nagle, who has served in that role at Juana Briones School in Palo Alto since 2009, has been an elementary school principal for 10 years. His wife, Claudia Penalosa,...

Woodacre man arrested on beach

07/05/2012
Woodacre resident Ashley Sanderson was arrested at Stinson Beach last Sunday after allegedly pulling down his Speedo thong, mooning people and rubbing himself, according to Marin County Sheriffs Sergeant Brian Fay. Deputies found Mr. Sanderson in the water and arrested him after he returned to land, charging him with indecent...

Fund helps water quality testing

07/05/2012
The recently established West Marin Fund has awarded its first loan to the Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation, in the amount of $48,000, to help further the council’s water quality testing project through September. The move is part of the fund’s initiative to provide bridge loans to coastal Marin organizations...

Lagunitas manager resigns

07/05/2012
The business manager for Lagunitas School District, Amy Prescott, has resigned, district superintendent Larry Enos announced this week. Ms. Prescott has accepted a position as the district business official at the Old Adobe Union School District, in Petaluma. “While I know that all of you are as disappointed as I...

Bolinas couple has new e-book

06/28/2012
A Bolinas pair has re-released “Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power,” their 1993 book that seeks to unveil the phenomenon of “spiritual authoritarianism,” as an e-book. “The guru/disciple relationship contains an essential assumption that makes it particularly susceptible to abuse: that it is possible for a person to be totally...

Antique tennis fundraiser event

06/28/2012
Grab your short shorts because the Shoreline Community Mentor Program’s (SCMP) first annual Antique Tennis Classic Tournament is almost here. All proceeds from the event will fund a part-time position to coordinate activities of West Marin students — who would be the first in their families to graduate from college...

Creating community on the web

06/28/2012
Do you need a new Macbook power adapter, a mohair throw blanket, or a Spanish interpreter to accompany you to traffic court? The West Marin Commons’ online Commons Connect forums have been helping local birds of a feather flock together via its Google groups — West Marin Share, Soapbox, Marketplace...

Bolinas man pleads guilty in bar fight

06/28/2012
Thoren Manetta, the 25-year-old Bolinas man who served prison time for the 2008 mob beating of street musician Ricky Green, pled guilty to an assault outside Smiley’s Saloon in late March that left two men wounded. Prosecutors dismissed one of the charges against him that would have resulted in another...

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