Historic bluffside home to 
become park property

The Point Reyes National Seashore is on the cusp of taking possession of a historic residence sitting on sandstone cliffs overlooking South Beach, between B and C Ranches, after the couple who held the Reservation of Use and Occupancy died last fall and their children decided to give up the remainder, according to the seashore. Although the structures, many almost a century old, carry rich histories, their precarious position puts their future at risk. The park is awaiting final paperwork from the family, but the transfer of the three and a half acres is imminent, seashore spokesperson John Dell’Osso said….

Sea level raised in
school bond discussion

The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District may float a general obligation bond up to $13.7 million on the November ballot to renovate facilities and possibly expand its campuses with new construction. During an hour-long discussion at last week’s meeting, trustees...

Marin hit third hardest in whooping cough epidemic

California is in the midst of a pertussis, or whooping cough, epidemic—and Marin County has the third-highest rate among the state’s 58 counties, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health. (Sonoma and Napa have the highest and...

Positive play modeled in Bolinas

A playground game of four-square had long been a noticeable dysfunction that marred the Bolinas School. Teachers tried to figure out just what had happened during the few minutes outside, and parents warned their children to avoid the game at recess. There were minor injuries and tears. Four-square’s object is...

Huffman wants research incentive

Congressman Jared Huffman is co-sponsoring legislation in the House of Representatives called the Ocean Acidification Innovation Act, which would allow federal agencies to create contests and offer prize money to organizations that can devise ways to monitor or manage the threat. Ocean acidification, the consequence of massive amounts of carbon...

Tennis club hosts bilingual camp

Despite West Marin’s significant Spanish-speaking population and a coastal school district in which over half the students are Latino, the Inverness Tennis Club does not have a single Latino among its 130 members. But Doug Johnson, the co-president of the club, says he hopes a bilingual tennis camp—which will kick...

Jury wants costs cut at county jail

A recent civil grand jury report concluded that Marin’s jail had strong standards for medical care, but that the county spends too much for the services: $15,000 per inmate annually, which is about $4,000 more than the county spent a decade ago and twice what other...

Farmers market opens season

The Point Reyes Farmers Market starts up again next Saturday, on June 28, with new offerings that include fish, hot tamales and tasty granola. Salmon fresh from the ocean, caught by Dogtown’s Robert Buckenmeyer, will be for sale. (In a few months, when it’s in season, Mr. Buckenmeyer might offer...

Two Tam deaths judged accidental

The deaths of two women discovered just a week apart on Mount Tamalpais in April were unrelated and accidental, Marin County investigators and coroners announced on Tuesday. Magdalena Glinkowski, a 33-year-old Menlo Park woman who worked as a software developer, was found on April 12, two weeks after she was...

Fire chars strip of Mount Barnabe

The first wildfire of the season sparked early Thursday morning in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, charring 35 acres of Mount Barnabe. While the cause is still unknown, the blaze began near power lines, Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber said. The fire was reported...


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