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Bodega Bay school spared, but at cost of teachers’ jobs

09/04/2014
Bodega Bay School has been saved from closure, an announcement at last Thursday’s school board meeting that drew happy cheers and applause from a packed house. “That option is off the table,” board president Jane Healy said at the very beginning of the meeting, leaving many who had been exasperated...

Marshall couple bequeaths sheep ranch to MALT

09/04/2014
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust this week announced a gift that could start a new chapter for the nonprofit: Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga’s bequest of their 823-acre ranch in Marshall. It’s the first time anyone has left a ranch to MALT, which has purchased over 46,000 acres worth of...

Eugenia Loyster, 1917 — 2014

08/28/2014
Eugenia Loyster, a 23-year resident of Point Reyes Station, a longtime member of the Mainstreet Moms and a voracious reader who wrote sparse but striking poetry, died this month at 96 years old. Eugenia spent most of her life in Wisconsin but began a new chapter when she moved to...

KWMR shone in quake

08/28/2014
The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that injured over 100 people, ripped up roads and destabilized buildings in Napa County early Sunday morning didn’t do much more in West Marin than spur a collective awakening at 3:20 a.m.—and give the local disaster council a chance to test their radio system. Many in...

IPUD to conserve water

08/28/2014
The Inverness Public Utility District declared a water shortage emergency on Wednesday, responding to emergency requirements established last month by the State Water Resources Control Board that all water districts take conservation measures (though rural districts are allowed to implement less stringent ones). The district’s general manager, Scott McMorrow, said...

Assault at Muir Beach

08/28/2014
A San Anselmo man arrested at Muir Beach on Sunday night for attempted murder after someone reported he was wielding an ax, had blood all over him and had tried to choke his mother, was charged this week with felony assault likely to cause great bodily harm. Louis Ernst, 24,...

Former Rancho owner pled guilty to conspiracy

08/28/2014
Bob Singleton, the former co-owner of Rancho Feeding Corporation, pled guilty on Friday to one count of conspiring to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat. “Mr. Singleton regrets the harm this situation has caused his community,” his lawyer Pamela Davis said. “He has decided to cooperate with the government, as...

Nicasio sound man dead

08/28/2014
Ted Rodden, the longtime sound engineer for Rancho Nicasio, was murdered in his backyard in Strawberry last Wednesday afternoon by his neighbor’s troubled son, 41-year-old Andreas Kreiden, who was found dead with a rifle at his side on the other side of the backyard fence the following day. Mr. Rodden,...

Geoff Hoyle’s Geezer

08/28/2014
After exiting the stage in some productions of his one-man show, Geezer, Geoff Hoyle stations himself in the lobby. People shake his hand and thank him for bringing humor to aging, and when he listens to their confessions, he starts to feel like a parish priest. “I feel like I...

In Shoreline proposal, 12 jobs lost and Bodega school closed

08/28/2014
The closure of Bodega Bay School, layoffs of one-eighth of the workforce and a temporary cancellation of summer school are the three pieces of a proposal Superintendent Tom Stubbs and other administrators presented at last week’s school board meeting for righting Shoreline’s troubled finances and fending off losing control to...

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