Annie Crotts, who sang the national anthem for Bolinas, dies at 91

Annie Crotts, who lived in Bolinas since 1925 and belted the Star-Spangled Banner to commence the local Fourth of July parade for more over six decades, passed away last week, at age 91. Annie lived through upheavals in her community and tragedies in her own life, but her inner strength...

GGNRA releases final plan

Fifteen million dollars in capital improvements and a shift to more interpretive services could be in store for Muir Woods National Monument, if the park adopts its preferred alternatives for a final general management plan and environmental impact statement that covers 50,000 acres of land in the Golden Gate National...

Men stabbed on a chicken ranch

Two young men from Petaluma were literally stabbed in the back on Saturday evening at a chicken ranch northeast of downtown Tomales, in Chileno Valley. The men, both in their early 20s, were treated and released from the hospital. According to Lt. Jamie Scardina with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office,...

High price for Bolinas hookup

A Bolinas water meter, the key to building a new home in a town that implemented a moratorium on new meters in 1971, is now on the market for $400,000. But time will tell if its scarcity—just one of 580 connections—will draw a high bid. The listing price is almost...

Body found near Stinson Beach

The decomposed body of an adult man was found just uphill of Highway 1, a mile south of downtown Stinson Beach, on Golden Gate National Recreation Area land on Sunday. The park was alerted to the incident at 12:10 a.m., when the county fire department called the park with a...

detail elk 
damages in public forum

Ranchers in the Point Reyes National Seashore struggling with tule elk aired their concerns and fears directly to the public on Thursday, at a forum hosted by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce. Many of the ranchers have historically been wary of commenting publicly on the longstanding issue and how...

Commission set for vote on revision to LCP

The California Coastal Commission has looked favorably upon the broader definition of agriculture proposed in Marin’s Local Coastal Program Amendment, which could support the preservation of family ranches and dairies. But in a staff report released Friday, the commission also recommended more stringent rules for development that could hamstring renovations...

At Rancho, inspector’s concerns were repeatedly ignored

Newly disclosed documents about Rancho Feeding Corporation, the Petaluma slaughterhouse that closed operations after a sweeping recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef, reveal a cozy relationship between the plant management and the highest-ranking Food Safety and Inspection Service employee assigned to the plant. One inspector loudly called attention to...

Shoreline commences superintendent search

What qualities should the next leader of the Shoreline Unified School District possess, a consultant began asking families and staff this week. In written surveys mailed Tuesday and four scheduled meetings with Scott Mahoney, the consultant recommended by Marin County Office of Education and hired by trustees last week, stakeholders are providing input about what past work experience and personal attributes are the most important qualifications for...

Kinsey gives discretionary funds

Three high school graduation parties, trash collection and beach sweeps in Bolinas, free bus transportation for low-income families to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito and workshops on safe mountain biking on trails with hikers and horses are some of the projects being supported through discretionary funds Supervisor Steve...


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