Girl drowns at McClures on Thanksgiving

12/02/2020
A 4-year-old girl from Pinole drowned on Thanksgiving after a wave pulled her into the surf at McClures Beach, where she had been walking with her family. Her father suffered hypothermia after spending half an hour in the water trying to rescue her. “The fall and winter swells are not...

Nonprofits hit by pandemic, survey shows

12/02/2020
West Marin nonprofits are managing to stay afloat despite the plethora of difficulties caused by the pandemic. Larger groups are faring better than smaller groups, though over half of the local organizations who participated in a recent survey reported that Covid-19 has reduced their effectiveness and impact. The survey was...

Student mental health is suffering, watchdog says

12/02/2020
Students in Marin are suffering from a mental health crisis, and the Shoreline Unified School District is trailing its counterparts in addressing the issue, according to a report published by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury in October. The 19-person watchdog group found that educators and mental health professionals agree:...

Marin County voted more progressive than California, results show

12/02/2020
Marin County certified the results of the Nov. 3 election on Wednesday and as usual voter turnout was high and overwhelmingly favored the Democratic Party. With 90 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot, the most since 2008, President-elect Joe Biden received 128,288 votes to President Donald Trump’s 24,612. Rep...

Crab opener delayed again while humpbacks linger in Bay Area waters

12/02/2020
Marin commercial crabbers are eyeing significant financial losses, after another delay in the season opener announced by Fish and Wildlife. The original start date of Nov. 15, pushed to Dec. 1, has been moved back Dec. 16 to preempt conflicts with migrating whales. A working group of Fish and Wildlife...

Gratitude, coherence, and sanctuary

12/02/2020
This holiday season is off to an evocative start. Thanksgiving brings up complex thoughts and feelings as we reflect on the fairytale version of the first Thanksgiving and the disturbing reality of what was done to indigenous people and their land. Gathering with family on the other end of the...