Schools inch toward reopening as distance learning takes its toll

10/21/2020
Schools have been allowed to reopen for in-person instruction for three weeks now, yet most West Marin students remain at home, learning online. Parents say that virtual instruction is impacting their children’s mental health, and teachers agree that it is not ideal. But tasks must be completed before classrooms can...

Indoor restrictions could ease as case rates decline

10/21/2020
Should Marin’s Covid-19 case rates remain steady, local businesses will be able to operate at an increased indoor capacity as soon as next Tuesday, in time for cooler weather and shorter days. Marin expects to meet the health criteria necessary to fall into the third out of four regulatory tiers...

Woodward Fire flares up as weather warms and dries

10/21/2020
Hot, dry weather has activated smoldering stumps and logs in the interior of the Woodward Fire, sending pillars of smoke into the blue sky and prompting 911 calls over the past week. But the continued burning, two months after the 4,929-acre fire ignited in the wilderness of the Point Reyes...

Visitation levels peak in Stinson

10/21/2020
It was another chaotic afternoon in Stinson Beach on Saturday. Traffic on Shoreline Highway moved at a snail’s pace, the neighborhoods were crammed with cars and the beach parking lot was at capacity. The town was full, yet hundreds of drivers continued to stream in from the south. The overcrowded...

San Francisco man dies in motorcycle crash outside Bo

10/21/2020
A motorcyclist died after trying to pass a car at the Bolinas wye on Saturday, resulting in a fiery crash. Aaron Clayton, a 45-year-old man from San Francisco, was travelling northbound on Shoreline Highway behind an S.U.V. When the car turned left toward to Bolinas, Mr. Clayton tried to pass...

Say what you want about the First Amendment

10/21/2020
The question of who, if anyone, owns the Constitution is yet another fault line in our current national fragmentation. Politicians and cable news outlets routinely question the constitutionality of every posture, provocation and decision, even in situations where the provisions of the Constitution are irrelevant. While most Americans have never...

Nature Notebook, October 22, 2019

10/21/2020
The peak of the Orionid meteor showers passed on Wednesday, Oct. 21 with around 20 shooting stars an hour, but continue to watch the eastern sky as they trail through early November. Halloween, or its Celtic ancestor, Samhain, arrives with a blue moon on Saturday, Oct. 31. Traditionally this is...