Marin County speed-related crashes top state rates

01/16/2019
Unincorporated Marin ranks number one out of California’s 58 counties in terms of the percentage of car accidents resulting from speeding, according to a systemic roadway safety analysis completed by the county’s Department of Public Works. The assessment, which analyzed a variety of different collision types, flagged the unincorporated area...

C Street ban moves forward

01/16/2019
The county is pressing ahead with new overnight parking regulations on C Street in Point Reyes Station, answering a call from homeowners near the Giacomini Wetlands trailhead to address unlawful activity. The county’s deputy zoning administrator approved a coastal development permit last week, submitted by the Department of Public Works...

County stormwater permits heading into new phase

01/16/2019
For the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, preserving the aquatic health of Marin County is paramount. “Everything we do is meant to reduce pollution in stormwater, making sure water flowing from creeks to the bay is as clean as it possibly can be,” said Rob Carson, the county’s stormwater...

Lagunitas Store sells to Woodacre drummer

01/16/2019
The Lagunitas Store, the last stop for nourishment before the forested vale of Samuel P. Taylor, has changed hands after nearly three decades. Loring Jones, a former drummer in the San Francisco acid jazz scene, hopes to serve new culinary offerings and spruce up the establishment’s visual and acoustic ambiance...

Norovirus cases linked to oysters in Tomales Bay

01/16/2019
Tomales Bay oysters infected with a norovirus prompted the California Department of Public Health to intervene early this month. On Jan. 4, the public health department shut down oyster harvesting and recalled a batch of oysters sold by Hog Island Oyster Company to a host of West Marin and Bay...

Dance Palace potluck will raise money for Camp Fire families tied to Point Reyes

01/16/2019
A potluck at the Dance Palace Community Center will help families of two Point Reyes Station residents impacted by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. rebuild their lives. The gathering was created “to have people come together and support at whatever level they think they can,” said organizer Jennifer McFarland...

What we saw at the border

01/16/2019
Distressed by the talk of the border wall and images of separated families, my husband Noah and I, along with Jennie Pfeiffer of Bolinas, decided to meet up with Border Angels. Founded in 1986 by Enrique Morones and based in San Diego, the group protects scores of migrants in San...

Kevin Clarke, 1955-2018

01/16/2019
Kevin Clarke, a general contractor and family man in Point Reyes Station known for his light touch and pervasive kindness, died on Christmas Eve. He was 63. Kevin and his wife and partner of 33 years, Rhonda Kutter, who serves as an aide to Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, moved west from...