Health center grievances, ideas aired

03/20/2019
Bolinas and Stinson Beach residents aired a host of common grievances about the Coastal Health Alliance—long wait times, short visits, shoddy record systems and difficulty with receptionists, among others—at a meeting with C.E.O. Steven Siegel, doctor Anna O’Malley and a few other staffers on Tuesday night at the Bolinas firehouse...

Departments plan for W's fire monies

03/20/2019
Representatives of the seven fire departments that serve West Marin have determined how to divvy up funds provided by the increased revenue from the hiked transient occupancy tax, based on the impacts of tourism each department shoulders. “I’m so thankful,” Jason Weber, chief of the Marin County Fire Department, said...

Tomales principal to leave at year's end

03/20/2019
The principal of Tomales and Bodega Bay Elementary Schools, Amanda Mattea, who is finishing her second year in the position, has new plans for the fall. Ms. Mattea, a Point Reyes Station resident who is expecting her first child in April, is moving into a co-leadership position with her husband,...

For the Mariners, baseball is both symbol and sport

03/20/2019
It was a bright and blue opening day, and a promising young player was being reminded that it would be okay if she got hit in the head with a stray ball—that was why she was wearing a helmet. Worries thus assuaged, and bats and mitts in hand, the third,...

Seashore succulents tapped in global thieving scandal

03/20/2019
A vibrant, rosette-shaped succulent native to coastal Oregon and Northern California called bluff lettuce, or Dudleya farinosa , is the subject of an international thieving scandal, including from the beaches in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Adrian Foss, a captain in California Fish and Wildlife’s law enforcement division, and his...

Shoreline teachers finalize contract, with pay raises and retirement incentives

03/20/2019
The teachers and other certificated staff of Shoreline Unified School District finalized a three-year contract with the district last week, obtaining a 3 percent salary increase each year for the next three years. Staff expressed satisfaction about both the bargaining process and its ultimate gains. Negotiations began at the end...

“Roma,” Yalitza and racism

03/20/2019
Much has been said about the Mexican film “Roma,” written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón and nominated for 10 Oscars and awarded three. Since Cuarón’s initial award for best film at the Venice Film Festival in 2018, he has harvested many trophies, become a worldwide phenomenon and generated pride, criticism...

Diesel generator providing power along Tomales Bay after widespread outage

03/20/2019
For many residents this week, time seemed to be speeding up—at least for those looking at oven clocks or other time devices plugged into a power source. In the aftermath of the extensive blackout last week, there’s an apparent explanation: A diesel-fueled generator housed by two 18-wheelers parked at the...

Sustainable—not!

03/20/2019
The one word that makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck when used to talk about our food is “sustainable.” It’s proudly rolled out by our local purveyors and producers of delicious meats and cheeses and by their numerous supporting agricultural organizations. Every advertisement, letter to...