College will draft plans for Bolinas lab

09/20/2018
The College of Marin agreed last Tuesday to invest in the rehabilitation of the marine lab that has sat derelict beside the Bolinas Lagoon for more than a decade. In a unanimous vote, the board decided to hire a San Francisco architecture firm to develop a proposal for the project,...

County scopes arts master plan

09/20/2018
Marin County is reaching out to residents in an effort to develop a new county arts and culture plan to support artists and arts programs in the region. “There is no arts council; there is no single entity that is a resource or a collective voice for artists and arts...

Marin supervisors push back against FCC order on 5G wireless networks

09/20/2018
In advance of a Sept. 25 vote by the Federal Communications Commission to ease telecommunication companies’ deployment of 5G wireless networks, the Marin County Board of Supervisors has sent a lengthy letter of opposition. The F.C.C. is seeking to ban state and local regulations designed to prohibit wireless infrastructure deployment...

St. Columba's thriving under contemplative priest

09/20/2018
The pews of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House held just a handful of stalwart souls for years. Now they are full again on Sundays. Congregants arrive from Inverness or from as far away as Oakland to sit under the gaze of a Botticelli-inspired Madonna, a stained-glass window depicting...

Restoration underway at Lairds Landing

09/20/2018
A restoration is underway at Lairds Landing, a remote spot on the western shore of Tomales Bay that teems with local history. A Coast Miwok settlement and, more recently, home to late artist and fisherman Clayton Lewis, who altered many of the site’s structures, Lairds Landing presents disparate threads of...

Princess Marconi visits Marshall radio site

09/20/2018
A princess came to town last Wednesday. She was dressed in sensible black heels, thick pantyhose and a silken neck scarf. Eighty-eight-year-old Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, her hair a soft nest of fading blonde curls, was visiting West Marin to bear witness to her father’s electric legacy. The princess is not...

Youth should speak up against supply and demand's brutal calculus

09/20/2018
In his Sept. 13 column titled “Supply and demand, a simple but brutal concept,” Victor Reyes uses the metaphor of an apple vendor to illustrate the capitalist market principle of supply and demand. Given 10 apples and a variable number of consumers, prices will reach a market equilibrium. Simple economics...

Art and astronomy at the Bolinas Museum

09/20/2018
The Bolinas Museum invites you to the opening of three remarkable exhibitions this Saturday, Sept. 22 that explore astronomy through history, contemporary art and historical Lick Observatory archival treasures. Then, filmmaker Joel Coen brings us into small and intimate observations. Humans have always sought to interpret the night sky through...