Star Route Farms sells to University of San Francisco

08/10/2017
With a legend to its name as the oldest continuously certified organic farm in California, Star Route Farms sold last week to the University of San Francisco for $10.4 million. The university will continue commercial agriculture on the 100-acre Bolinas property, which had been on and off the market since...

Supervisors okay smaller Moonrise Kingdom

08/10/2017
In a deal brokered by Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, Moonrise Kingdom, the residential development and restoration project slated for the Inverness Ridge, will go forward—though in a smaller form than proposed. After hearing impassioned testimony by nearly two dozen people, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved plans submitted by Trevor...

Seashore ranch suit, funding for ag projects discussed

08/10/2017
Seashore spokespeople shed light on how they will proceed in the wake of the recent settlement over ranching in the park during the Marin Conservation League’s Agricultural Land Use Committee’s recent quarterly meeting, where attendees remained concerned about what will guide the amendment to the seashore’s general management plan. The...

Bo artist to recreate Baltic Sea event

08/10/2017
A man stands on a podium submerged in the ocean, conducting the sound of the waves and the wind; beachgoers pose on a shipwrecked raft, re-creating a famous French painting; people plant newspapers in the sand or engage in a mud fight in bathing suits. Who are the participants and...

At summer’s close, county health officials remind parents to vaccinate

08/10/2017
As the summer draws to a close, Marin County public health officials are reminding parents that five vaccinations are required before their children are permitted to attend kindergarten or childcare, barring a medical exemption. Vaccination rates for Marin kindergartners have gradually risen in recent years, reaching their highest level yet...

The eclipse is coming! The eclipse is coming!

08/10/2017
It’s being called “The Great American Eclipse,” a phrase coined long before we started making America great again. Nevertheless, the eclipse could be the event that makes America great again. At least for a few minutes. On Monday morning, Aug. 21, the shadow of the moon will race across the...

Food as medicine for us and the planet

08/10/2017
Almost 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates said, “Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Was the guy nuts? Certainly he could not have known that the western medical establishment and the drug, meat, dairy and oil industries would fight hard against the spread of such a revolutionary idea...

Herman Berlandt, a poet and Bolinas fixture

08/10/2017
Herman Berlandt, who emigrated to the United States with his family from Chelm, Poland in the late 1920s, wrote a poem every day. Known by many in Bolinas, where he lived for almost 50 years, for his fierce love of poetry and music and his proclivity to break into dance,...