Alleged violations could shutter pharmacy

01/15/2020
The West Marin Pharmacy, an essential resource for many residents on the coast, is in hot water. The California State Board of Pharmacy has made a series of accusations of clerical and procedural misconduct against the business, and has recommended revoking or suspending the license of pharmacist and co-owner Zsusanna...

Watershed sees low coho returns, despite ample flows

01/16/2020
Dismally low numbers of adult coho salmon are returning to the Lagunitas Creek watershed this winter, despite adequate streamflows. Out of the nearly 8,000 smolts that migrated to sea in 2018, the Marin Municipal Water District estimates just one percent have returned to spawn. “In early December, things were still...

Improvements to Shoreline menu inch forward

01/15/2020
It’s been over five years since Shoreline Unified School District adopted a wellness policy that calls for locally sourced and minimally processed meals for students, yet improvements have been slow to take effect. Last month, the food services manager told the board that a lack of food service employees has...

New, local owners in downtown Tomales

01/15/2020
The 101-year-old Piezzi Building, which houses Tomales’s deli and bakery and was once the site of an automobile shop, has sold to the owners of Toluma Farms. Shannon Gregory, the owner of the Marshall Store, took over the lease from Tomales Bakery, where he reopened with coffee last week as...

Final report on emergency radio improvements

01/15/2020
The Marin Emergency Radio Authority has approved its next-generation project, which aims to reduce coverage gaps and increase capacity for first-responder radios with eight new antenna sites and improvements to 10 others. MERA released a draft environmental impact report on the project this fall; after receiving just a few housekeeping...

Bolinas man faces child pornography charges

01/15/2020
John deLorimier, a father, a graphic designer and last year an assistant football coach at Mount Tamalpais High School who lives in Bolinas, was arrested last Friday and charged with possessing and sending child pornography. Mr. deLorimier, 72, is currently in custody, facing a bail of $1 million; a plea...

The path to preserving democracy

01/15/2020
Voter suppression is a carefully planned strategy that is gnawing at the fabric of our democracy. It is also on the rise across the country. Although federal law mandates some regular maintenance of voter rolls to ensure that ineligible voters are not on the rolls, it is being used as...

Nature Notebook, January 16, 2020

01/15/2020
The Chinese or Lunar New Year begins with the new moon on Jan. 25. This year’s zodiac animal honoree is the rat, which is considered acute and alert in nature. Look for local wood rat or pack rat nests along Limantour Road and White House Pool. These five- to six-foot...