Trust, county and advocates settle golf suit

04/17/2019
Marin County, the Trust for Public Land and the San Geronimo Advocates agreed this week to drop the pursuit of an appeal and subsequent cross-appeal of a Marin Superior Court decision on the future of the San Geronimo Golf Course. The groups are instead settling the matter out of court,...

Equity a top value in county arts plan

04/17/2019
In an effort to rejuvenate arts equity and programing in the county, Marin’s Department of Cultural Services, the Marin Cultural Association and local arts leaders have developed a new arts and culture master plan. “Arts, Culture, Action, Marin!” is the first such initiative in 25 years. A draft is now...

Stafford Lake crash kills two fathers

04/17/2019
Nick Nunes and Joey Corda were well-loved members of the West Marin agriculture community. On April 5, both men were killed when Joey, driving his friend home, lost control of his truck and struck a tree on Novato Boulevard west of Stafford Lake. Both men died on impact. According to...

Bo woman part of leading science on firefighter safety

04/17/2019
On the treacherous frontlines of the Tubbs Fire that roared through Santa Rosa two years ago, many firefighters left behind the gear that shields them from the harmful chemicals associated with urban fires: the blaze burned so hot and fast, they had to move quicker than the weight would allow...

Valley residents discuss recent string of burglaries

04/17/2019
More than 50 residents of the San Geronimo Valley gathered at the Lagunitas School on Tuesday night to discuss a series of burglaries that have struck their villages in the last month. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni and Deputy Alex Brown from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office focused on what people could...

Cordell Bank staffer steps in as Point Reyes National Seashore spokeswoman

04/17/2019
When John Dell’Osso retired in March from his decades-long post as chief of interpretation for the Point Reyes National Seashore in March, an employee from the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary—which has an office across the creek at the Bear Valley Visitor Center—stepped into his shoes for an interim period...

Border photographer from Point Reyes part of Pulitzer Prize-winning team

04/17/2019
Loren Elliott, a Point Reyes Station native who lives in Houston, was part of a team of 11 Reuters photographers recognized with a Pulitzer Prize this week for their ongoing coverage of the migration of Central Americans toward the United States border. Mr. Elliott, a freelancer for Reuters, contributed one...

Honor system allows library patrons to borrow sensitive-topic books

04/17/2019
If you’ve been browsing in the teen section of the library recently, you may have noticed an unusual sign: “STEAL THESE BOOKS…” it begins. But the Marin County Free Library system isn’t encouraging theft. It is trying to give patrons a chance to reads books about sensitive topics without fear,...