Caltrans to repave State Route 1 in 2022

01/22/2020
Caltrans is planning a large-scale repaving of Highway 1 in West Marin, slated for 2022. The estimated $24.5 million project will overlay asphalt on 15 miles of road, including through Tomales and Point Reyes Station. The work will cover a 10-mile southern section, from Bivalve to Five Brooks, and a...

Making ends meet for West Marin's waste hauler

01/22/2020
With expenses continuing to outpace revenue for Recology Sonoma Marin, the company received approval from the Board of Supervisors last week to increase rates for customers by 30 percent. The jump was expected: a cost-based rate review process was outlined in the original consent agreement between the county and Recology,...

County efforts to register short-term rentals pay off

01/22/2020
The number of short-term rental operators who are paying the transient occupancy tax on their rentals has more than doubled over the past 16 months, following a county effort to find the non-compliant and inform them of their responsibility to remit taxes. Today, there are 837 active registrations countywide; in...

Paul Reffell, actor and adventurer, dies at 68

01/22/2020
Paul Reffell, a Marshall mainstay who sailed around the world, penned two books, sparked multiple protest movements, and loved fiercely, died on Jan. 3 following complications from chemotherapy. He was 68 years old. As a young adult, Paul left his job in England as a tax collector and set sail...

Letting the days go by

01/22/2020
And you may ask yourself, “What kind of world is this, with all bad news, with all bad people in power, with all bad outcomes screaming at us?” We have to ask all the scary questions when we are in the surround-sound of the current human and nature catastrophe. And...

Agricultural institute brings food truck to new West Marin stops

01/22/2020
Gail Greenlees, a resident of Walnut Place in Point Reyes Station, walked just a few feet outside her door last Monday to purchase fresh produce from local growers: chard, beets, lettuce, broccoli and apples. The corner, at the intersection of A Street and Sixth Street, is one of three new...

What’s opening at the Bolinas Museum

01/22/2020
As a great start to the new year, the Bolinas Museum will open new exhibitions in all five of its galleries with a vibrant reception on Jan. 25. In both the main and photography galleries, a remarkable exhibition titled “The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts,...