County hears ample support for delivery-only pot

10/12/2017
After pulling a plan to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Marin, the county is now considering allowing delivery-only dispensaries, a proposal that appeared to have hearty community support at a public workshop on Tuesday. Those who spoke at the colorful hearing, many of whom were in the business, were...

Bolinas parcel tax would renew funding for parks

10/12/2017
Nate Siedman still remembers hitting a homerun during a baseball game on the opening day of Mesa Park in 1995, and “I will keep on remembering,” he said. Now a lawyer, a father and the coach for one of the two Little League teams in Bolinas, Mr. Siedman is watching...

Stinson considers desalination plant

10/12/2017
Stinson Beach County Water District is considering a small desalination unit both as a way to meet peak demand during the town’s busy tourist season and to prepare for reduced flow in future periods of drought. The desalination committee’s two members and other district employees met last week to discuss...

West Marin opens doors to fire evacuees

10/12/2017
Hundreds of people fleeing the ongoing fires ravaging the North Bay took shelter in West Marin this week. Evacuees sought refuge at the Dance Palace and San Geronimo Community Centers; others were invited into churches, businesses, hotels and private homes, many in shock over their sudden losses. Eight fires took...

Man accused of hitting bicyclists in Hicks Valley

10/12/2017
Last Saturday, a 21-year-old man driving a blue Dodge Ram pickup swerved on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, just west of Hicks Valley Road, and hit four cyclists riding in a Marin County Bicycle Coalition fundraising event. The cyclists suffered injuries ranging from moderate to major, and one was transferred to a...

Longtime Light publisher gets engaged to former Citizen reporter

10/12/2017
As they pulled out of their driveway on the way to The Station House Café in June, Dave Mitchell leaned over to Lynn Axelrod, his girlfriend of eight years, and said, “Let’s make this an engagement dinner.” “I was tired of people calling her my wife—better yet, call her my...

Ocean sounding with Michael Stocker

10/12/2017
Here on earth, we’re learning what it means to live in truly dangerous times. Radical disruption is at work in all life zones, including the ones we’re conditioned to believe are safe and stable. Hearts are breaking for inhabitants of disaster areas both around the world and close to home...

East Coast warbler, landed in Inverness, likely “misoriented”

10/12/2017
Streaks of black line the orange face and breast of the Blackburnian warbler, an East Coast species that somehow wound up in the alder trees above an Inverness creek this September. Renée Cormier, an avian ecologist for Point Blue Conservation Science, first spotted one with a research associate and a...

Bolinas tax maintains safe spaces

10/12/2017
This November, Bolinas residents will vote on Measure F, a parcel tax that provides critical funding for Bolinas parks. Measure F seeks to renew the current tax at the same rate (no increase) for another four years. I am a member of the all-volunteer Firehouse Community Park Agency, also known...