Pair buys surf, herb shops

Forest Knolls partners Alison Wood and Garrett Mason are the fresh faces behind two Point Reyes Station institutions. Ms. Wood, an herbalist and acupuncturist licensed in Chinese medicine who previously worked in Sebastopol, has finalized her purchase of the local apothecary, which Eden Clearbrook has owned and operated for the...

Marin collaborates on regional wildfire evacuation tool to help guide traffic

A new virtual evacuation tool will be available to Marin residents by the time the year’s fire season begins. The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, a countywide initiative that kicked off last year funded by a new parcel tax, is collaborating with a San Francisco company to launch a website that...

Supervisors to weigh rent freeze for northwest Marin through 2021

The Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider freezing rent next week for residents in the northern area of West Marin until the end of year. The emergency ordinance would impact roughly 2,700 residents in Point Reyes Station, Nicasio, Marshall, Tomales, Dillon Beach and everywhere in between. The freeze covers...

State lifts stay-at-home order as third surge subsides

California’s stay-at-home order was lifted on Monday as the latest and most severe surge subsides. Yet Marin public health officials warned that the vaccine rollout remains too slow to prevent a fourth wave of Covid-19. Counties have returned to a four-tiered system and, like the vast majority of the state,...

Marine lab gets permits

The abandoned college lab in downtown Bolinas is one step closer to being demolished and rebuilt, following the issuance of county permits last month after years of planning. The College of Marin now has the coastal permit, design review clearance and use permit necessary to raze the three structures and...

Supervisors hold panel on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard renaming

The choice over whether to discard Sir Francis Drake—an English sea captain with ties to the slave trade—as a road name raises questions of racial justice and equity, but it is also a practical matter. A new name for the boulevard would change the addresses of 350 businesses and residences...

Sacramento painter wraps up show at Claudia Chapline Gallery

Nearly four decades ago, then-reporter Jill Estroff wrote a story in Sacramento’s weekly Suttertown News about the forced closure of a local gallery after the landlords tripled the rent. The gallery owner, Claudia Chapline, subsequently headed west to open her business in Stinson Beach, where she continues to show art...

Seeking to renew accreditation, MALT calls for comments

The Marin Agricultural Land Trust is asking the public to send comments to the national organization that accredits it as part of the nonprofit’s renewal application. Comments should relate to MALT’s ethical and technical operations, and they will be considered alongside the trust’s records and policies. MALT has been accredited...

West Marin back in class

The youngest students of the Shoreline Unified School District are back in classrooms for the first time in 10 months, and that’s just one of many moving parts at West Marin’s largest school district this month. Employees are getting vaccinated, Covid-19 testing efficacy has been thrown into doubt and administrators...


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