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Covid-19 cases rising in Marin as emergency staff makes plea to the public

12/30/2020
The highest-ever Covid-19 case counts were reported in Marin over the past two weeks, signaling more trouble is on the way for local hospitals—even before Christmastime transmission has been detected. The stress on Marin’s hospitals lessened this week, but the dip in admissions is likely short-term. On Tuesday, 24 patients...

On a delivery from Shanghai, crane ship moors in Drakes Bay

12/30/2020
A ship carrying some of the largest cranes in the country anchored in the sheltered waters of Drakes Bay for the past week before making the final leg of its journey to the Port of Oakland on Wednesday morning. The boat, the Zhen Hua 35, is carrying three 400-foot cranes...

Covid testing expands amid ongoing surge

12/23/2020
There’s good news and there’s bad news about Covid-19 this week. The good news is that testing efforts are finally expanding in West Marin, and a group of first responders were vaccinated in Point Reyes Station on Wednesday. The bad news is that this week saw the largest number of...

Decimated monarchs wait for protection

12/23/2020
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service says protections for monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act are necessary but less pressing than those for other species on the brink. The decision comes as biologists report the lowest numbers in history for the western population of monarchs, which overwinters on...

The chaos of 2020

12/23/2020
West Marin is sheltered in many ways, but it was not immune to the upheavals of 2020: the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, the consequences of climate change, and the political turmoil that swept the nation. Covid-19 cases stayed relatively low on the coast thanks to regional public...

Contemporary art and screen prints at new Inverness gallery

12/23/2020
Returning to his roots, artist Tom Biagini opened a new gallery this month in First Valley Inverness after years away in Los Angeles. He plans to use the space to display his oil paintings, sell screen-printed apparel and breathe new life into downtown with a community gathering space. “It was...

Station House Café to relocate across the street this spring

12/23/2020
The Station House Café will move down the block this spring, finding a new home in its original location on the corner of Third Street and Highway 1, owner Sheryll Cahill announced last week. The relocation comes after Ms. Cahill’s landlords proposed raising her rent by 300 percent. Amid massive...

Vaccine lands for Marin’s frontline

12/16/2020
A health care worker at a nursing home in Marin is set to be vaccinated for Covid-19 today, an important milestone in the fight against the coronavirus that has infected at least 107 people in West Marin and upended nearly every aspect of life. Although the first vaccine is a...

Trust lays out plan for golf course uses

12/16/2020
The Trust for Public Land will prioritize ecological restoration and conservation on the former San Geronimo Golf Course over other uses proposed by residents, including farming, affordable housing, a community wastewater system—and golf. Following an informal public scoping period, staffers from the nonprofit last week presented the key points of...

Bolinas parking rules will expand, after first shot had little effect

12/16/2020
Downtown parking rules in Bolinas will tighten in 2021, after the county found that a first phase of regulations put in place this spring did not improve turnover. In January, the prohibition of overnight parking by oversized vehicles will expand from one side of the downtown streets to both sides...

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