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Bolinas artist circles themes of destruction in new publication

02/01/2018
“Hello 2018—let’s find the starfish in our brains.” So begins Bolinas artist, musician and woodworker Charlie Callahan’s new publication, “See Life,” and for the next several thousand words, readers are brought into the author’s swirling manifesto. Locals may know him as a drummer in various bands or through his exhibit...

Higher numbers of salmon and trout bring speculative hopes

02/01/2018
The Marin Municipal Water District reported average to high numbers of spawning salmonid species in Lagunitas Creek in January, with the month’s storms finally allowing the spawners to migrate into the tributary streams following a dry stretch late last year. Over a four-day period in January, the district said it...

EAC and others win in suit against state over programmatic pest plan

02/01/2018
A superior court judge ruled largely in favor last month of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin and a suite of environmental organizations and others that sued the state’s Department of Food and Agriculture over its plant pest prevention and management program in 2015. Judge Timothy M. Frawley for...

Environmental study on floodplain restoration available for comment

02/01/2018
The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network is moving forward with a project to restore floodplain and riparian habitat along one mile of Lagunitas Creek—which hosts one of the largest populations of endangered coho salmon in the state—where the communities of Jewell and Tocaloma once stood. Late last month, the National...

Teenager dies in Marshall car crash

02/01/2018
Eighteen-year-old Ricardo De Santiago died on Monday afternoon in a car crash on Highway 1 that officials believe involved driving under the influence. Mr. De Santiago, a Marshall resident and graduate of Tomales High School, was the passenger in a car driven by Lucas McFadden, a 23-year-old Petaluma resident. Both...

Locals call for farming revival on golf course

02/01/2018
An effort has sprouted in the San Geronimo Valley to convert part of the bygone golf course’s 157-acre property into farmland, returning the property to its agricultural roots, regenerating soil stripped by pesticide use and providing mentorship opportunities to young farmers. A committee of agriculture and sustainability advocates, largely from...

Supes say no to new drilling

02/01/2018
A clear day off Point Reyes reveals not just the familiar outline of the Farallon Islands but also an oil rig, it’s massive body supporting a drill that penetrates the seabed miles below. It’s a future that Marin’s Board of Supervisors will not tolerate. On Tuesday, Supervisors Dennis Rodoni and...

Park stayed largely open in shutdown

01/25/2018
The hope among many Senate Democrats to address the fate of Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, led to a three-day government shutdown starting last Saturday that briefly pinched operations in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Park spokesman John Dell’Osso, one of just 12 employees who...

Valley housing group makes pitch to school

01/25/2018
The San Geronimo Valley Housing Association opened a conversation with the Lagunitas School District last Thursday about the possibility of building onsite housing for teachers. The presentation by the association, which owns and operates three affordable housing sites in the valley, included troubling data about population trends and housing availability...

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