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Fire damages Bolinas building

06/10/2020
A fire that started in an upstairs apartment of the Waterhouse building in downtown Bolinas last Friday displaced five residential tenants and seven businesses, including a hair salon, a real estate office and 2 Mile Surf Shop, which closed its doors indefinitely. The cause remains under investigation by the local...

Covid-19 cases rising in Marin, and models predict surge in August

06/10/2020
A rise in positive Covid-19 cases in Marin this week can be attributed to Memorial Day weekend activity, an outbreak in the Canal area of San Rafael and increased testing, public health officials said. Marin now has over 600 cases and is seeing an average of 20 new cases a...

Inverness utility raises rates for capital improvements

06/10/2020
The Inverness Public Utility District approved a 15 percent water rate increase last week to help the district replace two critical yet badly leaking tanks on the Inverness mesa, called the Tenney tanks. Customers were very supportive on the street, board president Ken Emanuels said. “I think people understood that...

Future Bolinas affordable home nabs TOT funds

06/10/2020
Supervisor Dennis Rodoni urged his fellow supervisors on Tuesday to fully grant a request from the Bolinas Community Land Trust for $150,000 in Measure W funding to complete a renovation at 430 Aspen Road. In response, supervisors unanimously agreed to award the funds, denying county staff’s proposal to reduce the...

Shoreline using bond funds in summer construction

06/10/2020
Summer construction projects are underway this week at Shoreline Unified School District’s five campuses. All of the schools except Bodega Bay Elementary School will be repainted, roofs that leak and windows with poor insulation will be replaced, and schools will receive new fire alarm systems and accessibility improvements. Two modular...

Two Tomales athletes win award

06/03/2020
Isabel Sartori and Felipe Martinez, both three-sport athletes graduating from Tomales High School, have won the Marin Athletic Foundation’s Ghilloti Award, given to an outstanding male and female athlete at each high school in Marin. Sartori played four years of varsity in volleyball, tennis and basketball, amassing a school-record 1,529...

Horizon works to upgrade, expand to Bo

06/03/2020
Susan and Kevin Daniel, who have owned and operated Horizon Cable in Point Reyes Station for three decades, are nearing completion of their long-awaited plans to bring broadband internet to Bolinas, where residents are desperate for better service. The couple pressed ahead with the project this spring, despite the cost...

MALT returns Measure A funds for purchase of Hicks Valley easement

06/03/2020
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has returned $833,250 it was awarded three years ago from the county’s Measure A funds to purchase an agricultural conservation easement for a Hicks Valley ranch, following the discovery that the group might have asked for too much money. MALT commissioned two appraisals, but only...

West Marin summer camps go online during pandemic

06/03/2020
With new county guidelines, summer camps in Marin may now open, though some are planning to go online for the first time ever. The rules mandate that campers are kept in stable groups no larger than 12 and attend only one camp in any three-week period. On top of enforcing...

Parks and restaurants open amid rising cases

06/03/2020
The no-parking signs have been removed, the gates have been opened and many restaurant patios are now open for diners: In a big step for the tourist-based economy of West Marin, driving to parks and beaches and dining outdoors is now allowed. Still, the coronavirus continues to spread, with Marin...

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