Outages hit West Marin

Due to widespread hot, strong winds combined with low relative humidity and dry fire fuels, Pacific Gas & Electric cut power on Wednesday to nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California; in West Marin, the towns of Muir Beach, Bolinas and Stinson Beach lost their power. “The [outage] area...

Louise Pepper, Bo agent, dies at 95

Louise Pepper, a stylish, commanding and compassionate career woman who spent her life at the helm of Seashore Realty, died on June 2. She was 95 years old. Louise lived in Bolinas from a young age, after her father got a job as a mechanic for Longley Garage, the site...

College of Marin hones plan for Bolinas marine lab rebuild

Bolinas residents okayed the latest design plans from the College of Marin for a proposed rebuild of the defunct marine lab on Wharf Road at a public meeting last week. Incorporating input from a community working group convened by the Bolinas Community Public Utility District, the architect hired by the...

Bolinas chef loses life after seashore crash

Miguel Angel Hernandez Salazar, a 37-year-old Bolinas resident, a father and the head cook at Eleven restaurant, died last week after flipping his pickup in the Point Reyes National Seashore late last Monday on his way to stay at his friend’s ranch...

County fire stations gear up with better jaws of life

A new grant will allow firefighters to remove passengers from damaged vehicles quicker, more easily and with less risk. The $80,000 grant from the state will help purchase five new hydraulic extrication devices that weigh half as much and cut more quickly than the old devices they will replace...

Free food Fridays at Bolinas park bring residents, college students together

At Bolinas’s downtown park last Friday, about three dozen residents were welcomed with free food prepared by University of San Francisco students. The event was part of a series put on by a community garden outreach class taught by Bolinas resident and university professor Melinda Stone. On the first Friday...

Point Reyes wastewater feasibility study handed off

The last of three meetings where Point Reyes Station residents discussed water-related issues ended with a punt. The county will not pursue funding for a wastewater feasibility study in favor of letting working groups convened by Supervisor Dennis Rodoni explore options for wastewater management and visitor bathrooms—two issues that rose to the top during the water meetings this year...

Marin hit with lawsuit over fish protections

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network and the Center for Biological Diversity sued Marin County last week, disputing the adequacy of its recently finalized environmental analysis on the cumulative impacts of future development on salmonids in the San Geronimo Valley. The county had undertaken the five-year project as a result...

Green building rules push electrification

As the county fine-tunes its sustainability requirements for new buildings, an update to the county's green building ordinance would make it easier for new construction projects to meet Marin’s electrification goals. The proposed update comes just a year after supervisors adopted the ordinance, which introduced “electric-favored” pathways for new homes...


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