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Health alliance adds acupuncture to its offerings

03/27/2019
Through a new partnership with the Coastal Health Alliance, Alexis Richardson is expanding her mission to bring affordable acupuncture to West Marin. Last week, she started seeing patients at the alliance’s sister clinics in Point Reyes Station and Bolinas. The Coastal Health Alliance received a federal grant earlier this year...

Recreational salmon season, with positive outlook, to start on time

03/27/2019
Salmon season is just around the bend, and it’s looking more promising than last year, when the season was truncated by drought and warm ocean conditions. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets the regulations for the fisheries along the West Coast, released the staggered start dates for recreational salmon...

Replacement buoys to be rolled out at Chicken Ranch Beach

03/27/2019
Ready to swim in the bay? The waters off Chicken Ranch Beach will soon be safer. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors authorized Marin County Parks to execute a 10-year lease agreement with the California State Lands Commission for the installation, use and maintenance of six marker buoys off the...

Junior units sought in the San Geronimo Valley

03/27/2019
The San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association has a goal for 2019: to identify six landowners interested in creating housing stock and to help them initiate that process. Under the Real Community Rentals program, a county collaboration that began in 2016, the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin has...

Tomales's Toluma Farms collaborates on San Francisco bagel shop

03/27/2019
Starting in early May, a refrigerated truck will wend its way from Tomales to San Francisco twice or thrice a week, bringing milk from Toluma Farms to its newest venture: a creamery and bagel shop in in the city’s Dogpatch neighborhood. Hadley Kreitz plans to drive the truck and run...

Tomales principal to leave at year's end

03/20/2019
The principal of Tomales and Bodega Bay Elementary Schools, Amanda Mattea, who is finishing her second year in the position, has new plans for the fall. Ms. Mattea, a Point Reyes Station resident who is expecting her first child in April, is moving into a co-leadership position with her husband,...

Diesel generator providing power along Tomales Bay after widespread outage

03/20/2019
For many residents this week, time seemed to be speeding up—at least for those looking at oven clocks or other time devices plugged into a power source. In the aftermath of the extensive blackout last week, there’s an apparent explanation: A diesel-fueled generator housed by two 18-wheelers parked at the...

Shoreline teachers finalize contract, with pay raises and retirement incentives

03/20/2019
The teachers and other certificated staff of Shoreline Unified School District finalized a three-year contract with the district last week, obtaining a 3 percent salary increase each year for the next three years. Staff expressed satisfaction about both the bargaining process and its ultimate gains. Negotiations began at the end...

Seashore succulents tapped in global thieving scandal

03/20/2019
A vibrant, rosette-shaped succulent native to coastal Oregon and Northern California called bluff lettuce, or Dudleya farinosa , is the subject of an international thieving scandal, including from the beaches in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Adrian Foss, a captain in California Fish and Wildlife’s law enforcement division, and his...

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