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Friends seeking funds for longtime saloon owner and publisher, Don Deane

08/21/2019
Don Deane, the longtime owner of Smiley’s Schooner Saloon who for decades published a monthly newspaper in Bolinas and was a foster and adopted parent for many local youths, needs help covering his health expenses. Three months after undergoing brain surgery for a condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus, Mr. Deane...

Gerrymandering and voter suppression

08/21/2019
Our democracy is under attack. We feel it in our bones. Our vote—the foundation of our representative democracy—is being eroded. What’s happening is the result of gerrymandered electoral districts in states all over the country. This system allows the elected officials in power to draw electoral district maps that ensure...

Supes call for compromise on streamside renovation

08/21/2019
There’s no relief in sight for Adrienne Terrass and her husband, Aldo Tarigo, homeowners in the San Geronimo Valley who have been trying to obtain permits to renovate their house since 2011. Last week, the Board of Supervisors pushed the couple to further compromise with county staff and once again...

Shoreline staff close to new contract

08/21/2019
After more than three years of negotiations and six years since their last raise, Shoreline Unified School District’s classified staff has a tentative three-year contract, but not without some disappointment over delays in finalizing the agreement. The contract, signed in June, could have been approved by trustees at last week’s...

Oyster study shows nuances in changing Tomales Bay

08/21/2019
Oysters that grow in estuaries and bays face a particular set of challenges with a changing climate, according to a recent study led by the University of California, Davis conducted on Tomales Bay. Two seasonal phenomena that are believed to intensify and become more frequent with climate change—ocean upwelling during...

Bolinas singer Rainy Eyes releases first solo album

08/21/2019
“Moon in the Mirror,” the first album by folk Americana singer-songwriter Irena Eide, has a melodic and dreamy sound, but its songs are borne from a tumultuous time in the artist’s past—and the inspirations of a decade living in West Marin. Under the name Rainy Eyes, Ms. Eide released the...

Inverness neighborhood to vote on road repaving tax

08/15/2019
A handful of Inverness residents are taking action to fix their cracked roads, imposing an annual tax to fund road maintenance in their neighborhood. If Measure C receives a two-thirds “yes” vote in the Aug. 26 special election, it will impose an annual $1,417 tax on developed properties and $708...

Cleanup underway of longtime dump site on Stemple Creek tributary

08/15/2019
Two years ago, Deputy Jason Swift was patrolling a secluded stretch of Chileno Valley Road where people often stop to hang out. No one was there at the time, so he got out to take a walk. “You see a lot more, you hear a lot more and you smell...

Park plans to keep agriculture and elk

08/14/2019
The National Park Service’s preferred alternative for the management of historic ranchlands in the Point Reyes National Seashore and northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area supports the continuation of agriculture with leases of up to 20 years and constraints on tule elk. The alternative is one of...

Marin drafting plan for power shutoffs

08/14/2019
Elevated fire risk in California has created the need for Marin to plan for another kind of increasingly likely emergency: de-energization. After its equipment ignited multiple disastrous wildfires in recent years, Pacific Gas & Electric is addressing the wildfire threat by implementing preemptive power shutoffs. “The point of de-energizing is...

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