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Rains make way for Lagunitas Creek coho return

12/04/2019
After a dry fall, the first storms of the winter kicked off the annual migration of coho salmon from the Pacific Ocean to the streams where they spawn. Over 10 inches of rain fell on Lake Lagunitas last week—slicking roads, knocking out power and felling branches. Streamflows are now high...

For remote ranching families, mobile food bank provides staples

12/04/2019
For ranching families and workers on the Point Reyes peninsula, getting to the grocery store can be a challenge—so the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mobile food pantry brings food to their doorsteps. Every two weeks, volunteers travel over 100 miles to drop food off at 27 households. “Ranching life is...

Point Reyes leader in health care receives honor

12/04/2019
Liza Goldblatt, a Point Reyes Station resident and one of several board members appointed to the Coastal Health Alliance in September, was recently awarded for her work bridging conventional and alternative medical practices nationally and across the globe. “My passion is about building inclusive, collaborative, team-based, patient-centered care—wouldn’t that be...

Bolinas land trust aims for Stinson complex

12/04/2019
An affordable housing committee in Stinson Beach has partnered with the Bolinas Community Land Trust to secure a five-unit property for affordable housing in Stinson Beach. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the allocation of $250,000 from the county’s affordable housing fund to the land trust, a step toward...

Woodworkers' visions on display

12/04/2019
Kevin Clarke’s table in the exhibit “Visions in Wood” resembles a puzzle with missing pieces. Shallow triangles, rectangles and rounded edges are cut away from the surface, a design reflecting the state of the wood when he found it: twisted and warped sections of eucalyptus. “I want people to experience...

Merger near for Coastal Health Alliance

12/04/2019
These are dynamic times at the Coastal Health Alliance. The federally funded nonprofit is days away from finalizing a merger agreement with the Petaluma Health Center, which would fold clinics in Bolinas and Point Reyes Station into the larger organization. At the same time, the alliance is dealing with the...

Forest Knolls woman found dead after solo crash

12/04/2019
A 72-year-old woman from Forest Knolls died in a car accident last Monday when her car veered off the road and struck a tree in Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Nancy Jacobsen, a valley resident of nearly 50 years, had recently retired from a career as a computer consultant. Her...

Point Reyes Vineyards and tasting room on the market

12/04/2019
Point Reyes Vineyards, the county’s only combined tasting room, winery and vineyard that last year celebrated its 30th anniversary, is for sale for $7 million. “My ideal buyer is a rich, young Silicon Valley entrepreneur with an ego that would like to have his own winery,” owner Steve Doughty said...

Bo parking rule to be phased and monitored

11/26/2019
The county is moving forward with downtown parking regulations for Bolinas with a new phased approach that addresses skepticism voiced by the California Coastal Commission...

State delays crab opener second time

11/26/2019
Turkey it is for the table this Thanksgiving. The opening of the commercial crab fishery in Marin was delayed for a second time last week, pushing the date to Dec. 15—more than a month past the planned start. Unlike past years, when delays in the opening were due to unhealthy...

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