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Flooding closes Olema post office

03/13/2019
Last month’s storms flooded the Olema post office and led to its temporary closure; since then, box holders have been making their way two miles up Highway 1 to retrieve their mail in Point Reyes Station. United States Postal Service spokesperson Augustine Ruiz said he expects the Olema office to...

“Roma,” Yalitza y racismo

03/13/2019
Mucho se ha hablado de la película mexicana “Roma,” nominada a 10 Óscares y premiada con 3, escrita y dirigida por Alfonso Cuarón. Desde su inicial premio a la mejor película en el Festival de Cine de Venecia en agosto de 2018, empezó a cosechar trofeos y a volverse un...

'Wish-cycling' does no favors, Recology says

03/13/2019
When in doubt about the best bin for your paper or plastic, the counterintuitive solution may be the trash can. Last week, the Rotary Club of West Marin met with a specialist for the waste collector Recology Sonoma-Marin and were shocked to discover the nuances of what can and cannot...

Creek jumps at Chicken Ranch, shows need for work

03/13/2019
The years-long restoration plans for Chicken Ranch Beach were put to the test last month when storms led Third Valley Creek to jump its banks and take a new route across the beach into the bay. To assess the changes, Tom Gaman, chair of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council, met...

Shoreline staff ask for equitable pay

03/07/2019
After six years without a raise, the classified staff of the Shoreline Unified School District are pushing for a salary increase. This March, the Shoreline chapter of the California School Employees Association will present the school board with an initial contract proposal to sunshine its requests, making them available for...

Bolinas author documents driftwood shacks

03/07/2019
Lloyd Kahn’s latest endeavor was to document an art form that is, above all, temporary in nature: driftwood shelters. “I don’t know who the builders are, and they don’t use nails. Most of the structures are gone in a few weeks: wind, rain, or the rangers knock or burn them...

New book club explores spiritual ecology

03/07/2019
Kailea Frederick, a writer and teacher who spent the majority of her life off the power grid in Maui before relocating to Petaluma two years ago, is bringing a book club dedicated to what she calls spiritual ecology to Point Reyes Books this month. The bi-monthly group will meet for...

County offers property tax relief for storm damages

03/07/2019
Did February take your property by storm? The Marin County assessor’s office reminded residents last week that they might be eligible for property tax relief. Under an ongoing program, residents are eligible if they suffered losses of $10,000 or more and apply within one year of the damage. “Emergency relief...

Golf vote slated for 2020; county is concerned

02/27/2019
Marin County voters will decide whether to restrict the use of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course, following a decision on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors to place the initiative on the March 2020 ballot. Yet the initiative itself is insufficiently clear in its demands, county officials say, and...

Town hall tackles tourism impacts

02/27/2019
Last Thursday, a host of agencies, a supervisor and a state senator settled into a packed Dance Palace to hear feedback from residents and offer updates on the work they have been doing in coastal Marin. The meeting followed up on a 2017 meeting at which residents identified their top...

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