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Bikers keep spirit of giving alive in toy run for San Quentin inmates' children

11/21/2018
At the beginning of the holiday season, bikers roll up to the Papermill Creek Saloon to celebrate the end of their annual fundraiser: truckloads of toys presented to children whose parents are serving time in San Quentin State Prison. The chrome of hundreds of motorcycles line the streets outside the...

Speed limits change on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road

11/21/2018
The Board of Supervisors has approved new speed limits for three sections of Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. The segment from the Marin County line to the McEvoy Ranch will see a decrease from 55 mph to 50 mph. From the Red Hill summit south to the Spaletta Ranch—a distance of less...

Spirit Matters crystal show, the largest yet, has multifaceted appeal

11/21/2018
Spirit Matters is not primarily a rock store. Its products, which range from jewelry to books on feminism to statues of Our Lady of Guadalupe, revolve around spiritual intimacy—with the self, the earth, the divine. But last Saturday, visitors from around the region crowded in for the opening of the...

County helps Dillon Beach describe its water story

11/15/2018
It was a packed house in the Coastal Kitchen on Tuesday night as residents of Dillon Beach discussed their water needs. The meeting, designed to help the county and the village create a “community water story”—concerning everything from water supply to septic systems and sea-level rise—was funded by a grant...

Recology gets second rate hike on coast

11/15/2018
The Board of Supervisors approved another trash rate increase for much of West Marin this week, the second of a three-part hike agreed on when the San Francisco-based company Recology took over the franchise agreement for the area last December. Residents will see bills rise by 6.11 percent starting Jan...

Council hopes to soften impacts to Tomales Bay

11/15/2018
On the shores of Tomales Bay, weekends stand in stark contrast to week days. Lines of parked cars form along the main roads, most heavily near easy-access points like Chicken Ranch Beach. Kayakers take to the shoreline in fleets. Fishermen, gone by midday, nonetheless leave remains—bait boxes, fuel jugs, beer...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 15, 2018

11/15/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” SOPHIA LORETTA ADELINA SIMON — BORN AUGUST 3, 2017 Daughter of Alexia and James Simon of Nicasio. Granddaughter of Linda and Jim Simon of Nicasio and Myriam and Philip Cilia of Kappara, Malta. Niece to Uncle Cory Simon of Nicasio, Uncle Mathieu Cilia and...

Marin County Free Library hires new library branch manager for coast

11/07/2018
A new chapter has begun for the West Marin libraries, as former branch manager Bonny White, who held the position for the past decade, passes the torch to Raemona Little Taylor. Ms. White was promoted to the position of deputy director of the Marin County Free Library in June, and...

Measures set to pass, and most incumbents to triumph

11/07/2018
Preliminary election tallies show that West Marin residents said yes. Though the county won’t release final numbers until later next week to account for mail-in ballots and last-minute registrants, the Elections Office released initial results late Tuesday night. Those numbers include a sweeping 73 percent in favor of Measure W,...

County renews phone services contract for jail

11/07/2018
Marin County has renewed its contract with a major telecommunications company to provide inmates with telephone, mobile device and tablet services. Last month, supervisors approved a three-year agreement between the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Global Tel Link, one of two companies that together provide more than 70 percent of...

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