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Tribe will fix Kule Loklo roundhouse

07/28/2021
The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria will rebuild the roundhouse at Kule Loklo, the main structure at the Point Reyes National Seashore’s replica Coast Miwok village. Graton will fund the project, and the roundhouse will reopen for ceremonial and educational purposes, the tribe announced this week. For four decades, the...

In booming market, renters lose toehold

07/28/2021
In May, after prospective buyers outbid each other in a walk-through, a house on Arroyo Road in Lagunitas sold for $2.1 million. News that the house went for almost 25 percent over its asking price trickled down to another nearby homeowner; soon, renter Adam Vurek, his girlfriend and his 12-year-old...

County reckons with racist deed restrictions

07/28/2021
In the 1921 deed to a Forest Knolls house written by the Lagunitas Development Company to Leonore Walsh, buried among stipulations about sewer systems and liquor sales, the company wrote that the property “shall not be sold, leased or rented to any person not of the Caucasian race.” A century...

Federal grants reach some West Marin restaurants

07/28/2021
Some West Marin restaurants received significant federal grants from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, but others were left out when the fund—originally meant to prioritize women, veterans and people of color—ran out of money last month. The R.R.F., set aside in March by President Biden’s Covid stimulus bill, approved over 100,000...

Five Brooks owner wins contract for neighboring Stewart Horse Camp

07/28/2021
The Point Reyes National Seashore granted a five-year concession contract to Five Brooks Camp to continue operating the neighboring horse camp formerly run by the Stewart family. Five Brooks, which has been run by Andrew Loose for 30 years, has been operating the Stewart Horse Camp on a temporary contract...

Blunk wins national title

07/28/2021
Inverness Ridge native Savilia Blunk won the under-23 mountain biking cross country and elite short track national title in Colorado this month. She will continue her competitive tour in Switzerland and then in Italy—for the world championships—in August.

LCP finalized, minus policies on hazards

07/21/2021
Marin County’s updated Local Coastal Program will go into effect within a month, following a vote by the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday to approve the final document. Yet the update, which will guide development in the coastal zone in compliance with the California Coastal Act, excludes the chapter on...

Supervisors uphold North Marin well permit

07/21/2021
The Marin County Board of Supervisors denied an appeal of the permit for North Marin Water District’s proposed second well on the Gallagher ranch, largely on the grounds that the board didn’t have jurisdiction over the issues at hand. “I think this is a simple case of where our jurisdiction...

Theresa Harlan: Telling the story of Felix Cove

07/21/2021
Theresa Harlan has a vision. As the adopted daughter of a Coast Miwok family who lived for generations at the cove on Tomales Bay known as Laird’s Landing, she has a personal stake in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Her family, the Felixes, were the last Coast Miwoks to leave...

Covid rising for unvaccinated

07/21/2021
Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Marin County once again, as they are in all 50 states, fueled by the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. Last Friday, Marin joined six other Bay Area counties in recommending that all residents, including vaccinated people, wear masks in indoor public...

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