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Vaccine eligibility and allowed activities to expand

04/07/2021
The state of the pandemic is shifting quickly. On April 15, all Marin residents over the age of 15 will become eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. By June 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to dissolve the tiered framework that has limited activities based on disease transmission, reopening the economy...

True to boom and bust, fenced herd shrinks in drought

04/07/2021
The drought has caused a third of the tule elk that live in the fenced enclosure on Tomales Point to perish from malnutrition. The decline is the fourth on record, and it aligns with the boom-and-bust cycle the park service predicted after reintroducing the species to the Point Reyes National...

Point Reyes substation reopens at night after eight-month closure

04/07/2021
The coast will once again be patrolled 24 hours a day after the Marin County Sheriff’s Office reopened the Point Reyes substation at night on March 28, after an eight-month closure. “I’m very happy,” said Lt. Brennan Collins, the station commander. “We are very pleased that we’re able to provide...

Libraries plan reopening

04/07/2021
West Marin libraries plan to reopen the week of April 19. Through a new express, limited-capacity service, browsers will be allowed to linger up to 30 minutes while abiding by safety precautions at the Point Reyes, Inverness, Stinson Beach and Bolinas libraries, and curbside service will continue. The Marin County...

Youth center hopes for funding for skate or bike park in underserved area

04/07/2021
Young bikers and skaters in Point Reyes Station are petitioning for a park where they could safely practice and hang out. The California Statewide Park Program identified the area as a critically underserved community in 2018, a designation that allows for competitive grant funding under Proposition 68. Now, Madeline Hope,...

Money available for widespread rent assistance

03/24/2021
Significant assistance is on the way for renters who have been unable to make their payments since the first shelter order one year ago. After receiving around $16 million in federal rental aid over the past month, Marin is training staff and has launched an online program to make money...

Recology rate increase to fund low-income discount

03/24/2021
With county approval last week of a 3.53 percent rate increase for West Marin requested by Recology, a 32-gallon cart will now cost $43.47 per month. The company sought the increase in part to fund a 20-percent low-income discount, which will mirror the CARE discount program operated by PG&E in...

Inverness painter layers symbols, process in Gallery Route One exhibit

03/24/2021
Can you spot the books, the trees, the hands? Mary Mountcastle Eubank, an Inverness painter and a founder of Gallery Route One, will exhibit a series of abstract acrylics painted over the past year and throughout her career in a show titled “Layered in Time” on display at the gallery...

Tomales' Diekmann's General Store to close

03/24/2021
Changes are on the way for Diekmann's General Store in Tomales. The Singh brothers, who have together owned and operated the shop since 2010, are leaving, and the family of property owner Kristin Lawson will manage the store. Ms. Lawson’s parents, Walter and Mildred Diekmann, purchased the building in 1948.

Western Saloon on the market

03/24/2021
The owners of the Old Western Saloon put their building on the market this month for $2.2 million, and they say they will only sell to someone who will preserve the bar. The historic two-story building consists of the saloon and two retail spaces downstairs, and 10 small offices upstairs...

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