Marin will expand restorative justice work

A new state grant will help Marin expand its restorative justice program, allowing more victims to engage in a dialogue with those who committed crimes upon them. The county’s probation department said it will use the $439,515 grant to hire another facilitator, expand locations for victims and offenders to meet...

Tomales Bay State Park steward honored for career maintaining local lands

A longtime steward of Tomales Bay State Park was honored on Tuesday in a resolution passed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors upon his retirement from 33 years of maintaining local state parks. Roberto Barajas spent the last 25 years of his career as the lone maintenance worker at...

Mammoth molar found on bay beach holds clues

Ornithologist and Alaska transplant Sarah Warnock made a special find during a recent walk on the beach in the Cypress Grove Preserve: the molar of a mammoth. She knew what she was looking at because she had seen it before. “Up in Alaska, with the permafrost melting, people are finding...

Outages hit West Marin

Due to widespread hot, strong winds combined with low relative humidity and dry fire fuels, Pacific Gas & Electric cut power on Wednesday to nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California; in West Marin, the towns of Muir Beach, Bolinas and Stinson Beach lost their power. “The [outage] area...

Louise Pepper, Bo agent, dies at 95

Louise Pepper, a stylish, commanding and compassionate career woman who spent her life at the helm of Seashore Realty, died on June 2. She was 95 years old. Louise lived in Bolinas from a young age, after her father got a job as a mechanic for Longley Garage, the site...

College of Marin hones plan for Bolinas marine lab rebuild

Bolinas residents okayed the latest design plans from the College of Marin for a proposed rebuild of the defunct marine lab on Wharf Road at a public meeting last week. Incorporating input from a community working group convened by the Bolinas Community Public Utility District, the architect hired by the...

Bolinas chef loses life after seashore crash

Miguel Angel Hernandez Salazar, a 37-year-old Bolinas resident, a father and the head cook at Eleven restaurant, died last week after flipping his pickup in the Point Reyes National Seashore late last Monday on his way to stay at his friend’s ranch...

County fire stations gear up with better jaws of life

A new grant will allow firefighters to remove passengers from damaged vehicles quicker, more easily and with less risk. The $80,000 grant from the state will help purchase five new hydraulic extrication devices that weigh half as much and cut more quickly than the old devices they will replace...

Free food Fridays at Bolinas park bring residents, college students together

At Bolinas’s downtown park last Friday, about three dozen residents were welcomed with free food prepared by University of San Francisco students. The event was part of a series put on by a community garden outreach class taught by Bolinas resident and university professor Melinda Stone. On the first Friday...


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