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Moms to receive unrestricted cash in MCF project

03/24/2021
A group of moms in Marin will receive $1,000 a month for two years to demonstrate the impact of a universal basic income. Adding to a growing body of research that shows that providing an income floor results in dramatic improvements to quality of life, the Marin Community Foundation will...

Marin moves to orange tier as Covid case rates fall

03/24/2021
Restrictions on reopening were loosened in Marin on Wednesday, and the vaccine rollout is chugging along. An average of 3,700 vaccine doses are being administered in the county each day, and nearly half of adult residents have received their first dose. Marin is expected to complete vaccinations of all willing...

Recent rains a drop in the bucket in drought years

03/24/2021
A flurry of rainy days has yet to improve drought conditions in West Marin. Up from 13.7 inches at the beginning of March, Bolinas has now received a total of 16.15 inches since last summer—less than half of the annual recorded average. The Bolinas Community Public Utility District, which this...

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.

Absent oil threat, Challenger left on the rocks

03/17/2021
An old fishing vessel wrecked on a remote stretch of shoreline north of Dillon Beach has been abandoned indefinitely. Officials suspended their response to the American Challenger this week as the threat of an oil spill was abated and emergency funding dried up. Salvaging the vessel will depend on finding...

Postmaster retires after productive tenure in Woodacre

03/17/2021
Postmaster Bill Gossy retired last month after four years in charge of the Woodacre post office. In his tenure, he renewed the building and smoothed up operations after a bumpy spate of temporary postmasters. He speaks about his work with pride and his patrons with cheer. “When somebody walks into...

Tomales High opens its campus, but virtual learning continues

03/17/2021
Tomales High School reopened its campus for the first time in a year last week, but it will take a loosening of restrictions before teachers can work with students in person again. Under the current guidelines, students on campus are still learning over the computer using noise-cancelling headphones; 70 of...

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