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Merger near for Coastal Health Alliance

12/04/2019
These are dynamic times at the Coastal Health Alliance. The federally funded nonprofit is days away from finalizing a merger agreement with the Petaluma Health Center, which would fold clinics in Bolinas and Point Reyes Station into the larger organization. At the same time, the alliance is dealing with the...

Forest Knolls woman found dead after solo crash

12/04/2019
A 72-year-old woman from Forest Knolls died in a car accident last Monday when her car veered off the road and struck a tree in Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Nancy Jacobsen, a valley resident of nearly 50 years, had recently retired from a career as a computer consultant. Her...

Point Reyes Vineyards and tasting room on the market

12/04/2019
Point Reyes Vineyards, the county’s only combined tasting room, winery and vineyard that last year celebrated its 30th anniversary, is for sale for $7 million. “My ideal buyer is a rich, young Silicon Valley entrepreneur with an ego that would like to have his own winery,” owner Steve Doughty said...

Rains make way for Lagunitas Creek coho return

12/04/2019
After a dry fall, the first storms of the winter kicked off the annual migration of coho salmon from the Pacific Ocean to the streams where they spawn. Over 10 inches of rain fell on Lake Lagunitas last week—slicking roads, knocking out power and felling branches. Streamflows are now high...

For remote ranching families, mobile food bank provides staples

12/04/2019
For ranching families and workers on the Point Reyes peninsula, getting to the grocery store can be a challenge—so the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank's mobile food pantry brings food to their doorsteps. Every two weeks, volunteers travel over 100 miles to drop food off at 27 households. “Ranching life is...

Point Reyes leader in health care receives honor

12/04/2019
Liza Goldblatt, a Point Reyes Station resident and one of several board members appointed to the Coastal Health Alliance in September, was recently awarded for her work bridging conventional and alternative medical practices nationally and across the globe. “My passion is about building inclusive, collaborative, team-based, patient-centered care—wouldn’t that be...

Bo parking rule to be phased and monitored

11/26/2019
The county is moving forward with downtown parking regulations for Bolinas with a new phased approach that addresses skepticism voiced by the California Coastal Commission...

State delays crab opener second time

11/26/2019
Turkey it is for the table this Thanksgiving. The opening of the commercial crab fishery in Marin was delayed for a second time last week, pushing the date to Dec. 15—more than a month past the planned start. Unlike past years, when delays in the opening were due to unhealthy...

Russell Chatham, fly fisherman and painter, dies at 80

11/26/2019
Russell Chatham, a record-breaking fly fisherman whose landscape paintings hang in the homes of movie stars and adorn high-end art collections, died on Nov. 10 after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Russell grew up in Marin, where he cemented his love of painting, fishing, hunting and storytelling...

What's lined up for the March ballot

11/26/2019
With the deadline to file for the March 2020 primary election approaching, the Marin County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday added a ballot measure for a parcel tax to fund a fire prevention authority. The tax joins two other measures headed for the primary ballot. One would extend a quarter-cent...

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