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In its second streamside property, SPAWN finds double benefits

05/13/2020
Turtle Island Restoration Network, the mother organization for the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, has purchased its second property in the San Geronimo Valley. The group already owned a two-bedroom house on a two-acre lot in Lagunitas, and last fall it bought a second property, a four-acre lot with a...

PG&E will present on alternative power sources

05/13/2020
Thinking ahead, how can you keep the power on at your home during a PG&E shutoff this year? A sustainability team comprised of staff from the county’s Community Development Agency is joining representatives from PG&E to hold several free webinars over the next several months to help residents prepare. The...

Station House Café to close in June, citing high rent

05/13/2020
The Station House Café is closing its doors at the end of the month after 56 years in Point Reyes Station, owner Sheryl Cahill announced on Saturday. Pushed out by her landlords’ proposal to more than double her rent, Ms. Cahill will consider reopening at a different location in the...

Shops, parks start to reopen in phased plan

05/13/2020
The effort to reopen Marin is slowly picking up steam. As part of its Marin Recovers plan, the county is moving from allowing only essential activities to assessing activities based on their risk of virus transmission. On Monday, the county will update its shelter-in-place order to allow curbside retail, and...

No Covid-19 cases found in Bolinas testing project

05/06/2020
Bolinas became the first community in the nation to test negative for Covid-19, researchers announced last week. Not a single infection was detected out of 1,845 tests performed on Bolinas residents, essential workers and West Marin first responders during the week of April 20. The number of people tested accounts...

Children’s center closing, free school expands

05/06/2020
Fears that the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District’s tuition-free preschool program would push the area’s longtime preschool out of business have come to pass. Next month, the Bolinas Children’s Center will close, and in its place, the school district will open its preschool to 3-year-olds. The children’s center, operated by Community...

Beat goes on for coastal musicians

05/06/2020
Just because the live performances have stopped doesn’t mean the music has gone away. West Marin musicians are being resourceful while they can’t perform for an audience by creating home studios, playing virtual shows and collaborating in new ways. For many artists, spring is a popular time to release music...

Western Weekend canceled due to coronavirus, but a grand marshal is chosen

05/06/2020
Western Weekend, an annual celebration of life in West Marin, will not take place in 2020. The organizers of the event, which was scheduled for the first weekend in June, this week announced it is canceled. It would have been the 71st anniversary. “I think it’s sad, but that’s the...

Modernized fire station opens in Tomales, with expanded capacity

05/06/2020
Yesterday, firefighters started their first shift in the brand-new Tomales Fire Station, after working in temporary quarters down the road for the past year and a half. For a total bill of $6.7 million, the county razed the 48-year-old station and rebuilt the modernized facility from the ground up. “The...

West Marin groups step in to provide rental assistance

05/06/2020
May’s rent is past due, and many cannot pay it. The Bolinas Community Land Trust, along with the San Geronimo Valley Community Center and West Marin Community Services, is providing assistance for West Marin residents in need while a county rental assistance program is struggling to meet skyrocketing demand. “We’d...

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