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Supes signal intent to buy Coast Guard site

08/14/2019
Marin has officially announced its desire to purchase the Coast Guard facility in Point Reyes Station for use as affordable housing. On Tuesday, county supervisors agreed to vote during their Sept. 17 on the purchase of the property from the United States, at a cost of $4.3 million. Their notice...

Stefanie Keys, rock star with reach, dies at 51

08/14/2019
Stefanie Keys, a soulful singer and an Inverness native with a larger-than-life presence and a passion for personal transformation, died on July 11 in Santa Rosa, after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 51 years old. Stefanie operated a massage studio above the Old Western Saloon for years, but...

Roy's Redwoods restoration hopes to replenish aquifer

08/07/2019
“Slow it, spread it, sink it.” It’s the guiding concept for the restoration of Roy’s Redwoods Open Space Preserve, a project underway by the county with help from One Tam. Last Wednesday, the project’s design team updated residents on the design alternatives, which aim to provide a more immersive visitor...

Dolores Huerta to speak on civic engagement at West Marin School

08/07/2019
Dolores Huerta, a lifelong activist who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez in the early ‘60s, is coming to speak to West Marin. Bolinas resident Edward Chiera worked for the farmworkers association decades ago as a research assistant and helped facilitate the event, which is sponsored by West...

Huffman reaches out to West Marin at town hall

08/07/2019
Representative Jared Huffman, home in Marin during the congressional summer recess, paid a visit to Point Reyes Station this week to hear from his constituents. Comments and questions from residents at the Dance Palace on Monday largely reflected favor for his viewpoint: he won 77 percent of the vote last...

Native oyster plan urged by working group

08/07/2019
The only native oyster species found today on the Pacific coast, Ostrea lurida, is the subject of a new restoration effort on Tomales Bay. Last August, the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s advisory council established a working group dedicated to developing recommendations to restore the species, not only to ensure...

Wild bee die-offs at center of new research

08/07/2019
The plight of honey bees has received nationwide attention for the past decade, as conventional agricultural practices, a changing climate and habitat loss have decimated their numbers. Yet the spotlight has largely passed over thousands of native bee species, whose populations have also declined. For Nina Sokolov, a Ph.D. candidate...

County to start revising streamside ordinance

07/31/2019
How do you assess and mitigate the cumulative environmental impacts of future development? That’s the question that Marin’s environmental planners and contracted scientists have been analyzing in the San Geronimo Valley over the past decade, particularly related to the area’s threatened fish populations. The effort was the result of a...

Weed delivery services get green light

07/31/2019
Two medical marijuana delivery services were granted licenses to operate in unincorporated areas of San Rafael, off Lucas Valley Road and San Pablo Drive, last week. “We’ve seen clearly that marijuana does treat many different illnesses,” Supervisor Judy Arnold said on Tuesday, when her board voted to approve the licenses...

At Garden of Eden, two decades of healing

07/31/2019
After 22 years running the Garden of Eden Apothecary in Point Reyes Station, the shop’s proprietor, Eden Clearbrook, is ready to pass the torch. Ms. Clearbrook is looking for an herbalist to take over the small shop, which offers remedies for a wide range of maladies—from cuts and sore muscles...

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