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County helps Dillon Beach describe its water story

11/15/2018
It was a packed house in the Coastal Kitchen on Tuesday night as residents of Dillon Beach discussed their water needs. The meeting, designed to help the county and the village create a “community water story”—concerning everything from water supply to septic systems and sea-level rise—was funded by a grant...

Recology gets second rate hike on coast

11/15/2018
The Board of Supervisors approved another trash rate increase for much of West Marin this week, the second of a three-part hike agreed on when the San Francisco-based company Recology took over the franchise agreement for the area last December. Residents will see bills rise by 6.11 percent starting Jan...

Council hopes to soften impacts to Tomales Bay

11/15/2018
On the shores of Tomales Bay, weekends stand in stark contrast to week days. Lines of parked cars form along the main roads, most heavily near easy-access points like Chicken Ranch Beach. Kayakers take to the shoreline in fleets. Fishermen, gone by midday, nonetheless leave remains—bait boxes, fuel jugs, beer...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 15, 2018

11/15/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” SOPHIA LORETTA ADELINA SIMON — BORN AUGUST 3, 2017 Daughter of Alexia and James Simon of Nicasio. Granddaughter of Linda and Jim Simon of Nicasio and Myriam and Philip Cilia of Kappara, Malta. Niece to Uncle Cory Simon of Nicasio, Uncle Mathieu Cilia and...

Literacy program shuts down

11/07/2018
Last Thursday, the Marin Literacy Program shut its doors in Point Reyes Station. Citing a lack of state, county and private funding, as well as a shift in demographics and an increase in other literacy organizations in Marin County, executive director Robin Carpenter decided it was time to shelve the...

Inverness Public Utility District general manager resigns, staff steps up

11/07/2018
Change is afoot at the Inverness Public Utility District. Ken Eichstaedt, the district’s general manager since May 2016, resigned last Wednesday for undisclosed reasons. “I enjoyed making positive changes to the infrastructure and administration at IPUD and wish the organization well,” Mr. Eichsteadt, an Olema resident with more than 30...

Incumbent ticket broken in heated Stinson fire district race

11/07/2018
The race for two seats on the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District board reached a fever pitch unusual for the town. Will Mitchell, a relative newcomer, and Marcus White, an incumbent who ran as a ticket with his longtime colleague on the board Peter Sandman, won the seats, with Mr...

West Marin School principal takes leave

11/07/2018
Chris Eckert, who was promoted this spring from his post as sixth-grade teacher to a one-year interim principal position at West Marin School, took an unexpected medical leave this week. In an email sent to staff last Sunday, Bob Raines, the district superintendent, said Mr. Eckert would take at least...

Marin County Free Library hires new library branch manager for coast

11/07/2018
A new chapter has begun for the West Marin libraries, as former branch manager Bonny White, who held the position for the past decade, passes the torch to Raemona Little Taylor. Ms. White was promoted to the position of deputy director of the Marin County Free Library in June, and...

Measures set to pass, and most incumbents to triumph

11/07/2018
Preliminary election tallies show that West Marin residents said yes. Though the county won’t release final numbers until later next week to account for mail-in ballots and last-minute registrants, the Elections Office released initial results late Tuesday night. Those numbers include a sweeping 73 percent in favor of Measure W,...

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