Bubbly water for North Marin

A natural phenomenon may make drinking water cloudy for North Marin Water District (NMWD) customers in West Marin. The occurrence is the result of air dissolved in the water and is not uncommon during wet seasons. This spring has been especially rainy, resulting in high flows in Lagunitas Creek, which...

Papermill preschool faces crisis

The Papermill Creek Children’s Corner, Point Reyes Station’s preschool since 1972, is in serious financial trouble. In addition to a crippling amount of back debt, the low-budget nonprofit is facing surging insurance rates, a decreased enrollment, cut community grants, and lower private donations owing to the depressed economy. “The Papermill...

Seashore suspected of fraud over noise data

To an increasingly disturbing set of allegations against the National Park Service, local biologist Dr. Corey Goodman has added a new charge: fraud. In its efforts to oust Drake’s Bay Oyster Company from a potential wilderness area in Point Reyes National Seashore, Goodman claims the park service distorted and falsified...

Seeking autonomy, Lagunitas Waldorf petitions for charter

On a sunny late morning earlier this week, a little blonde girl, her class on a break, sat alone at her wooden desk inside a classroom at the San Geronimo School. Her attention was focused downwards, at her carefully moving hands. She was knitting a purple sock. On the other...

Farallones race leaves deadly wake

The 2012 Full Crew Farallones sailing competition ended in tragedy Saturday when a 38-foot schooner with eight crewmembers capsized near a rocky embankment on the main Southeast Farallon Island—injuring three, killing one and leaving four lost at sea. The Low Speed Chase, one of 52 sailboats that took part in...

Neighbors dash Grady Ranch plan

Lucasfilm announced Tuesday that it has quashed its bid to build a digital production studio on the old Grady Ranch in Lucas Valley, citing opposition from nearby homeowners and an unending county approval process. “The level of bitterness and anger expressed by the homeowners in Lucas Valley has convinced us...

Shoreline adds administrator at Tomales

As part of a personnel move that adds over $20,000 in expenses to a budget already accommodating the recent $33,000 acquisition of an interim principal, Shoreline Unified School District last Thursday introduced Nancy Neu as an additional administrator at Tomales High School for the remainder of the academic year. The...

Offender injures two in Bolinas

Thoren Manetta, a 24-year-old Bolinas resident who served prison time for his role in the 2008 mob beating of the colorful street personality Ricky Green, is the lone suspect in an altercation that took place outside Smiley’s Schooner Saloon near midnight on Friday, March 23. Two men, both from out...

Amid crisis, new help for Rosenthal

After an emergency meeting Tuesday evening in Tomales, the Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire an interim administrator to bolster leadership at Tomales High for the remainder of the school year. The move was made at the strong recommendation of Marin County Superintendent of Schools...


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