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Richard Sloan and friends raise a new playground

10/05/2017
If it’s a weekday and sunny in the San Geronimo Valley, it’s safe to say that Richard Sloan is at the Lagunitas School, guiding the replacement of the upper campus’s playground by a team of volunteers. The Victorian-inspired village envisioned by the 81-year-old contractor and longtime school board trustee is...

After six years outdoors, Forest Knolls painter debuts seascapes

10/05/2017
About three times a week, Parra O’Siochain finds himself on one of the outer beaches of Point Reyes, seated near his friend Pam Handleman and armed with a clean canvas and paints. It wouldn’t be unusual if a bottle of imperial ale, cheese, bread and a Frisbee were scattered about...

Highway 1 closure south of Stinson Beach slated to open fully next spring

10/05/2017
Following a year of deadline pushbacks, the effort to restore collapsed sections of Highway 1 between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach has begun. Officials expect one lane to be reopened by the end of the year, as crews continue to install retaining walls along the roadway to repair damages caused...

This week at the farmers market, Alice Waters and 100 salads

10/05/2017
Can one salad showcase all of the food producers at the Point Reyes Farmers market? The planned appearance by Alice Waters, the Bay Area’s local food guru, at a market fundraiser this Saturday has inspired Christian Caiazzo, chef and owner of Osteria Stellina, to give it a shot. One hundred...

Federal funding for Coastal Health Alliance would end without action

09/28/2017
The Coastal Health Alliance is keeping a close watch on Washington, D.C. this week as a federal funding program that specifically supports community health centers is on track to sunset unless Congress reauthorizes the billion-dollar program by Sept. 30. Through grants doled out by the Health Resources and Services Administration,...

County adds to coffers for campaign against pesticide use

09/28/2017
When it comes to pesticide use in Marin, private citizens may be the biggest culprits, and a current campaign to curb that use just got a funding boost. Last year, the parks department received $100,000 from the county and $90,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop the “Think Before...

Open space planned for golf course

09/28/2017
If the county can raise the funds to purchase it, the San Geronimo Golf Course will be dismantled and the land converted to open space or a park that will allow trails to connect all of the villages of the San Geronimo Valley. That is the vision of a San...

Gan HaLev: A quarter-century of community

09/28/2017
The bond between the new year and the old was sealed in song. Last Wednesday, Rabbi Meredith Cahn led a congregation of more than 40 in a lilting melody—“lye lye lye…”—while a pair of guitarists gently strummed under a blue stained-glass Star of David. Afterwards, a blow into a shofar,...

Flurry of late-season fires break out in West Marin

09/28/2017
A “wrath” of fires have broken out in West Marin, as Inverness Fire Chief Jim Fox puts it. A brush fire on a Point Reyes Station ranch and two in Olema—one that took out power for over a thousand residents for a couple of hours on Tuesday evening—burned this week...

West Marin historian tackles new book

09/28/2017
West Marin’s most trusted historian, Dewey Livingston, has undertaken the task of creating a comprehensive history of the area. With the working title “Point Reyes—A History of the Land and its People,” his latest book will provide a detailed reference for the Point Reyes Peninsula and Tomales Bay watershed, illustrated...

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