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Community Cafés ask: Are the kids all right?

01/11/2018
Teenagers and parents are encouraged to take part in a new series of Community Café forums that will soon appear around West Marin. The first of these events, which includes a free dinner and childcare, will be held at the Lagunitas School on Tuesday, Jan. 23. Hosted by the West...

Ranchers want to sequester more carbon

01/04/2018
The lawsuit against the Point Reyes National Seashore has stalled three park ranchers hoping to implement carbon sequestration practices to combat climate change. The practices range from the reduced tilling of grazing lands to the restoration of riparian areas, but a condition in the suit that prohibits new or expanded...

Historic districts to be recognized in park, decades later

01/04/2018
Almost 30 years ago, local historian Dewey Livingston, then a historical technician for the Point Reyes National Seashore, defined the boundaries of an area within the park that he thought might be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places due to its significance in the evolution of the California...

National seashore cliffs crumbling quickly

01/04/2018
A new report out of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego found that the coastline of the Point Reyes National Seashore has some of the highest rates of cliff erosion from the Mexican border to Bodega Head. The study’s author, Adam Young, an assistant project...

Village association asks Caltrans for update on Green Bridge plans

01/02/2018
The Point Reyes Station Village Association sent a letter to Caltrans last week asking for a comprehensive update on plans for the Green Bridge and, in particular, whether the state agency is considering a seismic retrofit. According to an analysis by one resident who has closely followed the planning process,...

Fresh Run Farm owners sign “super” contract to stay in agriculture

01/02/2018
This month, the landowners of Fresh Run Farm in Bolinas, one of the earliest certified organic farms on the West Coast, signed a 20-year contract with the county that offers property tax relief in exchange for the preservation of the 250 acres as working farmland and wildlife habitat. The contract—known...

Community development grants benefit three institutions

12/21/2017
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development cuts a check for Marin County every year to fund affordable housing and anti-poverty programs. This year, three West Marin community organizations that provide food banks and housing were recipients of the funds, which the county approved for transfer last week...

Alleged wild boar sighting in seashore

12/21/2017
An unconfirmed report of a wild boar sighting in the Point Reyes National Seashore has some experts dubious, but other locals perked their ears. Earlier this month, a resident ran into a man hiking on the west side of Mount Vision who said he’d seen what he believed was a...

Lecture series for seniors sheds light on Reconstruction

12/21/2017
The Thirteenth Amendment, one of the three reconstruction amendments created in the aftermath of the Civil War, was adopted 152 years ago this week. That fact was not lost on Mick Chantler, a historian from Sonoma and an authority on the War of the Rebellion, Honest Abe and baseball. Next...

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