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Bolinas land trust and school discussing potential for onsite teacher housing

02/22/2018
The Bolinas Community Land Trust has begun a conversation with the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District about collaborating to create affordable housing for district staff. “The need has grown tenfold,” said Arianne Dar, the land trust’s executive director who presented the idea to trustees last Tuesday. “When I came [to Bolinas]...

Novato man accused of hitting bicyclists will stand trial

02/22/2018
A Marin Superior Court judge last week ordered the 21-year-old Novato man who hit four cyclists on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road last October to stand trial on all counts. The court will hear the driver Aaron Paff’s arraignment for four felony counts of hit-and-run on March 13. The cyclists, participating in...

Bolinas, stitched together in a quilt, up for grabs in land trust raffle

02/22/2018
Nineteen Bolinas residents stitched together a community quilt featuring 20 square panels that celebrate buildings scattered throughout the village—including the Gibson House, the Gospel Flat farm stand, Ananda Brady’s red gypsy wagon and the free box—as a fundraiser for the Bolinas Community Land Trust. The quilt is on display at...

Short-term rentals may soon require outdoor signs

02/15/2018
How many Airbnbs are in the neighborhood, and who is operating them? With a one-year pilot program that the Board of Supervisors will likely approve next month, all operators of short-term rentals would have to post a sign outside their properties. The signs, which must be placed in front of...

Three arrested in Toby’s Feed Barn break-in

02/15/2018
Three burglars from Sonoma County were arrested early Friday morning after they pried into Toby’s Feed Barn and began snatching up cash and two registers. A nearby local sleeping in the park across Mesa Road heard the sound of a window crashing and called the sheriff’s office. A deputy arrived...

Rachelle Winterbourne, Stinson Beach stylist, dies at 72

02/15/2018
Rachelle Winterbourne, a language autodidact who once fought Starbucks to keep the name of her hair salon and was known in Stinson Beach for her gatherings, Christmas decorations and love of the color purple, died on Jan. 18. She was 72 years old. Since moving to Bolinas in the ‘70s,...

After a slew of problems, Walnut Place renovation nearly complete

02/15/2018
The renovation of Walnut Place, once expected to be complete last summer and then pushed back to the fall, should be finalized in March, according to the nonprofit that owns the Point Reyes Station senior living facility. “The good news is we’re very close to being finished within the next...

Marin ranks worst in racial disparity in new statewide analysis

02/15/2018
Life in Marin County differs drastically by race, according to a new report by a statewide civil rights and social justice organization, and Marin tops the list as the most racially disparate county in California. Race Counts, an extensive online data analysis that used census and government information to illustrate...

New book tells of West Marin’s first farmers

02/08/2018
It’s a timeless tale: people emigrate from their countries of origin for a chance at prosperity in America. In West Marin, many of the early settlers who established dairies and ranches with names still recognizable today hailed from the same region of Switzerland, near the border of Italy. The bridge...

Meet station commander Jim Hickey

02/08/2018
West Marin’s new sheriff’s office watch commander, Lieutenant Jim Hickey, loves every minute of his commute from Novato to the Point Reyes Station substation. “I want to put a GoPro on the hood of my car so I can show my family on the East Coast what my morning commute...

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