Park settlement leaves concerns over future

Two weeks after a settlement agreement was announced by the National Park Service and three nonprofit environmental groups over the future of ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore, the fate of the historic landscape remains uncertain. Though both sides characterized the agreement as a victory, concerns continue to swirl...

Grand jury on the barriers to affordable housing

Marin residents experience the high cost of housing in many ways, including financial strain, heavy traffic, problems associated with homeless people and the likelihood that the next generation will leave the county, according to a recent report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. The report, titled “Overcoming Barriers to...

Body of missing oysterman recovered in Tomales Bay

Four days after oysterman Tod Friend disappeared on Tomales Bay, friends located his body, which was pulled from the waters on Saturday afternoon. The cause and manner of his death are pending toxicology results and the conclusion of an investigation by the Marin County coroner’s division. Family members, friends and...

Bolinas park and school hope for blue whale specimens

Rising out of the sand, the bones of the blue whale on Agate Beach are still layered with ribbed flesh, flaky and graying in some places, thick and greasy in others. Its putrid smell is all but forgotten, and even the remaining, scattered gulls seem apathetic. But for the scientists...

Marshall man honored for volunteer efforts in the Greater Farallones

A Marshall resident has been named volunteer of the year by the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary for his contributions to habitat restoration and limiting the disturbance of wildlife around Tomales Bay. George Clyde, who said he was surprised and honored to be selected, helped develop a strategy to protect...

Local groups start rapid response hotline for support after ICE raids

Two community groups have collaborated to create a rapid response phone line designed to notify West Marin residents of local Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity and provide immediate support to families in the event of a raid. The Immigration Action Committee of West Marin Standing Together has linked up with...

West Marin woman helping to fund investigative stories from Latin America

Teri Mattson was on her fourth day of rummaging through old photographs when she came upon it: an amber-hued photo of a motorcycle carrying two riders as they approached a checkpoint in Central America. Their backs are to the camera and a dusty haze surrounds them as they edge closer...


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