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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...

White Hill slide fix fast-tracked to beat rains

09/21/2017
With winter around the corner, the county Board of Supervisors authorized the Department of Public Works last week to fast-track improvements to a once-wooded section of White Hill that slid twice last winter, cutting off a crucial artery for West Marin residents. The department will award the contract, rather than...

Marconi Center hopes for better deal with state

09/21/2017
The nonprofit that operates the Marconi Conference Center is continuing to negotiate with California State Parks for a longer operating contract, a move that would enable the historic center to begin fundraising to renovate its premises, which a longtime groundskeeper says are in dire need of renovation. A public meeting...

Looking compassionately at vehicle problems in Bolinas

09/21/2017
A surfer lays her board on the pavement and starts waxing it. A man climbs out of the truck that contains his life’s possessions and turns on a camp stove to make breakfast. A woman pulls out from the curb outside her home, knowing she won’t be able to park...

Houston oil consultant dead in plane crash in Point Reyes wilderness

09/21/2017
A Houston man was found dead on Sept. 8 after his single-engine plane crashed in the Point Reyes National Seashore. John Wilson, a 58-year-old born in London who lived all over the world, was flying to Santa Rosa from Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County in a rented Cessna 172...

Extra patrol at White House Pool after report of menacing man

09/21/2017
Sheriff’s deputies are increasing their patrol around White House Pool since a local reported that a “menacing” man had watched and approached her while she swam in the creek last week. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, described the first incident, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in a post on...

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