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Workshop on race builds trust at THS

05/09/2019
A group of staff, parents, students and community members convened at Tomales High School last Tuesday to talk about race. The evening, funded by the Marin County Office of Education, was hosted by Dr. Lori Watson, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership for social justice. Dr. Watson has collaborated...

Draft plans show modern Bo marine lab

05/09/2019
The College of Marin is securing permits to raze and rebuild its marine lab in Bolinas, which has been out of commission since 2006. At a public meeting last week at the firehouse, the college’s architect presented preliminary plans for the $3 million project. Addressing a crescendo of public concern...

Will Kent, builder, 1945—2019

05/09/2019
Will Kent, a renaissance man who dedicated his life to maintaining and restoring the piers and foundations that keep bayside homes and businesses above water in Marshall, died on March 31 at his home in Albion. He was 73 years old. Will grew up in Southern California, dropping out of...

Sacramento County crabber dies in surf at South Beach

05/09/2019
A 74-year-old fisherman from Sacramento County died in his waders on South Beach last Saturday morning. Ki Chun Kim of Gold River had been looking for sand crabs with a group of friends but had been alone when he was pulled out to sea: his friends were taking a trip...

Members sought for Measure W housing group

05/09/2019
The county is looking for seven community members to sit on a working group that will provide direction to the county on how best to use the money generated by the increased transient occupancy tax in West Marin. The increase, implemented in January after the vote last fall, will generate...

Nature Notebook, May 9, 2019

05/09/2019
The late-night sparklers, the Eta Aquarids, remain active through May 28, but will be drowned out by the full moon on May 18, which also brings extreme low tides in early mornings. Across North America, this moon has many names associated with flowering and planting, and many calendars suggest it...

Change of chiefs at Bolinas fire station

05/02/2019
The Bolinas Fire Protection District will have a new chief at the helm as it prepares to tackle new issues, some bolstered by funding and others driven by increased need. Anita Tyrrell-Brown, who has led the department for over 15 years, is retiring in June, and this month George Krakauer—a...

Board chooses new approach for small Bo-Stin classes

05/02/2019
To better support the shrinking student body of the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, the board of trustees this spring created what it hopes will be a permanent configuration for the grades at the Bolinas campus. The restructuring—which includes combining every two grades into one classroom led by two primary teachers—came...

West Marin faces better representation on North Marin board

05/02/2019
West Marin residents will soon have more reliable representation on the North Marin Water District board, after directors voted last week to replace their at-large seats with seats tied to geographic districts. Over the coming months, the board will draw the boundaries of five new districts within its service area...

Former Point Reyes reporter sheds light on truffle industry

05/02/2019
West Mariners like to pay attention to food. Menus proudly display the names of local farms and purveyors that provide ingredients, and residents love to debate the merits of different diets. But there are limits to how much even a careful consumer can know. In a new book, “The Truffle...

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