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Valley residents discuss recent string of burglaries

04/17/2019
More than 50 residents of the San Geronimo Valley gathered at the Lagunitas School on Tuesday night to discuss a series of burglaries that have struck their villages in the last month. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni and Deputy Alex Brown from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office focused on what people could...

Inverness man dies in crash, son survives

04/10/2019
Last Thursday afternoon, lifelong Inverness resident Trygve Hansen died when his car rolled 500 feet down a steep embankment off Ridgecrest Boulevard, a scenic road that winds above Stinson Beach in Mount Tamalpais State Park. His 13-year-old son, Theo Milner-Hansen, who had been asleep in the passenger seat, survived the...

Tax savings on Shoreline bond measure

04/10/2019
Due in part to Shoreline Unified School District’s recently improved credit rating, taxpayers in the district will save more than $2 million in interest on Measure I, a $19.5 million bond approved by voters last November. The district estimates that the cost to taxpayers for each dollar borrowed under the...

Man faces Bo break-in charge

04/10/2019
A San Rafael filmmaker has been charged with one count of burglary of a Terrace Avenue home in Bolinas on March 7. David Margoliash, who was arrested that day for charges stemming from an altercation in San Rafael, will have a first hearing on April 12 in Marin Superior Court...

Third medical doctor joins Coastal Health Alliance staff

04/10/2019
Pennsylvania native Steven Aussenberg, the newest family doctor at the Coastal Health Alliance, came West to work as a volunteer for the Marin Conservation Corps 15 years ago. One medical degree and a baby later, he was ready to make West Marin his home. “I’m not immune to the stresses...

Point Reyes Station garage to share road services for AAA members

04/10/2019
West Marin residents are likely seeing longer wait times for roadside assistance following the restructuring of a contract between Cheda’s Garage and the American Automobile Association—the oldest-standing contract in the country, dating to the 1920s. In February, the Point Reyes Station garage dissolved its agreement with AAA as the association’s...

Olema letter-writing social

04/10/2019
Sending a letter in the mail requires paper, postage, ink and time. That last factor might be why receiving a letter feels like receiving a gift in an age when missives by text or email prevail. For the attendees of a letter writing social held at Sea to See in...

Bolinas Bay Hardware and Mercantile sells to locals

04/03/2019
When Tom and Karen Dibblee put their business, Bolinas Bay Hardware and Mercantile, up for sale last fall, they did so with conditions. The Dibblees, who owned the store since 2011, wanted to find new owners with both ties to the town and a plan to keep selling hardware. The...

National Poetry Month meets welcome venue at San Geronimo center

04/03/2019
April is National Poetry Month, and the San Geronimo Valley Community Center is celebrating with a host of events featuring literary artists from West Marin. Larry Rippee, the center’s arts and events coordinator, said that although the community center hosts monthly art shows, they are generally centered around visual arts...

Inverness utility district closes general manager gap

04/03/2019
On Wednesday afternoon, the board of directors of the Inverness Public Utility District voted unanimously to hire Shelley Redding—who has been part of the transition team covering the responsibilities of the vacant general-manager position since last November—to a nearly full-time administrator position. The board does not have current plans to...

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