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Ordered to demolish, Garside sues

10/16/2019
Longtime Bolinas resident Ralph Garside has sued Marin County, appealing an administrative judge's mandate to demolish the structures on his blufftop property, which is crumbling off the edge of the Big Mesa. In late August, a judge from the state’s office of administrative hearings gave 85-year-old Mr. Garside 30 days...

New book illuminates Gordon Onslow Ford

10/16/2019
The first major work on Gordon Onslow Ford, a 1930s surrealist painter who spent the last 40 years of his life in Inverness, was released last month by the Lucid Art Foundation, titled “A Man on a Green Island.” The 348-page fine press book spans from Mr. Onslow Ford’s first...

Stinson and Bolinas residents weathered PG&E outage

10/16/2019
Amid a three-day power outage, last Thursday night in downtown Bolinas was dark and sleepy—save the hum of a handful of generators and the glow of candles from the windows at Eleven, the only restaurant with its doors open. Residents of Bolinas, Stinson Beach and Muir Beach scrambled over the...

Marin will expand restorative justice work

10/16/2019
A new state grant will help Marin expand its restorative justice program, allowing more victims to engage in a dialogue with those who committed crimes upon them. The county’s probation department said it will use the $439,515 grant to hire another facilitator, expand locations for victims and offenders to meet...

Tomales Bay State Park steward honored for career maintaining local lands

10/16/2019
A longtime steward of Tomales Bay State Park was honored on Tuesday in a resolution passed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors upon his retirement from 33 years of maintaining local state parks. Roberto Barajas spent the last 25 years of his career as the lone maintenance worker at...

Mammoth molar found on bay beach holds clues

10/16/2019
Ornithologist and Alaska transplant Sarah Warnock made a special find during a recent walk on the beach in the Cypress Grove Preserve: the molar of a mammoth. She knew what she was looking at because she had seen it before. “Up in Alaska, with the permafrost melting, people are finding...

Outages hit West Marin

10/10/2019
Due to widespread hot, strong winds combined with low relative humidity and dry fire fuels, Pacific Gas & Electric cut power on Wednesday to nearly 800,000 customers across Northern and Central California; in West Marin, the towns of Muir Beach, Bolinas and Stinson Beach lost their power. “The [outage] area...

Louise Pepper, Bo agent, dies at 95

10/09/2019
Louise Pepper, a stylish, commanding and compassionate career woman who spent her life at the helm of Seashore Realty, died on June 2. She was 95 years old. Louise lived in Bolinas from a young age, after her father got a job as a mechanic for Longley Garage, the site...

College of Marin hones plan for Bolinas marine lab rebuild

10/09/2019
Bolinas residents okayed the latest design plans from the College of Marin for a proposed rebuild of the defunct marine lab on Wharf Road at a public meeting last week. Incorporating input from a community working group convened by the Bolinas Community Public Utility District, the architect hired by the...

Bolinas chef loses life after seashore crash

10/09/2019
Miguel Angel Hernandez Salazar, a 37-year-old Bolinas resident, a father and the head cook at Eleven restaurant, died last week after flipping his pickup in the Point Reyes National Seashore late last Monday on his way to stay at his friend’s ranch...

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