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Forest Knolls woman found dead after solo crash

12/04/2019
A 72-year-old woman from Forest Knolls died in a car accident last Monday when her car veered off the road and struck a tree in Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Nancy Jacobsen, a valley resident of nearly 50 years, had recently retired from a career as a computer consultant. Her...

Bo parking rule to be phased and monitored

11/26/2019
The county is moving forward with downtown parking regulations for Bolinas with a new phased approach that addresses skepticism voiced by the California Coastal Commission...

State delays crab opener second time

11/26/2019
Turkey it is for the table this Thanksgiving. The opening of the commercial crab fishery in Marin was delayed for a second time last week, pushing the date to Dec. 15—more than a month past the planned start. Unlike past years, when delays in the opening were due to unhealthy...

Russell Chatham, fly fisherman and painter, dies at 80

11/26/2019
Russell Chatham, a record-breaking fly fisherman whose landscape paintings hang in the homes of movie stars and adorn high-end art collections, died on Nov. 10 after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Russell grew up in Marin, where he cemented his love of painting, fishing, hunting and storytelling...

What's lined up for the March ballot

11/26/2019
With the deadline to file for the March 2020 primary election approaching, the Marin County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday added a ballot measure for a parcel tax to fund a fire prevention authority. The tax joins two other measures headed for the primary ballot. One would extend a quarter-cent...

King tides, and warning to travelers, coincide with winter holidays

11/26/2019
King tides occur when the earth, the moon and the sun are aligned, exerting the maximum gravitational pull on the tides, and this year they are coinciding with the holidays. The county’s flood control and water conservation district, which includes eight zones managed by voluntary advisory boards, released a notice...

School kids locked down at Sonoma ropes course

11/20/2019
West Marin School’s annual eighth-grade field trip to the Westminster Woods challenge course took a frightening turn last Friday, when the class was placed on lockdown and escorted out in armored vehicles. As students were wrapping up a day developing leadership and team building skills at the rural west Sonoma...

MUSSEL denied appeal of trust's plan

11/20/2019
The Bolinas Community Land Trust held onto its coastal permit to develop a vacant property on Overlook Drive this week, after the county rejected an appeal brought by neighbors who argued the project violated development and environmental laws—and threatened their quality of life. Planning commissioners, who considered the appeal on...

Bolinas neighbors in suit over greenbelt

11/20/2019
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, the Oscar-winning acting and directing duo who have participated in community life since purchasing a home in Bolinas in 2005, sued their neighbors last month amid a years-long property line dispute. The lawsuit, filed in Marin Superior Court on Oct. 31, alleges that Donna and...

Damp spoils prescribed burn

11/20/2019
Damp weather cut short the first prescribed burn in the Point Reyes National Seashore since 2015 last week: Just 20 acres of a planned 205-acre area between Olema and Bolinas were ignited before fire managers with the National Park Service called it quits. “We do plan on looking at future...

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