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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...

Spring winds bring uptick in boat accidents

04/24/2019
Boaters, beware: spring brings balmy temperatures to Tomales Bay, but also heavy winds. April has seen back-to-back boating accidents that have deployed emergency water rescue teams from multiple public agencies, though officials report it is nothing out of the ordinary for the season. On April 9, air, land and sea...

Five taking Shoreline retirement incentive

04/24/2019
Five educators will retire from Shoreline Unified School District at the end of this school year. Debbie Tambussi, Daniel Broderick, William Tucker, Sally Mazzucchi and Steffan O’Neil have been with the district for decades and are fixtures in the school community. In March, the district’s certificated staff finalized a three-year...

Hopes for tighter parking rules strain Bolinas effort

04/24/2019
The county is working toward a summer deadline for the implementation of Measure X, which passed in Bolinas by a 52-percent majority last fall to regulate the overnight parking of oversized vehicles on several downtown streets. This month, however, the residents who wished the measure’s language had been stronger continued...

County asks Point Reyes Station residents about water issues in survey

04/24/2019
Point Reyes Station residents interested in the village’s water and wastewater use and systems can make their views heard through a new survey from the county’s Community Development Agency. The survey, which asks residents questions that address specific water concerns and the desire for potential projects, is the latest step...

Interim West Marin School principal hired on for fall

04/24/2019
Last Thursday, the trustees of the Shoreline Unified School District hired Beth Nolan, who has been serving as the interim principal for the West Marin and Inverness Schools since late January, to the permanent post. The decision comes as a relief for the district: the board reassigned the previous principal,...

Border photographer from Point Reyes part of Pulitzer Prize-winning team

04/17/2019
Loren Elliott, a Point Reyes Station native who lives in Houston, was part of a team of 11 Reuters photographers recognized with a Pulitzer Prize this week for their ongoing coverage of the migration of Central Americans toward the United States border. Mr. Elliott, a freelancer for Reuters, contributed one...

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...

Cordell Bank staffer steps in as Point Reyes National Seashore spokeswoman

04/17/2019
When John Dell’Osso retired in March from his decades-long post as chief of interpretation for the Point Reyes National Seashore in March, an employee from the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary—which has an office across the creek at the Bear Valley Visitor Center—stepped into his shoes for an interim period...

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