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Bo woman part of leading science on firefighter safety

04/17/2019
On the treacherous frontlines of the Tubbs Fire that roared through Santa Rosa two years ago, many firefighters left behind the gear that shields them from the harmful chemicals associated with urban fires: the blaze burned so hot and fast, they had to move quicker than the weight would allow...

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...

Honor system allows library patrons to borrow sensitive-topic books

04/17/2019
If you’ve been browsing in the teen section of the library recently, you may have noticed an unusual sign: “STEAL THESE BOOKS…” it begins. But the Marin County Free Library system isn’t encouraging theft. It is trying to give patrons a chance to reads books about sensitive topics without fear,...

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...

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...

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