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In agricultural Tomales, glimmers of a baby boom

09/06/2018
At the Tomales Founders' Day parade on Sunday, spectators lined Highway 1 to watch fire trucks, farmers and dairy princesses saunter down the street. Perhaps the parade’s most unexpected entrants were its youngest, who were heralded by a wide white banner that read “The Tomales Baby Boom: (Future) Future Farmers...

Firefighter competes for old-guard seat

09/06/2018
This November marks the second contested election for the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District board in the last three decades, a history that two incumbents up for re-election remember firsthand. “I think of this as a friendly horse race—a little competition never hurt anybody,” said Will Mitchell, an East Coast...

Lady Braves clinch high academic honor

09/06/2018
A banner hanging inside the Tomales High School gym will soon celebrate the sterling academic and athletic achievements of seven basketball players. The young women of last year’s Lady Braves basketball team received a California Interscholastic Federation State Academic Team Championship for having the second highest collective GPA—3.98—in the state,...

County program will support land purchases through Measure A

09/06/2018
A new program that allows nongovernmental organizations to apply for county seed money to purchase lands for preservation was approved by the Board of Supervisors last month. Under the Natural Lands Preservation Grant Program, cities, towns, special districts and historical and preservation groups may acquire Measure A conservation funds for...

Samuel P. Taylor slide repair to start this month

09/06/2018
The last two slide repair projects brought by the 2017 storms are underway—or soon will be—in West Marin. The county Department of Public Works is repairing a slide on Lucas Valley Road a mile from the Nicasio Valley Road intersection and, later this month, will tackle the slide in Samuel...

Owner of Point Reyes hardware store quits selling glyphosate products

08/29/2018
Point Reyes Station’s Building Supply Center will no longer carry products containing the chemical glyphosate, an herbicide and ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup. Ken Dunaj, who owns the hardware store, said some customers had been asking for the discontinuation for years, but that until recently overall demand for glyphosate products...

More delays for long-stalled valley home

08/29/2018
The Planning Commission this week sympathized with Lagunitas homeowners whose renovations plans for their century-old house dating to 2011 have long been delayed by the county’s analysis of cumulative development impacts on fish in the San Geronimo Valley. That analysis was a court mandate stemming from a 2010 Salmon Protection...

Caltrans to clean at Bolinas Lagoon road

08/29/2018
Caltrans will clean out culverts and ditches along Highway 1 at four sites on the eastern bank of the Bolinas Lagoon this fall, in hopes of preventing winter flooding. The Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council requested the work, saying the constant action of flood waters on the bottoms of vehicles navigating...

Four vie for three seats at Bo-Stin

08/29/2018
The race for three seats on the Bolinas-Stinson School board will have four candidates this fall: three long-standing incumbents who have spent a majority of their lives in Bolinas and one ambitious newcomer who moved to Stinson Beach in January with his three young kids. The candidates include former district...

Forest Knolls food truck shut down, pending site-based permits

08/29/2018
Four weeks after it first opened, Tony Carracci closed the doors to the Black Star Pig Company food truck and is now waiting for new permits from the county before re-opening at two Forest Knolls sites. Mr. Carracci leased the former Video West storefront two years ago with plans for...

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