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Latest Inverness lead tests below limit

02/07/2019
Inverness Public Utility District officials had good news last month: in the most recent round of water tests ordered by the State Water Resources Control Board, just one of 20 samples showed elevated lead levels. Last fall, three residential water samples in Inverness turned up with lead levels that exceeded...

Virgil Levinger, 1982—2018

02/07/2019
Virgil Levinger, an Inverness native known for his quiet generosity, moral convictions and talents in gaming and electronic music that earned him an internet following, died during a seizure on Dec. 14 in his childhood home. He was 36 years old. The third youngest of eight children, Virgil lived and...

Stinson Beach hires fire officer to enforce defensible space rules

02/07/2019
To get their beachside town ready for wildfire season, the board of the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District voted this week to hire a part-time seasonal fire officer to help residents comply with fire codes. The new officer, Anthony Beltramo, has worked with departments in Kentfield and Mill Valley in...

At vegan film festival, animal rights filmmaker argues for no dairies in park

02/07/2019
Surrounded by dairy farms and cattle ranches, vegans made their case for plant-based eating at the Mindful Eating Food and Film Festival held at the Dance Palace last Saturday. The festival, the first of its kind in Point Reyes Station, aimed to “get the conversation started between our connection to...

Planning for broadband, Horizon drills under lagoon

01/30/2019
A horizontal directional drill burrowed through the earth beneath the rushing tides at the mouth of the Bolinas Lagoon on Monday, directed by employees for a small West Marin cable company with big dreams of bringing broadband internet to Bolinas. The news of Horizon Cable’s activities, which were aided by...

Supervisors request report on golf course

01/30/2019
In the dilemma over the future of the San Geronimo Golf Course, county officials have given themselves 30 days to breathe. On Tuesday, the county’s registrar of voters presented supervisors with an initiative seeking to preserve the course for golf, which garnered 10,553 signatures. The board now has three options:...

Real estate firms pitch in to charitable causes

01/30/2019
Real estate agents in West Marin are donating a percentage of their commission fees to nonprofits in an attempt to offset the region’s rising inequalities, which housing advocates credit in part to the rise of new homeowners’ short-term rentals. Brenda Balanda, owner of Marin Sunshine Realty, said she started her...

Wary Dillon Beach residents interested in wastewater study

01/30/2019
During a meeting Tuesday night to discuss their water needs, residents of Dillon Beach expressed both doubts about and interest in working with the county to develop water-use projects for the oceanside community. The meeting was the second in a series of three that the county is using to evaluate...

Community center opens pantry to federal workers

01/23/2019
San Geronimo Valley Community Center staff, in a gesture of goodwill, have opened their food pantry to federal workers suffering from the impacts of the government shutdown. The pantry, generally open on Mondays and Thursdays to low-income residents of the valley and Nicasio and to service workers in those areas,...

New interim principal starts at West Marin School

01/23/2019
A new chapter began last Friday for West Marin and Inverness Schools, when Beth Nolan, an educator from the East Coast who recently moved to Mill Valley, stepped in as a full-time interim principal for the duration of the year. Ms. Nolan, who most recently worked as an assistant principal...

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