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FEMA funds available for select West Marin home-elevation projects

03/13/2019
A small number of West Marin residents whose properties lie within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated “special flood hazard areas” may be eligible for federal funding to support home elevation projects. At a meeting at the Point Reyes Library on Tuesday night, county planner Alex Westoff and planning manager...

Overnight parking ban for C Street to start in April

03/13/2019
The overnight parking ban on Point Reyes Station’s C Street will go into effect in early April, following its approval by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The rule will apply to all vehicles between Third and Sixth Streets from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Organizations such as the Point...

Flooding closes Olema post office

03/13/2019
Last month’s storms flooded the Olema post office and led to its temporary closure; since then, box holders have been making their way two miles up Highway 1 to retrieve their mail in Point Reyes Station. United States Postal Service spokesperson Augustine Ruiz said he expects the Olema office to...

“Roma,” Yalitza y racismo

03/13/2019
Mucho se ha hablado de la película mexicana “Roma,” nominada a 10 Óscares y premiada con 3, escrita y dirigida por Alfonso Cuarón. Desde su inicial premio a la mejor película en el Festival de Cine de Venecia en agosto de 2018, empezó a cosechar trofeos y a volverse un...

Shoreline staff ask for equitable pay

03/07/2019
After six years without a raise, the classified staff of the Shoreline Unified School District are pushing for a salary increase. This March, the Shoreline chapter of the California School Employees Association will present the school board with an initial contract proposal to sunshine its requests, making them available for...

Bolinas author documents driftwood shacks

03/07/2019
Lloyd Kahn’s latest endeavor was to document an art form that is, above all, temporary in nature: driftwood shelters. “I don’t know who the builders are, and they don’t use nails. Most of the structures are gone in a few weeks: wind, rain, or the rangers knock or burn them...

New book club explores spiritual ecology

03/07/2019
Kailea Frederick, a writer and teacher who spent the majority of her life off the power grid in Maui before relocating to Petaluma two years ago, is bringing a book club dedicated to what she calls spiritual ecology to Point Reyes Books this month. The bi-monthly group will meet for...

County offers property tax relief for storm damages

03/07/2019
Did February take your property by storm? The Marin County assessor’s office reminded residents last week that they might be eligible for property tax relief. Under an ongoing program, residents are eligible if they suffered losses of $10,000 or more and apply within one year of the damage. “Emergency relief...

County orders demolition of Bolinas blufftop home

02/27/2019
Ralph Garside, who as a young man inherited a fortune from a wife nearly half a century his senior and moved to his seaside dream home in Bolinas, is now in hot water. Marin County code enforcement officers ordered him this month to demolish his house, garage and several accessory...

A kaleidescope of goods at Bolinas women's collective

02/27/2019
A crystal peace sign that glows around the clock beckons from a storefront window in downtown Bolinas. Open the door to Kaleidoscope, the 32-year-old women’s collective that today is operated by three locals who sell an assortment of clothes, cards, crystals and handmade goods from around the world. “The store...

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