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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...

Art Rogers Family Album, January 17, 2019

01/17/2019
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” LUKE LEE JANES — BORN NOVEMBER 3, 2017 Son of Alison and Casey Janes of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Grandson of Sue and Rob Janes of Inverness Park and Kim and Reynold Lengacher of Orlando, Florida. Nephew of Catherine (Janes) and Chris Rose and...

County stormwater permits heading into new phase

01/16/2019
For the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program, preserving the aquatic health of Marin County is paramount. “Everything we do is meant to reduce pollution in stormwater, making sure water flowing from creeks to the bay is as clean as it possibly can be,” said Rob Carson, the county’s stormwater...

Dance Palace potluck will raise money for Camp Fire families tied to Point Reyes

01/16/2019
A potluck at the Dance Palace Community Center will help families of two Point Reyes Station residents impacted by the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif. rebuild their lives. The gathering was created “to have people come together and support at whatever level they think they can,” said organizer Jennifer McFarland...

Marin County speed-related crashes top state rates

01/16/2019
Unincorporated Marin ranks number one out of California’s 58 counties in terms of the percentage of car accidents resulting from speeding, according to a systemic roadway safety analysis completed by the county’s Department of Public Works. The assessment, which analyzed a variety of different collision types, flagged the unincorporated area...

Safe routes raise array of parent opinions

01/16/2019
Parents, school staff and county administrators gathered in the West Marin School gym on Monday to discuss potential improvements to the routes children take to and from the school, from downtown up to the junction with Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. The meeting was conducted by the Safe Routes to School program,...

Lagunitas Store sells to Woodacre drummer

01/16/2019
The Lagunitas Store, the last stop for nourishment before the forested vale of Samuel P. Taylor, has changed hands after nearly three decades. Loring Jones, a former drummer in the San Francisco acid jazz scene, hopes to serve new culinary offerings and spruce up the establishment’s visual and acoustic ambiance...

C Street ban moves forward

01/16/2019
The county is pressing ahead with new overnight parking regulations on C Street in Point Reyes Station, answering a call from homeowners near the Giacomini Wetlands trailhead to address unlawful activity. The county’s deputy zoning administrator approved a coastal development permit last week, submitted by the Department of Public Works...

Norovirus cases linked to oysters in Tomales Bay

01/16/2019
Tomales Bay oysters infected with a norovirus prompted the California Department of Public Health to intervene early this month. On Jan. 4, the public health department shut down oyster harvesting and recalled a batch of oysters sold by Hog Island Oyster Company to a host of West Marin and Bay...

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