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West Marin joins protests spurred by police killing

06/10/2020
Hundreds of West Marin residents joined the nationwide movement against police brutality and systemic racism this week, as political pressure mounts for Marin to address its racial inequalities and decrease funding for the sheriff’s office. Marin is the most racially disparate county in California, according to Race Counts, a project...

County rejects appeal of SPAWN work

06/10/2020
Supervisors dismissed an appeal last week by a San Anselmo golfer who argued that the county’s recent issuance of a permit for creek restoration on the former San Geronimo Golf Course property was illegal. As a result, Turtle Island Restoration Network, the mother organization for the Salmon Protection and Watershed...

Fire damages Bolinas building

06/10/2020
A fire that started in an upstairs apartment of the Waterhouse building in downtown Bolinas last Friday displaced five residential tenants and seven businesses, including a hair salon, a real estate office and 2 Mile Surf Shop, which closed its doors indefinitely. The cause remains under investigation by the local...

Covid-19 cases rising in Marin, and models predict surge in August

06/10/2020
A rise in positive Covid-19 cases in Marin this week can be attributed to Memorial Day weekend activity, an outbreak in the Canal area of San Rafael and increased testing, public health officials said. Marin now has over 600 cases and is seeing an average of 20 new cases a...

Parks and restaurants open amid rising cases

06/03/2020
The no-parking signs have been removed, the gates have been opened and many restaurant patios are now open for diners: In a big step for the tourist-based economy of West Marin, driving to parks and beaches and dining outdoors is now allowed. Still, the coronavirus continues to spread, with Marin...

Two Tomales athletes win award

06/03/2020
Isabel Sartori and Felipe Martinez, both three-sport athletes graduating from Tomales High School, have won the Marin Athletic Foundation’s Ghilloti Award, given to an outstanding male and female athlete at each high school in Marin. Sartori played four years of varsity in volleyball, tennis and basketball, amassing a school-record 1,529...

Horizon works to upgrade, expand to Bo

06/03/2020
Susan and Kevin Daniel, who have owned and operated Horizon Cable in Point Reyes Station for three decades, are nearing completion of their long-awaited plans to bring broadband internet to Bolinas, where residents are desperate for better service. The couple pressed ahead with the project this spring, despite the cost...

MALT returns Measure A funds for purchase of Hicks Valley easement

06/03/2020
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has returned $833,250 it was awarded three years ago from the county’s Measure A funds to purchase an agricultural conservation easement for a Hicks Valley ranch, following the discovery that the group might have asked for too much money. MALT commissioned two appraisals, but only...

West Marin summer camps go online during pandemic

06/03/2020
With new county guidelines, summer camps in Marin may now open, though some are planning to go online for the first time ever. The rules mandate that campers are kept in stable groups no larger than 12 and attend only one camp in any three-week period. On top of enforcing...

Holiday draws crowds to beaches set to reopen

05/27/2020
Visitors to the coast, undeterred by signs warning of closed beaches, streamed into West Marin over Memorial Day weekend, encouraged by 80-degree weather and clear blue skies. With most parking lots closed, drivers parked wherever they could, lining the highway and clogging neighborhood streets. But soon towns will no longer...

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