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What’s opening at the Bolinas Museum

01/22/2020
As a great start to the new year, the Bolinas Museum will open new exhibitions in all five of its galleries with a vibrant reception on Jan. 25. In both the main and photography galleries, a remarkable exhibition titled “The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts,...

Watershed sees low coho returns, despite ample flows

01/16/2020
Dismally low numbers of adult coho salmon are returning to the Lagunitas Creek watershed this winter, despite adequate streamflows. Out of the nearly 8,000 smolts that migrated to sea in 2018, the Marin Municipal Water District estimates just one percent have returned to spawn. “In early December, things were still...

Alleged violations could shutter pharmacy

01/15/2020
The West Marin Pharmacy, an essential resource for many residents on the coast, is in hot water. The California State Board of Pharmacy has made a series of accusations of clerical and procedural misconduct against the business, and has recommended revoking or suspending the license of pharmacist and co-owner Zsuzsanna...

Improvements to Shoreline menu inch forward

01/15/2020
It’s been over five years since Shoreline Unified School District adopted a wellness policy that calls for locally sourced and minimally processed meals for students, yet improvements have been slow to take effect. Last month, the food services manager told the board that a lack of food service employees has...

New, local owners in downtown Tomales

01/15/2020
The 101-year-old Piezzi Building, which houses Tomales’s deli and bakery and was once the site of an automobile shop, has sold to the owners of Toluma Farms. Shannon Gregory, the owner of the Marshall Store, took over the lease from Tomales Bakery, where he reopened with coffee last week as...

Final report on emergency radio improvements

01/15/2020
The Marin Emergency Radio Authority has approved its next-generation project, which aims to reduce coverage gaps and increase capacity for first-responder radios with eight new antenna sites and improvements to 10 others. MERA released a draft environmental impact report on the project this fall; after receiving just a few housekeeping...

Bolinas man faces child pornography charges

01/15/2020
John deLorimier, a father, a graphic designer and last year an assistant football coach at Mount Tamalpais High School who lives in Bolinas, was arrested last Friday and charged with possessing and sending child pornography. Mr. deLorimier, 72, is currently in custody, facing a bail of $1 million; a plea...

In Inverness, 40 years of independent water

01/09/2020
This month, the Inverness Public Utility District is celebrating 40 years of providing water to the town. It was a long path to public ownership, and residents had dealt with a sub-par water system for decades. The district was only able to buy the system at the eleventh hour after...

County, park will survey barred owl intrusion

01/09/2020
Researchers with Point Blue Conservation Science and the National Park Service will newly survey barred owls in the Point Reyes National Seashore and nine county parks this year, building upon two decades of monitoring northern spotted owls. “Marin is really the last remaining area within the entire range of the...

Pat Healy, singer and restaurateur, dies at 92

01/09/2020
Pat Healy, a jazz singer and actress who owned restaurants in West Marin and was known for her vibrancy, community involvement and strong will, died on Dec. 8. She was 92 years old. Pat moved from Los Angeles to Point Reyes Station in 1972, leaving behind her only marriage and...

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