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Valley residents discuss recent string of burglaries

04/17/2019
More than 50 residents of the San Geronimo Valley gathered at the Lagunitas School on Tuesday night to discuss a series of burglaries that have struck their villages in the last month. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni and Deputy Alex Brown from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office focused on what people could...

Cordell Bank staffer steps in as Point Reyes National Seashore spokeswoman

04/17/2019
When John Dell’Osso retired in March from his decades-long post as chief of interpretation for the Point Reyes National Seashore in March, an employee from the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary—which has an office across the creek at the Bear Valley Visitor Center—stepped into his shoes for an interim period...

Honor system allows library patrons to borrow sensitive-topic books

04/17/2019
If you’ve been browsing in the teen section of the library recently, you may have noticed an unusual sign: “STEAL THESE BOOKS…” it begins. But the Marin County Free Library system isn’t encouraging theft. It is trying to give patrons a chance to reads books about sensitive topics without fear,...

Trust, county and advocates settle golf suit

04/17/2019
Marin County, the Trust for Public Land and the San Geronimo Advocates agreed this week to drop the pursuit of an appeal and subsequent cross-appeal of a Marin Superior Court decision on the future of the San Geronimo Golf Course. The groups are instead settling the matter out of court,...

Equity a top value in county arts plan

04/17/2019
In an effort to rejuvenate arts equity and programing in the county, Marin’s Department of Cultural Services, the Marin Cultural Association and local arts leaders have developed a new arts and culture master plan. “Arts, Culture, Action, Marin!” is the first such initiative in 25 years. A draft is now...

Inverness man dies in crash, son survives

04/10/2019
Last Thursday afternoon, lifelong Inverness resident Trygve Hansen died when his car rolled 500 feet down a steep embankment off Ridgecrest Boulevard, a scenic road that winds above Stinson Beach in Mount Tamalpais State Park. His 13-year-old son, Theo Milner-Hansen, who had been asleep in the passenger seat, survived the...

Tax savings on Shoreline bond measure

04/10/2019
Due in part to Shoreline Unified School District’s recently improved credit rating, taxpayers in the district will save more than $2 million in interest on Measure I, a $19.5 million bond approved by voters last November. The district estimates that the cost to taxpayers for each dollar borrowed under the...

Man faces Bo break-in charge

04/10/2019
A San Rafael filmmaker has been charged with one count of burglary of a Terrace Avenue home in Bolinas on March 7. David Margoliash, who was arrested that day for charges stemming from an altercation in San Rafael, will have a first hearing on April 12 in Marin Superior Court...

Third medical doctor joins Coastal Health Alliance staff

04/10/2019
Pennsylvania native Steven Aussenberg, the newest family doctor at the Coastal Health Alliance, came West to work as a volunteer for the Marin Conservation Corps 15 years ago. One medical degree and a baby later, he was ready to make West Marin his home. “I’m not immune to the stresses...

Point Reyes Station garage to share road services for AAA members

04/10/2019
West Marin residents are likely seeing longer wait times for roadside assistance following the restructuring of a contract between Cheda’s Garage and the American Automobile Association—the oldest-standing contract in the country, dating to the 1920s. In February, the Point Reyes Station garage dissolved its agreement with AAA as the association’s...

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