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Shoreline using bond funds in summer construction

06/10/2020
Summer construction projects are underway this week at Shoreline Unified School District’s five campuses. All of the schools except Bodega Bay Elementary School will be repainted, roofs that leak and windows with poor insulation will be replaced, and schools will receive new fire alarm systems and accessibility improvements. Two modular...

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...

Library still making itself indispensable

05/27/2020
While its physical branches are closed, the library continues to be a critical resource for residents of West Marin. The Marin County Free Library has ensured that every student who needs an internet hotspot has one, and librarians are filling new roles as disaster service workers. Customers are checking out...

Bats and the search for the zoonotic link

05/27/2020
Gabe Reyes, one of the primary field biologists researching native bat populations in Marin, can no longer handle bats under guidance handed down this month by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The fear is that Mr. Reyes and the state’s 50-some researchers permitted to handle the animals could...

Station House will stay open longer than planned

05/27/2020
The Station House Café will not close on June 1 as previously announced: owner Sheryl Cahill and the property owners agreed on Wednesday to a new lease that extends through September, with the current of $8,372 reduced by about 80 percent. “The landlords have shown true generosity,” Ms. Cahill told...

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