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Point Reyes brainstorms its water story

03/27/2019
Around three dozen locals gathered on Monday evening in Point Reyes Station to discuss water-related concerns. It was the first of three meetings—there will be a second in May and a third in June—that the county is holding to help identify issues in the village. Project manager Lorene Jackson identified...

Stinson Beach fire district to buy lot for new station, services

03/27/2019
The Stinson Beach Fire Protection District may soon own a piece of land it hopes can house a new fire station, firefighter housing or expanded emergency medical services. The district is moving quickly. The proposal appeared on the board of directors’ public agenda for the first time on Monday, the...

Health alliance adds acupuncture to its offerings

03/27/2019
Through a new partnership with the Coastal Health Alliance, Alexis Richardson is expanding her mission to bring affordable acupuncture to West Marin. Last week, she started seeing patients at the alliance’s sister clinics in Point Reyes Station and Bolinas. The Coastal Health Alliance received a federal grant earlier this year...

Recreational salmon season, with positive outlook, to start on time

03/27/2019
Salmon season is just around the bend, and it’s looking more promising than last year, when the season was truncated by drought and warm ocean conditions. The Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets the regulations for the fisheries along the West Coast, released the staggered start dates for recreational salmon...

Replacement buoys to be rolled out at Chicken Ranch Beach

03/27/2019
Ready to swim in the bay? The waters off Chicken Ranch Beach will soon be safer. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors authorized Marin County Parks to execute a 10-year lease agreement with the California State Lands Commission for the installation, use and maintenance of six marker buoys off the...

Junior units sought in the San Geronimo Valley

03/27/2019
The San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association has a goal for 2019: to identify six landowners interested in creating housing stock and to help them initiate that process. Under the Real Community Rentals program, a county collaboration that began in 2016, the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin has...

Health center grievances, ideas aired

03/20/2019
Bolinas and Stinson Beach residents aired a host of common grievances about the Coastal Health Alliance—long wait times, short visits, shoddy record systems and difficulty with receptionists, among others—at a meeting with C.E.O. Steven Siegel, doctor Anna O’Malley and a few other staffers on Tuesday night at the Bolinas firehouse...

Departments plan for W's fire monies

03/20/2019
Representatives of the seven fire departments that serve West Marin have determined how to divvy up funds provided by the increased revenue from the hiked transient occupancy tax, based on the impacts of tourism each department shoulders. “I’m so thankful,” Jason Weber, chief of the Marin County Fire Department, said...

For the Mariners, baseball is both symbol and sport

03/20/2019
It was a bright and blue opening day, and a promising young player was being reminded that it would be okay if she got hit in the head with a stray ball—that was why she was wearing a helmet. Worries thus assuaged, and bats and mitts in hand, the third,...

Tomales principal to leave at year's end

03/20/2019
The principal of Tomales and Bodega Bay Elementary Schools, Amanda Mattea, who is finishing her second year in the position, has new plans for the fall. Ms. Mattea, a Point Reyes Station resident who is expecting her first child in April, is moving into a co-leadership position with her husband,...

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