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Diesel generator providing power along Tomales Bay after widespread outage

03/20/2019
For many residents this week, time seemed to be speeding up—at least for those looking at oven clocks or other time devices plugged into a power source. In the aftermath of the extensive blackout last week, there’s an apparent explanation: A diesel-fueled generator housed by two 18-wheelers parked at the...

Shoreline teachers finalize contract, with pay raises and retirement incentives

03/20/2019
The teachers and other certificated staff of Shoreline Unified School District finalized a three-year contract with the district last week, obtaining a 3 percent salary increase each year for the next three years. Staff expressed satisfaction about both the bargaining process and its ultimate gains. Negotiations began at the end...

Seashore succulents tapped in global thieving scandal

03/20/2019
A vibrant, rosette-shaped succulent native to coastal Oregon and Northern California called bluff lettuce, or Dudleya farinosa , is the subject of an international thieving scandal, including from the beaches in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Adrian Foss, a captain in California Fish and Wildlife’s law enforcement division, and his...

Lagunitas tea purveyor given time to detail rescue plans

03/13/2019
David Lee Hoffman, a longtime Lagunitas resident and tea purveyor whose property was handed over to a court-appointed receiver in 2015 to bring dozens of unpermitted buildings into compliance, appeared in court last week without lawyers. It was new tactic based on financial strain, but it proved effective. Mr. Hoffman,...

Bonnie Clarke, guide for many, dies at 71

03/13/2019
Bonnie Clarke, a Point Reyes Station resident with an artistic eye, a generous spirit and enduring friendships, died on Jan. 2 at age 71. An active community member who served on the boards of the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin and Gallery Route One, Bonnie first fell in...

FEMA funds available for select West Marin home-elevation projects

03/13/2019
A small number of West Marin residents whose properties lie within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s designated “special flood hazard areas” may be eligible for federal funding to support home elevation projects. At a meeting at the Point Reyes Library on Tuesday night, county planner Alex Westoff and planning manager...

Overnight parking ban for C Street to start in April

03/13/2019
The overnight parking ban on Point Reyes Station’s C Street will go into effect in early April, following its approval by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The rule will apply to all vehicles between Third and Sixth Streets from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Organizations such as the Point...

Flooding closes Olema post office

03/13/2019
Last month’s storms flooded the Olema post office and led to its temporary closure; since then, box holders have been making their way two miles up Highway 1 to retrieve their mail in Point Reyes Station. United States Postal Service spokesperson Augustine Ruiz said he expects the Olema office to...

“Roma,” Yalitza y racismo

03/13/2019
Mucho se ha hablado de la película mexicana “Roma,” nominada a 10 Óscares y premiada con 3, escrita y dirigida por Alfonso Cuarón. Desde su inicial premio a la mejor película en el Festival de Cine de Venecia en agosto de 2018, empezó a cosechar trofeos y a volverse un...

'Wish-cycling' does no favors, Recology says

03/13/2019
When in doubt about the best bin for your paper or plastic, the counterintuitive solution may be the trash can. Last week, the Rotary Club of West Marin met with a specialist for the waste collector Recology Sonoma-Marin and were shocked to discover the nuances of what can and cannot...

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