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Despite extra efforts to house them, homeless remain on coast

04/15/2020
Social workers have increased outreach efforts to the homeless in coastal Marin from two to five days a week during the pandemic, but just a small handful of people are newly sheltered. Peter Planteen, who leads a care team for Community Action Marin on the coast, said he has made...

Bolinas offers test to all in rare Covid-19 project

04/15/2020
Free Covid-19 testing for all Bolinas residents and West Marin first responders will roll out next week in an extraordinary project envisioned by two locals and led by a team of infectious disease specialists from the University of California, San Francisco. The program, among the first of its kind in...

With few cases, Marin looks to ease sheltering

04/15/2020
Marin has successfully curbed the initial spread of the novel coronavirus. With a welcome lull at hospitals and the economic impacts painfully clear, public health officials are planning to slowly relax the order to shelter in place. The move is expected to bring a secondary surge, but it’s one health...

Pandemic impacts seashore and sister agencies' work

04/15/2020
Illegal recreation in the Point Reyes National Seashore has continued, while park employees, educators and ecologists are abiding by sheltering rules, often to the detriment of their operations, including scientific research. In the seashore, as in all open spaces in Marin, access by car has been prohibited since March 22...

CLAM wins bid to develop Coast Guard property for affordable housing

04/15/2020
The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin has won the bid to develop the former Coast Guard property in Point Reyes Station, in partnership with Eden Housing. The Board of Supervisors unanimously supported the joint proposal over EAH Housing because of CLAM’s dedication to community involvement. “While there are...

Deputies patrol for shelter order compliance

04/08/2020
Deputies patrolling Marin’s coast have been extraordinarily busy over the past week, following the tightening of the regional shelter order last Tuesday. People have continued to drive to trailheads and open spaces, and a few nonessential businesses—mostly short-term rentals—have failed to halt operations. Deputies, whose numbers increased from the usual...

Congregants ready for a virtual Easter

04/08/2020
This Sunday, West Marin’s churches will not be filled with singing worshippers. Grass fields will not be swarmed with kids hunting for eggs, and family meals will be smaller. It’s a time of modified traditions for Christians who cannot meet in person because of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, faith plays...

Making distance learning work for all

04/08/2020
With campuses closed for the rest of the school year, West Marin educators are grappling with how to deliver meaningful instruction to students without leaving anyone behind. Internet access is key in the effort. Districts are working to secure and distribute Google Chromebooks and internet hotspots to students who need...

Burglar strikes West Marin Pharmacy

04/08/2020
A burglar smashed into the West Marin Pharmacy with a brick and stole around $500 worth of medication after the shop closed last Friday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, but has no suspects. “It’s not going to put me out of business, but it hurts,” owner Zsuzsanna Biran...

New lawyer, more time for beleaguered Lagunitas tea seller

04/08/2020
David Lee Hoffman, the Lagunitas resident embroiled in litigation over extensive unpermitted building on his property, went to court last month and bought himself some time—potentially a lot of time. Mr. Hoffman, who spent over half a million dollars on nine different lawyers in past years and most recently spoke...

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