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“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...

Shoreline staff ask for equitable pay

03/07/2019
After six years without a raise, the classified staff of the Shoreline Unified School District are pushing for a salary increase. This March, the Shoreline chapter of the California School Employees Association will present the school board with an initial contract proposal to sunshine its requests, making them available for...

Bolinas author documents driftwood shacks

03/07/2019
Lloyd Kahn’s latest endeavor was to document an art form that is, above all, temporary in nature: driftwood shelters. “I don’t know who the builders are, and they don’t use nails. Most of the structures are gone in a few weeks: wind, rain, or the rangers knock or burn them...

New book club explores spiritual ecology

03/07/2019
Kailea Frederick, a writer and teacher who spent the majority of her life off the power grid in Maui before relocating to Petaluma two years ago, is bringing a book club dedicated to what she calls spiritual ecology to Point Reyes Books this month. The bi-monthly group will meet for...

County offers property tax relief for storm damages

03/07/2019
Did February take your property by storm? The Marin County assessor’s office reminded residents last week that they might be eligible for property tax relief. Under an ongoing program, residents are eligible if they suffered losses of $10,000 or more and apply within one year of the damage. “Emergency relief...

County orders demolition of Bolinas blufftop home

02/27/2019
Ralph Garside, who as a young man inherited a fortune from a wife nearly half a century his senior and moved to his seaside dream home in Bolinas, is now in hot water. Marin County code enforcement officers ordered him this month to demolish his house, garage and several accessory...

A kaleidescope of goods at Bolinas women's collective

02/27/2019
A crystal peace sign that glows around the clock beckons from a storefront window in downtown Bolinas. Open the door to Kaleidoscope, the 32-year-old women’s collective that today is operated by three locals who sell an assortment of clothes, cards, crystals and handmade goods from around the world. “The store...

Golf vote slated for 2020; county is concerned

02/27/2019
Marin County voters will decide whether to restrict the use of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course, following a decision on Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors to place the initiative on the March 2020 ballot. Yet the initiative itself is insufficiently clear in its demands, county officials say, and...

Town hall tackles tourism impacts

02/27/2019
Last Thursday, a host of agencies, a supervisor and a state senator settled into a packed Dance Palace to hear feedback from residents and offer updates on the work they have been doing in coastal Marin. The meeting followed up on a 2017 meeting at which residents identified their top...

Permits for Hog Island Oyster revised

02/21/2019
Changes are coming for Hog Island Oyster Company, after the California Coastal Commission updated the company’s permits this month. Although the new permit terms mostly reflect the company’s current practices, they also authorize a possible doubling of Hog Island’s cultivated acres on Tomales Bay, and come with a series of new environmental mitigation measures. The company, which has been operating since 1983, is the largest grower on the bay and the second local grower to update its coastal permits following a 2013 statewide initiative. Although that effort was meant to simplify and streamline the permitting process for shellfish growers, it also led to the discovery that many growers’ practices had slipped outside the terms of their coastal permits...

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