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Final report on emergency radio improvements

01/15/2020
The Marin Emergency Radio Authority has approved its next-generation project, which aims to reduce coverage gaps and increase capacity for first-responder radios with eight new antenna sites and improvements to 10 others. MERA released a draft environmental impact report on the project this fall; after receiving just a few housekeeping...

Bolinas man faces child pornography charges

01/15/2020
John deLorimier, a father, a graphic designer and last year an assistant football coach at Mount Tamalpais High School who lives in Bolinas, was arrested last Friday and charged with possessing and sending child pornography. Mr. deLorimier, 72, is currently in custody, facing a bail of $1 million; a plea...

In Inverness, 40 years of independent water

01/09/2020
This month, the Inverness Public Utility District is celebrating 40 years of providing water to the town. It was a long path to public ownership, and residents had dealt with a sub-par water system for decades. The district was only able to buy the system at the eleventh hour after...

County, park will survey barred owl intrusion

01/09/2020
Researchers with Point Blue Conservation Science and the National Park Service will newly survey barred owls in the Point Reyes National Seashore and nine county parks this year, building upon two decades of monitoring northern spotted owls. “Marin is really the last remaining area within the entire range of the...

Pat Healy, singer and restaurateur, dies at 92

01/09/2020
Pat Healy, a jazz singer and actress who owned restaurants in West Marin and was known for her vibrancy, community involvement and strong will, died on Dec. 8. She was 92 years old. Pat moved from Los Angeles to Point Reyes Station in 1972, leaving behind her only marriage and...

Methane digester on Straus ranch to balance emissions from BMW's electric cars

01/09/2020
Cow-powered cars? Albert Straus, the founder of Straus Family Creamery, plans to make this a near reality through a new partnership with the auto industry. Mr. Straus has operated a methane biodigester since 2004 on the Straus ranch in Marshall, converting cow manure into electrical power and reducing carbon dioxide...

Bolinas wall stalled by coastal commission

01/01/2020
The California Coastal Commission last month stymied the plans of a Bolinas homeowner who hopes to protect his bluff-side house by erecting an underground retaining wall. The commission foremost disputed that erosion posed a great enough threat to the house to warrant armoring, citing coastal development regulations. Tom Bassett, a...

Tomales Bay Resort downsizes kayaking

01/01/2020
Hoping to boost business at his Tomales Bay Resort, owner Jeff Harriman has ended Blue Waters Kayaking's lease at its launch of 20 years, leaving the company without a shoreside rental location as of December. Blue Waters owners John and Pamalah Granatir said they did not see eye to eye...

Valley man stakes claim to paper road with barrel, then sues

01/01/2020
A man who owns two parcels divided by a public road in Woodacre has sued the county and the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group with the hope of gaining exclusive access. Bruce Wick does not contend that he owns the road but asks the county and the planning group, which...

Shoreline explores microgrid for Tomales

01/01/2020
A company that specializes in microgrids will look at how to create one in Tomales, at the behest of Shoreline Unified School District. The district’s board in December approved a memorandum of understanding with the Utah company CleanSpark to conduct a feasibility study on how a microgrid could power critical...

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