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Sacramento painter wraps up show at Claudia Chapline Gallery

01/27/2021
Nearly four decades ago, then-reporter Jill Estroff wrote a story in Sacramento’s weekly Suttertown News about the forced closure of a local gallery after the landlords tripled the rent. The gallery owner, Claudia Chapline, subsequently headed west to open her business in Stinson Beach, where she continues to show art...

Seeking to renew accreditation, MALT calls for comments

01/27/2021
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust is asking the public to send comments to the national organization that accredits it as part of the nonprofit’s renewal application. Comments should relate to MALT’s ethical and technical operations, and they will be considered alongside the trust’s records and policies. MALT has been accredited...

Inverness scopes tax for fire, drought preparedness

01/20/2021
The smoke from the Woodward Fire was still lingering in the air when a group of Inverness residents decided that the village’s immediate needs related to wildfire prevention and water storage would require a new funding source. In a survey launched this month, residents are weighing in on whether they...

Agency fears easy pumps threaten clams

01/20/2021
A new and efficient tool used to dig up clams is posing a threat to clam populations, state Fish and Wildlife scientists say. Next month, the Fish and Game Commission will consider an emergency ban on hydraulic pumps, which have largely replaced the shovels historically used for clamming. Shovels typically...

Point Reyes lights obscure stars, village association says

01/20/2021
The Point Reyes Station Village Association wants to restore the visibility of the night sky. A new lighting review committee met earlier this month for a night walk and identified several buildings with lights that do not follow the town’s community plan. Now, they are reaching out to the building...

West Marin back in class

01/20/2021
The youngest students of the Shoreline Unified School District are back in classrooms for the first time in 10 months, and that’s just one of many moving parts at West Marin’s largest school district this month. Employees are getting vaccinated, Covid-19 testing efficacy has been thrown into doubt and administrators...

Cowgirl Creamery founders retire after 2016 sale to Swiss company

01/20/2021
The time to retire arrived with the start of 2021 for the founders of Cowgirl Creamery, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, who started the business a quarter-century ago. “We are very proud to have been part of the development of the artisan cheese craft in Northern California, which has helped...

Investigation pending after Las Vegas man lands plane on Limantour Beach

01/20/2021
The faux military plane that landed on Limantour Beach the day after Christmas was removed last week, and an investigation is underway. A skid steer carried it above the pedestrian bridge, and a trailer towed it to an airfield; aircraft insurance paid for the removal. The pilot, Las Vegas resident...

More monies for rental assistance are on the way

01/20/2021
Marin County is continuing to provide rental assistance to residents struggling with the financial ramifications of the pandemic. An estimated $7.75 million is expected to land at the county by early February as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which Congress passed last month. The funding can go toward current...

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