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Point Reyes Vineyards and tasting room on the market

12/04/2019
Point Reyes Vineyards, the county’s only combined tasting room, winery and vineyard that last year celebrated its 30th anniversary, is for sale for $7 million. “My ideal buyer is a rich, young Silicon Valley entrepreneur with an ego that would like to have his own winery,” owner Steve Doughty said...

Rains make way for Lagunitas Creek coho return

12/04/2019
After a dry fall, the first storms of the winter kicked off the annual migration of coho salmon from the Pacific Ocean to the streams where they spawn. Over 10 inches of rain fell on Lake Lagunitas last week—slicking roads, knocking out power and felling branches. Streamflows are now high...

Bo parking rule to be phased and monitored

11/26/2019
The county is moving forward with downtown parking regulations for Bolinas with a new phased approach that addresses skepticism voiced by the California Coastal Commission...

State delays crab opener second time

11/26/2019
Turkey it is for the table this Thanksgiving. The opening of the commercial crab fishery in Marin was delayed for a second time last week, pushing the date to Dec. 15—more than a month past the planned start. Unlike past years, when delays in the opening were due to unhealthy...

Russell Chatham, fly fisherman and painter, dies at 80

11/26/2019
Russell Chatham, a record-breaking fly fisherman whose landscape paintings hang in the homes of movie stars and adorn high-end art collections, died on Nov. 10 after a long illness. He was 80 years old. Russell grew up in Marin, where he cemented his love of painting, fishing, hunting and storytelling...

What's lined up for the March ballot

11/26/2019
With the deadline to file for the March 2020 primary election approaching, the Marin County Board of Supervisors last Tuesday added a ballot measure for a parcel tax to fund a fire prevention authority. The tax joins two other measures headed for the primary ballot. One would extend a quarter-cent...

King tides, and warning to travelers, coincide with winter holidays

11/26/2019
King tides occur when the earth, the moon and the sun are aligned, exerting the maximum gravitational pull on the tides, and this year they are coinciding with the holidays. The county’s flood control and water conservation district, which includes eight zones managed by voluntary advisory boards, released a notice...

MUSSEL denied appeal of trust's plan

11/20/2019
The Bolinas Community Land Trust held onto its coastal permit to develop a vacant property on Overlook Drive this week, after the county rejected an appeal brought by neighbors who argued the project violated development and environmental laws—and threatened their quality of life. Planning commissioners, who considered the appeal on...

Bolinas neighbors in suit over greenbelt

11/20/2019
Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, the Oscar-winning acting and directing duo who have participated in community life since purchasing a home in Bolinas in 2005, sued their neighbors last month amid a years-long property line dispute. The lawsuit, filed in Marin Superior Court on Oct. 31, alleges that Donna and...

Damp spoils prescribed burn

11/20/2019
Damp weather cut short the first prescribed burn in the Point Reyes National Seashore since 2015 last week: Just 20 acres of a planned 205-acre area between Olema and Bolinas were ignited before fire managers with the National Park Service called it quits. “We do plan on looking at future...

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