Rodoni group will explore special district for Point Reyes

This fall, Supervisor Dennis Rodoni will form a working group to identify the most pressing issues in Point Reyes Station and consider creating a special services district to address them. He wants the group, which will include members of the Point Reyes Station Village Association, the West Marin Chamber of...

Tomales saloon reopens under new ownership

Tomales residents are celebrating the return of an old watering hole. The William Tell, one of the oldest bars in Marin County, is open once more, this time under the direction of San Francisco food entrepreneur and brand developer Ted Wilson. Its resurgence could be a boon not only for...

Bo hardware seeks local owner

Hoping to own a viable business in Bolinas? Perhaps the hardware store is your ticket. The current owners, Tom and Karen Dibblee, have listed the store, including its current inventory and equipment, for $399,000, and committed to only advertising the sale locally through at least September. One of their contingencies...

With low use, crossing guard service cut at West Marin School

Attention back-to-schoolers: Look both ways! Due to a drop in the number of students who commute on foot, the Transportation Authority of Marin has cut crossing guard service at West Marin School. Unable to piece together independent funding or hire a volunteer, the district has no plans to refill the...

San Geronimo Valley wastewater study will look at new locations and uses

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday allotted more funds to a county contractor exploring the feasibility of a community wastewater system for Woodacre and San Geronimo, where failing septic systems are contaminating the watershed. An initial feasibility study for the system was released in 2011; last year, an expanded study...

Renewed interest in collaborative agreement for West Marin gymnasium

Recent buzz around Shoreline Unified School District’s November bond measure to fund facility improvements has renewed attention to a joint-use agreement for the West Marin School gymnasium that is held between the district and the West Marin Field Committee. “When we look at considering a new bond measure for certain...

Santa Rosa surfer dies on Bolinas Beach

In deep water, it’s hard to know how to answer a call for help. But that’s what Bernard Dupre, a 48-year-old Santa Rosa man who died in his wetsuit on Bolinas Beach last Saturday, asked from his fellow surfers. Before reaching shore via a surfboard leash and multiple hands, Mr...

Lagunitas tea seller hopes for historic building code

Facing nearly a million dollars in penalties for extensive unpermitted building, tea purveyor and longtime Lagunitas resident David Lee Hoffman has taken a new stand to defend his property. Attorney Peter Prows filed a motion on his behalf in Marin Superior Court this month that argues for the validity of...

Rental programs nab more funds

Sarah Cane is well aware that it would be far more lucrative to rent her property’s second unit on Airbnb. Instead, she is using the unit to provide affordable housing in Point Reyes Station through the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin’s Real Community Rentals Program. “[CLAM] guided me,...


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