Samuel P. Taylor slide repair to start this month

The last two slide repair projects brought by the 2017 storms are underway—or soon will be—in West Marin. The county Department of Public Works is repairing a slide on Lucas Valley Road a mile from the Nicasio Valley Road intersection and, later this month, will tackle the slide in Samuel...

More delays for long-stalled valley home

The Planning Commission this week sympathized with Lagunitas homeowners whose renovations plans for their century-old house dating to 2011 have long been delayed by the county’s analysis of cumulative development impacts on fish in the San Geronimo Valley. That analysis was a court mandate stemming from a 2010 Salmon Protection...

Caltrans to clean at Bolinas Lagoon road

Caltrans will clean out culverts and ditches along Highway 1 at four sites on the eastern bank of the Bolinas Lagoon this fall, in hopes of preventing winter flooding. The Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council requested the work, saying the constant action of flood waters on the bottoms of vehicles navigating...

Four vie for three seats at Bo-Stin

The race for three seats on the Bolinas-Stinson School board will have four candidates this fall: three long-standing incumbents who have spent a majority of their lives in Bolinas and one ambitious newcomer who moved to Stinson Beach in January with his three young kids. The candidates include former district...

Forest Knolls food truck shut down, pending site-based permits

Four weeks after it first opened, Tony Carracci closed the doors to the Black Star Pig Company food truck and is now waiting for new permits from the county before re-opening at two Forest Knolls sites. Mr. Carracci leased the former Video West storefront two years ago with plans for...

Owner of Point Reyes hardware store quits selling glyphosate products

Point Reyes Station’s Building Supply Center will no longer carry products containing the chemical glyphosate, an herbicide and ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup. Ken Dunaj, who owns the hardware store, said some customers had been asking for the discontinuation for years, but that until recently overall demand for glyphosate products...

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...


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