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Covid testing expands amid ongoing surge

12/23/2020
There’s good news and there’s bad news about Covid-19 this week. The good news is that testing efforts are finally expanding in West Marin, and a group of first responders were vaccinated in Point Reyes Station on Wednesday. The bad news is that this week saw the largest number of...

Decimated monarchs wait for protection

12/23/2020
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service says protections for monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act are necessary but less pressing than those for other species on the brink. The decision comes as biologists report the lowest numbers in history for the western population of monarchs, which overwinters on...

The chaos of 2020

12/23/2020
West Marin is sheltered in many ways, but it was not immune to the upheavals of 2020: the social and economic impacts of the pandemic, the consequences of climate change, and the political turmoil that swept the nation. Covid-19 cases stayed relatively low on the coast thanks to regional public...

Contemporary art and screen prints at new Inverness gallery

12/23/2020
Returning to his roots, artist Tom Biagini opened a new gallery this month in First Valley Inverness after years away in Los Angeles. He plans to use the space to display his oil paintings, sell screen-printed apparel and breathe new life into downtown with a community gathering space. “It was...

Station House Café to relocate across the street this spring

12/23/2020
The Station House Café will move down the block this spring, finding a new home in its original location on the corner of Third Street and Highway 1, owner Sheryll Cahill announced last week. The relocation comes after Ms. Cahill’s landlords proposed raising her rent by 300 percent. Amid massive...

Trust lays out plan for golf course uses

12/16/2020
The Trust for Public Land will prioritize ecological restoration and conservation on the former San Geronimo Golf Course over other uses proposed by residents, including farming, affordable housing, a community wastewater system—and golf. Following an informal public scoping period, staffers from the nonprofit last week presented the key points of...

Bolinas parking rules will expand, after first shot had little effect

12/16/2020
Downtown parking rules in Bolinas will tighten in 2021, after the county found that a first phase of regulations put in place this spring did not improve turnover. In January, the prohibition of overnight parking by oversized vehicles will expand from one side of the downtown streets to both sides...

Annual bird count canceled

12/16/2020
For the first time in 50 years, local chapters of birders will not complete the Christmas bird count. The worldwide effort by the National Audubon Society feeds one of the longest-running citizen science datasets, serving as the foundation for vital climate change research. Inverness resident George Curth, who compiles the...

Point Reyes librarian retires after two decades at community post

12/16/2020
After the better part of two decades at the helm of the Point Reyes Library, Jennifer Livingston retired last week. Admired for her energy, dedication and can-do spirit, Ms. Livingston has been the glue between the library and community members of all ages throughout her tenure. “She’s a bridge builder,...

Vaccine lands for Marin’s frontline

12/16/2020
A health care worker at a nursing home in Marin is set to be vaccinated for Covid-19 today, an important milestone in the fight against the coronavirus that has infected at least 107 people in West Marin and upended nearly every aspect of life. Although the first vaccine is a...

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