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Stinson considers desalination plant

10/12/2017
Stinson Beach County Water District is considering a small desalination unit both as a way to meet peak demand during the town’s busy tourist season and to prepare for reduced flow in future periods of drought. The desalination committee’s two members and other district employees met last week to discuss...

East Coast warbler, landed in Inverness, likely “misoriented”

10/12/2017
Streaks of black line the orange face and breast of the Blackburnian warbler, an East Coast species that somehow wound up in the alder trees above an Inverness creek this September. Renée Cormier, an avian ecologist for Point Blue Conservation Science, first spotted one with a research associate and a...

Man accused of hitting bicyclists in Hicks Valley

10/12/2017
Last Saturday, a 21-year-old man driving a blue Dodge Ram pickup swerved on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, just west of Hicks Valley Road, and hit four cyclists riding in a Marin County Bicycle Coalition fundraising event. The cyclists suffered injuries ranging from moderate to major, and one was transferred to a...

Tax to fund valley teachers on the ballot

10/05/2017
Parcel owners living within the Lagunitas School District will head to the polls next month to decide if a decades-old special tax used specifically to fund the school’s teachers should be renewed after the program sunsets next summer. Measure A, placed on the ballot by the school district’s board of...

Seashore ranches offered interim agreements

10/05/2017
Last month, the Point Reyes National Seashore sent new, roughly five-year agreements to the ranchers whose leases on its lands have expired. The interim permits are individualized, but none exceed the July 14, 2022 deadline set by the recent settlement between the park and three national nonprofits over ranching. By...

Richard Sloan and friends raise a new playground

10/05/2017
If it’s a weekday and sunny in the San Geronimo Valley, it’s safe to say that Richard Sloan is at the Lagunitas School, guiding the replacement of the upper campus’s playground by a team of volunteers. The Victorian-inspired village envisioned by the 81-year-old contractor and longtime school board trustee is...

After six years outdoors, Forest Knolls painter debuts seascapes

10/05/2017
About three times a week, Parra O’Siochain finds himself on one of the outer beaches of Point Reyes, seated near his friend Pam Handleman and armed with a clean canvas and paints. It wouldn’t be unusual if a bottle of imperial ale, cheese, bread and a Frisbee were scattered about...

Highway 1 closure south of Stinson Beach slated to open fully next spring

10/05/2017
Following a year of deadline pushbacks, the effort to restore collapsed sections of Highway 1 between Muir Beach and Stinson Beach has begun. Officials expect one lane to be reopened by the end of the year, as crews continue to install retaining walls along the roadway to repair damages caused...

This week at the farmers market, Alice Waters and 100 salads

10/05/2017
Can one salad showcase all of the food producers at the Point Reyes Farmers market? The planned appearance by Alice Waters, the Bay Area’s local food guru, at a market fundraiser this Saturday has inspired Christian Caiazzo, chef and owner of Osteria Stellina, to give it a shot. One hundred...

Federal funding for Coastal Health Alliance would end without action

09/28/2017
The Coastal Health Alliance is keeping a close watch on Washington, D.C. this week as a federal funding program that specifically supports community health centers is on track to sunset unless Congress reauthorizes the billion-dollar program by Sept. 30. Through grants doled out by the Health Resources and Services Administration,...

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