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Workshop scheduled for DACA recipients at Point Reyes Library

09/21/2017
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security began the process of phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country illegally as minors to be eligible for a work permit and to live without the fear of deportation...

PRNSA fires bookstore manager amid multiple investigations

09/21/2017
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association fired its bookstore manager this month, amid an internal investigation and two conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Devin Currens, who has been on paid leave since late June, had been employed for roughly two and a half years before filing a...

County explores delivery-only cannabis licenses

09/14/2017
After all bids to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Marin were denied this spring, the county has announced a fresh attempt to provide medicinal products locally. A new draft ordinance that permits medicinal cannabis delivery-only businesses in the unincorporated area of the county is now available for public review and...

New Star Route owners open ears to community

09/14/2017
Despite it being balmy and clear last Sunday afternoon, Bolinas residents flooded indoors for an informational meeting and question-and-answer session with representatives from the University of San Francisco concerning the recent purchase of Star Route Farms. Though attendees were largely welcoming of the new owners, some asked that the university...

A quest to change capitalism

09/14/2017
Inverness Park lawyer John Montgomery wants to help corporations gain a social and environmental conscience, and he thinks West Marin can be a beacon for a positive business remodeling worldwide. For the last few years, he’s helped various local and regional corporations become certified B Corporations, adopting practices that establish...

Former Inverness resident raises funds for mosquito repellent efforts in Africa

09/14/2017
Of the estimated 429,000 deaths from malaria in 2015, nearly all occurred in Africa, and a startling majority were of children under the age of 5, according to the World Health Organization. “It has become an epidemic because people have no defense against it,” said Sam Darling, an organic grower...

Electricity provider partners with waste company in biogas plant

09/14/2017
Marin County’s nonprofit public electricity provider, MCE, and Waste Management are cutting the ribbon this month on a collaborative clean energy project located at Redwood Landfill in Novato. The new plant, a $14.5 million endeavor, uses the methane gas produced by Marin and Sonoma Counties’ waste to power two engines...

Marshall Tavern sells to Fairfax developer

09/07/2017
The Marshall Tavern, an 1873 building that has over time served as a soda shop, a hardware store and a bar, was sold last week for $435,000. The derelict building has sat empty for almost three decades and has been on and off the market for years. Its new owner,...

Slide Ranch opens farm-to-table teaching center

09/07/2017
Slide Ranch, the outdoor educational center in Muir Beach, has completed the first restoration of a building in over 50 years. The new farm-to-table teaching center, which will open on Sept. 24 with a party worthy of the farm’s legendary ties to rock n’ roll, includes a commercial kitchen for...

Tony’s Seafood Restaurant opens under new owners

09/07/2017
It took no more than 25 minutes after opening last Friday for Tony’s Seafood Restaurant to begin filling up with hungry customers seeking refuge from the heat wave. A staffer flipped on an upbeat playlist and a grill on the terrace sent flavorsome smoke into the dining room. Tony’s, founded...

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