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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...

Award for Tomales High agriculture department

09/07/2017
The California Agricultural Teachers’ Association applauded Tomales High School’s agricultural department—a popular program that attracts nearly a third of the school’s student body—presenting the department’s leader with an award earlier this summer at a ceremony in San Luis Obispo. Bill Costanzo, the department’s head and sole teacher, oversees seven courses...

County to improve Agate Beach Trail as part of inclusive access plan

09/07/2017
Marin County Parks began a $99,000 restoration project on the Agate Beach Trail in Bolinas last week, part of an initiative to improve access to the county’s trail system. Beginning last week, the trailhead leading to Agate Beach is closed to the public from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on...

Docent will speak to the meaning of flowers in Asian art

09/07/2017
For some, a lotus may just be a lotus, but according to Yoshi Fukamiya, a Stinson Beach resident and docent at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, it’s a symbol of transcendence and purity in Asia since the flower emerges from the mud unstained. That’s the image reflected in...

A talk and a walk to a momentous landmark, where Drake regrouped

09/07/2017
Sir Francis Drake was looking for a way home. Between 1577 and 1580, on the last leg of a circumnavigation of the world in which he had sought to expand Britain’s maritime power and score Peruvian gold from the Spanish, Drake traveled north along the West Coast hoping to find...

County forms Coast Guard working group

08/31/2017
A working group comprised of 10 community representatives will meet for the first time in September to help navigate the county’s purchase of the Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes Station. The group’s first job, said Leelee Thomas, the planning manager for the county’s Housing and Federal Grants Division,...

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