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Gan HaLev: A quarter-century of community

09/28/2017
The bond between the new year and the old was sealed in song. Last Wednesday, Rabbi Meredith Cahn led a congregation of more than 40 in a lilting melody—“lye lye lye…”—while a pair of guitarists gently strummed under a blue stained-glass Star of David. Afterwards, a blow into a shofar,...

Flurry of late-season fires break out in West Marin

09/28/2017
A “wrath” of fires have broken out in West Marin, as Inverness Fire Chief Jim Fox puts it. A brush fire on a Point Reyes Station ranch and two in Olema—one that took out power for over a thousand residents for a couple of hours on Tuesday evening—burned this week...

West Marin historian tackles new book

09/28/2017
West Marin’s most trusted historian, Dewey Livingston, has undertaken the task of creating a comprehensive history of the area. With the working title “Point Reyes—A History of the Land and its People,” his latest book will provide a detailed reference for the Point Reyes Peninsula and Tomales Bay watershed, illustrated...

White Hill slide fix fast-tracked to beat rains

09/21/2017
With winter around the corner, the county Board of Supervisors authorized the Department of Public Works last week to fast-track improvements to a once-wooded section of White Hill that slid twice last winter, cutting off a crucial artery for West Marin residents. The department will award the contract, rather than...

Marconi Center hopes for better deal with state

09/21/2017
The nonprofit that operates the Marconi Conference Center is continuing to negotiate with California State Parks for a longer operating contract, a move that would enable the historic center to begin fundraising to renovate its premises, which a longtime groundskeeper says are in dire need of renovation. A public meeting...

Looking compassionately at vehicle problems in Bolinas

09/21/2017
A surfer lays her board on the pavement and starts waxing it. A man climbs out of the truck that contains his life’s possessions and turns on a camp stove to make breakfast. A woman pulls out from the curb outside her home, knowing she won’t be able to park...

Houston oil consultant dead in plane crash in Point Reyes wilderness

09/21/2017
A Houston man was found dead on Sept. 8 after his single-engine plane crashed in the Point Reyes National Seashore. John Wilson, a 58-year-old born in London who lived all over the world, was flying to Santa Rosa from Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County in a rented Cessna 172...

Extra patrol at White House Pool after report of menacing man

09/21/2017
Sheriff’s deputies are increasing their patrol around White House Pool since a local reported that a “menacing” man had watched and approached her while she swam in the creek last week. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, described the first incident, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in a post on...

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...

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