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Mostly Natives Nursery, remade for Point Reyes

02/09/2017
The owners of Mostly Natives Nursery in Tomales have sold the business to Darlene Johnson, an Oakland native with ties to West Marin who will re-open next weekend in Point Reyes Station. Ms. Johnson, who worked at the nursery for the last few years, is rebuilding the business as a...

Locals voice protests to pot dispensaries

02/09/2017
The Lagunitas School Multipurpose Room was filled with up to 200 people Tuesday evening, the vast majority for the same reason: to oppose two applications for medical marijuana dispensaries in West Marin. Most of the three-and-a-half-hour meeting, the second of three convened by the county this month to let the...

Village life forum to address tourist woes

02/09/2017
A forum on village life and the impacts of tourism will bring together a cohort of village associations, elected officials and agency representatives later this month at the Dance Palace. The event, hosted on Thursday, Feb. 23 by the Point Reyes Station Village Association, is coinciding with a town hall...

Book details CIA literary subterfuge

02/09/2017
Mention of the C.I.A. in the 21st century brings cyberwarfare and espionage to mind, but in the ‘50s and ‘60s during the Cold War it engaged in a different type of international subterfuge: secretly funding a suite of literary and current affairs magazines throughout the world, in Europe, Asia and...

North Marin grills West Marin’s sole candidate for seat

02/02/2017
How important is it for the North Marin Water District to have a West Marin resident on its board? That was a key question at a Tuesday night board meeting where a roster of six candidates hoping to finish Dennis Rodoni’s term was whittled down to two. But not before...

Public gears up for pot dispensary presentations

02/02/2017
A county advisory committee is inviting people to chime in on two proposed medical marijuana dispensaries in West Marin during a public meeting next week, where the applicants will present their proposals. The meeting comes as the county considers banning storefronts for recreational marijuana, which was legalized in California in...

Marin nominates two for coastal seat

02/02/2017
The Board of Supervisors has nominated two individuals, a Fairfax councilmember and the mayor of Larkspur, as candidates to replace former supervisor Steve Kinsey on the California Coastal Commission. The seat, which represents the North Central Coast, is reserved for an elected official—and it may be a longshot for a...

Shoreline closely watching education bills

02/02/2017
Shoreline Unified School District has its eyes fixed on Sacramento as a Feb. 17 deadline for introducing bills draws near: at least two pieces of legislation are in the works that could impact the state’s District of Choice program, a funding mechanism that provides about $500,000 a year to Shoreline, keeping the district financially afloat...

A Briones Lions revival

02/02/2017
Matt Lewis was up late worrying last Wednesday, the night before what could have been the final meeting for the Briones Lions Club after 51 years of community service. As president of the Bolinas-Stinson Beach branch of the international organization, Mr. Lewis, who has been part of the club since 1989, said he was bracing himself...

AT&T problems leads Bolinas to seek new options

02/02/2017
The difficulty of obtaining reliable or affordable internet service has prompted the Bolinas Community Public Utility District to form a committee charged with investigating new options. During a meeting on Saturday, the committee met with representatives of three internet service providers, one of which the utility district might decide to...

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