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Bolinas hoping to acquire marine lab

08/24/2017
Bolinas is closer than ever to some form of ownership of the pier and defunct marine lab on Wharf Road. The property, which the College of Marin has owned since the early 1960s, has sat empty since 2006. The college has voiced interest in selling or transferring ownership locally, and...

West Marin boys, joining Marine Corps, will report to duty in December

08/24/2017
Last Monday evening, as President Trump discussed expanding American military presence in Afghanistan, the Johnson family gathered for pizza on the porch outside their home in Novato. Nineteen-year-old Holten and Sawyer, 18, recalled memories of playing football for Casa Grande High School (“He threw his first touchdown to me,” Sawyer...

County will research parking impacts on C Street

08/17/2017
A small group of Point Reyes Station residents, citing litter and other impacts from people living in their cars, have successfully appealed to the county to consider new overnight parking restrictions along C Street...

Potato, back from brink, finds home at Table Top

08/17/2017
Did it jump ship with a sailor who made it to the shores of Bodega Bay, or was it sewn into the hem of a bride-to-be of a Bodega Bay landowner? Local legends may differ on the details, but it’s generally agreed that the Bodega Red potato arrived by boat directly from South America, likely Peru, to the shores of Bodega Bay in the early 1800s...

Tomales graduate returns to teach

08/17/2017
A Tomales High School graduate is returning to her alma mater this fall to teach Spanish, helping to round out the school’s language program. Talyha Romo, an Olema native who graduated in 2011, will be working alongside one of her inspirations—Spanish teacher Nuria Pont. It was the influence of Ms...

Bistro and wine bar adds brunch in Bolinas

08/17/2017
After two years of renovations, fund-raising and sourcing suppliers, sisters Rebecca and Kate Sterlin quietly opened their new wine bar and bistro “Eleven” this June in Bolinas. With pizza, oysters, salads featuring local ingredients and an extensive wine list, the restaurant is now open for dinner Thursday through Saturday and...

San Geronimo Valley festival for peace emphasizes activism

08/17/2017
A celebration of the International Day of Peace is returning to the San Geronimo Valley this month, with the third rendition of the Peace, Love and Action Festival on Aug. 26 and 27. Established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, Peace Day is celebrated worldwide in moments of silence,...

Marin Municipal ordered to review three dams in response to Oroville

08/17/2017
Per a mandate issued by state regulators last month, Marin Municipal Water District will evaluate three of its seven dams for potential structural inadequacies. The Peters, Seeger and Soulajule Dams are on a list of 93 for which the California Department of Water Resources ordered a review after the failure...

Star Route Farms sells to University of San Francisco

08/10/2017
With a legend to its name as the oldest continuously certified organic farm in California, Star Route Farms sold last week to the University of San Francisco for $10.4 million. The university will continue commercial agriculture on the 100-acre Bolinas property, which had been on and off the market since...

Seashore ranch suit, funding for ag projects discussed

08/10/2017
Seashore spokespeople shed light on how they will proceed in the wake of the recent settlement over ranching in the park during the Marin Conservation League’s Agricultural Land Use Committee’s recent quarterly meeting, where attendees remained concerned about what will guide the amendment to the seashore’s general management plan. The...

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