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Former board members call for investigation at PRNSA

08/24/2017
A member of the advisory council to the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and a former member of the nonprofit’s governance committee have called for an investigation by the National Park Service into claims of employee abuse, linking recent allegations of safety violations in the workplace and employer retaliation to...

Merger talks end for Coastal Health Alliance

08/24/2017
After 10 months of negotiations, the planned merger between the Coastal Health Alliance and West County Health Centers has been called off. Steven Siegel, the health alliance’s C.E.O., made the surprise announcement outside the clinic last week during an annual taco truck celebration of national health center week, citing a...

Walnut Place renovation, hits snags, delays

08/24/2017
The renovation of Walnut Place, once expected to be complete in July, has been pushed back to November or beyond, according to the owner of the Point Reyes Station senior living facility. Construction complications and an unforeseen expansion of the project’s scope are responsible for the delay, which has some...

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,...

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