AT&T looking to improve cell service, internet with Inverness tower

AT&T wants to expand cell phone and internet in West Marin: earlier this month, the company approached the Inverness Public Utility District about installing a tower near a water tank on property the district owns on Vision Road. In a letter to the district dated Feb. 15, AT&T, through consultant...

Chicken Ranch Beach restoration sees renewed possibilities with Rodoni

Advocates for a restoration plan for Chicken Ranch Beach have been stymied by a mix of legal issues, complexity resulting from multiple property owners and county reluctance for many years. But Tom Gaman, chair of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council, said last week there is now reason for hope: Dennis...

National day without immigrants hits home for Point Reyes restaurants

The national protest against the crackdown on immigrants, Day Without Immigrants, shuttered a Point Reyes Station business but did not affect many others in West Marin last Thursday. Whale of a Deli closed; Marisol Salgado, a co-owner of the deli, said she decided to participate in the activism as soon...

Valley planning group opposes dispensary

After months of pressure from community members, the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group is formally opposing a proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Knolls, sending a comment letter to the county on the last possible day, Feb. 20. The letter argues that the proposal is inconsistent with the...

Marconi center opens up to community

On a recent Sunday, the Marconi Conference Center opened the doors of its capacious Buck Hall. Hog Island oysters were being shucked and Lagunitas beer lay chilled over ice as members of the Marshall community mingled and plans outlining the center’s reformation were displayed throughout the hall. In November, the...

Dillon Beach man seeks new oyster lease in Tomales Bay

A Dillon Beach resident has applied for an oyster lease in Tomales Bay in what appears to be the first application for new oyster acreage in the bay in over 25 years. The California Fish and Game Commission formally received the application at its Feb. 9 meeting in Rohnert Park,...

Classes help homeowners access county funds

The county has allotted hundreds of thousands of dollars to help create more affordable housing—but how do homeowners actually access the funds? A pair of workshops in Bolinas and Point Reyes Station over the next two months, and potentially a third in the San Geronimo Valley, will help answer that...

Investigation underway for body found in Tocaloma

A human body allegedly wrapped in a tarp was discovered by a motorist on Platform Bridge Road last Friday evening, triggering an investigation by the National Park Service with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The remains, seen down an embankment above Lagunitas Creek, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Doug...

Final call for wood burning stove rebate program

Time is running out for West Marin residents who want government funding to replace their woodstoves: the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has almost run out of cash for the $3 million rebate program it kicked off in August, according to Kellen Dammann, the sustainability marketing and outreach specialist...


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