Fire symposium reminds residents of dangers

Experts in fire safety and response spoke about how to prepare for the inevitable large blaze in West Marin to an audience of about 100 at the Dance Palace on Sunday. The most important steps residents should take to stay safe and protect their homes are to clear vegetation from...

Heartwood at center of likely investigation

Since Heartwood Educational Collaborative lost its public funding in January, troubles for the Fairfax charter school have only worsened. One teacher and a quarter of its students left in recent weeks and rumors of the illegal use of reserve funds have spurred an investigation by the office of education in...

C-SMART forges ahead with phase two

The county’s sea-level rise adaptation response team will move ahead with its second phase of preparation, including creating community plans for Stinson Beach and the eastern shore of Tomales Bay—both identified as high-priority areas in regard to rising seas. Yet first, the Board of Supervisors had to accept two documents...

West Marin Community Services welcomes new E.D.

On a recent gusty afternoon, Heather Ivey took a stroll to Toby’s Feed Barn from her nearby office at West Marin Community Services to hand-deliver some mail pertaining to the farmer’s market, of which her organization is a fiscal sponsor. It was one of the less strenuous administrative tasks on...

Huffman speaks at Lagunitas

Sixth and seventh graders at Lagunitas Middle School, distraught after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting last month, were encouraged by their teachers to research gun laws and email elected officials expressing their discontent. The students advocated for stricter laws, specifically background checks and adjusting age restrictions, and wanted to know...

Bolinas wye no more in lagoon restoration plan

The county parks department is moving forward with plans to remove the shortcut road at the Bolinas wye and restore wetlands there to address roadway flooding, projected sea-level rise and habitat degradation. Meanwhile, the department says it will postpone finalizing two later phases of the project, citing high costs, the...

Grandi mural repainted after upset over location

The street-side wall of the Grandi Building in Point Reyes Station became the epicenter of a community art snafu last week after a painter involved in a town-wide exhibit covered over an older mural of waves—to the horror of the building’s manager. Wyatt Hersey, a 29-year-old Chico resident, began working...

Book zeroes in on Southern right

Reflections on the conservative right of Louisiana’s bayou country will soon be heard across West Marin’s public libraries. It’s the 12th spring that the county library program One Book One Marin will host a series of events centered around a single book, including discussion groups, author talks, film screenings and...

Comments out early on park GMPA

The National Park Service has received nearly 3,000 public comments on its initial concepts for an amendment to its general management plan that will determine the future of ranch and elk management in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Though...


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