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Three arrested in Toby’s Feed Barn break-in

02/15/2018
Three burglars from Sonoma County were arrested early Friday morning after they pried into Toby’s Feed Barn and began snatching up cash and two registers. A nearby local sleeping in the park across Mesa Road heard the sound of a window crashing and called the sheriff’s office. A deputy arrived...

Rachelle Winterbourne, Stinson Beach stylist, dies at 72

02/15/2018
Rachelle Winterbourne, a language autodidact who once fought Starbucks to keep the name of her hair salon and was known in Stinson Beach for her gatherings, Christmas decorations and love of the color purple, died on Jan. 18. She was 72 years old. Since moving to Bolinas in the ‘70s,...

After a slew of problems, Walnut Place renovation nearly complete

02/15/2018
The renovation of Walnut Place, once expected to be complete last summer and then pushed back to the fall, should be finalized in March, according to the nonprofit that owns the Point Reyes Station senior living facility. “The good news is we’re very close to being finished within the next...

Marin ranks worst in racial disparity in new statewide analysis

02/15/2018
Life in Marin County differs drastically by race, according to a new report by a statewide civil rights and social justice organization, and Marin tops the list as the most racially disparate county in California. Race Counts, an extensive online data analysis that used census and government information to illustrate...

New book tells of West Marin’s first farmers

02/08/2018
It’s a timeless tale: people emigrate from their countries of origin for a chance at prosperity in America. In West Marin, many of the early settlers who established dairies and ranches with names still recognizable today hailed from the same region of Switzerland, near the border of Italy. The bridge...

Meet station commander Jim Hickey

02/08/2018
West Marin’s new sheriff’s office watch commander, Lieutenant Jim Hickey, loves every minute of his commute from Novato to the Point Reyes Station substation. “I want to put a GoPro on the hood of my car so I can show my family on the East Coast what my morning commute...

Hiccup in Bo vehicle code enforcement

02/08/2018
For years, sheriff’s deputies have enforced vehicle laws on the crisscrossing, unpaved roads of the Big Mesa in Bolinas. Yet a current effort taken up by the utility district to address the number of people living in and storing their cars in town has inadvertently led the county to discover...

Readying for ICE raids, local groups educate on rights

02/08/2018
If immigration officials bang on your door, you do not have to open it unless they show a warrant signed by a federal judge with your name on it. If they stop you on the street, in your car or at your workplace, you don’t have to answer any questions...

Planned Inverness water tanks will be smaller

02/08/2018
Two new steel tanks that will soon convey most of Inverness’s water will now hold less water than hoped for, after one tank’s foundation was discovered to encroach on a neighbor’s property. And after another neighbor complained about the tanks’ increased height, the Inverness Public Utility District is revising structural...

Lagunitas couple survived dreaded rat lungworm

02/08/2018
Two Lagunitas residents have drawn national attention in recent months after contracting a rare parasite known as rat lungworm while they eloped on Maui early last year. Sixty-five-year-old Ben Manilla, who teaches in the University of California, Berkeley’s school of journalism and has produced and directed award-winning radio programs, spent...

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