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Report looks at adapting to sea-level rise

06/15/2017
Climate experts predict that sea levels could leap as much as 70 inches by 2100, and Marin County is preparing to be on the frontlines. The Community Sea-Level Marin Adaptation Response Team, C-SMART, has released a draft adaptation report that presents options for increasing the resiliency of natural and built...

Commons to lose tables as working group hopes for stable, local future

06/15/2017
The commons on Point Reyes Station’s main drag that’s been used for community events since 2011 attracts hordes of visitors to its picnic tables and well-maintained grounds. Now, it is facing an uncertain future: its lease expired last year, and the group that oversees it is at loggerheads with the...

Sacred Heart benefit will support sanctuary project and more

06/15/2017
Large signs have appeared alongside roads around Point Reyes Station and Olema in recent weeks, inviting all in the community to the One Heart–One Community benefit barbeque at the Sacred Heart Church in Olema. At the core of these notices is a heart-shaped ornament called a milagro, Spanish for “miracle.”...

Longtime KWMR host debuts film show

06/15/2017
Last month, Sally Phillips interviewed a producer of the documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” which traces the influence of Native Americans in rock music. The conversation reignited the longtime KWMR host’s passion for discussing film. (She graduated with a degree in film three decades ago.) “Afterwards I...

Short-term rental report will guide regs

06/08/2017
In the coming months, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting regulations for short-term rentals—a response to public concern and the culmination of a series of community workshops. To inform the board’s decision, county staff will propose regulatory alternatives based, in part, on a new white paper that...

Tentative victory for Devil’s Gulch

06/08/2017
A Marin Superior Court judge has tentatively sided with rancher Mark Pasternak, ruling in March that the Board of Supervisors wrongly imposed parking and event restrictions on his Nicasio ranch in 2015. Representatives of Devil’s Gulch—where Mr. Pasternak and his wife, Myriam, raise rabbits and pigs and grow wine grapes...

End of era for education in Stinson Beach

06/08/2017
It’s Friday morning at Stinson Beach Preschool, and 13 youngsters are considering which activity to pursue once they’re released from a circle under an inflatable solar system diorama dangling from the ceiling. Some wish to build castles with plastic blocks, others to paint or thumb through the snack spread of...

Bolinas home gifted to land trust

06/08/2017
Bolinas has provided artist and builder Joe Koppal with a supportive community since 1971. Now Mr. Koppal, 73, who in unmarried and has no children, has decided to show his gratitude by giving back. Last week, the Bolinas Community Land Trust announced that his house on the Big Mesa will...

Gallery Route One hires part-time director

06/08/2017
As the first day on the job for the new executive director of Gallery Route One wound down, it felt like an information overload. “My brain is exploding right now in the best of ways,” said Holen Sabrina Kahn, who joined the nonprofit arts organization as its part-time executive director...

Marine sanctuaries get supervisors’ support

06/08/2017
County supervisors approved a resolution on Tuesday that supports the 2015 expansions of the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries and opposes President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at evaluating sites for mining and offshore drilling potential. The executive order, titled “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Policy,” may...

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