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Locals call for farming revival on golf course

02/01/2018
An effort has sprouted in the San Geronimo Valley to convert part of the bygone golf course’s 157-acre property into farmland, returning the property to its agricultural roots, regenerating soil stripped by pesticide use and providing mentorship opportunities to young farmers. A committee of agriculture and sustainability advocates, largely from...

Supes say no to new drilling

02/01/2018
A clear day off Point Reyes reveals not just the familiar outline of the Farallon Islands but also an oil rig, it’s massive body supporting a drill that penetrates the seabed miles below. It’s a future that Marin’s Board of Supervisors will not tolerate. On Tuesday, Supervisors Dennis Rodoni and...

Park stayed largely open in shutdown

01/25/2018
The hope among many Senate Democrats to address the fate of Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, led to a three-day government shutdown starting last Saturday that briefly pinched operations in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Park spokesman John Dell’Osso, one of just 12 employees who...

Valley housing group makes pitch to school

01/25/2018
The San Geronimo Valley Housing Association opened a conversation with the Lagunitas School District last Thursday about the possibility of building onsite housing for teachers. The presentation by the association, which owns and operates three affordable housing sites in the valley, included troubling data about population trends and housing availability...

Herring spawns research on bay

01/25/2018
People visiting Chicken Ranch Beach at very low tide recently might have spotted curious materials floating on the surface: bright green ribbons attached to wire mesh and a plastic bottle containing the message “research, leave alone.” If you passed by and wondered what it was, you are not alone. “When...

New counselor keeps door open at Shoreline elementary schools

01/25/2018
The door leading into Christina Gotelli’s office stays slightly ajar as long as students are on campus. Even if there’s a brisk breeze rolling through West Marin School, as there was on Tuesday afternoon, the prevention and early-intervention counselor wants her ears readily available for students to come in and...

Oregon weather cancels San Geronimo Lions Club crab dinner

01/25/2018
For the first time in decades, the San Geronimo Valley Lions Club’s annual crab feed is cancelled. Their supplier in Oregon told the Lions on Monday that rough weather conditions have prevented them from retrieving their crab pots and they wouldn’t be able to fulfill the order. The crab feed,...

Inverness Disaster Council revs up

01/25/2018
After flooding in 1982 cut Inverness off from the rest of the county, Marj Stone led an effort to create a disaster council for the village: a network of volunteers who foster relationships with their neighbors and are ready to act in the event of an emergency. Over the years,...

KWMR offline while new console is installed

01/25/2018
West Marin’s homegrown radio station KWMR is solving a problem long before an issue even arises. Beginning in February, the station will beam its programs through a brand-new broadcast console. It’s a proactive move, since the current 16-year-old console continues to function, but executive director and station manager Amanda Eichstaedt...

County updates evacuation maps in tsunami annex

01/25/2018
Tuesday’s early-morning text message that awoke Marin County residents with a warning that a tsunami watch was in effect for the California coast came as no shock to the county’s emergency services coordinator, Ursula Hank. The 7.9-magnitue earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered evacuations in some coastal areas of...

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