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Looking compassionately at vehicle problems in Bolinas

09/21/2017
A surfer lays her board on the pavement and starts waxing it. A man climbs out of the truck that contains his life’s possessions and turns on a camp stove to make breakfast. A woman pulls out from the curb outside her home, knowing she won’t be able to park...

Houston oil consultant dead in plane crash in Point Reyes wilderness

09/21/2017
A Houston man was found dead on Sept. 8 after his single-engine plane crashed in the Point Reyes National Seashore. John Wilson, a 58-year-old born in London who lived all over the world, was flying to Santa Rosa from Santa Ynez in Santa Barbara County in a rented Cessna 172...

Extra patrol at White House Pool after report of menacing man

09/21/2017
Sheriff’s deputies are increasing their patrol around White House Pool since a local reported that a “menacing” man had watched and approached her while she swam in the creek last week. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, described the first incident, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, in a post on...

Workshop scheduled for DACA recipients at Point Reyes Library

09/21/2017
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security began the process of phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country illegally as minors to be eligible for a work permit and to live without the fear of deportation...

PRNSA fires bookstore manager amid multiple investigations

09/21/2017
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association fired its bookstore manager this month, amid an internal investigation and two conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Devin Currens, who has been on paid leave since late June, had been employed for roughly two and a half years before filing a...

County explores delivery-only cannabis licenses

09/14/2017
After all bids to open medical marijuana dispensaries in Marin were denied this spring, the county has announced a fresh attempt to provide medicinal products locally. A new draft ordinance that permits medicinal cannabis delivery-only businesses in the unincorporated area of the county is now available for public review and...

New Star Route owners open ears to community

09/14/2017
Despite it being balmy and clear last Sunday afternoon, Bolinas residents flooded indoors for an informational meeting and question-and-answer session with representatives from the University of San Francisco concerning the recent purchase of Star Route Farms. Though attendees were largely welcoming of the new owners, some asked that the university...

A quest to change capitalism

09/14/2017
Inverness Park lawyer John Montgomery wants to help corporations gain a social and environmental conscience, and he thinks West Marin can be a beacon for a positive business remodeling worldwide. For the last few years, he’s helped various local and regional corporations become certified B Corporations, adopting practices that establish...

Former Inverness resident raises funds for mosquito repellent efforts in Africa

09/14/2017
Of the estimated 429,000 deaths from malaria in 2015, nearly all occurred in Africa, and a startling majority were of children under the age of 5, according to the World Health Organization. “It has become an epidemic because people have no defense against it,” said Sam Darling, an organic grower...

Electricity provider partners with waste company in biogas plant

09/14/2017
Marin County’s nonprofit public electricity provider, MCE, and Waste Management are cutting the ribbon this month on a collaborative clean energy project located at Redwood Landfill in Novato. The new plant, a $14.5 million endeavor, uses the methane gas produced by Marin and Sonoma Counties’ waste to power two engines...

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