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Inverness Association appeals Moonrise Kingdom project

12/15/2016
The Inverness Association has appealed the Moonrise Kingdom project, a residential development proposed by San Franciscans Trevor and Alexis Traina that the county green-lighted two weeks ago. The group cited a litany of concerns, ranging from the project’s size and potential to impact northern spotted owls to the property’s zoning...

Free preschool stokes fears in Bolinas

12/15/2016
A 4-year-old preschool in the works at the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District has parents and community members both thrilled with a free program and fearful for enrollment and education at the decades-old Bolinas Children’s Center. Adding to the sense of instability is the fact that the only other local preschool,...

Gary Giacomini, powerhouse of West Marin, dies

12/08/2016
Gary Giacomini, who is as entwined with West Marin as the California poppy is with the state, died in his sleep from an apparent heart attack on Friday, Dec. 2, at his home in San Geronimo. He was 77 years old. The six-term District 4 supervisor boasted a bountiful list...

Judge enforces agreement, orders audit of DeCarli’s

12/08/2016
In a win for some propane customers, a county judge ruled Tuesday that the propane business DeCarli’s violated a 2011 settlement agreement by failing to bill a handful of customers for three years, and prohibited the company from seeking payments on bills sent to those customers more than 45 days...

Blue Waters Kayaking shuts down Marshall operation

12/08/2016
A once bustling business on the East Shore has packed it in: John Granatir, owner of Blue Waters Kayaking, decided not to renew a lease for his Marshall location after a report conducted a year ago by his landlords called into question the property’s permitting. The business will continue to...

Natural dye class, with a focus on “upcycling,” visits Commonweal

12/08/2016
Whenever errands pull Bolinas fiber artist Ashley Eva Brock up to Petaluma, she’ll swing by a few tucked-away spots in the bushland to retrieve her supply of oak galls. Growing along the branches of oak trees, these apple-shaped galls are a natural source of golden dye that become enlivened with...

County trims structure, but approves Moonrise project

12/08/2016
A residential proposal on Vision Road in Inverness mostly got the green light from the county deputy zoning administrator last Thursday, over objections that it could set a precedent for large home development. Yet the approval came with a few catches—most notably that a decades-old structure called the Windmill, which...

Animal slaughter proposal sparks strong emotions

12/01/2016
Marin is renowned for its environmentally conscious, largely organic agriculture–but should the county allow the animals raised on its pastures to be slaughtered within its borders? That was the question the Planning Commission faced during a workshop on Monday that considered a proposed reversal of the current ban on commercial...

DeCarli’s defends practices in new court filings

12/01/2016
The propane business DeCarli’s rebuked claims that it billed customers late or improperly, arguing that the vast majority of customers have been billed in a timely manner and the few who weren’t should not be entitled to free propane, according to recent court filings. The filings, submitted last month, come...

Almanac editors publish first book, a poetry collection

12/01/2016
The journey of 51 poems began with a nine-year global odyssey that plucked David Bailey from his Southern California home and led him to India, Nepal, Mexico and St. Louis, Mo. in what he calls “a personal quest to find something real.” In the end, he found himself in Inverness...

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