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Rodoni and others ask for leeway in Lagunitas tea estate case

04/13/2017
A finding of architectural significance attributed to tea purveyor David Hoffman’s property in Lagunitas was invalidated last year due to a lawsuit over code violations and unpermitted structures. But some—including Supervisor Dennis Rodoni—want a county judge to consider the finding as he determines the future of Mr. Hoffman’s residence, a...

Kids get taste of philanthropy through West Marin Fund

04/13/2017
A project called Giving Through Youth, which teaches hands-on philanthropy to West Marin students, has reached its third year. Funded by Point Reyes Station residents Richard Kirschman and Doris Ober and orchestrated by the West Marin Fund, the program is now offered at Nicasio, Bolinas-Stinson and West Marin elementary schools...

Joanne Kyger, fearless poet, dies at 82

04/06/2017
Joanne Kyger, a renowned poet who was unafraid to speak her mind and published over 20 books of verse, died late last month at her home in Bolinas. She was 82 years old. Ms. Kyger taught writing, both at universities like the Naropa Institute in Boulder and more locally in...

Countywide Plan update set to start in 2018

04/06/2017
The Countywide Plan, the mammoth planning document that guides policies and programs for Marin, is set for an update that is being called a “tune up.” Though somewhat narrow in scope, the process is still expected to take four or five years, according to the Community Development Agency. Marin developed...

SPAWN readies for big Tocaloma restoration

04/06/2017
The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network will restore floodplain and riparian habitat along one mile of creek in Jewell and Tocaloma in what it says is its biggest project to date. The $1.2 million restoration follows up on a National Park Service effort last year to demolish over a dozen...

Mediation board offers bilingual workshops on active listening

04/06/2017
Following a pair of private and successful workshops on active listening, the Community Mediation Board of West Marin has announced two bilingual workshops designed to improve listening skills. The classes, scheduled for April 20 and 26 in Point Reyes Station, will be open and free to the community. “I do...

Car chase through Point Reyes ends in arrest in Olema

04/06/2017
A Sonoma County resident wanted on two felony warrants led Marin County Sheriff’s officers on a short car chase in Olema last Thursday that ended in his arrest. Jesse Nielson, 25, of Penngrove was arrested on suspicion of evading police with disregard for public safety, driving with a suspended license...

Serenity Knolls hires new CEO

04/06/2017
Serenity Knolls has provided alcohol and drug recovery based on the 12-step program to more than 5,000 individuals since its founder, Mike Neustadt, opened the doors of the Forest Knolls facility in 1990. Last April, Mr. Neustadt sold the treatment center to Arcadia Healthcare, which operates a network of over...

Man dies at mouth of Tomales Bay after boat capsizes

04/06/2017
A 47-year-old San Jose man named Brian Phidet Ho died on Monday after he, a friend and two dogs tried to navigate their 13-foot Boston Whaler, which started from Bodega Dunes, through the narrow mouth of Tomales Bay. As they headed for Lawsons Landing, the boat “was overcome by waves,”...

Study finds expanded valley wastewater system best bet

03/30/2017
A study on expanding the proposed Woodacre Flats wastewater project released this month concluded that the best option would serve roughly 370 homes and businesses in Woodacre and San Geronimo. The study builds on a previous but more limited examination of options to address leaky septic systems; that study only...

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