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Supervisors okay smaller Moonrise Kingdom

08/10/2017
In a deal brokered by Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, Moonrise Kingdom, the residential development and restoration project slated for the Inverness Ridge, will go forward—though in a smaller form than proposed. After hearing impassioned testimony by nearly two dozen people, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved plans submitted by Trevor...

Bo artist to recreate Baltic Sea event

08/10/2017
A man stands on a podium submerged in the ocean, conducting the sound of the waves and the wind; beachgoers pose on a shipwrecked raft, re-creating a famous French painting; people plant newspapers in the sand or engage in a mud fight in bathing suits. Who are the participants and...

At summer’s close, county health officials remind parents to vaccinate

08/10/2017
As the summer draws to a close, Marin County public health officials are reminding parents that five vaccinations are required before their children are permitted to attend kindergarten or childcare, barring a medical exemption. Vaccination rates for Marin kindergartners have gradually risen in recent years, reaching their highest level yet...

Herman Berlandt, a poet and Bolinas fixture

08/10/2017
Herman Berlandt, who emigrated to the United States with his family from Chelm, Poland in the late 1920s, wrote a poem every day. Known by many in Bolinas, where he lived for almost 50 years, for his fierce love of poetry and music and his proclivity to break into dance,...

County will pursue rule requiring just cause for evictions

08/03/2017
An ordinance requiring just cause for evictions has risen to the top of the list of a suite of measures Marin County is considering adopting to address the affordable housing crisis. Supervisors stayed after the end of their regular meeting on Tuesday for a special meeting focused on four programs...

PRNSA hushes staffer, citing defamatory posts

08/03/2017
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association issued a cease and desist letter to the nonprofit’s bookstore manager earlier this month over what it calls defamatory statements made on Facebook. The manager, Devin Currens, has accused his employer of abuses, and has specifically called out the organization’s executive director, Samaria Jaffe...

Bracken Auto Services closes garage doors

08/03/2017
The steel workbench in the back of Bracken Auto Services is splattered in dark grease stains from past automotive projects, but on Tuesday a new oily substance joined the mix: juices from rock cod and beef kabobs. Over a dozen friends and close customers gathered for a barbecue to celebrate...

Inverness Park woman loses son in Oakland beating

08/03/2017
An Inverness Park woman has seen more tragedy in the last several years than many of her neighbors may see in a lifetime. Linda Sturdivant was speaking to her caregiver at home on July 18 when the phone rang bearing a 510 area code. East Bay numbers came with an...

County renews contract for rape victim exams by expert team in Vallejo

08/03/2017
The contract that funds a team of counselors, nurses and law enforcement officers that provides sexual assault victims with post-trauma and legal aid was renewed last week by the Board of Supervisors, at a higher cost than previous years. The Sexual Assault Response Team, or SART, will continue to provide...

Sam Shepard musical helped unite Point Reyes hippies and establishment

08/03/2017
Sam Shepard’s plays have been produced in New York City and London, but it was a Point Reyes Station production that helped unite a community grappling with a changing identity. Mr. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who died last week at age 73, lived in Mill Valley from 1974 to...

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