Stinson to drill test well

The Stinson Beach County Water District has asked the county to approve a permit to drill a new test water well that would represent about 20 percent of the town’s drinking water supply. Located at the district’s Laurel Water Treatment Plant, the proposed well would first be used to test...

Inverness Frenchman launches pop music show

When Seahaven resident Emmanuel Serriere started his first French music radio show in 1975, in San Francisco, he only had eight records. “So what?” a friend said to him. “Just ask listeners for music.” Over the next 10 years, Mr. Serriere, who last month started a new French pop music show on KWMR, amassed over 3,000 albums from listeners, music companies and the French consulate (where he met his wife during a visit to acquire some tunes)...

Highway 37 seal gives birth in Point Reyes colony

A pregnant and adventurous 900-pound elephant seal that blocked traffic on Highway 37 in Sonoma was released this week, safe and sound, in the Point Reyes National Seashore, where she gave birth. On Dec. 28, in response to numerous calls from drivers, staff from the Marine Mammal Center arrived to...

Petition to label water additives

A nonprofit group is gathering signatures for a ballot measure to suspend the Marin Municipal Water District’s program of dosing drinking water with chemical additives that increase fluoride until the district identifies those additives and their health risks. The measure also would require the district to submit a written statement...

Pharmacy letter in error

An estimated 2,000 to 3,000 senior citizens received word last month that two insurers would no longer cover prescriptions at West Marin Pharmacy; however, the letter was sent in error, said owner Zsuzsanna Biran. The pharmacy confirmed that no lapse in coverage will occur for UnitedHealthcare and AARP’s Medicare patients...

A Christmas story

In early November, Seahaven resident Lena Bivens woke up around 1 a.m. to a cacophony of mysterious crackling, booming and popping. When she opened the door to the living room, where her teenage daughter was sleeping on the sofa, she discovered a room suffused with smoke and French glass doors...

Vedanta remains identified

Skeletal remains found scattered around the secluded Vedanta Retreat in Olema over the summer have been linked to Umesh Shantaram Bhende, a known missing person, by state DNA tests. The remains of Mr. Bhende, a 72-year-old retreat resident originally from Goa, India, were discovered in July by another resident two...

Youth group meeting

A coalition raising awareness about youth drug and alcohol use is brainstorming ways to address the issue in Marin, where state surveys say teen substance use has been among the highest of California counties. “Some kids think it’s a rite of passage—this is what you do to be part of...

Walnut Place’s senior tenants look ahead to relocation

Twenty-five Point Reyes Station seniors will have to move out of their apartments at Walnut Place for weeks or months while renovations to the facility are undertaken next year, according to plans laid out during a meeting last week by the building’s nonprofit owner, EAH Housing. Tucked in a corner...


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