Home plan OK’ed after dispute

A proposed house off Mesa Road in Point Reyes Station that has riled a neighbor in recent months received approval last month from the Marin County Planning Commission, which on Nov. 9 struck down by a 6-0 vote an appeal that called for the house to be relocated out of...

Creek restorations sequester tons of bad gas, study finds

Restoring natural creek habitats over long periods of time could help eliminate the amount of greenhouse gases that tens of thousands of homes produce each year, according to a new study put out by the University of California Cooperative Extension earlier this month. Called “Creek Carbon: Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

Safe and cash taken from Marshall business­—again

The Marshall Store was burglarized for the second time this year on Sunday night, marking the third burglary of its kind in the area since May. Three or four thieves apparently pried open the oyster bar’s front door and took the safe, which was bolted to the ground, and the...

Sheriff’s hub gets remodel

The substation for the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in Point Reyes Station will be out of commission for six to eight weeks for a remodel that will break ground Monday, Lieutenant Doug Pittman said. During that time, deputies will work from the Red Barn at Point Reyes National Seashore’s headquarters...

String of grants will help non-profits communicate

Some local nonprofits will soon be spiffing up their websites, creating new promotional videos and brochures and undertaking other outreach improvements, thanks to the West Marin Fund. Twenty-five organizations received a total of $54,900 from the fund this fall, in grants meant for improving communications ranging from about $850 to...

Busted! Breast cancer, money and the media Part four: The canary in the gold mine

“Our findings of rapidly increasing rates of breast cancer in Marin County… serve as a ‘canary in the gold mine’ as regards breast cancer incidence in educated or affluent women.” – Cancer Prevention Institute of California, 2002 In 1994, the Cancer Prevention Institute of California announced that the rate of...

Path of Lights to switch venues this year

Toby’s Feed Barn will not be the site for homemade pozole fundraising dinner and a visit from Santa Claus, for this year’s Path of Lights celebration. Instead, pozole will be dished out in the Dance Palace’s atrium, alongside the crafts fair, and the adjacent Papermill Creek Children’s Corner will host...

SPAWN legal fees get a lookover

A judge overseeing a pricey dispute between the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network and Marin County regarding SPAWN’s legal fees wrote last week that he needed more time to work out just how much the nonprofit may be entitled to. SPAWN has requested almost $1 million as compensation for successful...

This day we call “Thanksgiving”

Upon arriving in this country, I knew something about what they called el Día de Acción de Gracias (Thanksgiving), a strange celebration something like Christmas, according to what I learned in Mexico from TV programs and American films, where sometimes, people were shown having a large meal that featured a...


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