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Sand Dollar ordered to update septic system

03/29/2018
A popular restaurant in Stinson Beach is in the process of updating its septic system after failing an inspection last summer. The Sand Dollar Restaurant was cited in July after an inspector found a chamber that holds a diversion valve for two leach fields had flooded with sludge and a...

Truck stolen in Inverness, where another stolen truck turned up

03/29/2018
An Inverness man woke up to a stolen truck one morning in March, within a day of another truck disappearing in Fairfax and turning up a week later just a block away from his house. Aaron Ely, who manages Point Reyes Vacation Rentals, reported to California Highway Patrol that his...

Dillon Beach Resort in escrow

03/22/2018
The prospective new owners of the Dillon Beach Resort offered a rough outline of their vision for the business if the sale, which is currently in escrow, goes through. Earlier this month at the meeting of the Oceana Marin Association, San Anselmo resident and restaurateur Mike Goebel said he and...

Palace Market raises senior discount age, citing others in need

03/22/2018
The Palace Market raised the minimum age for its Tuesday senior discount from 65 to 70 this month, upsetting some customers but defending the move by pointing to other groups of customers that also struggle to afford the cost of groceries. Narrowing the eligible base for the senior discount will...

MALT protects Nicasio McIsaac Ranch in $3.4 million easement

03/22/2018
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has picked up another conservation easement in its effort to protect farmland in perpetuity. Last week, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a grant worth half the price of a $3.4 million easement for the McIsaac Ranch, on the north bank of the Nicasio...

SPAWN group sues Trump administration for whale habitat

03/22/2018
Turtle Island Restoration Network is one of three groups that sued the Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service last week for failing to designate critical habitat for threatened and endangered humpback whales along the Pacific Coast. Four of the 14 populations of humpbacks worldwide remain endangered and...

Bolinas-Stinson School puts half of reserves in facilities fund

03/22/2018
Trustees at Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, foreseeing voter pushback to both an upcoming bond measure and a parcel tax renewal in 2020, earmarked half of the district’s reserve of nearly $1 million for facility improvements last week. “The move was less for financial reasons and more to communicate to the...

Inverness native Claire Ptak will make cake for royal wedding

03/22/2018
British royalty will soon get a taste of West Marin confection. The upcoming wedding between Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle will feature a lemon elderflower cake baked by Inverness native Claire Ptak. She’s the owner of the London-based boutique bakery Violet Cakes and had previously been the subject...

Grand jury says county jail violating rights of mentally ill

03/22/2018
The Marin County Civil Grand Jury says county officials have not done enough to address its recommendations from a June 2017 report on the care of mentally ill people in Marin County Jail, a fact the jury says leaves Marin vulnerable to litigation. The jury’s follow-up report, released last month,...

Job uncertain for West Marin School principal

03/22/2018
Dozens of West Marin School teachers, parents and students attended last Thursday’s meeting of Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees to speak in support of Principal Matt Nagle, whose job is in jeopardy. The district board issued Mr. Nagle a preliminary notice that the terms and conditions of his...

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