Thursday, October 6, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
|Jeff Manson, Lia Sabbattini and Ariana Hooper.|
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
by Shari Faye Dell (West Marin Citizen, June 23, 2011)
|Rachel Johnson and son Orie|
Johnson-Young, participate in
a bike path mural painting project
adding color and style to county
issued bike path stencils.
Bolinas-Stinson School sixth-grade-graduate
Ibarra Demmerle and Harriet Kossman.
|Melea Emunah, Bolinas-Stinson School sixth grade graduate 2011.|
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
An aging population
“The bottom line is so many people need financial assistance for basic needs– medical, rent, utilities and food,” says Sweet Relief Musician Fund Executive Director, Rob Max.
This scenario is happening to people from other areas of the work force, it is happening to laborers, construction workers and people who worked in other fields. It is a relative concern for any particular group.
Max explained that by getting more people involved, the fund has gone beyond just asking for donations from the music industry, famous artists and corporations. “We want to get a lot of people to commit a little bit.”
“We are really honored to have Lester as our unofficial spokesperson,” says Max. “For all the difficulty he went through, he kept a positive attitude, he was never a ‘why me’ kind of guy. He’d say, ‘You know what, tough times come and they go and we’ll do the best we can’. As soon as we got his medications balanced, we got him some eye surgery and got him into a steady home, he is a healthier happier individual and he will be able to work as a musician for years to come.
SF Dell's photos taken during the performance.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
|Jesse Mccollum and Danielle Rodoni prepare several courses for the “Food For Families” project|
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|Just 24 hours after the cyclone fence was erected, the beginning of a locally orchestrated detour was visible on the grass and brush covered slope, cliff-side below the slumping roadway.|
Willie Norton, 5th grade, Bolinas-Stinson School. “Still life,” pen and ink on velum. Vibrant colors represent the iridescent quality of vase, capturing the play of color around the room.
Pema Alastrang, 7th grade, Bolinas-Stinson School. Slab construction ceramic. Treasure box in muted tone glaze with double bloom, sepal and stamen.
Dracio Tevain, 4th grade, Bolinas-Stinson School. Slab construction ceramic. Four Victorian homesteads nestled together in landscape.
Owen Bisson, 7th grade, Bolinas-Stinson School. “Four Tulips,” pen on two color paper. Positive and negative study of space.
Works of art by more than 60 students are on exhibit at the Stinson Beach Library through May 12. The annual exhibit features still life studies by students of all ages and other works created in wood, ceramic and metal shops (Citizen photos by Shari Faye Dell).
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Adding a little shape and form to the local color, artists meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Bolinas Community Center for a figure drawing session. The new group is open to participants with any level of skill, beginners and old hats welcome. A sliding scale contribution of $10-30 supports the model and meeting space availability (Citizen photo by SF Dell)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
A tree fell across Mesa Road at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning creating what Bolinas Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief, Anita Tyrrell-Brown, described as the departments’ biggest fear.
The fallen tree blocked both lanes and brought power lines down with it, shutting down access to and from the Mesa for 13 hours.
Fear made manifest, earlier this year Tyrrell-Brown was quoted saying, "Our concern is with access, if Mesa Road is blocked by downed trees and power lines, residents living on the Bolinas Mesa will have no route out of town and our emergency vehicles will be unable to access a significant portion of the community."
Mesa Road is one of two routes to the Bolinas Gridded Mesa where 60 percent of the town’s population live. However, Terrace Avenue, the other route, has been closed since January 2010 after storms caused a section of roadway to sink with the drift of an eroding cliff.
Nearly two years of conversation, planning and the pursuit of funding have passed. Representatives from the Bolinas Community Public Utility District and the Bolinas Fire Protection District (BFD) are in on-going discussions with Supervisor Kinsey and the County's Department of Public Works concerning the condition of Terrace Avenue and the funding sources to restore it.
While concerned citizens weathered the recent storm, no life threatening incidents occurred as a result of the inaccessible emergency medical and fire vehicles.
The BFD began responding to calls with the first downed tree at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Additional trees fell on Olema-Bolinas, Bo-Fairfax, Juniper, Terrace and Mesa Roads. Members of the department worked through the night removing the trees and manning road blocks at three sites with downed power lines.
The storm that blew in Saturday caused power outages in Bolinas, Dog Town, Stinson Beach, Forest Knolls, Inverness, Lagunitas, Olema and Point Reyes Station.
Power to downtown Bolinas briefly went out on Saturday night. Power to the rest of Bolinas, Dogtown and the San Geronimo Valley was not restored until Monday.