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  • Tiburon deer killer pleads guilty to five counts, gets 30-day house arrest
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 14/03/2019 at 12:41 am

    The former Tiburon man who shot and killed a doe and fawn outside his home in 2017 has pleaded guilty to five misdemeanor charges, averting a trial and additional jail time. Mark Dickinson, a 55-year-old former Mar East Street resident who moved to Chicago after local outcry over the incident, will […]

  • Tiburon resident to be inducted into Marin Women's Hall of Fame for career success and dedication to nonprofits
    by Emily Lavin on 14/03/2019 at 12:39 am

    Cherie Sorokin is being honored for her career success — moving from lawyer to group executive vice president to corporate secretary over two decades at Bank of America — and for her dedication to nonprofits such as Marin Villages and the American Association of University Women as one […]

  • Two casts set to bring ‘Annie’ to the Bel Aire Elementary School stage
    by Emily Lavin on 14/03/2019 at 12:33 am

    Bel Aire Elementary School students will step back in time to 1930s New York City to tell the rags-to-riches story of Little Orphan Annie. About 180 students across two casts — dubbed the Times Square cast and the Big Apple cast — are set to perform “Annie” at 6:30 p.m. […]

  • Ex-caregiver gets 7 years for burglary, threats on Tiburon cop
    on 14/03/2019 at 12:32 am

    A Vallejo man who worked as a caregiver and had a minor role on Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” will serve up to seven years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from elderly clients around Marin and subsequently threatening the […]

  • Tiburon officials give Montessori preschool high marks at first permit review
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 14/03/2019 at 12:30 am

    Harmony Montessori School has aced its six-month check-in with the Tiburon Planning Commission. The commission at its Feb. 27 meeting determined the school, located on the site of the Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 376 Greenwood Beach Road, is in “substantial compliance” […]

  • Tiburon teen helps squad win national cheer and dance competition
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 14/03/2019 at 12:29 am

    Skylar Thompson, daughter of former Tiburon Mayor Andrew Thompson and Sunny Lyrek of Novato, is a member of Novato Cheer & Dance, the Novato High School squad that took home its second consecutive national championship at the JAMZ Cheer and Dance Competition Feb. 23-24 in Las Vegas. For the […]

  • Tiburon woman, great-grandson join forces for art exhibit
    by Diane Smith on 14/03/2019 at 12:27 am

    Two generations of one Tiburon family have their work on display in “Birds Together — Birds in Two Perspectives,” an exhibit running through April 5 at the Corte Madera Library. When Helen Muirhead, 83, was invited to show her paintings of birds at the library, she says she […]

  • Caltrans to start Hwy. 101 onramp widening, metering project in April
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 08/03/2019 at 2:38 am

    Caltrans is targeting April to begin construction on a long-planned project to add new lanes and metering lights to the two northbound Highway 101 onramps at the Tiburon Wye. As part of that work, Caltrans will also add a traffic lane to outbound Tiburon Boulevard as it approaches the Highway 101 […]

  • No dogs on McKegney Field, Tiburon parks commission recommends
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 08/03/2019 at 2:36 am

    Tiburon’s newly renovated McKegney Green playing field could sport a permanent fence and be off-limits to dogs under a new package of recommendations developed by the town’s Parks, Open Spaces and Trails Commission. The commission at its Feb. 26 meeting also recommended a $70 hourly fee […]

  • Tiburon resident’s children’s book for adults satirizes Trump administration
    by Emily Lavin on 08/03/2019 at 2:34 am

    Tiburon resident Bryan Porcher had long wanted to write a short story, and he decided to center it on the local marine life he was now seeing on a regular basis as a stand-up paddle-boarder on Richardson Bay. But every story needs a good villain, Porcher notes, and the longer he thought, the more […]

  • Tamalpais Union High School District OKs $2.8 million in budget cuts
    by Emily Lavin on 08/03/2019 at 2:32 am

    The Tamalpais Union High School District will make $2.8 million in cuts from its 2019-2020 budget — including laying off three librarians, eliminating its community-education program and reducing its athletic-team budgets — in an effort to curb chronic deficit spending that threatens to […]

  • Darrell Clark
    on 08/03/2019 at 2:31 am

    Darrell Clark passed away peacefully on January 12th, 2019, in Corte Madera, California, under the care of loved ones. He was 82 years old. Born to Donald and Stacia Clark on May 3, 1936, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was the Clarks’ youngest son, with one older brother, Donald Clark. Darrell […]

  • Del Mar artists display work in two-part Town Hall exhibit
    by Diane Smith on 08/03/2019 at 2:30 am

    Del Mar Middle School students have created a series of self-portraits and mixed-media works inspired by the world’s cities for a two-part art exhibit at Tiburon Town Hall. “Who Am I?” — self-portraits from sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders — will run through March […]

  • Spring-summer concert series brings five acts to Tiburon's Old St. Hilary’s Church
    by Carol Benet on 08/03/2019 at 2:28 am

    Korean-American musicians the Ari Ensemble will kick off the concerts at Old St. Hilary’s spring-summer season, which will also bring fan-favorites Musae, Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Andrew York and several other stand-out acts to the hillside Tiburon landmark. The […]

  • Tiburon declares emergency after back-to-back storms
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 28/02/2019 at 1:57 am

    The Tiburon Town Council has formally declared a local state of emergency in the wake of back-to-back storms that triggered several landslides and minor flooding earlier this month, enabling the town to apply for state and federal reimbursement for repair costs. The storms, the worst of which hit […]

  • Redwood High grad helping to create next generation of environmental leaders
    by Emily Lavin on 28/02/2019 at 1:55 am

    The Green School, a K-12 school located on a swath of undeveloped jungle in Bali’s Sibang Kaja village, near Ubud, opened in 2008 with 92 students. Today, it boasts 500 students from 43 countries, including about 50 students native to Bali. The campus has buildings made of bamboo, grass and […]

  • Mill Valley Refuse prepares to pitch move to dual-stream recycling
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 28/02/2019 at 1:53 am

    Despite a tepid reaction by participating Belvedere, Tiburon and Strawberry residents to the three-month tryout of dual-stream recycling last fall, Mill Valley Refuse Service officials say they’re convinced the program offers better environmental and cost benefits and want to broadly roll out […]

  • Tiburon team takes home prize at Bay Area hackathon
    by Emily Lavin on 28/02/2019 at 1:51 am

    Three Tiburon boys took home a prize for creativity at Code Day Bay Area, a 24-hour hackathon that challenges students of all skill levels to build apps and games. Kentaro Cookhorn and Sa’ar Lipshitz, both eighth-graders at Del Mar Middle School, and J.J. Ziebart, a freshman at Redwood High […]

  • G. Stuart Spence Jr.
    on 28/02/2019 at 1:49 am

    G. Stuart Spence, Jr. peacefully passed away Monday, February 18, 2019, at his home in Montecito. He and his wife, Carol, were longtime residents of Belvedere and Tiburon.Stu was born on March 2, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois, to Jessie F. Tyrrell and G. Stuart Spence, Sr.Stu graduated from the […]

  • Storm pummels Tiburon Peninsula, triggers landslides, flooding
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 21/02/2019 at 2:05 am

    A powerful storm wreaked havoc on the Tiburon Peninsula last week, bringing gusting winds and dumping upward of 6 inches of rain in the area as it toppled trees and prompted landslides, including one that buckled the pavement on Vistazo West and caused a partial collapse of the road. The storm […]

  • The Belvedere-Tiburon Library, brought to you by … ?
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 21/02/2019 at 2:03 am

    The Belvedere-Tiburon Library could wind up with something in common with San Francisco’s Oracle Park, Chase Center and the city’s downtown Salesforce Transit Center: corporate naming rights. Under clarifying guidelines adopted unanimously Feb. 11 by the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency […]

  • Reed Union School district to explore early renewal of ‘critical’ parcel tax
    by Emily Lavin on 21/02/2019 at 2:01 am

    The Reed Union School District is taking the first step toward renewing and possibly increasing a parcel tax that brings in about $2.3 million in annual revenue — funds currently dedicated to retaining teachers and maintaining academic programs at the district’s three schools. Peninsula […]

  • Tiburon forms panel to hash out springtime use of McKegney Field
    by Matthew Hose on 13/02/2019 at 5:13 pm

    Tiburon is reconsidering a plan to give the Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club priority access and discounted reservation fees to use the newly renovated McKegney Green playing field this spring after receiving pushback from the field’s other primary user, the Southern Marin Lacrosse Club. Town […]

  • Group of Belvedere residents appeals decision to allow live music at Sam’s Anchor Cafe
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 13/02/2019 at 5:12 pm

    A group of Belvedere residents has formally appealed the Tiburon Planning Commission decision to allow live, amplified music on the outdoor deck at Sam’s Anchor Cafe, citing concerns the noise will impact their quality of life. The Planning Commission in January voted 3-0 to grant the […]

  • Tiburon felon arrested after illegally trying to buy firearm, police say
    on 13/02/2019 at 5:09 pm

    A Tiburon felon arrested in December for allegedly carrying an unregistered concealed firearm — discovered when he turned up at the hospital with a gunshot wound — was arrested again last week on suspicion of trying to illegally purchase a different handgun a month prior. According to a […]

  • Tiburon council OKs higher roof for Caprice restaurant over neighbors’ protest
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 13/02/2019 at 5:08 pm

    Despite objections from their next-door neighbor, the new owners of The Caprice will be able to add 37 square feet to the building and raise the restaurant’s roof by 12 inches — though the restaurant must move its heating and air-conditioning equipment on the roof farther away from the […]

  • Bel Aire geography bee winner now looks to qualify for state
    by Matthew Hose on 13/02/2019 at 5:08 pm

    Bel Aire Elementary School fifth-grader Lukas Berger beat out 36 other students to win his school’s geography bee in the first round of competition in National Geographic’s annual GeoBee. Lukas won the Feb. 1 final round over runner-up fifth-graders Mark Xu and Rhett Krawitt by […]

  • Tiburon police say they found boy responsible for anti-Semitic graffiti at elementary school
    by Matthew Hose on 07/02/2019 at 1:50 am

    Police say they have identified a local boy as the person who spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti at Bel Aire Elementary School last year in an incident that led to a local march against anti-Semitism and a resolution from the Tiburon Town Council condemning hate speech. Police Chief Michael Cronin […]

  • Marin struggles to prioritize housing for Richardson Bay anchor-outs
    by Gretchen Lang on 07/02/2019 at 1:50 am

    At its January meeting at Tiburon Town Hall, the Richardson Bay Regional Agency board of directors, which manages the anchorage between Belvedere and Sausalito, agreed to draft a letter to the county of Marin requesting that those living aboard anchored-out boats on the bay be given priority for […]

  • New rules help Tiburon improve to its first A grade in annual tobacco report
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 07/02/2019 at 1:47 am

    Formally banning the sale of tobacco products and extending its smoking and vaping ban has earned Tiburon high marks from the American Lung Association. The town scored its first-ever A grade in the association’s yearly report on tobacco policies, up from a C in the two previous years. It […]

  • Phil Ehrlich
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 07/02/2019 at 1:45 am

    After moving from Sausalito to Belvedere in 1963, Phil Ehrlich helped found the Belvedere Community Foundation, doing most of the legal work associated with getting the foundation off the ground and then serving on the foundation’s first board of directors. Mr. Ehrlich was as strong leader, […]

  • Jean Ann Ford
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 07/02/2019 at 1:44 am

    Jean Ann Ford, who co-founded the global Benefit Cosmetics line with her identical twin sister, Jane, died of cancer Jan. 17 at her Tiburon home. She was 71.The Ford sisters’ highly successful makeup company, which they sold in 1999 to luxury brands giant Möet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, got […]

  • Mildred Ruth Shurtleff Ryley Sattler
    on 07/02/2019 at 1:42 am

    Mildred (Millie) Ruth Shurtleff Ryley Sattler, age 96, died on Jan. 26, 2019, after a brief illness at Marin General Hospital. Born on May 8, 1922, in Buffalo, N.Y., she lost her mother to a terminal illness at age 2 and shortly after her father, Everett Shurtleff, remarried and left her too. Her […]

  • Citizen scientists record Belvedere king tide as part of sea-level rise project
    by Matthew Hose on 31/01/2019 at 1:08 am

    A group of citizen scientists fanned out across the Belvedere shoreline on a sunny Monday morning last week to snap photos of a king tide, part of a statewide effort to visualize sea-level rise.Spearheaded by Belvedere Vice Mayor Nancy Kemnitzer and Councilmember Claire McAuliffe, more than a dozen […]

  • Traffic-fighting school-bus program gets big boost from Marin Transit
    by Emily Lavin on 31/01/2019 at 1:07 am

    The Tiburon Peninsula’s Yellow Bus Challenge is getting a long-awaited financial boost from Marin Transit, courtesy of a half-cent sales tax renewed by county voters last November. The cash infusion is a victory for local officials who have been fighting for new sources of funding the […]

  • Sam’s gets the nod for regular live music on outdoor deck
    by Matthew Hose on 31/01/2019 at 1:06 am

    Tiburon officials decided to give broad permission for Sam’s Anchor Cafe to host live music on its deck seven days a week. The Tiburon Planning Commission voted 3-0 at a well-attended Jan. 23 meeting to grant a conditional use permit that lets the restaurant hold live outdoor music from 11:30 […]

  • Reed district board approves contract for campus fencing
    by Emily Lavin on 31/01/2019 at 1:04 am

    The Reed Union School District will spend $250,000 to install or improve fencing on the district’s three campuses, a security measure intended to limit campus entry points. The district’s board of trustees at its Jan. 15 meeting approved a contract with San Francisco-based Vintage […]

  • Charles R. Cabrera
    on 31/01/2019 at 1:02 am

    The next Men’s Club Association members’ tournament at The Citrus Club won’t be the same. There will be no final-round charge from Charles R. Cabrera.Chuck died January 9, 2019, after a 15-year-battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 74.He was a dedicated golfer and a born […]

  • Belvedere-Tiburon Library unveils floor plan for expansion
    by Matthew Hose on 23/01/2019 at 5:50 pm

    The Belvedere-Tiburon Library has unveiled detailed plans for its one-story, 9,725-square-foot expansion project as officials work toward breaking ground this spring. Officials plan on spending the next few weeks honing some of the sharper details of the plan, with hopes of pulling a building […]

  • Little damage as Tiburon Peninsula hit with 25 mph gusts, 1.5 inches rain in mid-week storm
    by Matthew Hose on 23/01/2019 at 5:44 pm

    A powerful storm walloped the Tiburon Peninsula last week, dropping more than an inch of rain and knocking out power to much of Strawberry for several hours as gusts reached in excess of 25 mph. The peninsula got hit with several days of rain early in the week before a Pacific storm intensified on […]

  • Belvedere awards contract for emergency seawall repair
    by Matthew Hose on 23/01/2019 at 5:43 pm

    Belvedere has chosen a Sacramento-based contractor to complete emergency work to shore up its Beach Road seawall.The City Council voted unanimously at its Jan. 14 meeting to sign a $312,400 contract with Blue Iron Foundations & Shoring to put a new sheet-pile foundation across a section of […]

  • Golden Gate Bridge officials to host public workshops on toll increases
    by Kevin Hessel on 23/01/2019 at 5:41 pm

    Starting next week, Golden Gate Bridge district officials will host five public workshops about plans to raise the price of crossing the famed span to as much as $8.75 by 2023 for FasTrak users as the district faces a $74 million five-year budget shortfall. That particular rate is part of an option […]

  • Travel Bug: Walking tours let travelers explore lesser-known corners
    by Marybeth Bond-Sheppard on 23/01/2019 at 5:22 pm

    It’s a new year with new resolutions and travel plans. If you’re a walker and want to explore the lesser-known corners of rural Europe, where the scenery is stupendous, the pace of life slower, the hearths welcoming and local culinary specialties seductive, consider a self-guided […]

  • Downtown Tiburon garden center closes after 60 years
    by Matthew Hose on 17/01/2019 at 4:25 am

    A Tiburon Boulevard plant nursery that served the peninsula for more than 60 years shut down Sunday amid complaints a planned rent hike of more than four times the current rate thwarted the owner’s plan to sell the business to a third party and have that company take over the lease. (Kevin […]

  • Pioneering TV journalist Sylvia Chase won Emmy and Peabody
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 17/01/2019 at 4:22 am

    Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist Sylvia Chase, among the first women to serve as a broadcast news anchor in the Bay Area and an early reporter on the national primetime ABC network news magazine “20/20,” died Jan. 3 at The Redwoods skilled nursing facility in Mill Valley after […]

  • Sylvia Chase
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 17/01/2019 at 4:19 am

    Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist Sylvia Chase, among the first women to serve as a broadcast news anchor in the Bay Area and an early reporter on the national primetime ABC network news magazine “20/20,” died Jan. 3 at The Redwoods skilled nursing facility in Mill Valley after […]

  • Marin County walks back its proposed changes to Strawberry, other design review boards
    by Emily Lavin on 17/01/2019 at 4:17 am

    The county has abandoned a proposal that appeared to limit the duties of local design review boards after it received pushback on the changes — a win for the Strawberry Design Review Board and many residents who argued the proposal would all but eliminate the community’s ability to […]

  • Joseph H. Bacheller III
    on 17/01/2019 at 4:16 am

    Joseph H. Bacheller III (Joe) left this world and his beloved family and friends on Saturday, December 15, 2018. He was born in Newark, N.J., in 1933, the son of Joseph H Bacheller Jr. and Marjorie M. Bacheller. In 1936, the family moved to Hingham, Mass., where they resided for many years. In […]

  • Pauline Grace Beaudry Laurenson
    on 17/01/2019 at 4:14 am

    Pauline Grace Beaudry LaurensonBorn January 18, 1931 and left this world December 23, 2018Pauline Grace Beaudry Laurenson, 87, of Tiburon, California, passed away on December 23, 2018, at her home surrounded by her beloved husband, Charles P. Laurenson, and her large loving family. Polly was born […]

  • Cherril Lynn Tanner Scarth
    on 17/01/2019 at 4:13 am

    Cherril Lynn Tanner Scarth December ’33 to 2018 Died at home, ready and serene With her kids, lighted tree and hearth Born a California native,Then college, teacher, babies,Tennis, bridge with the ladies.Always painted, sculpted - creative.She loved Belvedere from the start. “Nothing […]

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