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  • Tiburon teen's YouTube videos prompt police investigations, student walkout at Redwood
    by Hannah Weikel on 22/05/2019 at 11:13 pm

    A Tiburon teenager with nearly 1 million followers has become the subject of at least one police investigation and a student walkout for inflammatory far-right videos she’s posted to her YouTube channel, including one in which she threatens to kill the CEO of YouTube and her children. The […]

  • Tiburon signals it will help pay for library expansion
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 22/05/2019 at 11:10 pm

    The Tiburon Town Council appears poised to contribute cash to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library expansion project but won’t make the decision until at least June 5, voting to wait until it can review the library’s revised $1.1-million request to share costs in context with the town’s […]

  • Revamped garden takes root at Reed Elementary School
    by Emily Lavin on 22/05/2019 at 11:06 pm

    A long-overgrown garden at Reed Elementary School is springing back to life. The small patch of land, tucked into a corner of the campus that backs up to Lyford Drive, was just a few months ago filled with weeds, a couple of neglected garden beds and some scattered planter boxes. Now, the area […]

  • Belvedere to dip into reserves to tackle city projects
    by Hannah Weikel on 22/05/2019 at 10:32 pm

    Belvedere officials anticipate the city will have to dip into its savings by more than half a million dollars next fiscal year to fund $1.6 million in capital-improvement projects, to provide raises and training to nearly all staff and to continue operations of its full-service Police Department […]

  • Tiburon to move forward with drone ban over schools
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 22/05/2019 at 10:31 pm

    At the urging of the Reed Union School District, Tiburon is planning to ban drones from flying over the town’s three public schools. The Tiburon Town Council at its May 15 meeting voted unanimously to direct staff to develop an anti-drone regulation that could be in place by the start of the […]

  • Patricia (Pat) Goetz
    on 22/05/2019 at 10:28 pm

    Patricia (Pat) Way Goetz passed away peacefully on May 2, 2019, in Carmel, CA. She was 91. Pat was born July 24, 1927, in Illinois to George and Irene Way. She graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL, in 1944 then went on to earn a BA in English from Duke University in 1948. There, she […]

  • Jennifer Russell
    on 22/05/2019 at 10:27 pm

    Jennifer Russell died on April 16, 2019, in the presence of her loving family.She was born in San Francisco in 1963 to Patricia A. Blanchard and Warren M. Russell, M.D.She resided in Marin County until graduating from San Domenico School. She attended University of California at Santa Barbara and […]

  • Tiburon library exhibit features works from Del Mar School art students
    by Diane Smith on 22/05/2019 at 10:24 pm

    Del Mar Middle School eighth-graders once again have their artwork on display in a student-art showcase at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library. The annual exhibit, which this year runs through May 31 in the library’s Founders Room, features the work of students in Del Mar art teacher Aaron […]

  • Officials reject lighting plan central to Tiburon Peninsula Club tennis-program expansion
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 17/05/2019 at 12:09 am

    The Tiburon Peninsula Club has won the green light to build its new junior tennis center — but without the lighting that would allow lessons, and noise, to continue into the early evening, a detail that could sink the plans entirely. After several hearings and hours of public discussion, the […]

  • Tiburon's New Morning Cafe closes ahead of building demolition
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 17/05/2019 at 12:08 am

    New Morning Cafe, which has been popular with locals and visitors alike since about 1970, closed on May 12 ahead of a planned $2.5 million renovation to the restaurant’s Tiburon Boulevard building. The 1930s-era building that houses both New Morning and the Grass Shack ice cream shop at 1696 […]

  • PG&E says forced outages could last five days at a time
    by Hannah Weikel on 17/05/2019 at 12:05 am

    Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is warning customers on the Tiburon Peninsula and throughout Marin to prepare for forced power outages that could last up to five days at a time this fire season as the electric company expands efforts to prevent wildfires during extremely dry and windy weather. The […]

  • Tiburon 10U All-Star softball wins county tournament
    on 17/05/2019 at 12:03 am

    Tiburon Girls Softball’s 10U All-Star team squeaked out a 7-6 win over Novato to claim the division championship at the Gary Casassa Memorial All-Star Tournament, held May 3-5 in San Rafael, Tiburon and Novato. For the full story, pick up this week's edition of The Ark on newsstands or […]

  • Caltrans adding Highway 101 barrier by Strawberry Village
    by Hannah Weikel on 08/05/2019 at 4:41 pm

    Caltrans will install a 4,000-foot-long concrete barrier between northbound Highway 101 and the Redwood Highway frontage road over the next year in an effort to better protect patrons of Strawberry Village Shopping Center from high-speed freeway traffic. Work on the project, which is expected to […]

  • Tiburon suspends plan for McKegney maintenance shed near Blackie's Pasture
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 08/05/2019 at 4:38 pm

    Tiburon is holding off on plans for a controversial storage shed near Blackie’s Pasture after renewed protests by residents, kicking the solution for how to store equipment and materials to maintain the $2 million reconstruction of McKegney Green playing field back to the town’s parks […]

  • Over Tiburon hotel’s late protest, decision for live music at Sam’s Anchor Cafe stands
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 08/05/2019 at 4:37 pm

    The Tiburon Town Council reaffirmed its decision to allow daily live amplified music on the outdoor deck at Sam’s Anchor Cafe despite a last-minute plea from the general manager of the Waters Edge Hotel, who is worried the music will drive guests away. For the full story, pick up this week's […]

  • Businesses at Strawberry Village see cluster of car break-ins
    by Hannah Weikel on 08/05/2019 at 4:34 pm

    Authorities say a smash-and-grab last Tuesday afternoon at Strawberry Village Shopping Center started the same way many do, with valuables left behind and clearly visible in the car. Marin sheriff’s Sgt. Brennan Collins says Strawberry Village, specifically the In-N-Out Burger and Safeway, […]

  • Ark wins second for general excellence, first for public-service journalism in state contest
    on 08/05/2019 at 4:23 pm

    The Ark has been named among the state’s best small weekly newspapers, winning second place for general excellence in the California News Publishers Association’s 2018 California Journalism Awards contest, as well as first place for public-service journalism — the […]

  • Wildflower Watch: Look for lupine, elephant seals at Chimney Rock in Point Reyes
    by Joan Linn Bekins on 08/05/2019 at 4:17 pm

    The color of the lupine in green fields and grasslands at Chimney Rock seem to reflect the blue sky. Add orange poppies and yellow buttercups and you have an exquisite, colorful landscape. Hiking trails from the ridge offer spectacular views of Drakes Bay, the coast, elephant seals and birds. (Joan […]

  • Del Mar Middle School students to make the switch from laptops to iPads
    by Emily Lavin on 08/05/2019 at 4:15 pm

    Del Mar Middle School will swap its students’ laptops for iPads beginning next year — a move district technology staff says will save the district money and positively impact student learning. Director of Technology Evan McKay says Apple has discontinued its 11-inch MacBook Air model, […]

  • Plant-based pesticide PureCrop1 opens downtown Tiburon office
    by Diane Smith on 08/05/2019 at 12:23 am

    Joyce Griffin says she’s a believer in nontoxic plant-based pesticide. PureCrop1. The Belvedere resident used the spray on her struggling rose bush three mornings in a row and then two times a week over three weeks. She says the plant is now thriving and producing beautiful roses. Griffin, […]

  • Del Mar music teacher wins 2019 Heritage & Arts award
    by Emily Lavin on 03/05/2019 at 7:58 pm

    Ella Steinberg has immersed herself in Del Mar Middle School’s music program since she began teaching at the school eight months ago. In her short tenure, Steinberg has not only served as the primary music specialist responsible for the school’s orchestra and guitar ensemble, but she […]

  • Belvedere-Tiburon Library to ask town to split $2.6 mil cost for shared improvements
    on 03/05/2019 at 7:56 pm

    The Belvedere-Tiburon Library Agency will ask Tiburon to split the multimillion-dollar cost of several improvements that are part of the library’s planned expansion, including work to a shared parking lot, public plaza spaces and Zelinsky Park. The total cost of that work is estimated at $2.6 […]

  • Three charged in Tiburon home burglary
    by Hannah Weikel on 03/05/2019 at 7:55 pm

    Three suspects have been charged following a Tiburon home burglary last week, and while one has been tied to another burglary in Fairfax, police are still investigating any connections to four other local break-ins in March and April. Anthony Jacob Martinez of Corte Madera and Cameron David Diamond […]

  • Foundation for Reed Schools' annual drive to have secret-agent flair
    by Emily Lavin on 03/05/2019 at 7:54 pm

    This year’s Reed Regatta will challenge community members to channel their inner secret agents for a not-so-secret mission: raising money for the Reed Union School District. The Foundation for Reed Schools will host the James Bond- and Mission: Impossible-themed party May 18 at the Seminary […]

  • Tiburon commission will once again review tennis-club expansion
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 03/05/2019 at 7:53 pm

    The Tiburon Planning Commission is again set to consider the Tiburon Peninsula Club’s proposed new junior tennis center at a public hearing set for 7:30 p.m. May 8. The commission’s last public hearing on the project in March lasted four hours — due in part to robust turnout by […]

  • Plans for public lane at Artist’s View stall over concerns from Belvedere neighbors
    on 03/05/2019 at 7:32 pm

    A new public lane planned for an undeveloped lot on Belvedere’s southernmost tip featuring expansive views of San Francisco Bay has been met with opposition from nearby homeowners, who say building the footpath would ruin the space’s natural beauty and attract disruptive visitors. The […]

  • Byron Kilgore
    on 03/05/2019 at 7:23 pm

    Byron (Bill) William Kilgore M.D. was born on December 10, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Byron Kilgore M.D. and Mary Margaret Strickler. After his mother’s death in 1951, he was part of a blended family including his siblings Barbara Harris, Diane Bottom, and Daniel Kilgore, and his […]

  • Tiburon painter finds inspiration from local, global travels
    by Diane Smith on 03/05/2019 at 7:18 pm

    Oil paintings from Tiburon resident Jeanne Dana depicting parts of Marin and Wine Country as well as scenes from her worldwide travels are now on display at Tiburon Town Hall. The exhibit of Dana’s work, titled “Beautiful Sightings,” runs through June 29 in Town Hall’s […]

  • Wildflower Watch: Purple irises signal spring at Abbotts Lagoon in West Marin
    by Joan Linn Bekins on 03/05/2019 at 7:13 pm

    If purple irises make you smile, head out to Abbotts Lagoon. Wild Iris douglasiana is in bloom all along the walking trail. The spring sunshine and the color purple will have you joyfully hopping along, like the small brown rabbits you may see on the way to the sand dunes. Sparrow birdsong is in […]

  • Burst pipe in Belvedere floods roads, knocks out water service
    by Hannah Weikel on 24/04/2019 at 4:04 pm

    An April 18 water-main break at Beach and Cove roads released some 26,800 gallons of brownish water into the street in about 30 minutes, flooding a low area on Cove Road, leaving about 100 homes and businesses without water and reducing water pressure throughout Belvedere and much of southern […]

  • 99-year-old Sam's Anchor Cafe in Tiburon undergoes major nautical renovation
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 24/04/2019 at 4:03 pm

    Bootlegger Sam Vella used to tell people to “tie up to the pier,” urging them to visit his Tiburon waterfront restaurant by sea, where the docks below his dining deck could accommodate up to 12 boats. On April 18, 27 Main St. eatery Sam’s Anchor Cafe reopened to the public after a […]

  • Tiburon council denies appeal, OKs daily music on Sam's deck
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 24/04/2019 at 4:02 pm

    Sam’s Anchor Cafe will get to have live amplified music daily on its outdoor deck.In an April 17 appeal hearing that lasted about an hour and a half, the Tiburon Town Council heard from a Belvedere couple and several of their supporters who said long hours of live, loud rock music would […]

  • Reed district urges ban on drones flying over schools
    by Emily Lavin on 24/04/2019 at 4:02 pm

    The Reed Union School District wants to make the skies above its three schools a no-fly zone for drones after an incident last month in which a drone reportedly hovered over Reed Elementary School for about 20 minutes while students were outside at lunch. For the full story, pick up this week's […]

  • Cops: Four residential burglaries in Tiburon appear linked
    by Hannah Weikel on 24/04/2019 at 4:01 pm

    Tiburon police are canvassing neighborhoods south of Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve for leads after two residential break-ins were reported in the area last week that appear connected to another pair of burglaries reported in March, authorities say.For the full story, pick up this week's edition […]

  • Reed school district eyes November ballot measure to renew parcel tax
    by Emily Lavin on 24/04/2019 at 4:01 pm

    The Reed Union School District will consider placing a 12-year parcel-tax renewal and extension on the ballot this November after early opinion polling showed voter support for a measure that could raise the annual tax from $589 in the 2019-2020 school year to about $840 by its expiration in 2032. […]

  • Del Mar Middle School students to bring ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to life in annual play
    by Emily Lavin on 24/04/2019 at 4:00 pm

    Audiences can follow Alice down the rabbit hole for adventures with the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat and more next week when students at Del Mar Middle School stage “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” About 50 students across two casts — dubbed the Mad cast and the Curious cast — are […]

  • Kayakers rescued from waters off Tiburon after capsizing
    by Hannah Weikel on 24/04/2019 at 4:00 pm

    A pair of kayakers were rescued from San Francisco Bay a quarter-mile offshore from Tiburon April 20 after their vessel reportedly took on water and sank near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, according to the California Highway Patrol. The two 21-year-olds spent more than two hours in frigid water […]

  • Five Tiburon Peninsula artists to participate in Marin studio tours
    by Diane Smith on 18/04/2019 at 7:11 pm

    Five Tiburon Peninsula residents are among the 275 artists who will show their work at the 26th annual Marin Open Studios, a free self-guided art tour of artist studios held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4-5 and May 11-12. Ceramist Brett Crawford and painter Valerie Montague, both of Tiburon, and […]

  • Demolition underway at Belvedere’s fabled Lava House
    by Hannah Weikel on 18/04/2019 at 7:05 pm

    With the deployment of a remote-controlled demolition robot, the removal of volcanic rock and other dilapidated concrete structures is underway at Belvedere’s storied Lava House, a four-lot, cliffside property with sweeping views of Sausalito and San Francisco that has long been a hotbed for […]

  • Belvedere wraps up emergency work on Beach Road seawall
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 18/04/2019 at 7:03 pm

    Construction to shore up a 120-foot stretch of crumbling Beach Road seawall has wrapped up about three weeks earlier than expected and about $40,000 under budget, Belvedere officials say. Crews last month began work to fortify a portion of the 100-year-old seawall, which separates the Belvedere […]

  • Bank of America announces it will close branch in downtown Tiburon
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 18/04/2019 at 6:56 pm

    Bank of America Corp. has announced it will close its 45-year-old downtown Tiburon branch when its lease expires in February 2020. Colleen Haggerty, the senior vice president of global marketing and corporate affairs for BofA Securities, confirmed the branch at the corner of Tiburon Boulevard and […]

  • Travel Bug: No shortage of activities on adventure to Australia, New Zealand
    by Marybeth Bond-Sheppard on 18/04/2019 at 6:53 pm

    ‘Australia and New Zealand are really far,” said my husband, Gary, “so if we’re going to go, let’s visit both countries in one trip.” So began my challenge to plan our vacation. In the evenings, I pored over guidebooks and quizzed well-traveled friends, becoming […]

  • Yellow Bus Challenge has made Tiburon commute times faster, study shows
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 11/04/2019 at 3:07 am

    The Yellow Bus Challenge has improved commute-hour travel times on Tiburon Boulevard by up to 24.5 percent, according to a new traffic study, suggesting that Tiburon and Belvedere’s efforts to slash traffic by subsidizing school-bus passes has worked. Passes for the 2019-2020 school year go […]

  • Tiburon to explore ban on single-use plasticware
    by Deirdre McCrohan on 11/04/2019 at 3:06 am

    The Tiburon Town Council will explore whether the town should ban single-use plasticware such as straws, utensils and take-out containers in an effort to improve Tiburon’s environmental sustainability. If Tiburon moves forward with a potential ban, it would be following in the footsteps of […]

  • Tiburon neighbors, officials at odds over parking crackdown on Mar West Street
    by Hannah Weikel on 11/04/2019 at 3:04 am

    Loral Wright said she was at a loss when she found a Tiburon Police Department notice under her car’s wiper blades in late March informing her she would no longer be allowed to park on the narrow section of road in front of her house at 1895 Mar West Street like she had been for years. […]

  • Tiburon fire districts hire new staff to focus on prevention, education
    by Hannah Weikel on 11/04/2019 at 3:02 am

    After two years of historically devastating wildfires that ravaged large swaths of Northern California, local fire officials are hiring additional staff to identify high-risk fire areas on the Tiburon Peninsula and to better educate residents about fire safety. Both the Tiburon and Southern Marin […]

  • Orangetheory Fitness in Strawberry touts endurance and strength as keys to health
    by Diane Smith on 11/04/2019 at 2:59 am

    Orangetheory Fitness, the new gym at the Strawberry Village Shopping Center annex, gets its name from one of the company’s five heart-rate zones that run from very light physical activity at zone 1 up to an all-out effort at zone 5. Zone 4, or the orange zone, is where the workout is […]

  • California’s super bloom a spectacular sight
    by Joan Linn Bekins on 11/04/2019 at 2:56 am

    For many years, I have dreamed of going to the desert to experience a super bloom. This is the year! After reading about the hordes of people trampling the flowers in Southern California, we chose to go to a more remote area that may not attract so many people and made the five-hour drive to Taft, […]

  • Tiburon International Film Festival kicks off April 12, features two films with local ties
    by Hannah Weikel on 03/04/2019 at 8:10 pm

    The 18th annual Tiburon International Film Festival starts rolling April 12, and this year will feature trailblazers including “Qualified,” about the first woman to qualify and race in the Indianapolis 500, and “The Song of the Tree,” the first musical made in Kyrgyzstan […]

  • Two-time Belvedere Citizen of the Year Harvey Rogers took lead in creating, maintaining Blackie’s garden
    on 03/04/2019 at 8:05 pm

    Longtime Belvedere resident Harvey Sanford Rogers, a two-time Citizen of the Year and master gardener known for creating the richly hued Blackie’s Pasture garden now known as Harvey’s Garden, died March 23 at The Redwoods retirement community in Mill Valley following a stroke. He was […]

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