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Napa County is in the Red Tier. What can Reopen?

Marin and Napa counties are among 16 California counties now in the less-restrictive red tier. Sonoma County remains in the purple tier.
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Sonoma County Schedules Commercial Cannabis Town Hall Meetings

Sonoma County will host two town halls next week to hear public input on a proposal to streamline the county's permit process.

State Officials Announce $6.6B Deal to Reopen Schools Statewide

The package includes $2 billion in grants to support safety measures for students and educators returning to in-person classes, including personal protection equipment, improvements to classroom ventilation and regular coronavirus testing.

State Moves Napa, SF, Santa Clara Counties Into Red Tier

The three counties will be allowed to resume indoor operations at 10-25 percent capacities for at some businesses.

Ferlinghetti Spaghetti

A poet prevails As regards the recent passing of poet, playwright and Beat publisher, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, exiting at three digits still seems untimely for such a towering figure. This column will not be your encomium du jour—better writers have better remembrances of this particular cartographer of the American soul. But...

Two Centenarian Marin Groups Team Up for Heroic Art Show

In 1919, Marin County nonprofit organization Cedars became the first residential school in the Western United States for people with developmental disabilities. This year, the 101-year-old organization marks a new milestone—its first collaborative art exhibition with high school art students at The Branson School in Ross. This month, the two...

Jesse Brewster Sings From the Heart on New Record

Seasoned North Bay singer-songwriter Jesse Brewster always looked up to his older brother Jim. “After high school, I wasn’t driven towards any goal, but I was playing guitar,” Brewster says. “He was a big encourager of what I was doing, so I probably wouldn’t be doing it without him.” When Jim...

Culture Crush: Virtual Events Close Out February 2021

Virtual Event Throughout February, the Marin County Free Library has hosted a slew of virtual events and other programming pertaining to Black History Month. This week, the library presents several more events, including “Food for the Soul: Black Experience in Marin,” which invites the public to hear a cross-generational panel...