Ever had a dream that makes perfect sense when you wake, but by the time you brush your teeth it sounds completely mad?Some coronavirus task force meetings must be like that. For example, how did the new rules on tennis come about? That had to be one weird discussion.Dr. No: We believe we can safely … [Read more...] about Coronavirus tennis, anyone?
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Sherman R. FrederickMarinscopeEvery city faces budget woes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. And Novato is no different. The city’s Council heard a report from city staff last week and hardly any of it was encouraging. As he turned the meeting over to new Finance Director Amy Cunningham to … [Read more...] about Cities face budget shortfalls
The county of Napa reopened to in-restaurant dining and patrons said it felt like a little bit of normalcy returned to life there. Napa County is one of the few places in the Bay Area to make the move to the next phase of recovery. “It’s been rough,” Cengiz Atis, owner of Napkins Bar and … [Read more...] about Napa first to return to in-restaurant dining
Stay at home orders in California were eased over the weekend with Gov. Gavin Newsom announcing he will now allow in-person religious services and political protests to take place in the state. The loosening of the restrictions is contingent upon individual county health rules, however. Marin and … [Read more...] about Statewide restrictions eased, but not in Marin yet
Marinscope Community Newspapers launched a new free website this week and, congratulations, you have found it. This website is updated daily.It features news and information from all six Marinscope newspapers -- the Novato Advance, the San Rafael News Pointer, the Mill Valley Herald, the Ross Valley … [Read more...] about MarinLocalNews.com
A threatened shorebird is resting comfortably after International Bird Rescue’s team of waterbird specialists performed a delicate surgery to repair the tiny bird’s fractured wing.The adult male Western Snowy Plover, which weighs 33 grams, was brought in earlier this month by San Francisco Bay Bird … [Read more...] about Stay clear of shorebird nesting areas
Our beloved gopher snake Rex has found a new, safe location to ParkInPlace. A fixture of Point Reyes Summer Camp and long-time animal ambassador with PRNSA’s education department, Rex has moved to the home of a capable caregiver to ensure her health and well being during these transitional times. … [Read more...] about Farewell Rex!
“The focus of the Novato Historical Guild has naturally been on the past. Due to COVID-19 we have pivoted to recording the present for the future,” says NHG Board President Kathryn Hansen.As a result, the Guild has embarked on a campaign which invites Novato citizens and businesses to share their … [Read more...] about Novato Historical Guild begins Covid-19 history collection project
Sherman R. Frederick/Battle Born Media I have three burrs under my saddle this week.Mask Switcheroo: I’m not going to hate on anyone for asking me to wear a face mask during the Age of Coronavirus. I get the angst. And, frankly, it makes me feel better in a crowd.But can one our public health … [Read more...] about Nonsensical rules invite disobedience
SAN JOSE - A federal grand jury in San Jose indicted Dr. John Giacomini for Abusive Sexual Contact, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge James K. Wahleithner of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General, Criminal Investigations … [Read more...] about Doctor arrested for sexual battery