The Tam News


New law requires California high schools to start no earlier that 8:30 a.m.

(Saranyu Nel)

By Tenaya Tremp

November 16, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on October 13 that requires most middle and high schools to push back their start times by the start of the 2022 school year. This was passed as a result of research that show that teen's natural sleep cycle clashes with early start times.

Tamalpais Community Services District haunted house likely to close this year

Parks and Recreation Director Carol Buchholz leads tour through Tam Valley's Haunted House. (Courtesy of Stefanie Schwartz)

By Samantha Nichols

November 16, 2019

The three creators of the event, Carol Buchholz, Greg LeMoi, and Jeff Brown, are all parting ways and will not be able to manage the haunted house in the future.

SOAR wins Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award

SOAR accepted the award at the National Summit for Courageous Conversation in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 15. (Courtesy of J.C. Farr)

By Josie Spiegelman

November 7, 2019

The TUHSD was awarded the Ruby Bridges Student Leadership and Courage Award by Pacific Educational Group, a nationwide firm dedicated to starting meaningful conversations about race in schools.

PG&E shuts off power to Marin County to minimize fire risk

Marin County firefighters put out a small fire on Fern Canyon in Mill Valley the night before the power shutoff. (Ethan Swope)

By Johanna Meezan

October 9, 2019

It is unclear how long power will be cut off to Mill Valley, Bolinas, Sausalito, and Stinson Beach.

Pedestrian bridge between Hauke and Bayfront Park closed

A barrier was set up to prevent pedestrians from crossing the bridge. (Samantha Nichols)

By Samantha Nichols

October 8, 2019

The bridge connecting Hauke and Bayfront Park was closed for repairs this September to due an unsafe support pier.

Mill Valley Seniors for Peace host climate strike with Tam students

(Photo by Saranyu Nel)

By Sam Jefferson and Saranyu Nel

October 7, 2019

The Mill Valley Seniors for Peace organized a rally with Tam students as a part of the Global Climate Strike movement.