The Tam News

A day in Marin with no power

(Isabella Faillace)

By Katya Wasserman

November 20, 2019

With power regained in the Bay Area, families are sharing a collective sigh of relief. Katya Wasserman talks about how the blackout affected her directly.

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.

Air Quality Affects Sports

Air Quality Affects Sports

November 23, 2018

The deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history, known as the Butte County Wildfire destroyed around 14,000 residences and killed at least 85 people as it raged across Northern California. The fire, nicknamed as The Camp Fire, started early Thursday morning of November 8th and was not fin...

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

By Kennedy Cook

November 14, 2018

In response to heavy smoke and an air quality index rating of 174 (considered “unhealthy”) from the Camp Fire in Butte County, concerned parents, students, and teachers hoped for school to be cancelled on November 13 for health purposes. An online petition on named “Keep Us Safe: Unhe...

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California's history

By Ike Perl

November 14, 2018

The Camp Fire in Butte County has been growing in size since it started at 6:30 a.m. on November 8. The Butte County Sheriff Department sent out their first evacuation notice on Twitter about an hour after the fire started. The notice read “EVACUATION ORDER: Due to a fire in the area, an evacuat...

Fire in Downtown Sausalito

Fire in Downtown Sausalito

By Rocky Brown, Rocky Brown, and Rocky Brown

June 11, 2018

At 6:25 p.m., on the corner of Princess and Bridgeway in Sausalito, a fire erupted in the alley between Starbucks and Sausalito Jewelers. Within five minutes of the ignition, the fire quickly engulfed the alley, sending a plume of smoke into the air. “The cause of the fire is yet to be determ...

Breaking News: Generator Fire at Safeway

Breaking News: Generator Fire at Safeway

By Maddie Wall and Celia Francis

March 9, 2018

A small generator fire broke out on the roof of the Miller Avenue Safeway on Friday, March 9, at around 6:40pm, causing a temporary evacuation and store closure. According to store worker John Roberts, Safeway was immediately evacuated and no one was hurt. “It was at the very forefront of the store...

Fire in Sausalito

By Griffin Chen & Aaron Young

October 26, 2017

  At around noon on October 17, a fast-moving brush fire broke out along the southbound side of Highway 101. Local fire departments, with assistance from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, quickly arrived at the scene, containing and extinguishing the fire before it spread out o...

Abandoned “Red House” Goes Up In Flames


By Claire Donohue

September 29, 2013

A two alarm fire was reported in an abandoned house adjacent to Tam on September 8. Firefighters from Larkspur, Southern Marin, Ross Valley, San Rafael, Mill Valley and Tiburon responded to the blaze at 4 p.m. The fire was completely extinguished by 6 p.m. that evening. The abandoned structure is lo...