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Woodward Fire prompts Bolinas evacuation order

By Jordan Cushner September 17, 2020
Several Tam students from Bolinas were evacuated due to the fire threat and returned home safely a week later.
(Isabella Faillace)

A day in Marin with no power

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.
The Marin County Fire Department administers a controlled burn in San Rafael. (Ethan Swope)

PG&E conducts power shutoffs throughout California

By Summer Solomon and Johanna Meezan November 11, 2019
Over three million people lost power, and Tam was closed for four days.
Marin County firefighters put out a small fire on Fern Canyon in Mill Valley the night before the power shutoff. (Ethan Swope)

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

By Johanna Meezan October 8, 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....

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...

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in Californias 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...

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...

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,...

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...

Abandoned Red House Goes Up In Flames

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...

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