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ELLIOT KARLAN / FOR THE ARK
Volunteers Danielle Beer (front) and Ethne Gallagher, both of Tiburon, oversee and organize donations for victims of the Northern California wildfires at the Belvedere Community Center on Oct. 10. Beer and Gallagher are two of several Tiburon Peninsula residents who have pitched in to aid the fire-relief efforts.

Helping hands: Residents, businesses rush to join the wildfire-relief efforts

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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Since the wildfires started last week, a steady stream of cars has filed in and out of the parking lot at the Belvedere Community Center.

Some people have dropped off essentials like water, snacks and clothes, while others have done the reverse, loading their cars to the brim with supplies to take them to far-flung areas of Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

Behind all of this is Danielle Beer, an Old Tiburon resident who used social media and freely distributing her cellphone number to build her own de facto volunteer network in the wake of the wildfires.

Like she's working a 9-to-5 job, Beer has been at the Community Center since the fires began, fielding calls, organizing drivers and taking in goods from locals.

"I knew, as we all know, that people aren't getting things quickly with the disaster," Beer said. "I knew that people weren't getting things, and I knew I wasn't going to stand for that here."


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County will consider halting movement on seminary site plan

By EMILY LAVIN
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The Marin Planning Commission on Oct. 30 will consider an appeal from a community group asking the county to stop environmental review and instead scrap a proposal to bring a graduate school and market-rate housing to the former seminary site in Strawberry.

At the same meeting, the Planning Commission will also consider a request from property owner North Coast Land Holdings to extend the 1984 Seminary Master Plan, which governs the site, through January 2022. That plan is currently set to expire in January 2018.

The Seminary Neighborhood Association on Oct. 9 filed an appeal of the county's decision to commence environmental review on the project from North Coast, which purchased the former site of the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014 for $85 million.

North Coast's proposal calls for relocating a faith-based or secular graduate school to the 127-acre property, located at 201 Seminary Drive. The school would have a maximum of 1,000 students who would be a combination of on-site boarders, commuters and online students. About 74,000 square feet of new construction, including a gym, health center and 1,200-square-foot auditorium, would be built to accommodate the school.

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Resources: The Wine Country wildfires

More than 1,500 structures have been destroyed, with more than 150 people missing in over a dozen fires in Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Lake, Nevada, Butte, Calaveras, Shasta and Yuba counties. Here are some resources on following coverage, getting alerts, learning how to help, and learning how to prepare for a fire.

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Hitting home: Locals, workers lose properties, battle blazes as smoke clogs the air, shuts schools

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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Charley Wayshak, a nine-year veteran of the Belvedere Police Department, was sleeping at his home in an unincorporated, woody area north of Santa Rosa when a phone call woke him up at 12:52 a.m. Oct. 9.

His friend Dave, who lives a few miles away uphill, was at the other end of the line.

"Get out! You've got to get out! Get the hell out of there!" Dave screamed, in various phrasing, for about 40 seconds.

Smelling smoke in the house, Wayshak woke his 15-year-old son, Jacob, and went to look out the bathroom window.

A fire was burning on the hillside about 20 feet away.

He grabbed some medication, his son's inhaler and their dog.

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