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Water board seeks successor as Rodoni takes county seat

12/28/2016
North Marin Water District’s board of directors accepted Dennis Rodoni’s resignation last week as Mr. Rodoni prepares to join the Marin County Board of Supervisors in January. The board will appoint a successor during a public meeting that will take place by Feb. 18, and that person will serve until...

Devil’s Gulch Ranch owner sues county

12/28/2016
Nicasio ranch owner Mark Pasternak filed a lawsuit this month against the county over restrictions on parking and fundraisers imposed by the Board of Supervisors in November. The complaint, filed in county court, is the latest in numerous disputes that have arisen as a result of neighbor complaints over the...

Isis Hockenos, Gallery Route One fellow

12/28/2016
In the corner annex of Gallery Route One, a revolving body of spectators crammed in to admire the opening of Isis Hockenos’s latest showcase, “She Said She Said,” on Dec. 18. The title refers to the collection’s dissection through a feminine lens of repetition in everyday work, and the exhibit...

Curtis photogravures show at Stinson library

12/28/2016
Stinson Beach resident Raven Schauf and her two sisters recently inherited a substantial set of famous images: photogravures of Native Americans taken by the lauded photographer and ethnologist Edward Curtis. Mr. Curtis spent decades in the 19th and 20th centuries taking pictures and recording traditions and languages of native people...

Flash flooding closed roads and spurred evacuations in valley

12/22/2016
Twenty-two homes flooded in Forest Knolls and Woodacre during last Thursday’s storm, with the day’s rainfall capping five inches in Lagunitas and nearly seven inches on Mount Tamalpais. San Geronimo Creek overflowed in parts of Forest Knolls during the late afternoon and completely engulfed Castro Street and Morales, Juarez and...

In survey, Rodoni ask residents to score issues

12/22/2016
Dennis Rodoni, the Olema contractor who will join the Board of Supervisors next month, has sent out an informal online survey to gauge which issues are most important to District 4 residents. “It’s really about getting feedback about people’s opinions and high priorities,” said Mr. Rodoni, who sent the survey...

Abalone season cut, catch trimmed due to ocean conditions

12/15/2016
The California Fish and Game Commission reduced the annual allowed catch of red abalone from 18 to 12 per person and cut the season by two months during an emergency rule-making session last week. The changes result from low population densities and increasing mortality and starvation among the sea snails...

Alice Beall, who touched the earth with her feet, dies at 67

12/15/2016
Alice Beall, a longtime Marshall resident who loved native grasses, embroidery and walking barefoot, died in her sleep on Nov. 10, ending a long battle with a degenerative disease. She was 67 years old. Ms. Beall will be remembered as a loving and determined individual who “existed on a plane...

Efforts for immigrant, religious rights underway

12/15/2016
With 36 days to go until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, Californian senators are reinforcing immigrant and religious rights with a recently proposed bill that aims to protect citizens’ data from federal immigration authorities and turn schools, hospitals and courthouses into safe zones. Senate Bill 54 would prohibit state and local...

In final dog plan, GGNRA adds Muir Beach loop

12/15/2016
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area released a final environmental impact statement of its Dog Management Plan, a document 14 years in the making. The creation of the plan and draft E.I.S. won the support of environmental groups like the National Park Conservation Association but riled dog enthusiasts, as it...

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