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CCC aproves most of coastal program, holding one section

11/03/2016
The California Coastal Commission delayed a vote yesterday on a contentious section of the county’s proposed Local Coastal Program related to environmental hazards, deeming the issue too unresolved to vote on. Though the commission approved the bulk of its staff’s changes to the rest of the submittal, it adopted two...

Candidates speak in San Geronimo Valley debate

11/03/2016
At a final debate for District 4 supervisor in the San Geronimo Valley, candidates Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi faced questions about marijuana, housing, streamside development and other issues. The debate, sponsored by the San Geronimo Valley Healthy Community Collaborative, provided some time for general topics, but the bulk of...

Options laid out for north Bolinas Lagoon restoration

11/03/2016
In an effort to restore habitat and address future sea-level rise in the Bolinas Lagoon, the county is looking for input on options for the future of the lagoon’s north end and surrounding infrastructure. Three draft alternatives, drawn up by the county contractor AECOM, address problems of roadway flooding, projected...

Tenor of supervisor campaign hits aggressive tone as election day nears

11/03/2016
In the final weeks of the campaign, the supervisor race reached a new tenor of ferocity—particularly in the form of mailers: both campaigns have issued political pamphlets that cut down their opponent. Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi’s campaign released at least two mailers in the last week; one called Dennis Rodoni,...

Supes headed to approve Section 8 protections

11/03/2016
In an effort to curb discrimination against users of affordable-housing vouchers, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to adopt a new fair housing ordinance. The proposed ordinance, which requires a second and final vote scheduled for next Tuesday, would prohibit landlords renting property in unincorporated Marin...

Stefanie Keys’s album like a West Marin drive

11/03/2016
Near the end of her new album Open Road, singer-songwriter and Inverness native Stefanie Keys drudges up the past and reexamines an unsolved shooting 24 years old. During Western Weekend in 1992, Amos Crane was gunned down on the back steps of the Grandi building, just 20 yards from the...

Pesticide worries delay vote on open space plan

11/03/2016
Supervisors postponed a vote last month on the Open Space District’s vegetation management plan so that the public has more time to review county staff’s responses to public critiques, which largely revolved around the issue of herbicides. The vegetation plan—a plan seven years in the making that will guide decisions...

Candidates consider the future of their businesses

11/03/2016
Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey says his job is less a job than a “lifestyle.” He regularly works more than 50 hours a week between office activities, community events and meetings; he and his colleagues sit on multiple regional, countywide and nonprofit boards—for Supervisor Kinsey, those include the Metropolitan Transportation...

Shoreline board endorses state ballot measures

11/03/2016
Shoreline Unified School District trustees endorsed two education-related state ballot measures at their monthly meeting last month: Proposition 51, the issuing of $9 billion in bonds to fund facilities improvements and construction for K-12 schools, and Proposition 55, which would extend a 2012 personal income tax increase on incomes over...

Briones Lions Club: New members, or we will fold

11/03/2016
Matt Lewis found himself in a crisis in 1989, when his daughter was born with an inguinal hernia and a cyst on her inner arm. It required surgery at a cost of $1,400, and he had no medical insurance. Then came an unforeseen knock on his door one morning from...

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