Income marker highest 
in state

Marin County tallied the highest median income among all counties in California in 2013, according to new figures released last week by the state’s Franchise Tax Board. In 2013, the county’s median income was $57,224 for individual tax returns and $133,389 for joint returns. Marin has led the state in...

Light buys Citizen

Linda Petersen, the owner of the eight-year-old West Marin Citizen, signed a contract this week to sell the paper to the Point Reyes Light for $50,000, ending a longstanding competition for advertisers and community support first instigated by uproar over a former Light publisher. Ms. Petersen, who is moving to...

Lunny testifies in DC

Former oyster farm owner Kevin Lunny was among four panelists who testified yesterday in Washington, D.C., before a newly formed investigative subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The hearing, chaired by conservative Texas Republican Louie Gohmert, was titled “Zero Accountability: The Consequences of Politically Driven Science,” and highlighted...

Donna Sheehan, a Marshall force, dies at 85

Donna Sheehan, the artist and activist who fought in countless ways for world peace, gender equality and environmental health, died on April 17 at 85 years old. Donna lived a life full of passion. She spent her young adult years traveling the world, working for the army and then a...

Lagunitas trustees poised to oppose state testing

Amid nationwide opt-outs of a new Common Core testing program, the trustees of the Lagunitas School District have launched a discussion about how to respond to California’s newest standardized test: the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Although the board has yet to take an official stance, it is poised to oppose the...

Straus truck overturns

A truck towing a 70-foot long trailer that overturned at a bend on Highway 1 near Nick’s Cove spilled around 6,000 gallons of milk produced by Straus Family Creamery just before noon on Sunday. The incident marks the second time in as many years that a Straus truck has overturned...

Nicasio votes on school tax

Nicasio voters will decide next Tuesday whether to renew a parcel tax to raise funds for maintaining teacher and staff salaries at Nicasio School. The tax, passed in 2008, provides the school with $150,000 in revenue annually. If passed by a two-thirds marjority, it will effect a 10-year extension on...

Supe wanted two-year deal

Shoreline Unified School District superintendent Tom Stubbs says he resigned from the district after the board of trustees declined to offer him a two-year contract extension, which he had requested as the condition for his continuation. He offered no explanation for why the board had delayed discussing his contract for...

Food producers rally to halt LCP

After hours of public testimony last week that underscored fears over what farmers characterized as burdensome regulations on producing food, Marin County pulled part of its proposed Local Coastal Program update from the California Coastal Commission’s consideration last week. Brian Crawford, the director of the Community Development Agency, said that...

Shoreline super resigns

Current Superintendent Tom Stubbs announced his resignation from Shoreline Unified School District late Wednesday afternoon, ending months of speculation over whether or not the district would renew his contract. “After serious consideration, I have concluded that my decision is in the best interest of the district, myself and my family,”...


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