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Lagunitas trustees poised to oppose state testing

04/30/2015
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

04/30/2015
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

04/30/2015
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

04/30/2015
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

04/23/2015
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

04/23/2015
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,”...

From fallen trees, existential questions arise

04/23/2015
Locals aired frustrations during a Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council meeting last Friday over two unsightly eucalyptus trees that have fallen in recent years on the western edge of the lagoon. Though scientists brought in from the county said the trees are not harming the ecosystem, and the prospects for the...

Affordable housing proposed for Grady Ranch

04/23/2015
George Lucas is moving forward with plans to build 224 affordable housing units on a 52-acre portion of his 1,039-acre property known as Grady Ranch, located off Lucas Valley Road near Nicasio. The filmmaker’s developer, Petaluma Ecumenical Properties, submitted a pre-application to the Marin County Community Development Agency last week...

Outcry over elk deaths

04/23/2015
Tule elk deaths at the fenced enclosure on Tomales Point over the past two years drew sharp criticism last week from the environmental nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, which argued that the fate of the fenced elk showed why their movement should not be constrained at all in the park’s...

Boaters dead off Point

04/23/2015
Four people were lost to the sea last weekend when their 21-foot pleasure craft went missing during a fishing trip near Bodega Bay. On Saturday morning, the bodies of two deceased boaters washed up on the shoreline of Bird Rock at Tomales Point. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office identified the...

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