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Special ed numbers high, district focuses on intervention

12/04/2014
Shoreline Unified School District’s special education program has drawn attention since state data last year revealed a disproportionately large number of special ed students compared to the total student body. The sprawling district has about 500 students this year; 95 of them are enrolled in special ed programs...

Restaurateurs drop Drakes Bay suit, calling it moot

12/04/2014
A coalition of restaurants and food purveyors from West Marin and the Bay Area dropped their case against the federal government this week, putting an end to legal action centered around Drakes Bay Oyster Company, which must cease operations by the end of this month. The move follows a federal...

Hidden Dragon postpones meeting until January

12/04/2014
Tim Westergren, the Pandora founder who has proposed an over 8,000-square foot development in Inverness Park that has spurred protest from community members, postponed a meeting with the Inverness Association planned for Dec. 3 till January. He cited a need for time to assemble a formal presentation given the large...

Storm uproots trees, crushes car in Woodacre

12/04/2014
The storm on Tuesday brought down over 20 trees in Marin, closing roads for several hours and knocking out a few residential power lines. Full crews from the county fire department and the Department of Public Works spent most of the day clearing roadways blocked by trees that had been...

Tomales Town Hall grant

12/03/2014
The Tomales Town Hall has received a $5,000 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Hart Family Fund for Small Towns, which supports planning activities and educational efforts focused on preservation. The hall’s trustees will use the grant to hire San Francisco-based Garavaglia Architects, Inc., to create a...

Final election tally leaves Cunha seven votes short

11/26/2014
November election results finalized on Friday left the three closest races in West Marin unchanged, though it brought a school board challenger in Bolinas within an even smaller margin of one opponent. Christine Cunha had hoped to unseat one of three incumbents running for the Bolinas-Stinson Unified School District board,...

District moves to fix deficit

11/26/2014
Lagunitas School District’s trustees approved a qualified interim budget for the current school year, meaning the board is unsure the district can meet its financial obligations in the next three years, including state-mandated reserve benchmarks. The district suffers from a structural deficit; a budget update presented to the board last...

Supervisors support House bill for Coast Guard sale

11/26/2014
County supervisors unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday in support of federal legislation that would force the Coast Guard to give the county the first chance to purchase a 36-unit townhouse complex in Point Reyes Station for use as affordable housing. The legislation, authored by Congressman Jared Huffman and introduced...

For two nights, the public stepped into the park’s shoes

11/26/2014
Ranchers, environmentalists, elected officials and others didn’t arrive at a grand consensus during a pair of meetings focused on the seashore’s forthcoming ranch management plan last week, but they did get a chance to congregate in small groups and trade perspectives on a park they are all zealous about protecting:...

Shoreline’s trustee health benefits again dodge vote

11/26/2014
A vote on the future of health benefits for Shoreline Unified School District’s trustees was tabled for the second consecutive monthly meeting last week, after the board president said she couldn’t remain at her post without the perk and a question arose about whether trustees could even vote on the...

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