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High price for Bolinas hookup

05/08/2014
A Bolinas water meter, the key to building a new home in a town that implemented a moratorium on new meters in 1971, is now on the market for $400,000. But time will tell if its scarcity—just one of 580 connections—will draw a high bid. The listing price is almost...

Body found near Stinson Beach

05/08/2014
The decomposed body of an adult man was found just uphill of Highway 1, a mile south of downtown Stinson Beach, on Golden Gate National Recreation Area land on Sunday. The park was alerted to the incident at 12:10 a.m., when the county fire department called the park with a...

Ranchers 
detail elk 
damages in public forum

05/08/2014
Ranchers in the Point Reyes National Seashore struggling with tule elk aired their concerns and fears directly to the public on Thursday, at a forum hosted by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce. Many of the ranchers have historically been wary of commenting publicly on the longstanding issue and how...

Coastal 
Commission set for vote on revision to LCP

05/08/2014
The California Coastal Commission has looked favorably upon the broader definition of agriculture proposed in Marin’s Local Coastal Program Amendment, which could support the preservation of family ranches and dairies. But in a staff report released Friday, the commission also recommended more stringent rules for development that could hamstring renovations...

At Rancho, inspector’s concerns were repeatedly ignored

05/08/2014
Newly disclosed documents about Rancho Feeding Corporation, the Petaluma slaughterhouse that closed operations after a sweeping recall of 8.7 million pounds of beef, reveal a cozy relationship between the plant management and the highest-ranking Food Safety and Inspection Service employee assigned to the plant. One inspector loudly called attention to...

Shoreline commences superintendent search

05/08/2014
What qualities should the next leader of the Shoreline Unified School District possess, a consultant began asking families and staff this week. In written surveys mailed Tuesday and four scheduled meetings with Scott Mahoney, the consultant recommended by Marin County Office of Education and hired by trustees last week, stakeholders are providing input about what past work experience and personal attributes are the most important qualifications for...

Kinsey gives discretionary funds

05/08/2014
Three high school graduation parties, trash collection and beach sweeps in Bolinas, free bus transportation for low-income families to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito and workshops on safe mountain biking on trails with hikers and horses are some of the projects being supported through discretionary funds Supervisor Steve...

Kinsey gives discretionary funds

05/08/2014
Three high school graduation parties, trash collection and beach sweeps in Bolinas, free bus transportation for low-income families to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito and workshops on safe mountain biking on trails with hikers and horses are some of the projects being supported through discretionary funds Supervisor Steve...

Indicted man found dead off cliff

05/08/2014
A man accused of fraud by federal prosecutors was found dead after his car slid off State Route 1 between Stinson Beach and Mill Valley and fell 350 feet down a cliff. After a call Tuesday afternoon identified a vehicle a quarter-mile west of Panoramic Highway, four agencies responded to...

Discussion, 
but no change, at Shoreline

05/01/2014
The leadership for the Shoreline Unified School District remains in limbo as the board simultaneously pursues two distinct options for next year’s superintendent. At a special meeting Tuesday at Tomales Elementary School, trustees formally commenced a search for a new superintendent, but also directed the board president, Jane Healy, to...

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