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Man shaves head after losing election bet

11/10/2016
RECKONING DAY: Junior Ghisletta had his head shaved at Dan’s Barbershop in Point Reyes Station after he lost a bet to his friend Gino Lucchesi over the presidential race. Mr. Ghisletta thought Clinton would win, and Mr. Lucchesi bet Trump would win.

Dennis Rodoni wins District 4 supervisor seat

11/10/2016
Olema contractor and longtime North Marin Water District director Dennis Rodoni won the District 4 supervisor race over Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi, with preliminary results allotting Mr. Rodoni 52.9 percent of votes. The supervisor race became heated in recent weeks. In mailers, Mr. Rodoni highlighted his lifelong Democratic party affiliation...

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...

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