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Group wastewater studies will move ahead in valley

06/23/2016
Nine years after a group of Woodacre residents banded together to investigate the possibility of a group wastewater system, the county finally secured funding for an environmental impact report and an updated feasibility study, necessary steps for the project to move forward. The county has also signaled its plans to...

Lawson’s Landing worried about delays

06/23/2016
After months of sad farewells, the owners of the remaining 20 or so permanent trailers at Lawson’s Landing are poised to meet a July 13 deadline to vacate the Dillon Beach campground after a nearly five-decade tenure. As their tenants clear out, the campground’s owners are contending with delays in...

Coaching void at Tomales High

06/23/2016
With sports seasons wrapped up, the athletics program at Tomales High School entered the summer hiatus with a dearth of coaches for soccer, basketball and volleyball. To complicate the search, the athletic director and varsity girls soccer coach, John McGurke, tendered his resignation last week to accept an assistant principal...

Plans underway for fire station

06/23/2016
In the first step in an extensive overhaul of the Marin County Fire Department’s facilities in West Marin, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved funds to draft plans for a complete tear-down and rebuild of the Tomales Fire Station. The 45-year-old facility’s rebirth would figure into a broader effort...

Bridge option nixed as out of character

06/23/2016
The list of proposed designs to replace the Green Bridge just got whittled down: Caltrans announced last week that it will no longer consider a suspension bridge or analyze it in an upcoming environmental impact report, a draft of which should be released this fall. Caltrans wrote in a newsletter...

A life in love letters: Bolinas locals perform two-act play at library

06/23/2016
Bolinas resident and library technician Camilla Ford once set out to write a letter and decorate its envelope every day for a year. The project only lasted about six months, but she said that people savored the epistles. “These days, even bills are just emails,” she mused. But Ms. Ford...

CLAM gets funds for purchase of Stinson apartment

06/16/2016
An eight-unit Stinson beach apartment complex could soon become the first permanently affordable housing in the village, if the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin succeeds in purchasing it for roughly $3 million. County supervisors gave CLAM $1 million from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund, half as a grant...

EAC honors Charles Lester, ousted coastal commission director

06/15/2016
Four months after his controversial firing, the California Coastal Commission’s former executive director, Charles Lester, traveled to West Marin to receive a local award. On Friday evening, members of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin wined and dined at the Dance Palace, where Mr. Lester gave a keynote speech...

How West Marin voted for supervisor and president on June 7

06/15/2016
Dennis Rodoni of Olema and Dominic Grossi of Novato garnered the two highest vote counts for the District Four supervisor seat, with 30.7 and 26 percent of the vote, respectively, across the district—but how did they perform in West Marin’s villages? An analysis of precinct returns found that Mr. Rodoni...

Seniors, Latinos report access barriers to parks

06/15/2016
Though most visitors to Marin County’s parks and open space preserves feel satisfied with their experiences, barriers to access remain for Latinos and seniors, according to a study issued by the county in April. Based on two small focus groups from San Rafael tapped to evaluate the experiences of underserved...

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