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County and commission still at odds over LCP

06/15/2016
Staffs with the county’s Community Development Agency and the California Coastal Commission have continued to wrangle over a proposed overhaul of the county’s Local Coastal Program. Just three months before potential commission approval—and eight years after the update process began—commission staff has yet to deem the current application, which was...

Absent volunteers, Bolinas nixes tradition

06/15/2016
The Briones Lions Club, which has organized the Fourth of July parade in Bolinas since at least 1972, is canceling the traditional barbecue because of a lack of volunteers. Karen Dibblee, a Lions Club member and owner of the Bolinas Hardware Store, said the club had only seven or eight...

Dreams and nature inspire “Invernesia” LP

06/15/2016
Musician Danny Vitali was wandering around Lairds Landing some years ago when he and a friend watched the fog pour over the ridge . A word came to him: Invernesia. (It rhymes with amnesia.) It’s now the title of his newly released album, which Mr. Vitali, a garden manager at...

Sheriffs return to substation months late

06/15/2016
Deputies with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office returned to the substation in Point Reyes Station late last month, following months of delays to building renovations that began in December. Major electrical replacements and upgrades to the fire alarm are complete, but deputies are still grappling with several inconveniences—including mismatched office...

Workshop will instruct in Miwok music

06/15/2016
A Miwok music workshop next week will teach attendees how to make a clapper stick and sing songs in a Miwok language. Organized by Sound Orchard, a nonprofit launched last year by Debbie Daly and Tim Weed, the workshop will take place at Kule Loklo, a demonstration Miwok village in...

Muir Woods parking woes

06/15/2016
As the busy summer tourist season kicks off, Marin County and the National Park Service have eliminated 80 parking spaces and increased enforcement along Muir Woods Road as part of a plan to manage waves of visitors to Muir Woods National Monument. The parking efforts precede the implementation of a...

County will make 50-year parking, restroom forecasts

06/15/2016
Faced with mounting concerns about restrooms and parking overwhelmed by tourism in coastal Marin, the county has begun work on a study aimed at assessing visitor impacts and projecting the future growth of tourism in the region through 2065. Encompassing Point Reyes Station, Olema, Marshall, Bolinas and Stinson Beach, the...

Health center expansion moves forward

06/15/2016
The Marin County Planning Commission on Monday denied an appeal of the proposed expansion to Health and Human Service’s offices in Point Reyes Station, but modified the permit to include new landscaping along A Street instead of two additional parking spaces and cosmetic revisions to align the building with the...

Rodoni and Grossi enter runoff for District Four seat

06/09/2016
The race for District 4 supervisor is headed for a runoff between Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi, who separated themselves from the crowded field of eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. Mr. Rodoni secured 30.67 percent of votes with 2,494, while Mr. Grossi notched 26.06 percent with 2,119 votes. Wendi...

Garbage company's tenure in Santa Rosa at risk

06/09/2016
In the wake of a damning audit report issued last month, the City of Santa Rosa has signaled its intentions to end a longstanding franchise agreement with North Bay Corporation, whose subsidiary Redwood Empire Disposal provides garbage and recycling collection for West Marin. The move would deal a major blow...

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