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Rodoni shares views, ideas with San Geronimo Valley Planning Group

10/20/2016
Fourteen members of the San Geronimo Valley had the opportunity to meet and ask questions to District 4 supervisor candidate Dennis Rodoni last Tuesday at the Wilderness Way Environmental Center, near Lagunitas School. The evening was independently co-hosted by Jean Berensmeier and Brian Staley, both board members of the San...

Bo-Stin to offer preschool to 4 year olds

10/20/2016
The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District is gearing up to offer a free 4-year-old preschool program next fall, an effort that will likely be completely funded by the district. Superintendent John Carroll said at Tuesday’s board meeting that the district is planning to release notices in local media next week, to...

Manure puts Rodoni and Grossi at odds over lake

10/13/2016
Stafford Lake, which provides one fifth of North Marin Water District’s drinking water, sits downslope and across Novato Boulevard from a family dairy owned by District 4 supervisor candidate Dominic Grossi and his father, George. The proximity between the reservoir and the ranch has caused some problems over the years...

Marin farmers newly surveyed

10/13/2016
The Marin County Farm Advisor’s Office and University of California Cooperative Extension Marin have issued a survey to Marin farmers and ranchers in hopes of better understanding their day-to-day operations and priorities, and to compare the findings to a previous survey conducted in 2002. The survey, funded by the county...

Supervisors take stand on statewide ballot measures

10/13/2016
The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted last week to support the majority of 13 state measures on the November ballot. “I do hope that the local media will pick up on this and that we can send a message to the community that these are important propositions,” Supervisor Steve...

Locals weigh in at hearing on Devil’s Gulch Ranch

10/13/2016
Proposed tweaks to activities at Devil’s Gulch Ranch in Nicasio came before the Board of Supervisors last week, in response to an anonymous complaint that prompted a recent county code enforcement investigation. Supervisors delayed a vote on staff recommendations in order to further evaluate a potential length limit on vehicles...

West Marin preschools hope Measure A will boost scholarships

10/13/2016
Next month Marin County voters will vote on Measure A, a proposed countywide quarter-cent sales tax directed at providing children with a stronger start. The ordinance would raise an annual revenue of approximately $12 million over nine years for the purpose of providing preschool education, childcare, health care and extended...

Wendi Kallins announces support for Grossi

10/06/2016
Wendi Kallins, the former District 4 supervisor candidate who came in third in the primary, has announced her support of Dominic Grossi, saying he will be more willing to learn and listen than his opponent, Dennis Rodoni. Ms. Kallins, who won the majority of the vote in the San Geronimo...

Allegations spur former seashore supe to retire

10/06/2016
Don Neubacher, the six-year superintendent of Yosemite National Park who helmed the Point Reyes National Seashore for a decade and a half, announced his retirement amid allegations of gender discrimination and a “toxic” work environment at Yosemite. Mr. Neubacher, who has a home with his wife, Patty Neubacher, in Point...

Stinson apartment complex secured for affordable housing

10/06/2016
Stinson Beach just landed its first permanently affordable housing: the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin closed last week on a deal to purchase an eight-unit apartment complex in town for about $3 million. The purchase ensures that the units will be rented affordably, as the property will operate...

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