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Study finds invasive, but not expanding, tunicate

03/17/2016
A study on the impact of a non-native tunicate called Didemnum vexillium—a Western Pacific native that has spread to the U.S., Europe and New Zealand within the past two decades—found that it hampered the growth of eelgrass in a study area on the west shore of Tomales Bay. Ted Grosholz,...

Villages unite in candidates night

03/17/2016
In the race to fill departing county supervisor Steve Kinsey’s District 4 seat at the end of the year, two groups in West Marin are mobilizing to host public forums at which supervisorial hopefuls will both field questions and sharpen their understanding of what matters locally. The first forum, on...

Drug prescriptions declining in county

03/17/2016
County health officials fighting an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in Marin declared a small victory earlier this month, when Health and Human Services announced a 41 percent drop in the average dose of opioid drugs prescribed to county Medi-Cal patients since 2013. The news left health providers and advocates...

West Marin, meet Dennis Rodoni

03/17/2016
Dennis Rodoni has deep roots in West Marin. His maternal grandparents, the Blooms, ranched in Olema. His paternal grandparents moved to Point Reyes Station in 1925 and bought the Western Saloon, and his father drove a milk truck for Toby's Feed Barn. Mr. Rodoni, who lives in Olema, has further...

Radio fans will fill time capsule with predictions

03/17/2016
The idea of burying things for the future is a pretty old idea. “But the idea of opening something at a specific time in the future is an American phenomenon," dating back to the late 1800s, said Amanda Eichstaedt, executive director and station manager of KWMR. She's been researching time...

Martinelli puts ranch up for sale

03/10/2016
An isolated 1,000-acre beef ranch in Tomasini Canyon north of Point Reyes Station may leave the hands of the ranching family that has owned it for over a century. Last week, owner Leroy Martinelli listed the property—minus a parcel that houses a defunct landfill—for $12.3 million. If it sells, the land could fall out of agricultural use...

Lagunitas first of bridges to be replaced

03/10/2016
A 53-year-old, one-lane wooden bridge in Lagunitas is the first of half a dozen similar bridges in West Marin slated for replacement by the Marin County Department of Public Works, which received over $15 million in federal highway funds to undertake the projects. The county cites rusting steel supports, creek...

West Marin, meet Wendi Kallins

03/10/2016
In 1979, Wendi Kallins, a Forest Knolls resident and self-described political nerd who is running for the open supervisor seat in District 4, read a story that changed her life...

County drafts new LCP section on hazard areas

03/10/2016
The county released a working draft of regulations for development in environmentally hazardous areas—long an area of contention—as part of the ongoing effort to update the 34-year-old Local Coastal Program...

Tourism rising, county will study expansion in services

03/10/2016
As tourism season begins to ramp up in West Marin, the Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to hire a consulting firm to produce a study focused on expanding parking and restroom capacity in West Marin...

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