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New water rules congeal for North Marin and 
Marin Municipal

05/07/2015
On Tuesday, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted an emergency regulation to ensure local water districts reduce water usage across the state by 25 percent, a target that was ordered by Governor Jerry Brown last month. This week, the board released draft regulations that widened the range of percentages...

Feinstein and Boxer support Coast Guard housing purchase

05/07/2015
United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer introduced legislation on Tuesday to require the Coast Guard to first offer the 30-acre housing complex it owns in Point Reyes Station to Marin County for use as affordable housing, a companion to legislation authored by Rep. Jared Huffman. The county would...

Income marker highest 
in state

05/07/2015
Marin County tallied the highest median income among all counties in California in 2013, according to new figures released last week by the state’s Franchise Tax Board. In 2013, the county’s median income was $57,224 for individual tax returns and $133,389 for joint returns. Marin has led the state in...

Light buys Citizen

04/30/2015
Linda Petersen, the owner of the eight-year-old West Marin Citizen, signed a contract this week to sell the paper to the Point Reyes Light for $50,000, ending a longstanding competition for advertisers and community support first instigated by uproar over a former Light publisher. Ms. Petersen, who is moving to...

Lunny testifies in DC

04/30/2015
Former oyster farm owner Kevin Lunny was among four panelists who testified yesterday in Washington, D.C., before a newly formed investigative subcommittee of the House Committee on Natural Resources. The hearing, chaired by conservative Texas Republican Louie Gohmert, was titled “Zero Accountability: The Consequences of Politically Driven Science,” and highlighted...

Donna Sheehan, a Marshall force, dies at 85

04/30/2015
Donna Sheehan, the artist and activist who fought in countless ways for world peace, gender equality and environmental health, died on April 17 at 85 years old. Donna lived a life full of passion. She spent her young adult years traveling the world, working for the army and then a...

Lagunitas trustees poised to oppose state testing

04/30/2015
Amid nationwide opt-outs of a new Common Core testing program, the trustees of the Lagunitas School District have launched a discussion about how to respond to California’s newest standardized test: the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Although the board has yet to take an official stance, it is poised to oppose the...

Straus truck overturns

04/30/2015
A truck towing a 70-foot long trailer that overturned at a bend on Highway 1 near Nick’s Cove spilled around 6,000 gallons of milk produced by Straus Family Creamery just before noon on Sunday. The incident marks the second time in as many years that a Straus truck has overturned...

Nicasio votes on school tax

04/30/2015
Nicasio voters will decide next Tuesday whether to renew a parcel tax to raise funds for maintaining teacher and staff salaries at Nicasio School. The tax, passed in 2008, provides the school with $150,000 in revenue annually. If passed by a two-thirds marjority, it will effect a 10-year extension on...

Supe wanted two-year deal

04/30/2015
Shoreline Unified School District superintendent Tom Stubbs says he resigned from the district after the board of trustees declined to offer him a two-year contract extension, which he had requested as the condition for his continuation. He offered no explanation for why the board had delayed discussing his contract for...

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