Valley coalition hosts candidates night

What do District 4 candidates think about the county’s approach to housing? What about the lack of health and mental health services in the San Geronimo Valley? Those were some of the questions that seven supervisor hopefuls—Dominic Grossi, Wendi Kallins, Dennis Rodoni, Tomas Kaselionis, Mari Tamburo, Alex Easton-Brown and Brian Staley—fielded last Wednesday at a candidates night hosted by the San Geronimo Valley Healthy Community Collaborative. (One candidate, Al Dugan, was not present.)

CHA named in wrongful death suit

The mother of 32-year-old West Marin resident Adam Emmott, who died last year from a prescription drug overdose, has added the Coastal Health Alliance and its executive director, Steven Siegel, to the list of defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit. Kris Teplin filed the suit in Marin Superior Court against...

County approves Local Coastal Program

Supervisors approved the remainder of the county’s Local Coastal Program update on Tuesday despite objections from environmental groups, making a few changes to policies around environmental hazards and approving tweaks made by county staffers to a zoning rule that had many residents up in arms in recent weeks. The document...

West Marin, meet Al Dugan

Al Dugan says he’s an analytical, data-driven guy, the result of decades in the insurance field. Raised in New Orleans, he attended Louisiana State University before moving to the Bay Area; here he spent decades—including 24 years as an executive—underwriting marine and land cargo. He held major complex accounts with...

Longtime county supe endorses Grossi

Former longtime District 4 supervisor Gary Giacomini said it was a “no-brainer, given the field” that he would endorse Dominic Grossi, a Novato rancher, in the upcoming supervisor race. Mr. Giacomini, a founding board member of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, said the protection of agricultural lands—a major part of...

Marshall celebrates community septic system

Marshall residents on Wednesday celebrated the completion of the town’s community wastewater system, a $3.21 million project begun in the early 2000s that now serves around 50 properties along the east shore of Tomales Bay. The community system replaces individual septic systems, many of which were long ago deemed sources...

Solomon on ballot for Sanders delegates

Norman Solomon, a journalist, political activist and Inverness Park resident, is running in an upcoming caucus to serve as a delegate in the Second Congressional District for Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, at the Democratic National Convention in July in Philadelphia. The delegate caucuses on May 1, for Sen. Sanders and...

Mosquito agreement coming soon

The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District and the West Marin Mosquito Council are poised to produce a draft legal agreement that would determine what pesticides the district could use in West Marin to prevent outbreaks. The current agreement—which was signed in 2005 and extended multiple times—expires at the end...

Art & Garden in Bolinas

This year’s annual Art and Garden Spring Festival in Bolinas will focus on a celebration of local flora and fauna with the theme “Wild At Home.” A fundraiser for the Bolinas Community Center, the festival—Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1—has been put on nearly every year since 1994 and...

Chef and co-owner brings Japanese touch to Rancho Nicasio

You have a lot of options when you go to Rancho Nicasio on a Friday night. You can listen to rollicking music. You can sit at the bar and enjoy a generous serving of Maker's Mark on the rocks. You can eat off the typical Rancho menu: spinach dip, a...


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