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IPUD bans outdoor watering systems

09/10/2015
A water shortage in Inverness has led to a ban on all outdoor watering systems, a prohibition in place as of Wednesday and to continue “until further notice,” the Inverness Public Utility District announced. After heavy holiday weekend use, less fog than usual and a string of hot days combined...

In comments, locals still push for Green Bridge retrofit

09/10/2015
Many in West Marin oppose the proposed replacement of the Green Bridge south of Point Reyes Station, according to an analysis of public comments released last week by Caltrans. Instead, they hope for a retrofit or repair of the existing bridge. The analysis reflects ardent community concerns over the project,...

County halts development for a third of Stinson

09/10/2015
At the behest of the California Coastal Commission, the county is indefinitely halting almost all new development and construction for over a third of houses in Stinson Beach, the Community Development Agency announced this past weekend, a move that changes how the county has interpreted building code for three decades...

Marin mulls mandated remedy for mental illness

09/10/2015
Marin may soon join a small but growing number of counties to adopt a state law allowing courts to order some who suffer from mental illness into outpatient treatment. Currently treatment for mental illness can only be mandated for individuals found to be an immediate danger to themselves or others...

Inverness Almanac delves into fall and winter

09/10/2015
The Inverness Almanac, a nascent nature and literary journal focused on the landscape of West Marin, is releasing its second edition on Sunday. The new volume, with pages numbered for the days between the fall and spring equinoxes, includes works that focus on the fall and winter; the first edition...

Stinson Village Association appeals high home

09/10/2015
The Stinson Beach Village Association is appealing the county’s approval of a proposed home that the group deems too tall. At a hearing last month, Marin County Deputy Zoning Administrator Curtis Havel acknowledged that the proposed 3,206 square foot home diverged from the community’s residential character, but “grudglingly” approved a...

A brief history of the Perry’s name change

09/10/2015
Perry’s Inverness Park Grocery—once related to a string of delis with the same name—has dropped the “Perry’s” moniker from its name and is now going by “Inverness Park Market.” Technically named “Perry’s Delicatessen #9,” the switch coincides with the 35th anniversary of the store, owned by Dan Thompson. He will...

Housing zeal moves Coast Guard

09/03/2015
A plan to convert federally-owned buildings in Point Reyes Station into affordable housing received a notable boost last week: Supervisor Steve Kinsey received word that the Coast Guard would, one way or another, likely give the county first dibs at purchasing the property that once housed Coast Guard employees. In...

Pesticides near the bay worry some

09/03/2015
Habitat restoration involving the removal of invasive acacia trees from land owned by Audubon Canyon Ranch in Inverness last week irked a few local residents, who sounded the alarm that a toxic herbicide was being applied close to Tomales Bay. The nonprofit acquired the two-acre parcel after longtime resident Helen...

Group fighting vax law organizes for referendum

09/03/2015
Opponents of a law that would ban personal belief exemptions for school-required childhood vaccines held a meeting last week at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center to discuss the issue and collect signatures for a referendum meant to put that law on the November 2016 ballot. Filed by former state...

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