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Parents say no leader leaves Tomales with problems

02/25/2016
Tomales Elementary School needs a full-time principal as quickly as possible to address a growing number of alleged bullying and safety incidents, according to the strong showing of parents and other members of the Shoreline Unified School District community at last week’s board of trustees meeting. The school’s current part-time...

The Privateer closes after three-month run

02/25/2016
The Privateer, the restaurant that opened just three months ago at the Tomales Bay Resort, shut down permanently two weeks ago, and the owner is now seeking to sublet the space. A note taped to the window of a rope-encircled porthole in the front door said that it closed on...

Marshall Tavern owners seeking investors

02/25/2016
The owners of the historic Marshall Tavern are seeking investment partners to help renovate the building, which has stood empty since 1990, and create five vacation rentals and a public deck. In the past month, Daniel Altman and Avi Atid, Berkeley residents, have used Craigslist to put out a call...

With fewer kids, Bolinas and Stinson ponder direction of school

02/25/2016
Small class sizes are often prized by parents who hope for more personalized attention for their kids, but how small is too small? That question was on the minds of many of the 40 or so parents who convened Tuesday for a Bolinas-Stinson Union School District meeting, co-hosted by superintendent...

Environmental groups sue for allowing ranches at Point Reyes

02/18/2016
Three environmental nonprofits are suing the National Park Service and Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon over the seashore’s ranching management plan and the alleged absence of environmental review of ranch authorizations. The suit sharply critiques dairy and beef ranches for their impacts to water quality and public access,...

Dennis Rodoni joins supervisor race

02/18/2016
Olema resident Dennis Rodoni says he will run for supervisor in District 4, in a race that now has eight people seeking to replace Steve Kinsey. “It’s a done deal,” Mr. Rodoni, the owner of Rodoni Construction and a longtime board member of North Marin Water District, said yesterday. On...

Park says no plan to close Morgan Horse Ranch

02/18/2016
Point Reyes National Seashore staff this week sought to clarify that the predominantly volunteer-run Morgan Horse Ranch behind the Bear Valley Visitor Center would not necessarily close upon the last horse’s death...

Health Alliance brings dental van to town

02/18/2016
A 39-foot van equipped to provide mobile dental service for the Coastal Health Alliance arrived in Point Reyes Station from Riverside on Monday, following months of delays. Stocked with two dental chairs, a waiting room and secured wireless Internet access for keeping records, the van is tentatively slated to hit...

County sets priorities for affordable housing

02/18/2016
County supervisors want to prioritize second units, voluntary rent guidelines, landlord incentives and acquiring housing to address the affordable housing crisis, but are wary of pursuing an ordinance to require just cause to evict renters, they said last Tuesday after a three-hour hearing on affordable housing. The hearing was intended...

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