Kinsey announces he will not run for re-election

Supervisor Steve Kinsey, who has represented West Marin on the county’s Board of Supervisors for 19 years, announced this week that he will not run for re-election in June. “It does feel like many of the things I set out to do have been achieved,” he said. “It seems like...

Marin Municipal approves higher water rates for most

Marin Municipal Water District’s board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a rate increase for the majority of its water customers, which includes San Geronimo Valley residents, by around $10 per month starting Jan. 1. The proposal originally included an additional four percent increase scheduled to take effect...

Supes approve medical marijuana storefronts

An ordinance allowing up to four medical marijuana dispensaries in the county, including two in West Marin, secured unanimous approval from the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. The businesses, which will be able to deliver their goods, must be located at least 800 feet away from schools, youth-oriented facilities, smoke...

Valley resident to run for supe

Lagunitas resident Alex Easton-Brown has signaled his intention to run for the Marin County Board of Supervisors District 4 seat, which includes all of West Marin. Mr. Kinsey has held the seat since 1996, but he recently announced that he will not seek re-election. Mr. Easton-Brown has harshly criticized the...

Home plan OK’ed after dispute

A proposed house off Mesa Road in Point Reyes Station that has riled a neighbor in recent months received approval last month from the Marin County Planning Commission, which on Nov. 9 struck down by a 6-0 vote an appeal that called for the house to be relocated out of...

Creek restorations sequester tons of bad gas, study finds

Restoring natural creek habitats over long periods of time could help eliminate the amount of greenhouse gases that tens of thousands of homes produce each year, according to a new study put out by the University of California Cooperative Extension earlier this month. Called “Creek Carbon: Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

Safe and cash taken from Marshall business­—again

The Marshall Store was burglarized for the second time this year on Sunday night, marking the third burglary of its kind in the area since May. Three or four thieves apparently pried open the oyster bar’s front door and took the safe, which was bolted to the ground, and the...

Sheriff’s hub gets remodel

The substation for the Marin County Sheriff’s Office in Point Reyes Station will be out of commission for six to eight weeks for a remodel that will break ground Monday, Lieutenant Doug Pittman said. During that time, deputies will work from the Red Barn at Point Reyes National Seashore’s headquarters...

String of grants will help non-profits communicate

Some local nonprofits will soon be spiffing up their websites, creating new promotional videos and brochures and undertaking other outreach improvements, thanks to the West Marin Fund. Twenty-five organizations received a total of $54,900 from the fund this fall, in grants meant for improving communications ranging from about $850 to...


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