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Tomales services district to bid jobs

03/19/2014
After 15 years under a single administrator, the Tomales Village Community Services District is on the cusp of implementing a competitive bidding process that could put the current holder, Karl Drexel, out of a job. Since the district was created in 1999, Mr. Drexel has guided the management of the...

Tomales students vandalize field

03/13/2014
Eight Tomales High School students were suspended from classes last week after an investigation by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office found they were part of a larger group that vandalized the school’s football field in February, aided by alcohol. In the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 22, roughly a week...

Hawaiian duo comes to town

03/13/2014
Keola Beamer started playing ukulele as a child, as most kids in Hawaii do. But the Hawaiian slack-key guitar, or ki ho’alu, hooked him when he was 9 years old. It’s a method that dates from the late 1800s in which guitar strings are “slackened” to a variety of different...

Olema Druid’s Hall on the market

03/13/2014
The historic Olema Druids Hall is up for sale. Once a meeting hall for the United Ancient Order of Druids, contractor Robert Cain’s family acquired the property in the late 1940s. With his wife, Victoria Swift, who moved to the area from Los Angeles, the couple raised their two children...

Valley man settles with Oakland

03/13/2014
Robert Ovetz, a history and politics professor at the College of Marin and a Woodacre resident, won a $48,500 settlement from the City of Oakland this week after filing a federal lawsuit alleging that police threw him to the ground and beat him during an Occupy protest in 2012. According...

Appeals court forces planners to shuffle on streams

03/13/2014
A state appeals court last week ruled that Marin County must undertake a new environmental review of its 2007 County Wide Plan on the grounds that it failed to both assess the cumulative impacts of potential development along streams in the San Geronimo Valley and outline mitigation measures for special...

Ranches now trap carbon in grasslands

03/13/2014
Ask John Wick if the grass is truly greener on his property. It is, he’ll tell you, smiling. It’s darker, denser and better at holding the soil’s moisture, too, he’ll add. It has to be. The greening grass on his Nicasio ranch has been the favorable outcome of a partnership...

Scientists say sediment in Bolinas Lagoon could be advantageous

03/13/2014
On the portion of Highway 1 that hugs Bolinas Lagoon, a few yellow hazard signs alert oncoming drivers: “FLOODING.” They are leftover from the last rainfall, but to the members of the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council, the diamond-shaped warnings may as well be portents sent from a future plagued by...

Less than half of eligible Marin residents use food stamps, study shows

03/12/2014
Marin County is contending with a sizable gap in the number of people who qualify for food stamps but have not enrolled, with the fourth lowest percentage of sign-ups among the state’s 58 counties, according to a report by a hunger advocacy group. Eligibility for CalFresh, the state program that...

Salmon spared by full reservoirs

03/06/2014
February’s 21 inches of rain ended discussions between Marin Municipal Water District and state agencies over a temporary reduction of mandatory releases to Walker and Lagunitas Creeks. The dry fall and early winter had depleted reservoirs so dramatically that the district was planning on drawing from their two emergency reservoirs;...

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