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County approves first road and trail management plan

12/18/2014
The first plan to manage roughly 250 miles of road and trails in Marin’s open space preserves, and its environmental impact report, were approved by county supervisors on Tuesday after years of local input and pushback on restrictions in earlier iterations...

Disaster crew proves mettle

12/18/2014
The Point Reyes Disaster Council was activated last Thursday for the first time in over five years, and ran mostly without a hitch. The council consists of a radio network of eyewitness civilian radio operators and relays information to the county’s firehouse in Point Reyes Station. “Everybody stepped in and...

Radio device failed in storm

12/18/2014
Last Thursday morning, just after the brunt of the much-hyped storm, Richard Dillman realized something was wrong with West Marin’s emergency radio system. Lynn Axelrod, Point Reyes Station’s disaster council coordinator, had hopped on the system and tried to reach Mr. Dillman, KWMR’s transmitter wrangler. But her voice came through...

Rock icon celebrates novel

12/18/2014
Drummer Greg Anton says that music is the most expressive medium, but recently he decided to revisit that conviction in another art form: the novel. “[Music is] a pure expression of emotion. The only way to experience time is by playing or listening to music,” said Mr. Anton, who moved...

Playwright and director will converse for KWMR

12/11/2014
Jane Anderson, a playwright, screenwriter and part-time Nicasio resident for about two decades, read the Pulitzer prize-winning book Olive Kitteridge years ago for pleasure. She was drawn into the often-strained relationship between the cantankerous Olive and her optimistic husband, Henry, because it reminded her of her own parents’ marriage. “My...

Point Reyes Station’s living seed bank

12/11/2014
Husband-and-wife team Matthew and Astrid Hoffman are seed farmers and distributors who live in a large house with bright blue siding that sits across the street from Marin Sun Farms in Point...

Edition Local brings story to buyers

12/11/2014
Willis Bigelow began making bags two years ago, when he was still living in Brooklyn and wanted to fashion panniers to attach to his bike for a long trip. Since then, he has gotten serious about supporting himself financially with his leather and waxed canvas bags, and a website known...

Court favors county in SPAWN suit

12/11/2014
The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network lost an attempt to re-establish an injunction on development in the San Geronimo Valley after a judge ruled against the nonprofit last week. SPAWN says it could pursue additional legal action if the county approves developments in the watershed before undertaking a court-ordered environmental...

Hidden Dragon plagued by four issues

12/11/2014
Spurred by close scrutiny and virulent opposition to almost 9,000 square feet of proposed new development on the site of a dilapidated monastery in Inverness Park, Tim Westergren, the owner of the music streaming service Pandora, is pursuing further studies to submit to county planners to prove his project’s merit...

Stinson Beach will vote on flood tax in March

12/11/2014
Stinson Beach will hold a special election on March 3 to vote on a parcel tax that will pay for future flood control projects. The measure calls for 707 developed parcels to be taxed at $250 a year, and 146 undeveloped parcels at $50 a year, over 20 years for...

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