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Immigration orders would support families, advocates say

03/03/2016
Marin County supervisors agreed unanimously on Tuesday to sign onto an amicus brief supporting President Obama’s two executive orders on immigration reform, which would allow millions of immigrant students and their families to retain legal status in the United States. Already signed by cities, counties and states across the country, the brief was brought before the board by Supervisor Steve Kinsey, who labeled the executive orders as moral and pragmatic imperatives...

Tentative ruling gives Nicasio rancher right to only access road

03/03/2016
Nicasio rancher Mark Pasternak has a legal right to the single road that leads to Devil’s Gulch Ranch, according to a tentative decision issued by a Marin Superior Court judge late last year. Yet the dispute continues: in a recent filing, Joseph and Kathleen Jolson, whose property sits adjacent to...

GGNRA set to limit off-leash dog walking to Rodeo Beach

02/25/2016
A 90-day public comment period opened this week for a proposed rule in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Dog Management Plan that would ban off-leash dog walking everywhere on national parklands in Marin County except for Rodeo Beach, at the county’s southernmost end. Currently, dogs are allowed off-leash at...

Tom Vrolyk, sailor and gentle soul

02/25/2016
Tom Vrolyk died last month from a fall at his home in Inverness. He was 57 years old. At a memorial service held on Sunday in Bolinas, where he worked at the Resource Recovery District, friends recalled a talented sailor and a gentle man. Born outside Los Angeles, Tom was...

Overdose victim’s mom sues former alliance doctor

02/25/2016
The mother of 32-year-old Adam Emmott, who died last year from a prescription drug overdose in Forest Knolls, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Marin County Superior Court against her son’s physician, Wendi Joiner. A former Coastal Health Alliance family practitioner, Dr. Joiner lost her license with the Medical...

Iconic Inverness boat burns

02/25/2016
The long abandoned boat stuck in the mud flats of Tomales Bay, which has lured droves of photographers over the years, lit up in flames in the wee hours of Monday morning. Officials have not identified the cause, but pictures on social media of sparks circling the boat have spurred...

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...

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