Tomales Elementary parents call for principal

A contingent of mostly Latino parents mobilized Tuesday night to prepare for tonight’s Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, at which they will demand the district hire a full-time principal for Tomales Elementary School. A public discussion of the principal position is slotted on the agenda and is...

Crabbing ban lifted

A ban on Dungeness crab fishing that has ravaged the state’s fisheries industry was partially lifted last week, when state officials opened recreational crabbing from Point Reyes Station southward. Meanwhile, the commercial crab season will remain closed indefinitely, the Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday. State officials and crab...

Move-out support offered to Walnut Place seniors

On Tuesday afternoon, tenants and staff of Walnut Place met with the project manager of the upcoming renovation to the senior housing complex, Lynn Berard, and two relocation consultants. The latter offered more information about the support that will be given to residents who will be temporarily relocated during the...

Ranch plan will balance mowing with bird nesting

The harvest of silage, an important way some ranches curb costs and reduce their carbon footprints, impacts birds at three dairies in the Point Reyes National Seashore, according to a study released in December by Point Blue Conservation Science, a research-based nonprofit. The seashore commissioned the study as part of...

Huffman: “This land is your land”

Housing supporters and a Congressional representative last Friday morning celebrated the passage of legislation that ensures the Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes Station is turned into affordable housing. The legislative mandate—part of the broader Coast Guard Authorization Act, which Congress passed two weeks ago and which was signed...

Bookstore presents day of reforestation conversation

Trees are gatekeepers. Bridging earth and sky, they give us physical and emotional shelter—while filling myriad other ecological, aesthetic and spiritual roles. They inhale carbon dioxide, and lock it away in their wood. They turn the soil, catch the fog and slow the floods. They feed multitudes, human and otherwise...

Petition to draft Rodoni for county supervisor

An online petition to lure Dennis Rodoni of Olema into the 4th District’s supervisor race may bear fruit: Mr. Rodoni, a lifelong West Marin resident and the owner of Rodoni Construction, who challenged Mr. Kinsey for the seat over a decade ago, said he is considering a run. “I need...

Coastal Commission fires director, citing lack of communication

The California coastal commission voted 7-5 to fire executive director Charles Lester after a marathon 11-hour meeting on Wednesday, despite the reported 1,000 people—environmentalists, representatives of state legislators, the general public, and even coastal commission staffers themselves—who pleaded for Mr. Lester’s continued employment. Steve Kinsey, the chair of the commission,...

EAC appoints new director

The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin promoted from within to fill its executive director position: Morgan Patton, the former membership and development director, will now lead the nonprofit. “She works here, she lives here and her roots are here,” said the group’s board president, Bridger Mitchell, of the choice...


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