Scabies appears in Stinson Beach

The first cases appeared unrelated: a rash from a brush with poison oak, perhaps, or maybe an allergic reaction to insect bites. But as more children at the Stinson Beach Preschool kept itching, the teachers realized something else was going on: the school had an outbreak of scabies, a skin...

Stagecoach adds Dillon Beach service

The West Marin Stagecoach will expand its bus service with a new line from Petaluma to Dillon Beach and more trips from San Rafael through the San Geronimo Valley. “We have been working for years to get a joint effort going between Marin County and Petaluma to meet some of...

Levine top spender for June primary

With the primary elections only a week away, campaigns have been calling voter registration lists incessantly and filling up post office boxes with mailers. The candidates are asking for votes and, gearing up for the November election, they also want money. In the assembly race, Democratic incumbent Marc Levine has...

November parcel tax targets emergency response

The Marin Emergency Radio Authority, a body of 25 agencies that manages countywide communication for public safety and disaster response, will ask voters to approve a parcel tax in November for $40 million in upgrades, including building two new antenna sites in West Marin, to increase service capacity and coverage...

Sublease jeopardizes future of Point Reyes cattle ranch

A third-generation ranching family that leases federal land near Point Reyes Station is in the middle of a legal dispute that threatens to cut its ties to the property, according to documents provided by the Point Reyes National Seashore in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. On the...

Thacher Ranch gets county funds

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $537,000 grant to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to help fund the purchase of a conservation easement near Tomales that will extend a continuous belt of 19 protected ranches. The development rights to the...

Amici briefs filed with high court

Four amici briefs were filed with the Supreme Court last week in support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s bid to continue farming. The company is appealing a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denying a request for an emergency injunction to remain open as it litigates against the...

Coast Guard housing, shuttering in Point Reyes, spurs interest in property

After more than four decades of Coast Guard personnel and their families living in Point Reyes Station, the federal government plans to sell the housing complex, generating interest from a water agency and affordable housing advocates. Curving east of downtown off 1st Street, the site is being evaluated through the...

The Light’s endorsements for the June 3 primary election

Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jerry Brown has proven that three decades of reflection can do a man good. Once derided as “Governor Moonbeam,” he proposed outlandish ideas like the state space academy, renounced the governor’s mansion and pursued four failed runs for the senate and presidency. By the time he returned to the governor’s office in 2011, after tenures as mayor...


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