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Tenor of supervisor campaign hits aggressive tone as election day nears

11/03/2016
In the final weeks of the campaign, the supervisor race reached a new tenor of ferocity—particularly in the form of mailers: both campaigns have issued political pamphlets that cut down their opponent. Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi’s campaign released at least two mailers in the last week; one called Dennis Rodoni,...

Supes headed to approve Section 8 protections

11/03/2016
In an effort to curb discrimination against users of affordable-housing vouchers, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to adopt a new fair housing ordinance. The proposed ordinance, which requires a second and final vote scheduled for next Tuesday, would prohibit landlords renting property in unincorporated Marin...

Stefanie Keys’s album like a West Marin drive

11/03/2016
Near the end of her new album Open Road, singer-songwriter and Inverness native Stefanie Keys drudges up the past and reexamines an unsolved shooting 24 years old. During Western Weekend in 1992, Amos Crane was gunned down on the back steps of the Grandi building, just 20 yards from the...

Pesticide worries delay vote on open space plan

11/03/2016
Supervisors postponed a vote last month on the Open Space District’s vegetation management plan so that the public has more time to review county staff’s responses to public critiques, which largely revolved around the issue of herbicides. The vegetation plan—a plan seven years in the making that will guide decisions...

Candidates consider the future of their businesses

11/03/2016
Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey says his job is less a job than a “lifestyle.” He regularly works more than 50 hours a week between office activities, community events and meetings; he and his colleagues sit on multiple regional, countywide and nonprofit boards—for Supervisor Kinsey, those include the Metropolitan Transportation...

Shoreline board endorses state ballot measures

11/03/2016
Shoreline Unified School District trustees endorsed two education-related state ballot measures at their monthly meeting last month: Proposition 51, the issuing of $9 billion in bonds to fund facilities improvements and construction for K-12 schools, and Proposition 55, which would extend a 2012 personal income tax increase on incomes over...

Briones Lions Club: New members, or we will fold

11/03/2016
Matt Lewis found himself in a crisis in 1989, when his daughter was born with an inguinal hernia and a cyst on her inner arm. It required surgery at a cost of $1,400, and he had no medical insurance. Then came an unforeseen knock on his door one morning from...

Retired Tomales coach Leon Feliciano headed to county hall of fame

10/27/2016
The former head football coach for Tomales High School, Leon Feliciano, will be inducted into the Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame on Nov. 5. “I’m shocked and honored at the same time,” said Mr. Felicano, who helmed the Tomales Braves for 19 seasons from 1996 until 2014. During that...

Differing takes on a historic landmark

10/27/2016
For some people, the new Drakes Bay Historic and Archaeological District National Historic Landmark, commemorating contact between Sir Francis Drake and the Coast Miwok—the first documented contact between Europeans and California’s native people—is a cause for celebration. The federal government made the landmark official in 2012, but a plaque was...

Nicasio comes closer to greater water security

10/27/2016
Nicasio landowners seeking trucked water from Marin Municipal Water District cleared a first hurdle this month, when a Marin commission that oversees local agencies approved a resolution to help them. The vote by the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, was paired with a decision to study the water...

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