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Seat on railroad authority

10/10/2013
Marin Supervisors are seeking a Marin representative to serve on the board of directors for the North Coast Railroad Authority, which advises supervisors on how to provide a “unified and revitalized rail infrastructure that meets the freight and passenger needs of the region,” the county announced this week. Directors meet...

Voting open for Nov. election

10/10/2013
Marin residents may now vote by mail in the Nov. 5 election or in person at the Marin County Elections Office (Suite 121 of the Civic Center Administration Building) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, or from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day. Anyone who has...

Nicasio boy honored for heroism

10/10/2013
Oliver Hawke, a 15-year-old from Nicasio, and his friend Ernie Bates last week received a Marin County Hero Award for rescuing an unconscious man in the waters off Stinson Beach in February. The boys were surfing roughly 100 yards from the shore when they noticed a shape floating towards them;...

Tim Weed releases Soul House

10/10/2013
Tim Weed’s new album, “Soul House,” is a testament to the diverse sounds and skills—also the heart—of a man who began as a teenage banjo prodigy in Southern California and landed in West Marin as a seasoned multi-instrumentalist in 2008. In between he traveled to Fiji, New Zealand, Hong Kong,...

Shutdown felt along the coast

10/10/2013
The government shutdown has brought welfare programs, clinical trials, worker pay and more to a disturbing standstill, but it did not deter some people from enjoying a sunny weekend along Marin’s coast. In more congested areas like Stinson Beach numerous parking violations were noted along the highway and neighborhoods adjacent...

Candidate for Shoreline board runs as voice for Latinos

10/10/2013
A political newcomer is challenging the incumbents in the race for two seats on the Shoreline Unified School District board. If elected, Avito Miranda, a 47-year-old business owner and Inverness resident, would be the only Latino member on the board. His campaign has launched the first contested election since 2007...

License law opens door for millions

10/10/2013
Passing a driver’s license test is for many American teenagers a rite of passage impeded only by parallel parking. Yet undocumented immigrants in California have long been blocked from obtaining the two-by-three-inch piece of plastic, no matter how adept they may be behind the wheel. A bill signed into law...

E. Coli infection in Inverness

10/03/2013
An Inverness resident was hospitalized due to a foodborne E. Coli infection, Marin health officials said. An outbreak in Marin led to five confirmed and one presumptive case since Sept. 22, resulting in four hospitalizations. No single cause has been identified, but county and state officials are continuing an investigation...

Bolinas woman releases novel

10/03/2013
Bolinas resident Sadja Greenwood, a retired physician whom readers may know from a monthly health column published in these pages, last month released her first novel, a cautionary tale that is both personal and political, set in mid-century America. Ms. Greenwood’s protagonist, an East Coast medical student who draws her...

Renters not signing up for tax

10/03/2013
In the two weeks since the county issued notices to over 200 short-term lodging operators failing to comply with a tax-collecting requirement, just 22 have responded, despite a temporary offer of amnesty. The transient occupancy tax is levied on all short-term tenants, whether they rent a cozy bed and breakfast,...

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