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CLAM gets funds for purchase of Stinson apartment

06/16/2016
An eight-unit Stinson beach apartment complex could soon become the first permanently affordable housing in the village, if the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin succeeds in purchasing it for roughly $3 million. County supervisors gave CLAM $1 million from its Affordable Housing Trust Fund, half as a grant...

EAC honors Charles Lester, ousted coastal commission director

06/15/2016
Four months after his controversial firing, the California Coastal Commission’s former executive director, Charles Lester, traveled to West Marin to receive a local award. On Friday evening, members of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin wined and dined at the Dance Palace, where Mr. Lester gave a keynote speech...

How West Marin voted for supervisor and president on June 7

06/15/2016
Dennis Rodoni of Olema and Dominic Grossi of Novato garnered the two highest vote counts for the District Four supervisor seat, with 30.7 and 26 percent of the vote, respectively, across the district—but how did they perform in West Marin’s villages? An analysis of precinct returns found that Mr. Rodoni...

Seniors, Latinos report access barriers to parks

06/15/2016
Though most visitors to Marin County’s parks and open space preserves feel satisfied with their experiences, barriers to access remain for Latinos and seniors, according to a study issued by the county in April. Based on two small focus groups from San Rafael tapped to evaluate the experiences of underserved...

County and commission still at odds over LCP

06/15/2016
Staffs with the county’s Community Development Agency and the California Coastal Commission have continued to wrangle over a proposed overhaul of the county’s Local Coastal Program. Just three months before potential commission approval—and eight years after the update process began—commission staff has yet to deem the current application, which was...

Absent volunteers, Bolinas nixes tradition

06/15/2016
The Briones Lions Club, which has organized the Fourth of July parade in Bolinas since at least 1972, is canceling the traditional barbecue because of a lack of volunteers. Karen Dibblee, a Lions Club member and owner of the Bolinas Hardware Store, said the club had only seven or eight...

Dreams and nature inspire “Invernesia” LP

06/15/2016
Musician Danny Vitali was wandering around Lairds Landing some years ago when he and a friend watched the fog pour over the ridge . A word came to him: Invernesia. (It rhymes with amnesia.) It’s now the title of his newly released album, which Mr. Vitali, a garden manager at...

Sheriffs return to substation months late

06/15/2016
Deputies with the Marin County Sheriff’s Office returned to the substation in Point Reyes Station late last month, following months of delays to building renovations that began in December. Major electrical replacements and upgrades to the fire alarm are complete, but deputies are still grappling with several inconveniences—including mismatched office...

Workshop will instruct in Miwok music

06/15/2016
A Miwok music workshop next week will teach attendees how to make a clapper stick and sing songs in a Miwok language. Organized by Sound Orchard, a nonprofit launched last year by Debbie Daly and Tim Weed, the workshop will take place at Kule Loklo, a demonstration Miwok village in...

Muir Woods parking woes

06/15/2016
As the busy summer tourist season kicks off, Marin County and the National Park Service have eliminated 80 parking spaces and increased enforcement along Muir Woods Road as part of a plan to manage waves of visitors to Muir Woods National Monument. The parking efforts precede the implementation of a...

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