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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...

Day of the Dead celebrations return

10/27/2016
Ernesto Sanchez, vice president of the Dance Palace board, began organizing the community center’s longstanding Day of the Dead celebration three years ago. From the start he’s wanted to involve the local Latino community “on a deeper, more soulful, planning level to create an event with an authentic blend of...

Documentary festival funds Stinson events

10/27/2016
Returning for its third year, the Stinson Beach Documentary Film Festival will run from Nov. 4 to 6 with five documentaries plus one short film that explores the history of West Marin farming and ranching. It’s a fundraiser through film that benefits the Stinson Beach Community Center’s efforts to generate...

Marijuana meet and greet spurs valley opposition

10/27/2016
A meet and greet with a medical marijuana collective that hopes to open a dispensary in Forest Knolls ended up spurring 35 or 40 letters of opposition to the county and sign an online petition against the proposal. Residents’ concerns revolve around the impact on children passing by, safety and...

Cicely Muldoon leaves for detail in Yosemite

10/27/2016
Point Reyes National Seashore superintendent Cicely Muldoon is on a temporary assignment at Yosemite National Park, serving as the acting deputy superintendent. The move follows the resignation of Yosemite’s superintendent, Don Neubacher, who served as the seashore superintendent for 15 years. Mr. Neubacher announced his resigned from Yosemite in September...

Bo-Stin school board bidders debate bullying, new facilities

10/27/2016
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District board, an election that comes as the district faces low enrollment and what all candidates agree are facilities that could use some improvements. The candidates, all parents of district students, are Cyrus Harmon, the sole incumbent and...

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