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Environmental Action Committee loses agricultural representative

10/02/2014
The only board member of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin who works in agriculture resigned this month, believing she wasn’t filling the role in the way she set out to. “I felt that I wasn’t effective in communicating the needs of the farmers and the ranchers out here,”...

Vehicle habitation ban suspended as county reviews Ninth Circuit ruling

10/02/2014
Sheriff’s deputies have stopped enforcing a county ordinance that criminalized living in one’s car, following the repeal of a similar ordinance by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in June. While Marin’s county counsel reviews the ruling and the statute’s language to consider possible revisions, a traveler whose head is...

Coastal permit needed for historic Inverness boathouse to lift deed restraints

10/02/2014
The Inverness Association has hit a pricey roadblock in its attempt to lift deed restrictions it imposed on Brock’s Boathouse three decades ago, after a California Coastal Commission employee told the group it needs a coastal development permit to change or remove them. The association’s president, Nick Whitney, told two-dozen...

Shoreline set to trade aide for district clerk

10/02/2014
Shoreline Unified School District’s first attempt to slash budget expenses through attrition and faculty restructuring is underway. Trace Ceresa, a clerk who was worried about impending layoffs, resigned last month and will be replaced through an internal job search, likely by an instructional aide. The part-time position will be paid...

A new approach by drug and alcohol group

10/02/2014
Marin’s teenagers are drinking “too early, too often and too much,” far above the state average, Kristen Law, a member of the county’s Health and Human Services team, said at a Tuesday meeting of the West Marin Coalition for Healthy Kids—a collection of school districts, youth and faith groups, healthcare...

SWAT team storms Inverness ridge home

10/02/2014
An Inverness couple was arrested early this week on a host of charges that included possession of a concealed firearm and accessory after the fact; marijuana cultivation operations were discovered in two of their residences, and their home at the top of Drakes View Drive in Inverness Park was stormed...

To appease county, Shoreline passes layoff resolutions

09/25/2014
Without asking for public comment before the vote, Shoreline Unified School District trustees unanimously approved a resolution finding “it is in the best interest” of the district to issue lay-off notices to the equivalent of 10.9 full-time teachers this spring. Less than an hour later, at Thursday’s short public meeting...

Doris Gambonini, a ranch woman who comforted Synanon refugees, dies at 80

09/25/2014
Doris Gambonini, a homemaker with a a constant smile and a stubborn, can-do attitude, passed away on Sept. 6 at 80 years old. Doris and her husband, Alvin, lived on a ranch near Marshall that they often opened up to friends and locals: they regularly welcomed a hunting club and...

With MALT protection, ranch aims for cheese

09/25/2014
The 623-acre Thacher Ranch, a parcel near Marin’s border with Sonoma known to many as Rocky Canyon Ranch, is the latest ranch to be safe-guarded from the pressures of estate development after the Marin Agricultural Land Trust closed on a $1.8 million agricultural conservation easement, the nonprofit’s 73rd easement in...

Point Reyes man jailed after injuring cyclists

09/25/2014
A 35-year-old Point Reyes Station resident was sentenced to nine months in jail last week after he crashed while under the influence of a controlled substance on the Point Reyes-Petaluma Road in September 2013, injuring two bikers and closing the road for a day. Early on a Saturday morning around...

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