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County will make 50-year parking, restroom forecasts

06/15/2016
Faced with mounting concerns about restrooms and parking overwhelmed by tourism in coastal Marin, the county has begun work on a study aimed at assessing visitor impacts and projecting the future growth of tourism in the region through 2065. Encompassing Point Reyes Station, Olema, Marshall, Bolinas and Stinson Beach, the...

Health center expansion moves forward

06/15/2016
The Marin County Planning Commission on Monday denied an appeal of the proposed expansion to Health and Human Service’s offices in Point Reyes Station, but modified the permit to include new landscaping along A Street instead of two additional parking spaces and cosmetic revisions to align the building with the...

Rodoni and Grossi enter runoff for District Four seat

06/09/2016
The race for District 4 supervisor is headed for a runoff between Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi, who separated themselves from the crowded field of eight candidates in Tuesday’s primary election. Mr. Rodoni secured 30.67 percent of votes with 2,494, while Mr. Grossi notched 26.06 percent with 2,119 votes. Wendi...

Garbage company's tenure in Santa Rosa at risk

06/09/2016
In the wake of a damning audit report issued last month, the City of Santa Rosa has signaled its intentions to end a longstanding franchise agreement with North Bay Corporation, whose subsidiary Redwood Empire Disposal provides garbage and recycling collection for West Marin. The move would deal a major blow...

Tentative results of the June 6 primary election

06/09/2016
Aside from launching a runoff race between District 4 Supervisor Candidates Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi, Tuesday’s primary election saw several county, state and federal incumbents regain their offices, the approval of a nine-county parcel tax for San Francisco Bay restoration projects and a second tight runoff race for county...

Bolinas-Stinson parents, officials disagree over learning

06/09/2016
As enrollment at Bolinas-Stinson Union School District continues to plunge, a group of parents have pegged a large share of the blame on what they decry as educational shortfalls, particularly in math. The group maintains that at least 55 families have left the district since 2007, driven away by fears...

Western Weekend draws service-minded highschoolers

06/02/2016
Two Tomales High School students are running for Junior Grand Marshal, the successor title to the Western Weekend Queen, a scholarship contest over six decades old. Last month, the West Marin Lions Club announced that it would nix the crown competition and instead select a Junior Grand Marshal. The change...

Houses to come down in creek project

06/02/2016
Clearing the way for an upcoming habitat restoration project along Lagunitas Creek, the National Park Service is set to remove 15 vacant homes and accessory structures that formed the historic neighborhoods of Tocaloma and Jewell. With the buildings out of the way, the nonprofit Salmon Protection and Watershed Network plans...

Low scores, big gaps in test’s first year

06/02/2016
With the school year winding down, many students in West Marin have breathed sighs of relief after completing California’s new standardized test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, late last month. As the state tabulates scores for this year’s round of testing, local administrators are hashing out how to interpret last year’s...

Western Weekend art exhibit joins two forces

06/02/2016
Opening on Western Weekend, an exhibit showcasing student artwork and pictures snapped by local Latinos will be on display at Toby’s Gallery. From Saturday through June...

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