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Locals weigh in at hearing on Devil’s Gulch Ranch

10/13/2016
Proposed tweaks to activities at Devil’s Gulch Ranch in Nicasio came before the Board of Supervisors last week, in response to an anonymous complaint that prompted a recent county code enforcement investigation. Supervisors delayed a vote on staff recommendations in order to further evaluate a potential length limit on vehicles...

West Marin preschools hope Measure A will boost scholarships

10/13/2016
Next month Marin County voters will vote on Measure A, a proposed countywide quarter-cent sales tax directed at providing children with a stronger start. The ordinance would raise an annual revenue of approximately $12 million over nine years for the purpose of providing preschool education, childcare, health care and extended...

Wendi Kallins announces support for Grossi

10/06/2016
Wendi Kallins, the former District 4 supervisor candidate who came in third in the primary, has announced her support of Dominic Grossi, saying he will be more willing to learn and listen than his opponent, Dennis Rodoni. Ms. Kallins, who won the majority of the vote in the San Geronimo...

Allegations spur former seashore supe to retire

10/06/2016
Don Neubacher, the six-year superintendent of Yosemite National Park who helmed the Point Reyes National Seashore for a decade and a half, announced his retirement amid allegations of gender discrimination and a “toxic” work environment at Yosemite. Mr. Neubacher, who has a home with his wife, Patty Neubacher, in Point...

Stinson apartment complex secured for affordable housing

10/06/2016
Stinson Beach just landed its first permanently affordable housing: the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin closed last week on a deal to purchase an eight-unit apartment complex in town for about $3 million. The purchase ensures that the units will be rented affordably, as the property will operate...

Rodoni tops Grossi in recent campaign contributions

10/06/2016
As the tight race for District 4 supervisor enters its final stretch, new campaign finance reports show Olema contractor Dennis Rodoni gaining a slight fundraising edge over Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi. The reports, filed last Thursday and covering the period between July 1 and Sept. 24, state that Mr. Rodoni...

As Moonrise Kingdom plans coalesce, Inverness Association worries over size

10/06/2016
Plans for a property at the top of Vision Road in Inverness have drawn scrutiny from the Inverness Association and some community members concerned about its size. San Franciscans Trevor and Alexis Traina, who own the six-acre property through an L.L.C. called Moonrise Kingdom, submitted an application to the county...

Parking surveys seek data on Bolinas visitation

10/06/2016
Intent on making downtown Bolinas more safe, sane and enjoyable, a parking committee has issued two online surveys to better understand the congestion issue that bubbles nearly every weekend. Bruce Bowser, chairman of the committee, said the surveys—one aimed at locals and the other at visitors—have been active for the...

CLAM recieves grants, seeks homeowners for new incentives program

10/06/2016
The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin has received two grants that will be used toward the Coast Guard housing project. Over the last few years, CLAM has advocated for the 30-acre site to be turned into affordable housing; to help pay lawyers to continue conversations with the county,...

In filings, ranchers and feds united in defense of plan

09/29/2016
Last month, three environmental groups asked a federal judge for a preliminary injunction restraining the Point Reyes National Seashore from issuing a ranch management plan or long-term ranch leases. Now in response, the park service, ranchers and the county have defended those actions, describing the critical importance of the ranch...

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