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Methoprene denied at mosquito district, but agreement uncertain

11/24/2015
The board of trustees for the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District shot down a controversial resolution by a 6-12 vote last Wednesday that would have allowed an unpopular pesticide, called methoprene, to be used in septic systems in West Marin starting next year. Long opposed by residents, methoprene has...

Shoreline, seeking new leader, debates administrator roles

11/24/2015
The search for a new superintendent of Shoreline Unified School District was the focus of talks at last Thursday’s board of trustees meeting, when a debate took place over how to reconfigure Shoreline’s administration in the wake of deep budget cuts. Aside from replacing former Superintendent Tom Stubbs, who resigned...

Housing nonprofit buys Forest Knolls mobile home complex

11/19/2015
In a win for affordable-housing advocates, the nonprofit San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association on Tuesday formally agreed to purchase the historic Forest Knolls Trailer Court for $1,395,000 from Marin County, which had purchased the property from its original owners last October. The sale came with a pledge to maintain...

Community services loses major funder just before holidays

11/19/2015
This week, the director of West Marin Community Services’ Resource Center, Socorro Romo, began rolling out empty barrels and setting them in front of the Palace Market in hopes of filling them with donated toys and food for West Marin’s needy kids and their families. Local donations are even more...

Busted! Breast cancer, money and the media Part three: The Marin Syndrome

11/19/2015
“Syndrome: A group of symptoms or pathological signs which consistently group together, esp. with an (originally) unknown cause; A characteristic combination of opinions, behavior, features, social factors, etc.” – Oxford English Dictionary According to a wide range of experts interviewed for this investigation, the rise in the breast cancer incidence...

Short films, rarely seen, to show in Bolinas

11/19/2015
Short films typically have a short life span, according to Portland-based filmmaker Michael Harrington. “You make a film, send it to film festivals, post it online, and that’s about it. It’s not that often that a short film is purchased by a distributor and shown in theaters,” he said. But...

Stinson couple recovering after driving off cliff

11/19/2015
A dramatic rescue operation was launched late Friday night after a Stinson Beach couple returning from a three-week vacation in Europe drove off a cliff just south of town and crashed into a rocky outcropping along the ocean. Just before midnight, Dan Fruchtman was driving along the highway with his...

Mill Valley man charged with hitting bicyclist

11/19/2015
A Mill Valley man was charged with a felony hit and run after he collided with a bicycle on Saturday, on Highway 1 near Panoramic Highway—apparently on purpose, according to the California Highway Patrol. According to a Highway Patrol statement, bicyclists Jonathan Kibera and Alex Boal, of Mill Valley and...

Winds and waves to blame in two water rescues

11/19/2015
Two separate rescues on Tomales Bay last Saturday saved nine people and a dog after windy conditions capsized kayaks and a boat, the California Highway Patrol reported. The rescued individuals, all in their 20s and 30s, had been warned earlier in the day by the Marin County Fire Department. Just...

Seat snagged from Nagle

11/19/2015
West Marin/Inverness School Principal Matt Nagle has lost his bid for a seat on the Tamalpais High School District’s board of trustees, following previous reports that had declared him the winner. Last-minute mail-in votes put his competitor ahead this week by a narrow margin. “You’ve got to just drink the...

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