Shoreline and staff at odds over health benefits

04/27/2017
Shoreline Unified School District officials and the union representing classified employees have reached an impasse in year-long negotiations over health care benefits—at least, that’s what the district believes. The California School Employees Association, which represents clerical, transportation, maintenance and operations staff, says it has asked for more information from the...

Green Bridge environmental review revealed

04/27/2017
Caltrans has released a draft environmental impact report for the proposed replacement of the Green Bridge, two years after it announced the project to the public. The over 400-page document describes impacts on a range of issues facing the replacement of Point Reyes Station’s historic crossing over Papermill Creek, including...

Liza Crosse: Two decades serving Marin

04/27/2017
West Marin is an area without a town council, making the District 4 supervisor a key position and the area’s highest government representative. But aides to a supervisor are just as critical to operations: They field constituent input and questions, arrange schedules and dive into community issues, sometimes for quite...

Cresting the ridge: Savilia Blunk excels in biking

04/27/2017
Savilia Blunk remembers clearly where she first learned to ride a bike. She was outside her home on the Inverness ridge, seated on a hand-me-down bike that had been spray-painted pink. Her older brother Silas gave her a push down the driveway—and that initial momentum hasn’t let up since. “I...

Marin gets A and C grades for air

04/27/2017
Marin County received mixed grades in a nationwide air-quality report released last week by the American Lung Association, which for 18 years has graded cities and counties for ozone and particulate pollution. The latter has long been considered troublesome in the San Geronimo Valley, where the topography traps wood smoke...

Tourism working group convenes under McGuire

04/27/2017
A new working group representing seven coastal villages has been established to better communicate the concerns of local residents with county and state agencies, namely in regards to tourism, traffic and waste management. “Ever since I moved here in 2010, I’ve wondered why the villages haven’t had a council,” Bob...

Trending in West Marin: The cypress tree tunnel

04/27/2017
Yielding a host of comments and images on social media, the cypress tree tunnel is among the places currently trending in West Marin. The tunnel, which has made a multitude of appearances in car commercials and whizzed by in the recent basketball championships, was first planted around 1929, on property...

Deported or repatriated

04/27/2017
Throughout his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump took a tough anti-immigrant posture, especially concerning so-called illegals—or, to use the more politically correct term, the undocumented. In this country of laws, it is a great injustice to use the law against those who are utterly vulnerable and whose only crime...

Bolinas teen helps win sled hockey championship

04/27/2017
Garnett Silver-Hall was prepared for a matchup as he led his sled hockey team, the Sharks, into the championship game against the Chicago Hornets earlier this month at the 2017 Disabled Hockey Festival in San Jose. He had faced the Hornets before, and knew they were prone to using the...