Parents vote no confidence in Shoreline school board

04/26/2018
Scores of West Marin School parents have signed a petition declaring a vote of no confidence in the Shoreline Unified School District board and superintendent Bob Raines, fallout from the handling of recent events surrounding the school principal. The parents, who have called for a town hall meeting to discuss...

Student troubles aired at Bolinas School

04/26/2018
Illuminating concerns around discipline policies and strained lines of communication between parents, staff, students and board members at Bolinas-Stinson School, an eighth grader took matters into her own hands at last Tuesday’s board meeting and described her troubling experiences. The testimony by Zetana Demmerle reflected concerns voiced by multiple teachers...

County approves portions of LCP

04/26/2018
Pushing forward a years-long process, county supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved three amendments to Marin’s 1982 Local Coastal Program and rejected two that remain the most controversial to allow for further modifications, following their staff’s recommendations. West Marin residents poured into the public hearing, many expressing concern primarily with the...

Contemporary but classic at Point Reyes book club

04/26/2018
Is the growing complexity of life leading to new forms of literary fiction? That’s what Patricia Holt, a former San Francisco Chronicle book critic, is asking her local book club to ponder. Ms. Holt has been guiding readers through the ins and outs of novels to shed light on the...

New garbage provider raises rates

04/26/2018
Supervisors approved a substantive 12.1 percent rate increase for garbage service in West Marin on April 10, four months after the San Francisco-based waste collector Recology bought out the area’s former provider. No one spoke up, either in support or opposition, during the public comment session. But the West Marin...

Development risks at Coast Guard complex

04/26/2018
As I read about converting the Coast Guard housing complex to affordable housing, I just have to ask the elephant-in-the-room question: What is the sewage plan? Many of your readers may not remember the battles over a sewage plant in Point Reyes, back in 1989. I took a role in...

El día de tu santo

04/26/2018
El pastel de rompope y fruta con cuatro velitas encima apareció frente a mí sobre la enorme mesa del comedor, mientras todos empezaban a felicitarme sonriendo y a cantar “Las mañanitas.” De inmediato sentí una abrumadora e incontenible emoción atragantada en la garganta, la que mezclada con mi timidez de...