Golf course proposals under review

02/22/2018
The county may soon bring golf back to the San Geronimo golf course, which has been open to the public but closed for the sport since last month. Next week, the parks department will interview three potential candidates from across the country that have submitted proposals to operate the course...

County hashes out its green building code

02/22/2018
The Marin County Board of Supervisors pushed its staff last week to adopt more ambitious requirements for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new multi-family homes and commercial projects, a sticking point that temporarily delayed an update to the county’s green building requirements. In a proposal that would boost standards for...

Two sets of water quality tests point to human waste

02/22/2018
Water quality tests commissioned by the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group have largely confirmed the county’s continued findings that human waste makes its way into San Geronimo and Woodacre Creeks. Yet the planning group, which has long questioned the need for a large-scale solution to the contamination problem, continues to...

Three seats opening at Shoreline

02/22/2018
Three seats on the Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees are up for election this November, and the district is beginning to host informational nights to encourage community members to put their name into the hat. The sprawling district designates board seats to three different geographic areas. Two seats...

Bolinas, stitched together in a quilt, up for grabs in land trust raffle

02/22/2018
Nineteen Bolinas residents stitched together a community quilt featuring 20 square panels that celebrate buildings scattered throughout the village—including the Gibson House, the Gospel Flat farm stand, Ananda Brady’s red gypsy wagon and the free box—as a fundraiser for the Bolinas Community Land Trust. The quilt is on display at...

Novato man accused of hitting bicyclists will stand trial

02/22/2018
A Marin Superior Court judge last week ordered the 21-year-old Novato man who hit four cyclists on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road last October to stand trial on all counts. The court will hear the driver Aaron Paff’s arraignment for four felony counts of hit-and-run on March 13. The cyclists, participating in...

Bolinas land trust and school discussing potential for onsite teacher housing

02/22/2018
The Bolinas Community Land Trust has begun a conversation with the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District about collaborating to create affordable housing for district staff. “The need has grown tenfold,” said Arianne Dar, the land trust’s executive director who presented the idea to trustees last Tuesday. “When I came [to Bolinas]...

The organic movement’s pioneers tell their story in new documentary

02/22/2018
The organic food movement exploded in the early ’80s after a representative from Berkeley’s Chez Panisse visited Bolinas with a peculiar request. As detailed in a new documentary by San Franciscan filmmaker Mark Kitchell, forager Sibella Kraus came out to Star Route Farm in search of ingredients for a mesclun—a...

Nature Notebook, February 22, 2018

02/22/2018
The first of March’s two full moon rises next week on Thursday, March 1 and brings afternoon low tides and six-foot tides in the morning. Coastal areas have been blustery this past weekend, making whale watching difficult. Typically by February, most whales have passed south to Mexico; they begin their...

Food is thy medicine for us and the planet: Carnism

02/22/2018
We are living in uncertain and rapidly changing times. We are being brought face-to-face with both overt and subtle racist and sexist attitudes that persist in this country and have become more visible with the election of Donald Trump. As a result, we are better able to identify and define...