Activists' calls for sanctuary ordinance go unanswered

09/16/2020
The clash between immigration activists and Sheriff Robert Doyle that leaves the Board of Supervisors caught in the middle continued this week, as supervisors passed a resolution that urged the sheriff to reduce his cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The mostly symbolic act by supervisors was opposed by at...

Woodward a glimpse into fiery future

09/16/2020
As smoke from an unprecedented fire season fills the air, fire experts are sounding the alarm that the State of California is on an unsustainable path. Smoke is closing businesses and schools, deteriorating mental and physical health, and exposing a series of failures around forest management and climate change. Wildfires...

Climate adaptations lagging, jury finds

09/16/2020
The Marin County Civil Grand Jury is urging jurisdictions countywide to join together to develop a comprehensive climate change adaptation strategy. In a report published last week, the jury found that efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions in Marin have been successful, but that the necessary adaptation of public infrastructure...

Indoor venues allowed limited opening with Marin's move to red tier

09/16/2020
Marin’s shelter order was loosened on Tuesday, a move that public health officer Dr. Matt Willis described as “the largest step we have taken as the county since the beginning of shelter-in-place.” As of Tuesday, retail establishments and indoor malls can open at 50 percent capacity; restaurants were allowed to...

Peace of mind in wildfire country: Some common-sense advice

09/16/2020
Despite ever-longer fire seasons, people continue to live in areas like West Marin that are prone to them. While some take a fatalistic view, most will take active steps to protect their families and their homes. Architects and builders are testing new fire-hardening techniques on new construction, but these are...

Many changes in store for Election Day

09/16/2020
The good news about November’s general election is that voting in person at a polling station will be available on four days, from Saturday, Oct. 31, through Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The bad news is that only three polling stations will be open in all of West Marin...