Plan released for upgrade to emergency radio system

09/12/2019
The county’s emergency radio system is getting a major overhaul: the Marin Emergency Radio Authority is proposing the construction of eight new antenna sites and improvements on 10 others as part of an improved next-generation system. The details of the system are laid out in an environmental impact report released...

Big year for reeling in Chinook salmon

09/12/2019
The Chinook are bountiful in California this season, with preliminary numbers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife indicating that the commercial catch will be 50 percent above predictions. The good news, said Kandice Morgenstern, a marine biologist with the department, is likely due to improved ocean and river...

BCLT plans shrunk, appealed

09/12/2019
The Bolinas Community Land Trust staff’s efforts to permit two projects on the Big Mesa hit roadblocks this summer. Applications to develop two of its properties, one on Aspen Road and another on Overlook Drive, came before the county for approval in June. The deputy zoning administrator greenlighted both projects,...

Trustees okay Shoreline staff contract

09/11/2019
At a special Shoreline Unified School District board meeting last week, trustees unanimously approved a three-year labor contract between the district and its classified staff, but not without testy exchanges and continued discontent over late payments. Staff members at the Sept. 5 meeting expressed frustration with delays in retroactive pay...

West Marin youth to bus to San Francisco climate strike

09/12/2019
Across the world, people will gather for a youth-led climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20, in what climate activists hope to be their biggest mobilization yet. West Marin is sending its own coalition of young activists to San Francisco to join in: Claire Hutkins Seda, a board member of the...