MALT sells Marshall land to ranchers

10/10/2018
In an uncommon move, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust will sell a Tomales Bay property to ranchers Mike Giammona and Andrew Zlot by the end of the month, keeping a conservation easement on the property with the help of county Measure A funds. The land trust bought the Millerton Creek...

Shoreline race draws spirited candidates

10/10/2018
Each of the four new candidates vying for a seat on the Shoreline Unified School District board—two mothers, a retired school bus driver and a young graduate—promised to reinvigorate board leadership at a candidates’ night on Tuesday, describing their visions for the district to provide leading education and opportunity. Absent...

Bo-Stin board night takes on the issues

10/10/2018
The four candidates running for three seats on the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District’s board of trustees answered hard-hitting questions during a candidates' forum last Tuesday night, with topics ranging from budgeting to affordable housing for teachers to how the board can address students feeling unsafe at school. But the candidates,...

In Bolinas, helping kids become stewards of land and community

10/10/2018
Under last Friday’s early October sun, a handful of Bolinas schoolchildren huddled under trees in a nearby orchard, filling buckets and expectant mouths with a dozen apple varieties. Out by the Pine Gulch Creek, another group of students cleared out invasive species. One girl passed a ball of black pond...

Your guide to the Nov. 6 ballot

10/10/2018
Is it possible that tiny Inverness could play a major role in a statewide election? Perhaps so. Two of the nine initiative measures that qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot were the brainchilds of, and largely written by, Inverness residents. Venture capitalist Tim Draper, a part-time resident of Inverness, was...

Efforts underway to register Latino voters ahead of mid-term election

10/10/2018
Marin County and nonprofits within its borders are working to increase Latino voter registration and turnout ahead of the November election. Although no one has hard data on the percentage of unregistered and eligible Latino voters in Marin, the county and immigrant advocacy organizations like the Canal Alliance say that...

Nature Notebook, October 11, 2018

10/10/2018
I watch the passing of seasons with the constellation Orion. As the winter approaches, I see it overhead as I pick up newspapers in the morning darkness of southwest skies (look toward Bolinas). This constellation brings a sparkle of meteor showers in mid-October, the Orionids, beginning on Oct. 18 and...

Point Reyes Station couple gears up to reopen Mostly Natives Nursery

10/10/2018
A gardener raised at Green Gulch Farm and her entrepreneurial partner have purchased Mostly Natives Nursery, the Point Reyes Station establishment that relocated from Tomales the last time it changed hands, less than two years ago. Amber Hoadley and Drew Miller, who live near the business’s sleepy B Street location,...