Heated end to Green Bridge comment period

06/22/2017
With just two days left before the public comment period closes on the draft environmental impact report for the Green Bridge project, community members remain largely discontented. Last Thursday, Caltrans experts and project managers appeared at a special meeting hosted by the Point Reyes Station Village Association at the Dance...

Inverness Association appeals Moonrise Kingdom again

06/22/2017
The Inverness Association appealed the Planning Commission’s 6-1 approval last week of permits for the proposed development on Mount Vision known as Moonrise Kingdom. “We still feel that it’s too big, and we think the supervisors should hear what their constituents have to say about this,” said Catherine Caufield, chair...

Golf course for sale, county in talks

06/22/2017
The owners of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course are looking to sell the 158-acre property, and Marin County is a prospective buyer. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni said he brought the idea to Marin County Parks because it was a “tremendous opportunity for the county and San Geronimo Valley.” He noted...

Kule Loklo: A vision for the future, vivified by volunteers

06/22/2017
Tucked behind the Bear Valley Visitor Center is a living prehistory museum honoring the Coast Miwok who inhabited the region for centuries before the arrival of European settlers. Spread across an open field are replicated buildings of the Miwok: a sweathouse, a roundhouse, acorn granary and multiple cone-shaped structures called...

County will look at how to bring Cross Marin Trail to Point Reyes Station

06/22/2017
Ever wish that you could make the trek to Point Reyes Station from as far south as the Larkspur ferry landing, without getting into your car? The county parks department recently nabbed $40,000 from supervisors to conduct a feasibility study that will bring it one step closer to making that...

Local nurse moves down the street to Coastal Health Alliance

06/22/2017
A nurse practitioner and West Marin native is moving from one Point Reyes Station health clinic to another. Carrie Chase left the West Marin Medical Center in March, and will start full-time work at the Coastal Health Alliance, where she previously worked for seven years, in September. “We’re really looking...

Further amendments to social host ordinance

06/22/2017
Marin County Supervisors agreed last week to implement a series of amendments to a social host ordinance designed to deter underage partying that added marijuana, party buses and limousines to the prohibition and further outlined the requirements for offenders undergoing restorative justice programs. Passed in 2006, the ordinance imposes a...

Collaboration will inventory and study Marin’s bats

06/22/2017
Marin is home to 13 of California’s 23 known bat species, and the county’s conservation agencies are eager to find out more about both their numbers and habits. Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved $6,800 in funding for a multi-year bat inventory and monitoring project, the first of its...

County can impose new rules on daytime parking

06/22/2017
An enabling ordinance that allows the Board of Supervisors to place limitations on oversized vehicles parked on county-maintained roads was amended this week to allow rules that curb daytime parking in addition to overnight parking. After July 20, the board can apply a rule that prevents the daytime parking of...

Beef and ballet in Bolinas

06/22/2017
Rancher Guido Frosini describes “SOLIS”—a sumptuous outdoor dance event that will take place in Bolinas this July—as “beef and ballet.” That’s a cheeky way of putting it, and a sign of his love of words. The event’s instigators—Julia Adam, a dancer and choreographer, and her husband, Aaron Lucich, the producer—have...

Students and families at Toby’s Gallery

06/22/2017
Each year in June, West Marin school children participating in Gallery Route One’s Artists in the Schools Project mount their annual exhibition at Toby’s Gallery. This year, the children are joined by the members of GRO’s Latino Photography Project, and between the two groups we get a picture of our...

My reasons for asking Caltrans to redo bridge study

06/22/2017
Until Thursday’s community meeting on the Green Bridge, I had assumed, for seismic and structural reasons, that the bridge needed to be replaced. I had relied on my neighbors and friends of Mary Whitney’s animal hospital to advocate for the least disruptive solution. Yet after listening to community comments and...