CCC kicks back Lawson’s latest proposal for campground

11/16/2017
After struggling for decades to obtain the necessary permits to legally operate Lawson’s Landing, the owners of the fourth-generation family business hit yet another roadblock last week. In a 8:4 vote on Wednesday, the California Coastal Commission shot down the Dillon Beach campground’s proposal to amend its coastal development permit,...

County approves delivery-only medical cannabis ordinance

11/16/2017
After almost three years of attempting to bring medical marijuana to unincorporated Marin, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance that will allow for medical cannabis delivery-only retailers in a unanimous vote on Tuesday. At the same hearing, the board also repealed a previous ordinance that had permitted storefront dispensaries...

County says yes to golf course purchase

11/16/2017
The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed on Tuesday to approve the purchase of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course with assistance from the Trust for Public Land. The 157-acre property, where business operations will likely shutter by January, will be subjected to a two-year interim period as the county formalizes...

CLAM to sell affordable home in Point Reyes

11/16/2017
It was the usual dance for Eric Oldmixon and his young family: spend months hunting for a rental, pack up and move somewhere new, then repeat the process when the landlord decided to sell the house or list it on Airbnb. Then, three years ago, the Community Land Trust Association...

Park gives one extra week to comment on ranching alternatives

11/16/2017
The National Park Service has added one more week to the public comment period, through Nov. 22, for the six proposed alternatives for the general management plan amendment that will regulate the future of ranching and elk management in the Point Reyes National Seashore. Among those who urged an extension...

Election results update

11/16/2017
County elections officials are still tallying provisional ballots, but the most recent updates to the results of the Nov. 7 election show approvals for both Measure A and Measure F. The latter won with a whopping 83 percent, and Measure A, which requires a two-thirds majority in support, currently hangs...

Nature Notebook, November 16, 2017

11/16/2017
More meteors spark the sky as the Leonids shower peaks on Friday, Nov. 17, with about 15 meteors per hour. Look east. An interesting note from the national seashore staff: a male sea otter found ailing near Half Moon Bay was treated and released with a tracking device. The otter,...

Peter Strindberg, valley artist, dies at 80

11/16/2017
Peter Strindberg, a San Geronimo general contractor and abstract artist who lived on the links, often got together with friends over a tin of sardines and found solace in promoting empathy, died on Sept. 26 following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. Since moving to the valley...

Green Bridge: We spoke—will Caltrans listen?

11/16/2017
Late spring and early summer saw a flurry of activity regarding the controversial Caltrans proposal to tear down and replace the Green Bridge on Highway 1. Caltrans released scores of technical documents, and hundreds of community members voiced their opinions at public meetings and in written comments. Since then, all...

Forty-six local artists and more

11/16/2017
Art by 46 coastal Marin artists and others awaits visitors to the Bolinas Museum exhibitions that open with a holiday party this Saturday, Nov. 18. The “Hardly Strictly Mini: A Biennial Benefit Exhibition” presents small works for sale by 70 Bay Area artists, selected by lottery and nomination. This is...