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Harassment suit tied to interim principal

12/13/2018
Rey Mayoral, the new temporary principal at West Marin and Inverness Schools, was caught in a nearly decade-long lawsuit with a former colleague from a school district in Oregon who described sexual assault and accused him of sexual harassment and retaliation. Though the case was ultimately settled, an appeals court...

At public forum, sheriff hears harsh criticism of cooperation with ICE

12/13/2018
Holding signs that read “families belong together” and “no persons are illegal,” immigration advocates made their way to the Board of Supervisors Chamber last Thursday to tell Marin County Sheriff Bob Doyle to end his cooperation with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Their chant, “Doyle, listen, deportations are not...

Monarchs in deep decline on coast

12/13/2018
When Mia Monroe first began counting monarch butterflies in Marin County nearly three decades ago, she remembers seeing “tens of thousands of monarchs hanging—and when the sunshine hit them, it was like an orange cloud.” But in her time volunteering to count overwintering monarchs in West Marin, she has seen...

Bolinas class will map the night sky in monthly stargazing sessions

12/13/2018
Do you have an image of the night sky in your mind’s eye? Do you think about the winter solstice as the beginning of winter, or the middle? Is Mercury retrograde a literal backward transit, or a matter of perception? These are some of the inquiries that Don Jolley, the...

Supervisors approve two sections of coastal program

12/13/2018
With a few final tweaks that were sympathetic to agriculture, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved two out of seven amendments that together replace the 1980 Local Coastal Program. The action sets the county on track to tackle the final portion of the update, which pertains to environmental...

Art Rogers Family Album, December 13, 2018

12/13/2018
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” HAZEL GALINA PICKETT — BORN AUGUST 26, 2017 Daughter of Stephanie Bodnar and Matthew Pickett of Nicasio. Granddaughter of Christine Morgan of Santa Barbara and Alice and Robert Lewis of Rock Hall, Maryland and Douglas and Virginia Pickett of Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Call to resign shakes up Bolinas School

12/13/2018
What makes parents in the Bolinas-Stinson School District move away or send their children to school elsewhere? Steve O’Neal, a Stinson Beach resident who moved to the area a year ago and this fall unsuccessfully challenged three longstanding incumbents for a board seat, has publicized his belief that a host...

Bikers ask for better access to seashore

12/06/2018
Bikers are lobbying for increased access to roads and trails in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where their options are currently limited. The Marin Bicycle Coalition submitted a proposal to the National Park Service last month that both requests new designations for bikes...

Plant pest prompts citrus quarantine

12/06/2018
The discovery last month of an aphid-sized insect could spell peril for citrus plants in Marin County. The Asian citrus psyllid, which was found in a trap in northeastern Novato on Nov. 22, is one of the world’s most dangerous threats to citrus flora and related plants such as curry...

Lagunitas Middle School puts focus on justice in new equity project

12/06/2018
Inside Lagunitas Middle School, Katherine Sanford is trying to change the way her eighth-grade students think about justice. Twice a week, as part of her new Equity and Activism Project, students take seats on the floor or in high-top desks and learn about inequity: how the discrimination and prejudices of...

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