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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 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...

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 At the same hearing, the board also repealed a previous ordinance that had permitted storefront dispensaries...

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...

Sudden oak death on rise, including at Bear Valley

11/09/2017
Sudden oak death rates in California are soaring. In the past year, the rate in Marin County has doubled, and growing infestations at tourist destinations like the Bear Valley Visitor Center are causing special concern for the Berkeley scientist who conducts annual surveys of the disease. At the Point Reyes...

Shoreline chides union for alleged strike

11/09/2017
Shoreline Unified School District’s administration is hoping to put last Monday’s apparent strike—in which 20 of the district’s 50 classified staff phoned in sick—in the rearview, but it has yet to make any headway with the California School Employees Association, the union that represents 48 of the 50 classified staff...

Inverness water rate hike will fund new tanks

11/09/2017
For Inverness residents, January will bring increased water rates, part of a capital improvement project underway to replace aging storage tanks. Residents will still pay some of the least expensive rates in the county, but the $100 bi-monthly basic charge will increase 15 percent, to $115, on Jan. 1, and...

Bolinas-Stinson School gauging interest on bond measure for facilities

11/09/2017
The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District is gauging community interest in the possibility of a bond measure on next fall’s ballot aimed at improving school facilities. The district sent out a four-question survey last month that invites participants to prioritize a list of facilities for improvements and provide more specific information...

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