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Vaccine coming to 65 and up next week

02/10/2021
Marin boasts one of the highest rates of vaccine distribution statewide, but eligibility criteria have remained restricted to the needs of its aging population. Next week, the county will lower the qualifying minimum age from 75 to 65, aligning with standards already adopted by most counties in the region. Next...

Push for pension reform rocks teachers

02/03/2021
Teachers are upset at the Marin County Board of Education for discussing pension reform in the middle of a pandemic without any feedback from labor unions. The county board considered a resolution last month that calls on state legislators to enact pension reform, proposing several possible solutions—including weakening pensions by...

Undersheriff will run for top law enforcer

02/03/2021
After a quarter of a century and only one contested election, Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle will retire from his post in 2022. The race for the seat has begun: Undersheriff Jamie Scardina, who was endorsed by the sheriff after two decades with the county department, announced his run against...

New super for school district

02/03/2021
Adam Jennings, the principal of Tomales High School for the past eight years, will step into the role of superintendent of Shoreline Unified School District this summer. The district’s board selected Mr. Jennings through a competitive process to replace Bob Raines, who is retiring after five years at the post...

Pair buys surf, herb shops

02/03/2021
Forest Knolls partners Alison Wood and Garrett Mason are the fresh faces behind two Point Reyes Station institutions. Ms. Wood, an herbalist and acupuncturist licensed in Chinese medicine who previously worked in Sebastopol, has finalized her purchase of the local apothecary, which Eden Clearbrook has owned and operated for the...

Marin collaborates on regional wildfire evacuation tool to help guide traffic

02/03/2021
A new virtual evacuation tool will be available to Marin residents by the time the year’s fire season begins. The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, a countywide initiative that kicked off last year funded by a new parcel tax, is collaborating with a San Francisco company to launch a website that...

Supervisors to weigh rent freeze for northwest Marin through 2021

02/03/2021
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider freezing rent next week for residents in the northern area of West Marin until the end of year. The emergency ordinance would impact roughly 2,700 residents in Point Reyes Station, Nicasio, Marshall, Tomales, Dillon Beach and everywhere in between. The freeze covers...

State lifts stay-at-home order as third surge subsides

01/27/2021
California’s stay-at-home order was lifted on Monday as the latest and most severe surge subsides. Yet Marin public health officials warned that the vaccine rollout remains too slow to prevent a fourth wave of Covid-19. Counties have returned to a four-tiered system and, like the vast majority of the state,...

Marine lab gets permits

01/27/2021
The abandoned college lab in downtown Bolinas is one step closer to being demolished and rebuilt, following the issuance of county permits last month after years of planning. The College of Marin now has the coastal permit, design review clearance and use permit necessary to raze the three structures and...

Supervisors hold panel on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard renaming

01/27/2021
The choice over whether to discard Sir Francis Drake—an English sea captain with ties to the slave trade—as a road name raises questions of racial justice and equity, but it is also a practical matter. A new name for the boulevard would change the addresses of 350 businesses and residences...

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