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County looks at budget cuts

04/05/2018
The Board of Supervisors met for three days last week to hear recommendations by county departments that must pitch in to help close a projected budgetary gap of $5.6 million over the next two years. The purpose of the hearings, County Administrator Matthew Hymel said, was for the board to...

Bill targets ag coastal permitting

04/05/2018
Earlier this year, Assemblyman Marc Levine, who represents Marin and southern Sonoma Counties, introduced a bill intended to spare farmers in the coastal zone the hassle and cost of obtaining permits through the California Coastal Commission. Though the bill could offer West Marin farmers relief from proposed restrictions in the...

Adopted cat, injured at hip, spurs lawsuit against Planned Feralhood

04/05/2018
A Point Reyes Station woman is suing Planned Feralhood for refusing to give back her cat for alleged negligence. Marie Kinney, a permanently disabled 58-year-old, said she acquired the black feline as an emotional support animal in 2006, the same year the cat was picked up in Bolinas. Planned Feralhood’s...

Bolinas Calvary Church seeking funds to restore historic foundation

04/05/2018
An effort to restore the foundation of the Bolinas Calvary Presbyterian Church is underway, and the members of the church’s leadership want to remind Bolinas that the building is available to all facets of the community, and not just as a place of worship. “I think the key is that...

Seashore completed draft GMP in 2010

03/29/2018
For years, both advocates and opponents of the historic ranches in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the northern district of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have battered the National Park Service for not updating its vision for those lands and instead relying on a 1980 general management plan...

Short golf lease signed

03/29/2018
Marin County supervisors took another step forward in the contentious purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course on Tuesday, bringing in a third-party operator to run the golf course on a two-year contract and, separately, accepting grant funds to use for the planning process. Touchstone Golf, a Texas-based company that...

Sand Dollar ordered to update septic system

03/29/2018
A popular restaurant in Stinson Beach is in the process of updating its septic system after failing an inspection last summer. The Sand Dollar Restaurant was cited in July after an inspector found a chamber that holds a diversion valve for two leach fields had flooded with sludge and a...

Truck stolen in Inverness, where another stolen truck turned up

03/29/2018
An Inverness man woke up to a stolen truck one morning in March, within a day of another truck disappearing in Fairfax and turning up a week later just a block away from his house. Aaron Ely, who manages Point Reyes Vacation Rentals, reported to California Highway Patrol that his...

Dillon Beach Resort in escrow

03/22/2018
The prospective new owners of the Dillon Beach Resort offered a rough outline of their vision for the business if the sale, which is currently in escrow, goes through. Earlier this month at the meeting of the Oceana Marin Association, San Anselmo resident and restaurateur Mike Goebel said he and...

Palace Market raises senior discount age, citing others in need

03/22/2018
The Palace Market raised the minimum age for its Tuesday senior discount from 65 to 70 this month, upsetting some customers but defending the move by pointing to other groups of customers that also struggle to afford the cost of groceries. Narrowing the eligible base for the senior discount will...

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