County drafts first rules for electric bikes

While the National Park Service is considering the possibility of allowing all classifications of electric bicycles on federal lands, the Marin County Board of Supervisors is pressing forward with more conservative regulations for its jurisdiction. On Tuesday, supervisors held the first reading of an ordinance that would update county code...

Ramp planned for restrooms

Eleven years after building public restrooms in Point Reyes Station, Marin County is now finishing the project with a ramp to allow disabled access from Mesa Road...

Valley action groups and gatherings focus on youth in transition

At the reception for his first solo art show this month, Ben Jensen beamed as guests flowed in to view his paintings. Friends, teachers and community members perused his abstract and colorful line art on the walls of the living room of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. “I love seeing how his art has grown,” Martha Cederstrom, Mr. Jensen's former art teacher at Drake High School, remarked. “It has a lot of the same elements, but it is way more confident—it’s become very individual.”

Lyons Filmer, voice of KWMR, retires this winter

Something in the tone of her voice—soothing, fireside, full-bodied—made radio the obvious fit for Lyons Filmer, KWMR’s program director who will retire in December after 19 years at the station...

Big year for reeling in Chinook salmon

The Chinook are bountiful in California this season, with preliminary numbers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife indicating that the commercial catch will be 50 percent above predictions. The good news, said Kandice Morgenstern, a marine biologist with the department, is likely due to improved ocean and river...

BCLT plans shrunk, appealed

The Bolinas Community Land Trust staff’s efforts to permit two projects on the Big Mesa hit roadblocks this summer. Applications to develop two of its properties, one on Aspen Road and another on Overlook Drive, came before the county for approval in June. The deputy zoning administrator greenlighted both projects,...

West Marin youth to bus to San Francisco climate strike

Across the world, people will gather for a youth-led climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20, in what climate activists hope to be their biggest mobilization yet. West Marin is sending its own coalition of young activists to San Francisco to join in: Claire Hutkins Seda, a board member of the...

Plan released for upgrade to emergency radio system

The county’s emergency radio system is getting a major overhaul: the Marin Emergency Radio Authority is proposing the construction of eight new antenna sites and improvements on 10 others as part of an improved next-generation system. The details of the system are laid out in an environmental impact report released...

Trustees okay Shoreline staff contract

At a special Shoreline Unified School District board meeting last week, trustees unanimously approved a three-year labor contract between the district and its classified staff, but not without testy exchanges and continued discontent over late payments. Staff members at the Sept. 5 meeting expressed frustration with delays in retroactive pay...

Interior moves to allow e-bikes in parks

Biking in the Point Reyes National Seashore may soon get a lot easier—and faster. United States Interior Secretary David Bernhardt last week ordered the National Park Service and other federal land management agencies to permit the use of electric bicycles on all trails currently designated for non-motorized bikes. In response,...


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