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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...

Narrow just-cause moves to vote

12/06/2018
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night voted to move ahead with an initial draft of a just-cause ordinance—albeit one that would exclude most of West Marin, after county staff added an exemption for properties that contain fewer than three rental units. The exemption would constrict the ordinance’s applicability in...

After latest tweaks, supervisors request more time for public comment on LCP

12/06/2018
The Board of Supervisors postponed its decision to approve the latest batch of amendments to the Local Coastal Program on Tuesday, granting a request from District Four Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, who hoped to provide a larger window for public consideration. The newly scheduled hearing is now slated to take place...

What we can learn from the world's centenarians

12/06/2018
One of the daunting challenges of changing our lifestyle to a healthier one is our motivation. Do we care about our own health? Do we want a better quality of life, both physically and mentally? Do we want to live to enjoy our children and their children? Or do we...

Inverness landowner preserves Sonoma redwoods

12/06/2018
A deal between an Inverness resident and three public agencies has conserved over 1,600 acres of redwood forest in northwestern Sonoma County. The agreement, which took five years to come to fruition, will preserve the property—known as Rip’s Redwoods—both through a carbon credit project and a conservation easement. Sonoma County...

Environmental suit stalls trail improvements

11/29/2018
The county has lost ground on another restoration project in the San Geronimo Valley over an alleged violation of the California Environmental Quality Act. The Marin Audubon Society, the Marin Conservation League and the California Native Plant Society sued the Marin County Parks and Open Space District last August, alleging...

Bolinas land trust plans farmworker units on mesa

11/29/2018
The Bolinas Community Land Trust has scored some prime real estate on the Big Mesa, where it hopes to build up to eight new units of housing for farmworkers. With help from an anonymous donor, the trust this month acquired 20 acres of undeveloped land that border the Bolinas fire...

Caltrans looks at future of Route 1

11/29/2018
Caltrans has presented possible strategies to address the increasing difficulty and cost of keeping Highway 1 in Marin and Sonoma Counties open in the face of climate change. A new 20-year draft plan the department of transportation released this month provides a “narrative” for the segment of highway, said Josephine...

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