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Youth center hopes for funding for skate or bike park in underserved area

04/07/2021
Young bikers and skaters in Point Reyes Station are petitioning for a park where they could safely practice and hang out. The California Statewide Park Program identified the area as a critically underserved community in 2018, a designation that allows for competitive grant funding under Proposition 68. Now, Madeline Hope,...

Teacher dismissal prompts petition

04/07/2021
The fallout from the unexplained dismissal of a beloved teacher at the Lagunitas School District continues: A group of parents has created a petition and will deliver it to the school next week, and they’re exploring more drastic action, including a recall of trustee Denise Bohman. Tensions have run high...

MALT hires new leader

04/07/2021
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has selected Thane Kreiner, an entrepreneur and executive from Sebastopol, as its new C.E.O. His hiring marks a new chapter for MALT, as its mission is increasingly focused on sustainability, innovation and stewardship. “I’m really excited about working with the community to experiment, adopt and...

Vaccine eligibility and allowed activities to expand

04/07/2021
The state of the pandemic is shifting quickly. On April 15, all Marin residents over the age of 15 will become eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. By June 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to dissolve the tiered framework that has limited activities based on disease transmission, reopening the economy...

True to boom and bust, fenced herd shrinks in drought

04/07/2021
The drought has caused a third of the tule elk that live in the fenced enclosure on Tomales Point to perish from malnutrition. The decline is the fourth on record, and it aligns with the boom-and-bust cycle the park service predicted after reintroducing the species to the Point Reyes National...

Western Saloon on the market

03/24/2021
The owners of the Old Western Saloon put their building on the market this month for $2.2 million, and they say they will only sell to someone who will preserve the bar. The historic two-story building consists of the saloon and two retail spaces downstairs, and 10 small offices upstairs...

Private tests show bad water quality near park ranches

03/24/2021
Water quality testing commissioned by two groups lobbying for the end of ranching in the Point Reyes National Seashore shows fecal contamination exceeding federal recreational standards in several waterways feeding the Pacific Ocean. In response, seashore personnel point to their nearly finalized general management amendment, which requires water quality improvements...

Moms to receive unrestricted cash in MCF project

03/24/2021
A group of moms in Marin will receive $1,000 a month for two years to demonstrate the impact of a universal basic income. Adding to a growing body of research that shows that providing an income floor results in dramatic improvements to quality of life, the Marin Community Foundation will...

Marin moves to orange tier as Covid case rates fall

03/24/2021
Restrictions on reopening were loosened in Marin on Wednesday, and the vaccine rollout is chugging along. An average of 3,700 vaccine doses are being administered in the county each day, and nearly half of adult residents have received their first dose. Marin is expected to complete vaccinations of all willing...

Recent rains a drop in the bucket in drought years

03/24/2021
A flurry of rainy days has yet to improve drought conditions in West Marin. Up from 13.7 inches at the beginning of March, Bolinas has now received a total of 16.15 inches since last summer—less than half of the annual recorded average. The Bolinas Community Public Utility District, which this...

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