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Point Reyes wastewater feasibility study handed off

10/09/2019
The last of three meetings where Point Reyes Station residents discussed water-related issues ended with a punt. The county will not pursue funding for a wastewater feasibility study in favor of letting working groups convened by Supervisor Dennis Rodoni explore options for wastewater management and visitor bathrooms—two issues that rose to the top during the water meetings this year...

Sanctuaries to livestream deep sea footage

10/03/2019
What’s going on 10,000 feet below the ocean’s surface as you read this? Beginning Friday and extending through the week, scientists exploring the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries with a remotely operated vehicle will broadcast live underwater footage online for public viewing. Their vessel, E/V Nautilus, is...

Bolinas residents, studying botanical art, show work in library

10/03/2019
The students at the Bolinas School of Botanical Art practice exactness in rendering the color, texture and form of natural objects. “I give a real foundation in technique,” said Bolinas resident Molly Brown, who started the school in 2014 with one student and now teaches 30 students four times a...

Marin hit with lawsuit over fish protections

10/03/2019
The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network and the Center for Biological Diversity sued Marin County last week, disputing the adequacy of its recently finalized environmental analysis on the cumulative impacts of future development on salmonids in the San Geronimo Valley. The county had undertaken the five-year project as a result...

Green building rules push electrification

10/03/2019
As the county fine-tunes its sustainability requirements for new buildings, an update to the county's green building ordinance would make it easier for new construction projects to meet Marin’s electrification goals. The proposed update comes just a year after supervisors adopted the ordinance, which introduced “electric-favored” pathways for new homes...

San Geronimo Valley center celebrates golden anniversary

10/03/2019
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is marking its 50th anniversary with a celebration that will pack everything the center does into one event. “This is unlike anything we’ve ever done. We’re really, really going all out on this,” executive director Dave Cort said. The Oct. 5 celebration will have...

Worry simmers at Bo-Stin over private contractors

10/03/2019
The hiring of independent contractors to fill vacancies in enrichment programs in the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District has prompted concern from parents and unionized staff over both hiring practices and the programs’ long-term vitality. Despite their need to reduce expenditures—the district is on notice for deficit spending—trustees emphasized at a...

Marin to improve ban on single-use plastics

09/26/2019
Local youngsters who asked their supervisor last year to encourage restaurants in West Marin to stop offering plastic straws—now a state law—this week celebrated a step toward banning the use of other plastic wares. On Tuesday, the Marin County Board of Supervisors agreed to draft a policy that would phase...

Fire tax gets edits, county signature

09/26/2019
As they move forward with a tax measure to fund a countywide fire prevention authority, fire officials have increased representation on the proposed authority’s board, added a citizens’ oversight committee and allowed for more financial flexibility. On Tuesday, Marin County became the first agency to sign the joint exercise of...

Salvadoran with valley ties wins peace award

09/26/2019
Rosa Anaya Perla, a human rights activist who found refuge in the San Geronimo Valley after witnessing her father’s assassination, is receiving the Hillary Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security in Washington, D.C. on Friday for her work in El Salvador’s prisons. When Rosa was 10 years...

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