News

Valley man stakes claim to paper road with barrel, then sues

01/01/2020
A man who owns two parcels divided by a public road in Woodacre has sued the county and the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group with the hope of gaining exclusive access. Bruce Wick does not contend that he owns the road but asks the county and the planning group, which...

Shoreline explores microgrid for Tomales

01/01/2020
A company that specializes in microgrids will look at how to create one in Tomales, at the behest of Shoreline Unified School District. The district’s board in December approved a memorandum of understanding with the Utah company CleanSpark to conduct a feasibility study on how a microgrid could power critical...

AT&T proposes two new cell towers on Tomales ranch

01/01/2020
AT&T has revised its design for a new wireless facility on a ranch north of Tomales after receiving feedback from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, which holds a conservation easement on the property. The telecom company last month requested county permits to build two new wireless communication poles, 15 feet...

Recology seeks large rate increase to replace non-compliant trucks, aging bins

01/01/2020
Trash collection soon could get costlier in West Marin. Recology Sonoma Marin will ask the Board of Supervisors on Jan. 14 to approve a 30 percent rate increase effective this month, to help pay for deferred and rising costs in operations and repairs. The increase—which excludes Bolinas and Stinson Beach,...

Bolinas wall stalled by coastal commission

01/01/2020
The California Coastal Commission last month stymied the plans of a Bolinas homeowner who hopes to protect his bluff-side house by erecting an underground retaining wall. The commission foremost disputed that erosion posed a great enough threat to the house to warrant armoring, citing coastal development regulations. Tom Bassett, a...

Tomales Bay Resort downsizes kayaking

01/01/2020
Hoping to boost business at his Tomales Bay Resort, owner Jeff Harriman has ended Blue Waters Kayaking's lease at its launch of 20 years, leaving the company without a shoreside rental location as of December. Blue Waters owners John and Pamalah Granatir said they did not see eye to eye...

Climate change across parks, and here at home

12/26/2019
It took Patrick Gonzalez, the principal climate change scientist for the National Park Service, several hours to travel from his Berkeley office to the Point Reyes National Seashore in December, considering his commitment to public transportation. In a presentation at the Red Barn for park employees and others, he said...

Marin Sun Farms ends slaughter for outside farms

12/18/2019
Come January, Marin Sun Farms will no longer process meat at its Petaluma slaughterhouse—the last remaining slaughterhouse in the Bay Area—from producers who do not sell to its two labels. The move leaves some West Marin ranchers scrambling for far-away alternatives or closing up shop altogether; the closest beef processing...

Park reports success at Muir Woods

12/18/2019
A new parking reservation system and expanded shuttle service for Muir Woods is helping the National Park Service manage visitation, park managers told county supervisors last week. At the same time, neighbors expressed concern that the memorandum of understanding between the county and the park service is leaving them out...

Easton-Brown challenges Rodoni in March supervisor race

12/18/2019
A Lagunitas resident is challenging Supervisor Dennis Rodoni to represent Marin County’s fourth district. Alex Easton-Brown received 5 percent of the vote when he ran in a crowded 2016 primary. Now, he has made the former San Geronimo Golf Course the central issue of his campaign, criticizing Supervisor Rodoni for...

Pages

Subscribe to News