investigates oyster EIS

The Interior Department’s Inspector General will begin a preliminary investigation of possible fraud by National Park Service staff in relation to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Drake’s Bay Oyster Company, a spokesperson for the office said. The inquiry, which comes in response to a complaint filed by Dr. Corey...

Kinsey and Furst in debate at the Dance Palace

The West Marin Chamber of Commerce hosted a debate last Tuesday between Steve Kinsey and Diane Furst, competitors for District Four’s supervisorial seat. A dozen prepared questions were discussed in the first hour, and the audience asked many others in the second half. Among the topics were the Countywide Plan...

Housing possible at Grady Ranch

The Marin Community Foundation is partnering with Lucasfilm to explore options for the development of affordable housing on Grady Ranch. “We are thrilled that George Lucas is seeing this as an opportunity to address one of the most critical issues in Marin County—making it possible for a broad range of...

Golden Gate visitor center opens

After 75 years, the iconic bridge leading to San Francisco will have its own visitor center. Painted the same shade of orange and spanning over 3,500 square feet, the “bridge pavilion” will house a collection of interpretive displays, gifts and keepsakes, models of the bridge and historic artifacts, including a...

Update to homelessness plan

Powered by the collaborative efforts of county staff, city representatives, community providers and members, Marin County’s Homeless Policy Steering Committee has embarked on an update of its 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness. The original plan, drafted in 2006, covered coordinating and improving access to services, outreach and education,...

Marin asks PG&E to halt meters

West Marin and Fairfax have filed a motion with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) urging Pacific Gas & Electric to delay the installation of smart meters in their communities until a community-wide opt-out program is offered. “The Board of Supervisors has joined this effort to insist that CPUC refrain...

Marshall wastewater grant

The Marin County Community Development Agency announced it was awarded a $750,000 grant for the second phase of the Marshall Community Wastewater System, which will add 20 homes and Tony’s Restaurant to the existing wastewater project. “[T]he partnership overcame an almost impossible deadline to be successful in this highly competitive...

Tomales senior wins award

Hard work paid off for graduating senior Teresa Vega, recipient of the Bodega Bay Firefighter’s Association 2012 Tomales High School Scholarship. With her 3.83 GPA, participation in varsity basketball and soccer, and contributions to student government and the Link Crew, Vega arguably earned the $1,000 award. Outside school she volunteers...

Bubbly water for North Marin

A natural phenomenon may make drinking water cloudy for North Marin Water District (NMWD) customers in West Marin. The occurrence is the result of air dissolved in the water and is not uncommon during wet seasons. This spring has been especially rainy, resulting in high flows in Lagunitas Creek, which...

District to shelter tots

In what could be a first step towards universal, publicly-funded preschool for the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, the board of trustees adopted resolutions on Tuesday expressing their commitment to including the two Bolinas and Stinson preschools in the district and authorizing an ad hoc facilities committee to begin work assessing...


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