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Shoreline teachers threaten unfair labor lawsuit over continued pay failures

09/26/2019
The Shoreline Unified teachers union threatened the district with an unfair labor practice lawsuit at a board meeting last week, citing continued issues with their members’ compensation and benefits. Some teachers still have not been paid in accordance with the labor contract agreed upon in January, said Julie Cassel, president...

County adopts rules for electric bicycles

09/26/2019
The Board of Supervisors this week voted unanimously to finalize the first countywide policy on electric bikes, aligning it with state standards adopted in 2016. The board acted in some haste: federal land managers such as the National Park Service have until the close of September to address a recent...

West Marin Fund: Start equity work young

09/26/2019
The West Marin Fund has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the affordability, quality and accessibility of care for children under age 6. Since May, around 25 donors and organizations have contributed $200,000—start-up monies for the first phase of the project, which includes providing informational workshops and processing grant...

Valley action groups and gatherings focus on youth in transition

09/19/2019
At the reception for his first solo art show this month, Ben Jensen beamed as guests flowed in to view his paintings. Friends, teachers and community members perused his abstract and colorful line art on the walls of the living room of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. “I love seeing how his art has grown,” Martha Cederstrom, Mr. Jensen's former art teacher at Drake High School, remarked. “It has a lot of the same elements, but it is way more confident—it’s become very individual.”

Marin enters escrow on Coast Guard property

09/19/2019
Marin moved one step closer to securing the Coast Guard facility in Point Reyes Station after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to make a $4.3 million offer on the 36-unit property, which is reserved for the county by federal legislation. County staff are arranging for 10 percent of...

County drafts first rules for electric bikes

09/19/2019
While the National Park Service is considering the possibility of allowing all classifications of electric bicycles on federal lands, the Marin County Board of Supervisors is pressing forward with more conservative regulations for its jurisdiction. On Tuesday, supervisors held the first reading of an ordinance that would update county code...

Ramp planned for restrooms

09/19/2019
Eleven years after building public restrooms in Point Reyes Station, Marin County is now finishing the project with a ramp to allow disabled access from Mesa Road...

Lyons Filmer, voice of KWMR, retires this winter

09/18/2019
Something in the tone of her voice—soothing, fireside, full-bodied—made radio the obvious fit for Lyons Filmer, KWMR’s program director who will retire in December after 19 years at the station...

Plan released for upgrade to emergency radio system

09/12/2019
The county’s emergency radio system is getting a major overhaul: the Marin Emergency Radio Authority is proposing the construction of eight new antenna sites and improvements on 10 others as part of an improved next-generation system. The details of the system are laid out in an environmental impact report released...

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