Plan released for upgrade to emergency radio system

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...

Big year for reeling in Chinook salmon

The Chinook are bountiful in California this season, with preliminary numbers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife indicating that the commercial catch will be 50 percent above predictions. The good news, said Kandice Morgenstern, a marine biologist with the department, is likely due to improved ocean and river...

BCLT plans shrunk, appealed

The Bolinas Community Land Trust staff’s efforts to permit two projects on the Big Mesa hit roadblocks this summer. Applications to develop two of its properties, one on Aspen Road and another on Overlook Drive, came before the county for approval in June. The deputy zoning administrator greenlighted both projects,...

West Marin youth to bus to San Francisco climate strike

Across the world, people will gather for a youth-led climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20, in what climate activists hope to be their biggest mobilization yet. West Marin is sending its own coalition of young activists to San Francisco to join in: Claire Hutkins Seda, a board member of the...

Trustees okay Shoreline staff contract

At a special Shoreline Unified School District board meeting last week, trustees unanimously approved a three-year labor contract between the district and its classified staff, but not without testy exchanges and continued discontent over late payments. Staff members at the Sept. 5 meeting expressed frustration with delays in retroactive pay...

Fire officials pitch tax for wildfire prevention

Marin fire officials are making their rounds to the county’s 19 local fire agencies to pitch the case for a countywide wildfire prevention authority, outlining a proposed governance structure and annual funding plan. “The work that needs to be done to actually make a difference in how fires burn in...

Latest Inverness lead tests come back under limits

Inverness Public Utility District officials celebrated the results of another clear round of lead and copper testing last week. The State Water Resources Control Board reported to the district that just one out of 20 water samples drawn this spring showed elevated lead levels, which is allowable under federal regulations...

West Marin School adopts workshop model

As part of its renewed focus on literacy, West Marin School this fall changed its approach to teaching middle school history, reading, and writing: each of those subjects is now taught to combined classes of sixth, seventh and eighth graders, who will cycle through the curriculum every three years. The...

Author to speak about humane death and dying

Just as the sun sets and the seasons change, everyone dies. But not everyone dies in a peaceful, empowered and humane way, writes Katy Butler, the author of “The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life.” Her latest book gives readers a framework on...

The Little Store opens in Point Reyes Station

West Marin natives Terra Livingston and Sierra Swenson opened up their new shop, The Little Store, in Point Reyes Station last Friday. They will sell vintage clothing jewelry and handmade items from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.


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