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Interior moves to allow e-bikes in parks

09/05/2019
Biking in the Point Reyes National Seashore may soon get a lot easier—and faster. United States Interior Secretary David Bernhardt last week ordered the National Park Service and other federal land management agencies to permit the use of electric bicycles on all trails currently designated for non-motorized bikes. In response,...

State bill reacts to golf course ruling

09/05/2019
A new state bill clarifies an ambiguity in the California Environmental Quality Act exposed in a county superior court decision that required Marin to undertake an environmental review before purchasing the San Geronimo Golf Course. The decision led the county to back out of the purchase, but A.B. 782—signed into...

Public flocks to first park open house on draft EIS

08/29/2019
How should the National Park Service manage land that has hosted private cattle ranching and dairying operations for the greater part of two centuries? Is ranching detrimental or beneficial to the environment? How should ecologists help maintain a healthy population of tule elk, a native species reintroduced to the Point...

Seabirds saw bad year at Farallones

08/29/2019
Seabirds had abnormally low breeding success this year at the Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where biologists with Point Blue Conservation Science observed one of the five worst breeding seasons on record for most species. A variety of weather conditions in California brought on by El Niño made incubating an...

Book on San Geronimo Valley joins nationwide history series

08/29/2019
Owen Clapp, a Woodacre native in his 20s, is the latest contributor to the nationwide history series, Images of America, with his comprehensive account of the past two centuries of life in the San Geronimo Valley. A professional bass player who moved home to Woodacre after graduating with a degree...

Photographing the sacred

08/29/2019
How and where do you experience the sacred land of Point Reyes? That’s the driving question for a new exhibit coming to Toby’s Gallery next month, featuring the beautiful black-and-white nature photographs of Todd Pickering accompanied by essays from 15 community members: a rancher, a surfer, a poet, a doctor,...

Drakes Beach carcass believed to be deep-diving, rare beaked whale

08/29/2019
Two locals patrolling Drakes Beach early last Monday morning—volunteers for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Association’s beach watch surveying program—found a nine-foot carcass of a sea creature ravaged by sharks. Biologists from the park and the California Academy of Sciences who responded to the scene hypothesize that the animal...

Lagunitas tea purveyor reports progress in county settlement talks

08/29/2019
Settlement discussions are underway between Marin County and David Lee Hoffman, the Lagunitas resident who faces mounting fines in his fight to preserve dozens of unpermitted structures on his property. At a hearing last Friday, both parties reported to Marin County Superior Court Judge Paul Haakenson that their negotiations over...

Supes call for compromise on streamside renovation

08/21/2019
There’s no relief in sight for Adrienne Terrass and her husband, Aldo Tarigo, homeowners in the San Geronimo Valley who have been trying to obtain permits to renovate their house since 2011. Last week, the Board of Supervisors pushed the couple to further compromise with county staff and once again...

Shoreline staff close to new contract

08/21/2019
After more than three years of negotiations and six years since their last raise, Shoreline Unified School District’s classified staff has a tentative three-year contract, but not without some disappointment over delays in finalizing the agreement. The contract, signed in June, could have been approved by trustees at last week’s...

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