County fire stations gear up with better jaws of life

A new grant will allow firefighters to remove passengers from damaged vehicles quicker, more easily and with less risk. The $80,000 grant from the state will help purchase five new hydraulic extrication devices that weigh half as much and cut more quickly than the old devices they will replace...

Free food Fridays at Bolinas park bring residents, college students together

At Bolinas’s downtown park last Friday, about three dozen residents were welcomed with free food prepared by University of San Francisco students. The event was part of a series put on by a community garden outreach class taught by Bolinas resident and university professor Melinda Stone. On the first Friday...

Marin hit with lawsuit over fish protections

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network and the Center for Biological Diversity sued Marin County last week, disputing the adequacy of its recently finalized environmental analysis on the cumulative impacts of future development on salmonids in the San Geronimo Valley. The county had undertaken the five-year project as a result...

Green building rules push electrification

As the county fine-tunes its sustainability requirements for new buildings, an update to the county's green building ordinance would make it easier for new construction projects to meet Marin’s electrification goals. The proposed update comes just a year after supervisors adopted the ordinance, which introduced “electric-favored” pathways for new homes...

San Geronimo Valley center celebrates golden anniversary

The San Geronimo Valley Community Center is marking its 50th anniversary with a celebration that will pack everything the center does into one event. “This is unlike anything we’ve ever done. We’re really, really going all out on this,” executive director Dave Cort said. The Oct. 5 celebration will have...

Worry simmers at Bo-Stin over private contractors

The hiring of independent contractors to fill vacancies in enrichment programs in the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District has prompted concern from parents and unionized staff over both hiring practices and the programs’ long-term vitality. Despite their need to reduce expenditures—the district is on notice for deficit spending—trustees emphasized at a...

Sanctuaries to livestream deep sea footage

What’s going on 10,000 feet below the ocean’s surface as you read this? Beginning Friday and extending through the week, scientists exploring the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries with a remotely operated vehicle will broadcast live underwater footage online for public viewing. Their vessel, E/V Nautilus, is...

Bolinas residents, studying botanical art, show work in library

The students at the Bolinas School of Botanical Art practice exactness in rendering the color, texture and form of natural objects. “I give a real foundation in technique,” said Bolinas resident Molly Brown, who started the school in 2014 with one student and now teaches 30 students four times a...

Shoreline teachers threaten unfair labor lawsuit over continued pay failures

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...


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