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Bolinas septics to get upgrades for second units

02/17/2021
A high groundwater table across much of the Big Mesa in Bolinas presents a barrier for homeowners wishing to upgrade their septic systems—a necessary and an expensive step in creating an accessory dwelling unit. Now, the Bolinas Community Land Trust has permission from the county to launch a pilot program...

Roadhouse eatery to open in Point Reyes

02/17/2021
A new eatery will open later this month at the corner of Levee Road and Highway 1: The Point Reyes Roadhouse. It’s a project of Marisol Salgado, who grew up on the Point Reyes peninsula and has co-owned the Whale of a Deli for the past 19 years. Ms. Salgado...

Shoreline may annex preschools

02/17/2021
Two preschools struggling with staff retention may be annexed by the Shoreline Unified School District next month. The school board will consider bringing Papermill Creek Children’s Corner in Point Reyes Station and Shoreline Acres Preschool in Tomales under its auspices at its March 19 board meeting. The move would help...

Fast internet coming to Bo

02/17/2021
A solution to slow internet in Bolinas is near: Muir Beach LAN will expand its network of fixed wireless repeaters on the Big Mesa over the next few weeks, offering broadband speeds that far outpace the AT&T phone-line connection that is currently the only option for 75 percent of residents...

Bolinas-Stinson School to fully reopen after midwinter break

02/17/2021
The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District is outpacing the vast majority of public schools in its reopening due to a number of quick investments. Last week, the board approved a schedule with five hours of on-campus instruction from Monday to Thursday, the culmination of months of work and over $330,000 in...

North Marin outlines new water rate increase

02/17/2021
The North Marin Water District is proposing a rate increase for roughly 1,800 residents in West Marin to help pay for aging infrastructure and keep up with inflation. Bills will go up by an average of 6 percent, though a new rate structure will have individual customers pay closer to...

Vaccine coming to 65 and up next week

02/10/2021
Marin boasts one of the highest rates of vaccine distribution statewide, but eligibility criteria have remained restricted to the needs of its aging population. Next week, the county will lower the qualifying minimum age from 75 to 65, aligning with standards already adopted by most counties in the region. Next...

Affordable housing limited by zoning rules and hazards

02/10/2021
The State of California is asking Marin to plan for thousands of new affordable homes in unincorporated areas, a goal that is stressing county planners and alarming supervisors, who don’t believe Marin is suited for mass development. Everyone agrees that affordable housing is a major need, but barriers to construction—the...

Bo to ration water

02/10/2021
Water will likely be rationed for Bolinas residents starting March 1. The village has already halved overall water consumption since last summer through voluntary measures, but the utility district says scant rains threaten its ability to provide water through 2021 without further conservation measures. Should the board of the Bolinas...

Following cuts, law enforcement collaborates to cover the coast

02/10/2021
Law enforcement agencies are cooperating to make sure West Marin is still covered despite the closure of the sheriff’s Point Reyes substation from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. since last July. The California Highway Patrol, the National Park Service and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office are making adjustments to their...

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