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Giacomini Wetlands, 10 years in, sees quick rebirth

10/18/2018
Next Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of the conversion of 550 acres of dairy pasture into what West Marin now knows as the Giacomini Wetlands. A short walk from downtown Point Reyes Station, native grasses flourish and indigenous ducks bob where cows once roamed. Ecologists say nature made surprising headway...

Marin preps for immigration policy change

10/18/2018
Underserved families in Marin County are abandoning basic social services due to fears of an impending change in the nation’s immigration policy. A proposal announced last week by the Department of Homeland Security would expand restrictions for immigrants trying to change their legal status if they receive public benefits or...

In approving LCP, commission signals strong support for ag

10/18/2018
The planning commission expressed unanimous support for the latest batch of amendments to the county’s 1982 Local Coastal Program last week, determining after a pinprick analysis that it held up against the handful of ongoing concerns from the public. The robust support contrasted with the typical controversy and convolution associated...

Dillon Beach: Ready for disaster

10/18/2018
If disaster ever descends on Dillon Beach, residents and visitors will have food for several days—dehydrated packets of pasta marinara, pinto bean stew, vegetarian chili—that Ted Melden, operations manager of the Dillon Beach Emergency Response Team, calls “a five-star restaurant without the five stars.” The team, founded 11 years ago...

Coastal Health Alliance hopes to ditch dental van, build expanded office

10/18/2018
The Coastal Health Alliance is hoping to move its dental practice from a van to a brick-and-mortar office. After three years in operation, the van, parked behind the Point Reyes Station Community Health Center on B Street, has proven to hamstring services with its cramped space and limited infrastructure. When...

Water-use misunderstanding led to misstatement in Bolinas voter pamphlet

10/18/2018
Mistakes aren't always corrected before print time. Last month, the authors of the argument for Measure X, which proposes that the county enact a resolution to regulate overnight parking on downtown streets in Bolinas, reached out to the elections office too late to correct a misstatement about the town’s water...

MALT sells Marshall land to ranchers

10/10/2018
In an uncommon move, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust will sell a Tomales Bay property to ranchers Mike Giammona and Andrew Zlot by the end of the month, keeping a conservation easement on the property with the help of county Measure A funds. The land trust bought the Millerton Creek...

Bo-Stin board night takes on the issues

10/10/2018
The four candidates running for three seats on the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District’s board of trustees answered hard-hitting questions during a candidates' forum last Tuesday night, with topics ranging from budgeting to affordable housing for teachers to how the board can address students feeling unsafe at school. But the candidates,...

Shoreline race draws spirited candidates

10/10/2018
Each of the four new candidates vying for a seat on the Shoreline Unified School District board—two mothers, a retired school bus driver and a young graduate—promised to reinvigorate board leadership at a candidates’ night on Tuesday, describing their visions for the district to provide leading education and opportunity. Absent...

Point Reyes Station couple gears up to reopen Mostly Natives Nursery

10/10/2018
A gardener raised at Green Gulch Farm and her entrepreneurial partner have purchased Mostly Natives Nursery, the Point Reyes Station establishment that relocated from Tomales the last time it changed hands, less than two years ago. Amber Hoadley and Drew Miller, who live near the business’s sleepy B Street location,...

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