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Early election results show yes to measures

11/09/2017
Three West Marin villages hit the polls on Tuesday to vote on two parcel taxes and three board seats for a coastal community services district. Election results are preliminary, but so far Bolinas residents voted in sweeping numbers to approve Measure F, a continuation of a parcel tax that provides...

Shoreline staff strike, stranding some students

11/02/2017
Twenty of Shoreline Unified School District’s 50 classified employees conducted a wildcat strike—without union authorization—on Monday, leaving some students unable to get to school. Six of seven bus drivers called in sick, and the district scrambled to cover duties left unattended by kitchen staff, class aides, maintenance workers and others...

GMP details emerge at park open house

11/02/2017
The National Park Service hosted two public meetings last week to discuss its future management of agriculture and tule elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore, which will ultimately be codified in an amendment to the seashore’s general management plan. At a well-attended event held in the West Marin School...

Concerns over golf course changes aired

11/02/2017
Due to community feedback, the Board of Supervisors postponed its decision to move forward with a purchase of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course until Nov. 14, but they kept the item on the agenda this Tuesday. The nine residents who spoke all objected to the county’s proposal to turn...

Novato man charged with hit-and-run after crashing into four bicyclists

11/02/2017
The man who swerved near Marin Roots Farm into a line of bicyclists participating in a benefit for the Marin County Bicyclist Coalition last month—injuring four of them—was charged with hit-and-run in Marin Superior Court last Thursday. Judge Kelly Simmons also raised the bail from $50,000 to $200,000 for the...

County coalition could coordinate commutes

11/02/2017
In an effort to help local businesses retain employees and to ease the burden of daily commutes for those employees, a group of Marin County agencies is reaching out to workers to better understand their needs. The group, spearheaded by Rhonda Kutter, aide to Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, and KWMR station...

Point Reyes winemaker wins permits in appeal

10/26/2017
The Marin County Planning Commission on Monday showed fierce support for a one-man winemaking business getting off the ground in Point Reyes Station. In a 4 to 1 vote, commissioners overturned a county decision in July to deny permits to Inverness resident Avi Deixler to operate Absentee Winery out of...

Bolinas getting mixed messages on marine lab

10/26/2017
Just as Bolinas residents were brainstorming possible community uses for the College of Marin’s defunct marine lab on Wharf Road, college staff last week voiced a strong wish that the property be restored as an educational lab for use by the college and other institutions. At a public meeting in...

Park permanently drops GGNRA dog management plan

10/26/2017
In a win for dog enthusiasts and their four-legged companions, the National Park Service announced last week that it had permanently ended a more than decade-long rulemaking process intended to establish stricter dog management regulations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. As a result, the park service will continue...

Inverness residents raise funds to bring solar lanterns to Puerto Rico

10/26/2017
An Inverness woman has been raising funds to send hundreds of solar-powered lanterns to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and neighbors are delivering some of them to the island in a couple of weeks. Kate Munger, a longtime Inverness resident and world traveler, is collaborating with LuminAID,...

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