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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,...

Efforts underway to register Latino voters ahead of mid-term election

10/10/2018
Marin County and nonprofits within its borders are working to increase Latino voter registration and turnout ahead of the November election. Although no one has hard data on the percentage of unregistered and eligible Latino voters in Marin, the county and immigrant advocacy organizations like the Canal Alliance say that...

Your guide to the Nov. 6 ballot

10/10/2018
Is it possible that tiny Inverness could play a major role in a statewide election? Perhaps so. Two of the nine initiative measures that qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot were the brainchilds of, and largely written by, Inverness residents. Venture capitalist Tim Draper, a part-time resident of Inverness, was...

County moves to close Bo loophole

10/04/2018
Sheriff’s deputies may soon be able to enforce state and county vehicle regulations on the privately maintained roads in Bolinas, following a discovery early this year that they did not have the power to do so, despite longstanding practice. Last week, the county’s deputy zoning administrator approved a coastal permit...

Stinson Beach fire board candidates debate experience and priorities

10/04/2018
Three candidates running for two open seats on the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District met a nearly packed house last Friday to make their case for why voters should elect them. The two incumbents, Marcus White and Peter Sandman, who are running as a ticket, distinguished themselves as experienced in...

Drakes Estero diver, burned by chemicals, wins suit against park subcontractor

10/04/2018
Matthew Zugsberger, who worked as a diver removing aquaculture debris and defunct oyster racks from Drakes Estero in 2016, has won his first case in a series of lawsuits over pay, safety and environmental misconduct in the United States District Court for Northern California. Last year Mr. Zugsberger sued his...

Questions and criticism follow 5G rule

10/04/2018
Activists are concerned that a deal struck by the Marin General Services Authority more than a year ago may have cut off county bargaining power with telecommunication companies ahead of a new federal rule limiting local control of 5G cell networks. Those networks, which are designed to provide high-speed internet...

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