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Hiccup in Bo vehicle code enforcement

02/08/2018
For years, sheriff’s deputies have enforced vehicle laws on the crisscrossing, unpaved roads of the Big Mesa in Bolinas. Yet a current effort taken up by the utility district to address the number of people living in and storing their cars in town has inadvertently led the county to discover...

Readying for ICE raids, local groups educate on rights

02/08/2018
If immigration officials bang on your door, you do not have to open it unless they show a warrant signed by a federal judge with your name on it. If they stop you on the street, in your car or at your workplace, you don’t have to answer any questions...

Planned Inverness water tanks will be smaller

02/08/2018
Two new steel tanks that will soon convey most of Inverness’s water will now hold less water than hoped for, after one tank’s foundation was discovered to encroach on a neighbor’s property. And after another neighbor complained about the tanks’ increased height, the Inverness Public Utility District is revising structural...

Lagunitas couple survived dreaded rat lungworm

02/08/2018
Two Lagunitas residents have drawn national attention in recent months after contracting a rare parasite known as rat lungworm while they eloped on Maui early last year. Sixty-five-year-old Ben Manilla, who teaches in the University of California, Berkeley’s school of journalism and has produced and directed award-winning radio programs, spent...

RCD embarks on creek restoration in valley

02/08/2018
A private homeowner in the San Geronimo Valley is collaborating with the Marin Resource Conservation District in an unprecedented effort to rejuvenate fish habitat in a residential area along San Geronimo Creek. The project is the first of its kind to come out of the landowner assistance program and is...

Marin report outlines last year’s achievements, next year’s goals

02/08/2018
Marin County released its annual state of the county report last week, detailing highlights from last year while outlining supervisors’ five main goals for 2018. “We know that not everybody can get to our meetings or is glued to marincounty.org,” Brent Ainsworth, media specialist for the county, said. “This report...

College presses to repair Bo lab

02/01/2018
The College of Marin’s life and earth sciences department is urging the administration and board of trustees to repair the marine lab that has sat derelict beside the Bolinas Lagoon for more than a decade. Administrators have previously argued that a state law barred them from investing in the lab,...

Inverness landowner nominated as ambassador to Austria

02/01/2018
President Trump has nominated Trevor Traina, the San Francisco tech entrepreneur whose restoration of a property on the Inverness Ridge stirred local controversy in recent years, to serve as ambassador to Austria. The Senate must approve the nomination to the post, which has been vacant since former Ambassador Alexa Wesner,...

In Tomales, three days with experts in children’s book publishing

02/01/2018
It seems to happen now and then: someone weaves a story fit for a children’s book that enchants family and friends but, with no experience in publishing, the author watches her hopes wilt. Squandered stories no more! This month in Tomales, two visiting illustrators from the East Coast bring their...

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