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Just cause rule moves forward

09/12/2018
As her rent skyrockets and her neighbors face eviction, Louise Gilbert fears the trajectory she sees for herself as a renter in San Anselmo. “I’m rooted here and want to remain here. If I would have to move elsewhere, I don’t know what I would do,” she said during a...

Therapist runs for North Marin seat

09/12/2018
It’s been nearly 15 years since a woman sat on the board of the North Marin Water District, but that fact isn’t stopping Tina McMillan, a psychotherapist from Novato, from challenging two incumbents for a seat this November. For the district’s current board president, Rick Fraites, a former aide to...

Library helps residents prepare for citizenship tests

09/12/2018
A program to aid legal residents on the path to citizenship began at the Point Reyes Library on Tuesday evening, when Annemarie Russo, the branch’s literacy coordinator, launched a study group to prepare residents for the English and civics tests that are a part of the naturalization process. “A lot...

Short-term rental rules and complaint hotline go live

09/12/2018
A rule adopted by the county last month that requires short-term rental owners to notify neighbors about their property’s use officially went into effect last Friday. The ordinance, which will sunset in two years unless renewed by the Board of Supervisors, mandates that owners inform their tenants about county code...

Two headed for vacant Nicasio school board seats

09/12/2018
The race for two vacancies on the Nicasio School board is uncontested, as just two candidates stepped forward to fill the seats come January. Mark Burton, an attorney who has lived in town for nine years, served as president of the school foundation and has one child going into seventh...

Toxic substances office investigates Drakes Estero

09/12/2018
Late last month, a team of scientists from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Office of Criminal Investigations sampled fragments of treated wood and other debris that remain at the shoreline of Drakes Estero, where the National Park Service dismantled the oyster farm as part of a $4 million...

Point Reyes Station nursery up for sale

09/12/2018
A year and a half after taking over ownership of the Mostly Natives Nursery, Darlene Johnson is looking to sell. Ms. Johnson worked at Mostly Natives for two years before buying it from the original owners, Margaret and Earle Graham. After deciding to re-locate the nursery from Tomales to Point...

Bill to keep ranches in park heads to House floor

09/06/2018
A bill that would preserve the working ranches of the Point Reyes National Seashore by amending the park’s enabling legislation has moved to the floor of the United States House of Representatives. On Wednesday, the House Committee on Natural Resources decided unanimously to press forward with H.R. 6687, introduced by...

Advocates push for popular vote on golf course

09/06/2018
Supporters of the San Geronimo Golf Course are gathering signatures for a ballot measure that would require Marin County to preserve golf on the 157-acre course, which the county is attempting to convert into parkland. The San Geronimo Valley Advocates hope to get 10,000 signatures—they now have roughly 5,000—before Jan...

In agricultural Tomales, glimmers of a baby boom

09/06/2018
At the Tomales Founders' Day parade on Sunday, spectators lined Highway 1 to watch fire trucks, farmers and dairy princesses saunter down the street. Perhaps the parade’s most unexpected entrants were its youngest, who were heralded by a wide white banner that read “The Tomales Baby Boom: (Future) Future Farmers...

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