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Horizon Cable fights for Bolinas market

03/15/2018
A local internet provider is hoping to interrupt an effort by a large southern California provider to install high-speed service in Bolinas, a project that could nab state funding and has the support of the Bolinas Community Public Utility District. Horizon Cable was in the process of acquiring permits to...

Short-term rental signage on hold after pushback

03/15/2018
The county is stumbling on efforts to enact a pilot ordinance that would require signs to be posted outside short-term rentals. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors, citing the need to review public comments, consider alternatives and make revisions to the draft rule, voted to postpone any decision on the...

County okays taller Seadrift home

03/15/2018
Though county planning commissioners were at first skeptical of plans to raise a beachfront house in Seadrift, this week they unanimously approved the homeowners’ revised remodel proposal and even praised it as exemplary of coastal FEMA regulation compliance. In January, Jonna Mazet and her husband, Jeffrey Mazet, who owns a...

Report finds more than a third of Marin families can’t make ends meet

03/15/2018
Rent plus childcare is simply too much for many in Marin. According to data compiled by the First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission, a family of four with an infant and a preschooler needs an annual income of $102,223 to afford the basics of family life. Nearly 35 percent...

Fire symposium reminds residents of dangers

03/15/2018
Experts in fire safety and response spoke about how to prepare for the inevitable large blaze in West Marin to an audience of about 100 at the Dance Palace on Sunday. The most important steps residents should take to stay safe and protect their homes are to clear vegetation from...

Heartwood at center of likely investigation

03/08/2018
Since Heartwood Educational Collaborative lost its public funding in January, troubles for the Fairfax charter school have only worsened. One teacher and a quarter of its students left in recent weeks and rumors of the illegal use of reserve funds have spurred an investigation by the office of education in...

C-SMART forges ahead with phase two

03/08/2018
The county’s sea-level rise adaptation response team will move ahead with its second phase of preparation, including creating community plans for Stinson Beach and the eastern shore of Tomales Bay—both identified as high-priority areas in regard to rising seas. Yet first, the Board of Supervisors had to accept two documents...

West Marin Community Services welcomes new E.D.

03/08/2018
On a recent gusty afternoon, Heather Ivey took a stroll to Toby’s Feed Barn from her nearby office at West Marin Community Services to hand-deliver some mail pertaining to the farmer’s market, of which her organization is a fiscal sponsor. It was one of the less strenuous administrative tasks on...

Huffman speaks at Lagunitas

03/08/2018
Sixth and seventh graders at Lagunitas Middle School, distraught after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting last month, were encouraged by their teachers to research gun laws and email elected officials expressing their discontent. The students advocated for stricter laws, specifically background checks and adjusting age restrictions, and wanted to know...

Bolinas wye no more in lagoon restoration plan

03/08/2018
The county parks department is moving forward with plans to remove the shortcut road at the Bolinas wye and restore wetlands there to address roadway flooding, projected sea-level rise and habitat degradation. Meanwhile, the department says it will postpone finalizing two later phases of the project, citing high costs, the...

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