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Bear probable in park

09/27/2018
Earlier this month, two mushroom experts from the East Bay stumbled across a treasure of a different kind in Tomales Bay State Park: Fresh bear poop. Debbie Viess and David Rust, who together founded the Bay Area Mycological Society, found the scat after pulling over on Pierce Point Road. “We...

Hoffman hearing on Friday

09/27/2018
Earlier This Friday, tea purveyor and longtime Lagunitas resident David Lee Hoffman will have another chance in court to fight for the longevity of his property, which has numerous unpermitted structures. A 2012 court order mandated that Mr. Hoffman demolish all illegal structures at his own expense and charged him...

College will draft plans for Bolinas lab

09/20/2018
The College of Marin agreed last Tuesday to invest in the rehabilitation of the marine lab that has sat derelict beside the Bolinas Lagoon for more than a decade. In a unanimous vote, the board decided to hire a San Francisco architecture firm to develop a proposal for the project,...

County scopes arts master plan

09/20/2018
Marin County is reaching out to residents in an effort to develop a new county arts and culture plan to support artists and arts programs in the region. “There is no arts council; there is no single entity that is a resource or a collective voice for artists and arts...

Restoration underway at Lairds Landing

09/20/2018
A restoration is underway at Lairds Landing, a remote spot on the western shore of Tomales Bay that teems with local history. A Coast Miwok settlement and, more recently, home to late artist and fisherman Clayton Lewis, who altered many of the site’s structures, Lairds Landing presents disparate threads of...

Princess Marconi visits Marshall radio site

09/20/2018
A princess came to town last Wednesday. She was dressed in sensible black heels, thick pantyhose and a silken neck scarf. Eighty-eight-year-old Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, her hair a soft nest of fading blonde curls, was visiting West Marin to bear witness to her father’s electric legacy. The princess is not...

Marin supervisors push back against FCC order on 5G wireless networks

09/20/2018
In advance of a Sept. 25 vote by the Federal Communications Commission to ease telecommunication companies’ deployment of 5G wireless networks, the Marin County Board of Supervisors has sent a lengthy letter of opposition. The F.C.C. is seeking to ban state and local regulations designed to prohibit wireless infrastructure deployment...

Residents evacuated for Barnabe fire

09/12/2018
A fire started on Monday evening after an electric line fell on the south side of Mount Barnabe, leading residents of three roads to evacuate and closing Lagunitas School the following day. The Irving Fire—so named because it sparked in the Irving picnic area of Samuel P. Taylor State Park—had...

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...

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