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Socorro Romo takes top service post

07/25/2018
True to the courage and positivity that has opened many opportunities over the course of her nearly 40 years in West Marin, Socorro Romo jumped into her position as the new executive director of West Marin Community Services in early July, the day after the board offered her the job...

Samaria Jaffe departs PRNSA

07/25/2018
The executive director of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Samaria Jaffe, who has been at the center of public criticism expressed by the association’s board members and staff in the past year, is leaving in August after six years at the post. Ms. Jaffe has a new position based...

Bolinas exploring request to modify AT&T tower

07/25/2018
The telecommunications company AT&T is hoping to expand its bandwidth in Bolinas, where nine panel antennas overlook the fire station offering a relatively weak cellular signal. To move forward, AT&T must modify its lease with the Bolinas Fire Protection District, which has held a contract with the company since 1997...

Parking ban's delicate balance

07/25/2018
The Bolinas Community Public Utility District has finally settled on language for an advisory measure to be placed on the November ballot that proposes new downtown parking regulations. Abandoning some of the community’s grander aspirations, the district board instead yielded to advice from a host of county offices to tailor...

County hopes longer psychiatric hold will stem conservatorships

07/25/2018
The Marin County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution last week to allow for an additional 30-day involuntary psychiatric hold, resulting in a total of 47 days of possible treatment for those deemed a danger to themselves or others. The additional hold will give clinicians more time to assess...

Poems from the road: One woman's westward walk

07/25/2018
The regular stream of cyclists, trucks, and motorcycles winding their way to Limantour Beach last Thursday was forced to swerve upon encountering a woman in an orange vest pushing a stroller up the road. “People have been really confused,” said Margaret Wright, a 24-year-old Princeton graduate who received a $35,000...

Renovation underway at Walker Creek Ranch

07/25/2018
Walker Creek Ranch, the outdoor education facility owned by the Marin County Office of Education, is in the process of renovating one of its 11 cabins for use by resident naturalists and the education office’s facilities director. The fact that the director's position will be housed on the property for...

Supervisors prepare to put TOT on ballot

07/18/2018
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday decided unanimously to press ahead with the transient occupancy tax increase for West Marin, preliminarily approving an ordinance that puts the issue on the November ballot. The original proposal, brought by District Four Supervisor Dennis Rodoni in January, outlined a 50 percent increase in...

For second time, locals hear limits of Coast Guard development

07/18/2018
Residents had a second chance to voice their hopes and concerns regarding the future of affordable housing at the Coast Guard property during a county meeting last Thursday. The evening, which drew nearly 200 people to West Marin School, was an opportunity to address a widely disgruntled response to a...

Latest Grandi application expires

07/18/2018
The county tabled an application from the owner of the Grandi Building last week, the latest setback for long-delayed plans to restore the site to its former glory as a hotel. Owner Ken Wilson obtained county planning permits back in 2005 to transform the building that has sat derelict for...

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