West Marin Fund: Start equity work young

The West Marin Fund has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the affordability, quality and accessibility of care for children under age 6. Since May, around 25 donors and organizations have contributed $200,000—start-up monies for the first phase of the project, which includes providing informational workshops and processing grant...

County drafts first rules for electric bikes

While the National Park Service is considering the possibility of allowing all classifications of electric bicycles on federal lands, the Marin County Board of Supervisors is pressing forward with more conservative regulations for its jurisdiction. On Tuesday, supervisors held the first reading of an ordinance that would update county code...

Ramp planned for restrooms

Eleven years after building public restrooms in Point Reyes Station, Marin County is now finishing the project with a ramp to allow disabled access from Mesa Road...

Valley action groups and gatherings focus on youth in transition

At the reception for his first solo art show this month, Ben Jensen beamed as guests flowed in to view his paintings. Friends, teachers and community members perused his abstract and colorful line art on the walls of the living room of the San Geronimo Valley Community Center. “I love seeing how his art has grown,” Martha Cederstrom, Mr. Jensen's former art teacher at Drake High School, remarked. “It has a lot of the same elements, but it is way more confident—it’s become very individual.”

Marin enters escrow on Coast Guard property

Marin moved one step closer to securing the Coast Guard facility in Point Reyes Station after the Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to make a $4.3 million offer on the 36-unit property, which is reserved for the county by federal legislation. County staff are arranging for 10 percent of...

Lyons Filmer, voice of KWMR, retires this winter

Something in the tone of her voice—soothing, fireside, full-bodied—made radio the obvious fit for Lyons Filmer, KWMR’s program director who will retire in December after 19 years at the station...

Plan released for upgrade to emergency radio system

The county’s emergency radio system is getting a major overhaul: the Marin Emergency Radio Authority is proposing the construction of eight new antenna sites and improvements on 10 others as part of an improved next-generation system. The details of the system are laid out in an environmental impact report released...

Big year for reeling in Chinook salmon

The Chinook are bountiful in California this season, with preliminary numbers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife indicating that the commercial catch will be 50 percent above predictions. The good news, said Kandice Morgenstern, a marine biologist with the department, is likely due to improved ocean and river...

BCLT plans shrunk, appealed

The Bolinas Community Land Trust staff’s efforts to permit two projects on the Big Mesa hit roadblocks this summer. Applications to develop two of its properties, one on Aspen Road and another on Overlook Drive, came before the county for approval in June. The deputy zoning administrator greenlighted both projects,...

West Marin youth to bus to San Francisco climate strike

Across the world, people will gather for a youth-led climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20, in what climate activists hope to be their biggest mobilization yet. West Marin is sending its own coalition of young activists to San Francisco to join in: Claire Hutkins Seda, a board member of the...


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