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Green light for Bolinas affordable housing development

04/14/2021
An eight-unit affordable housing complex planned for downtown Bolinas has received permits from the Marin County Planning Commission, which issued the approval despite pushback from community members primarily concerned with the project’s size. In a 5:1 vote, commissioners on Monday approved the coastal permit, use permit and design review requested...

Stinson fire chief retires amid ambitious plans

04/14/2021
Kenny Stevens, the fire chief in Stinson Beach for the past 20 years, is retiring next month after more than five decades with the department, citing disagreements with the fire district’s direction. Assistant chief Jesse Peri will be promoted, and two duty officers have been hired to help. Though Mr...

Teacher dismissal prompts petition

04/07/2021
The fallout from the unexplained dismissal of a beloved teacher at the Lagunitas School District continues: A group of parents has created a petition and will deliver it to the school next week, and they’re exploring more drastic action, including a recall of trustee Denise Bohman. Tensions have run high...

MALT hires new leader

04/07/2021
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust has selected Thane Kreiner, an entrepreneur and executive from Sebastopol, as its new C.E.O. His hiring marks a new chapter for MALT, as its mission is increasingly focused on sustainability, innovation and stewardship. “I’m really excited about working with the community to experiment, adopt and...

Vaccine eligibility and allowed activities to expand

04/07/2021
The state of the pandemic is shifting quickly. On April 15, all Marin residents over the age of 15 will become eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. By June 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to dissolve the tiered framework that has limited activities based on disease transmission, reopening the economy...

True to boom and bust, fenced herd shrinks in drought

04/07/2021
The drought has caused a third of the tule elk that live in the fenced enclosure on Tomales Point to perish from malnutrition. The decline is the fourth on record, and it aligns with the boom-and-bust cycle the park service predicted after reintroducing the species to the Point Reyes National...

Point Reyes substation reopens at night after eight-month closure

04/07/2021
The coast will once again be patrolled 24 hours a day after the Marin County Sheriff’s Office reopened the Point Reyes substation at night on March 28, after an eight-month closure. “I’m very happy,” said Lt. Brennan Collins, the station commander. “We are very pleased that we’re able to provide...

Libraries plan reopening

04/07/2021
West Marin libraries plan to reopen the week of April 19. Through a new express, limited-capacity service, browsers will be allowed to linger up to 30 minutes while abiding by safety precautions at the Point Reyes, Inverness, Stinson Beach and Bolinas libraries, and curbside service will continue. The Marin County...

Youth center hopes for funding for skate or bike park in underserved area

04/07/2021
Young bikers and skaters in Point Reyes Station are petitioning for a park where they could safely practice and hang out. The California Statewide Park Program identified the area as a critically underserved community in 2018, a designation that allows for competitive grant funding under Proposition 68. Now, Madeline Hope,...

Moms to receive unrestricted cash in MCF project

03/24/2021
A group of moms in Marin will receive $1,000 a month for two years to demonstrate the impact of a universal basic income. Adding to a growing body of research that shows that providing an income floor results in dramatic improvements to quality of life, the Marin Community Foundation will...

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