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Parents roiled over Lagunitas teacher dismissal

03/17/2021
Parents at the Lagunitas School expressed their dissent at last week’s board meeting over the unexplained dismissal of a new teacher, a move they say reflects broader trends of staff turnover and trustees ignoring the will of the community. The administration and trustees are legally prohibited from explaining the dismissal,...

Monarch habitat to be restored on public lands

03/17/2021
Saving the last monarch butterflies, which fell to historically low numbers in California this winter, is the focus of a new initiative launched by Marin public land managers. The project, which received near half a million dollars from the state’s Wildlife Conservation Board last month, will restore overwintering and breeding...

Absent oil threat, Challenger left on the rocks

03/17/2021
An old fishing vessel wrecked on a remote stretch of shoreline north of Dillon Beach has been abandoned indefinitely. Officials suspended their response to the American Challenger this week as the threat of an oil spill was abated and emergency funding dried up. Salvaging the vessel will depend on finding...

Postmaster retires after productive tenure in Woodacre

03/17/2021
Postmaster Bill Gossy retired last month after four years in charge of the Woodacre post office. In his tenure, he renewed the building and smoothed up operations after a bumpy spate of temporary postmasters. He speaks about his work with pride and his patrons with cheer. “When somebody walks into...

Tomales High opens its campus, but virtual learning continues

03/17/2021
Tomales High School reopened its campus for the first time in a year last week, but it will take a loosening of restrictions before teachers can work with students in person again. Under the current guidelines, students on campus are still learning over the computer using noise-cancelling headphones; 70 of...

Supes to keep Francis Drake road name

03/10/2021
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will keep its name in unincorporated Marin, but it may wind up with a second legal name or a ceremonial name, following a vote by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Many residents have advocated for a new name for the county’s thoroughfare—one that would distance...

Marin adds Spanish translation

03/10/2021
In a step toward racial equity, Marin County is working to improve outreach to its Spanish-speaking population. All Board of Supervisors meetings will now be translated, and the county is hiring a bilingual public information officer. In staff reports, which are provided alongside every item on the board’s weekly agenda,...

Boat threatens Tomales Bay with oil slick

03/10/2021
A derelict fishing boat is wrecked on the rocky shoreline north of Dillon Beach, and engineers are assessing the state of the vessel with the goal of preventing pollution. Their biggest concern is an oil spill: The boat can carry up to 29,000 gallons of fuel, and its hull is...

Bo museum opens gallery

03/10/2021
The Bolinas Museum opened its doors last weekend for the first time in months, albeit to only four people at a time. The virus has kept the museum closed for the lion’s share of the past year, save a stint before the winter surge, and staff were eager to resume...

Grants fund road design, Stinson sea-level planning

03/10/2021
Two projects aimed at addressing rising seas received a welcome infusion of funds from the California Ocean Protection Council in February. Marin County Parks received the $339,000 necessary to finish the design for a project started in 2014 to restore the wetland and creek flow at the north end of...

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