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Marin County voted more progressive than California, results show

12/02/2020
Marin County certified the results of the Nov. 3 election on Wednesday and as usual voter turnout was high and overwhelmingly favored the Democratic Party. With 90 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot, the most since 2008, President-elect Joe Biden received 128,288 votes to President Donald Trump’s 24,612. Rep...

Crab opener delayed again while humpbacks linger in Bay Area waters

12/02/2020
Marin commercial crabbers are eyeing significant financial losses, after another delay in the season opener announced by Fish and Wildlife. The original start date of Nov. 15, pushed to Dec. 1, has been moved back Dec. 16 to preempt conflicts with migrating whales. A working group of Fish and Wildlife...

Girl drowns at McClures on Thanksgiving

12/02/2020
A 4-year-old girl from Pinole drowned on Thanksgiving after a wave pulled her into the surf at McClures Beach, where she had been walking with her family. Her father suffered hypothermia after spending half an hour in the water trying to rescue her. “The fall and winter swells are not...

County moves to distance from MALT

11/24/2020
Marin County is reorganizing its partnership with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust in response to allegations that the trust is acting as a government agency rather than the nonprofit it purports to be. Effective immediately, the Board of Supervisors will no longer appoint two residents to MALT’s 19-member board, and...

Schools stop and start in tough return

11/24/2020
West Marin schools continue to balk at reopening classrooms, despite six months of planning under their belts and a green light from public health officials. Lagunitas and Shoreline Unified School Districts will not reopen until January, and the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District opened for only its younger grades on Friday...

Grace Borello, 1928—2020

11/24/2020
Grace Borello, a talented homemaker who raised her children on a Marshall ranch and was known for her generosity, high spirits and warmth, died on Sept. 13. She was 92 years old. Grace was born in Marin to parents who had immigrated from Sombrerete, Mexico. After growing up in San...

Rains control Woodward Fire, do little for supply

11/24/2020
November’s rain has notably reduced the fire threat across Marin, though water providers on the coast have yet to loosen their belts. The Marin Municipal Water District has recorded 3.4 inches of rain on Lake Lagunitas since July, thanks mostly to two storms this month. On the coast, there was...

While staff quarantines, West Marin Community Services closes doors

11/24/2020
An outbreak of Covid-19 has struck West Marin Community Services, forcing the nonprofit to close its food pantry last week while staff quarantines for 14 days straddling the Thanksgiving holiday. The outbreak comes amid a surge in West Marin, where total cases rose from 65 to 87 this month, a...

Humane Society warns dog owners of distemper outbreak

11/24/2020
A fox in Bolinas was one of six animals in Marin discovered with distemper, a virus that spreads easily and can be fatal for dogs and several wildlife species. The majority of the infected animals—three foxes and three racoons—were discovered over the hill, and all of them were euthanized. According...

Reopening stepped back as fall surge materializes

11/18/2020
Covid-19 is spreading more than ever, prompting stricter restrictions on indoor operations that will hamper local restaurants through the winter. And although vaccine trials have shown promise, any doses are months away from reaching Marin. This week, the county scaled back its reopening by closing indoor restaurants and reducing the...

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