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County renews phone services contract for jail

11/07/2018
Marin County has renewed its contract with a major telecommunications company to provide inmates with telephone, mobile device and tablet services. Last month, supervisors approved a three-year agreement between the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Global Tel Link, one of two companies that together provide more than 70 percent of...

Park fleshes out GMPA options

11/07/2018
The National Park Service is now preparing the documents required under the National Environmental Policy Act to decide the future of ranching and elk management in the Point Reyes National Seashore and northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a process that must wrap up by 2021, per...

Judge rules CEQA review required for golf course

11/01/2018
The sun may have set on Marin County’s quest to turn the San Geronimo Golf Course into a park. Last Friday, Judge Paul Haakenson finalized a tentative ruling he made the day before, saying the county needs to perform a California Environmental Quality Act analysis before completing its purchase of...

Horse facilities saddling up for stricter discharge regulations

11/01/2018
For the first time, horse operations in Marin County will face the kind of regulatory scrutiny that dairies have operated under for decades. The California State Water Resources Control Board is requiring confined animal facilities near watersheds to comply with an order designed to regulate discharge and protect impaired water...

Streamside home will go to supes

11/01/2018
After nearly a decade seeking county approval to renovate their streamside home and legalize an unpermitted bridge over Barranca Creek, a Lagunitas couple appealed to the Board of Supervisors this week. The appeal followed a determination from planning commissioners last Thursday that the project’s remaining sticking points were above their...

Appeal shrinks Paradise Ranch water tank

11/01/2018
In a win for a property owner at the top of Drakes View Drive concerned about his viewshed, the Planning Commission moved last week to reduce the size of a water tank that North Marin Water District plans to install—a replacement for an aging redwood tank and another taken by...

Bicyclist dies after strike by SUV in Woodacre

11/01/2018
Debra DiBenedetto, a second-grade teacher at San Rafael’s Dixie Elementary School, was fatally struck while riding a bicycle on Monday night in Woodacre. The driver, 24-year-old Paula Drake, a Fairfax resident and waitress, was arrested on DUI allegations. Both she and Ms. DiBenedetto had been traveling west on Sir Francis...

Seashore, filing notice of intent for GMPA EIS, opens new comment period

11/01/2018
The National Park Service gave formal notice yesterday that it will prepare the documents required under the National Environmental Policy Act to decide the future of ranching and elk management in the Point Reyes National Seashore and northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a process that must...

Infected sea lions washing ashore on Marin beaches

11/01/2018
The California coast is seeing the second largest outbreak of sick sea lions in recorded history. Since January, 19 sea lions infected with leptospirosis, a potentially fatal bacterial infection, have been picked up on Marin County shores. The Sausalito-based Marine Mammal Center has responded to 220 infected sea lions—more than...

Marin County to file suit against FCC over 5G cell rules

11/01/2018
Marin County announced on Wednesday that it will join a coalition of public entities suing the Federal Communications Commission in an effort to appeal its new rules governing the deployment of 5G cell service. During a closed-session meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors decided to join the suit in...

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