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County could ban overnight parking on C Street

12/27/2018
While the movement to tighten parking regulations in downtown Bolinas stole the limelight this fall, the county was moving more quickly to crack down on C Street in Point Reyes Station. Litter, drug use, vandalism, health violations, human waste and general disturbance of the peace are upsetting some residents, who...

Safer school routes wanted in Point Reyes

12/27/2018
The paths leading to West Marin School, in places broken up by the expanding roots of Monterey pines, may exude small-town charm, but they may also endanger students. Improvements to the crumbling sidewalks and traffic infrastructure surrounding the school will be explored during a meeting on Jan. 14 organized by...

Bolinas School group makes teacher housing a priority

12/27/2018
Nuria Lee emigrated from Spain five years ago. She teaches art at Bolinas School, but last fall she knew her family of four could not take another winter in their 600-square-foot Bolinas home. Despite a mold infestation, the landlord had hiked up the rent by 18 percent. “It was becoming...

Fee waivers for rentals extended

12/27/2018
Elisabeth Ptak finished construction on her junior accessory dwelling unit earlier this month, inspired to create the space by the difficultly she underwent as a renter many years ago. “I recognize that there are a lot of people who are looking for rentals who don’t make a lot of money...

Improved fire camera network offers public access to live feeds

12/27/2018
The next time a fire sparks on the horizon, Marin County firefighters and residents alike will have a better view. The county’s fire camera system, overhauled this year, features cameras at six sites whose feeds can be viewed not only by the fire department but also by regional stakeholder agencies...

An academic discussion about land ethics, the first on a university's new farm

12/27/2018
Land ethics and integral ecology were the hot topics at a panel discussion last Thursday night at Star Route Farm, the pioneering organic farm in Bolinas that last year came under the ownership of the University of San Francisco. The evening was the first of many academic conversations the university...

County rejects viewshed protest of NMWD tank

12/19/2018
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday pushed forward a proposal by the North Marin Water District to build a 125,000-gallon concrete tank at the top of Drakes View Drive. Though the board rejected the request from a neighbor to redesign the project to lessen the impact on his view, the...

Tomales High loses head of ag department

12/19/2018
Bill Costanzo, who has overseen the agriculture program at Tomales High School for the last 13 years, will leave the position this January along with his wife, Heidi Alves-Costanzo, an administrative secretary at the school. Mr. Costanzo has been the driving force of the agriculture department, which has the county’s...

Park appraising Marshall property

12/19/2018
The National Park Service is in the midst of appraising a 52-acre Marshall ranch formerly operated by the Dunn family, whose reservation of use and occupancy expired last fall. Two informal proposals for the land, which is owned by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area but controlled by the Point...

West Marin School interim principal resigns after settlement brought to light

12/19/2018
West Marin School’s interim principal, Rey Mayoral, resigned from his position last Thursday, after the Light published a story about a 2010 settlement with a woman who accused him of sexual assault, harassment and retaliation during his time at a school district in Oregon. Mr. Mayoral had been hired for...

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