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BCLT plans shrunk, appealed

09/12/2019
The Bolinas Community Land Trust staff’s efforts to permit two projects on the Big Mesa hit roadblocks this summer. Applications to develop two of its properties, one on Aspen Road and another on Overlook Drive, came before the county for approval in June. The deputy zoning administrator greenlighted both projects,...

West Marin youth to bus to San Francisco climate strike

09/12/2019
Across the world, people will gather for a youth-led climate strike on Friday, Sept. 20, in what climate activists hope to be their biggest mobilization yet. West Marin is sending its own coalition of young activists to San Francisco to join in: Claire Hutkins Seda, a board member of the...

Plan released for upgrade to emergency radio system

09/12/2019
The county’s emergency radio system is getting a major overhaul: the Marin Emergency Radio Authority is proposing the construction of eight new antenna sites and improvements on 10 others as part of an improved next-generation system. The details of the system are laid out in an environmental impact report released...

Trustees okay Shoreline staff contract

09/11/2019
At a special Shoreline Unified School District board meeting last week, trustees unanimously approved a three-year labor contract between the district and its classified staff, but not without testy exchanges and continued discontent over late payments. Staff members at the Sept. 5 meeting expressed frustration with delays in retroactive pay...

Interior moves to allow e-bikes in parks

09/05/2019
Biking in the Point Reyes National Seashore may soon get a lot easier—and faster. United States Interior Secretary David Bernhardt last week ordered the National Park Service and other federal land management agencies to permit the use of electric bicycles on all trails currently designated for non-motorized bikes. In response,...

State bill reacts to golf course ruling

09/05/2019
A new state bill clarifies an ambiguity in the California Environmental Quality Act exposed in a county superior court decision that required Marin to undertake an environmental review before purchasing the San Geronimo Golf Course. The decision led the county to back out of the purchase, but A.B. 782—signed into...

Fire officials pitch tax for wildfire prevention

09/05/2019
Marin fire officials are making their rounds to the county’s 19 local fire agencies to pitch the case for a countywide wildfire prevention authority, outlining a proposed governance structure and annual funding plan. “The work that needs to be done to actually make a difference in how fires burn in...

Latest Inverness lead tests come back under limits

09/05/2019
Inverness Public Utility District officials celebrated the results of another clear round of lead and copper testing last week. The State Water Resources Control Board reported to the district that just one out of 20 water samples drawn this spring showed elevated lead levels, which is allowable under federal regulations...

West Marin School adopts workshop model

09/05/2019
As part of its renewed focus on literacy, West Marin School this fall changed its approach to teaching middle school history, reading, and writing: each of those subjects is now taught to combined classes of sixth, seventh and eighth graders, who will cycle through the curriculum every three years. The...

Author to speak about humane death and dying

09/05/2019
Just as the sun sets and the seasons change, everyone dies. But not everyone dies in a peaceful, empowered and humane way, writes Katy Butler, the author of “The Art of Dying Well: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life.” Her latest book gives readers a framework on...

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