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County okays downtown Bolinas pilot program

02/05/2020
Deputies will start enforcing a ban on overnight parking for oversized vehicles in a significant portion of downtown Bolinas in April, after supervisors this week unanimously agreed to phase in parking rules approved by community members over a year ago. The regulations are part of a pilot program that will...

Neighbors seek changes to Inverness proposal

02/05/2020
The proposed development of a new house in Inverness is receiving pushback from neighbors concerned about the impact of construction, inadequate parking and the building’s height and large windows. Spencer Stenmark, a partner at a private equity firm in San Francisco, and his wife, Victoria, a doctor and an artist,...

Seashore turns away seals, balancing needs

02/05/2020
It’s peak breeding season for northern elephant seals, and biologists with the Point Reyes National Seashore are taking extra precautions at Drakes Beach, where last winter a colony set up camp during the government shutdown and effectively blocked visitor access. The event caused a full beach closure, and the spectacle—which...

Solar air chimney: One man's device to help reverse disaster

02/05/2020
A mason in San Geronimo has developed a prototype for a giant chimney that moves massive amounts of air using heat from the sun, a device he believes could be instrumental in fighting climate change. Art Burtis, a valley resident for 24 years, says the air movement created by his...

Bicultural conversation focuses on inclusivity in Point Reyes Station

02/05/2020
What do you love about your community? What in your community has you concerned? How can we address these challenges? Those were some of the questions asked at a community conversation in Point Reyes Station last week, the first of four in West Marin. By the end of the conversation,...

Action plan zeroes in on Marin's aging population

01/29/2020
Marin is undergoing an unprecedented population shift. Residents are living longer than ever before, and the number of older adults continues to climb. Today, adults age 60 and over represent 28 percent of the population, making Marin one of the oldest counties in California, and their share will keep rising...

Bolinas revises water rules to support housing

01/29/2020
The Bolinas Community Public Utility District board has amended a policy governing water meter transfers to add flexibility for properties managed by the local land trust or otherwise restricted for affordable housing. In a 4:1 vote, the board approved the resolution earlier this month after a series of discussions. The...

Three sites mar otherwise glowing beach water quality

01/29/2020
Several popular swimming spots in West Marin routinely failed the state’s recreational water quality standards last year, according to data compiled by the county’s ocean and bay monitoring program. The monitoring program, which has seasonally sampled 27 sites in Marin since 2003, tests for the three most common indicators of...

County parks will ask voters to extend Measure A sales tax

01/29/2020
Marin County Parks will ask voters in November to renew a quarter-cent sales tax that supports parks, open space and agricultural lands countywide. Parks director Max Korten said extending the tax past its 2021 expiration date is critical for his department to continue the bulk of its work; the tax...

New guardrails in Marin will buffer speeding crashes

01/29/2020
Over a mile of guardrails will be replaced next summer in 13 places in West Marin. Locations include Marshall-Petaluma Road, Point Reyes-Petaluma Road, Tomales-Petaluma Road and Panoramic Highway. The $961,200 project is fully funded by a federal grant from the highway safety improvement program. The locations were chosen based on...

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