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Parents roiled over Lagunitas teacher dismissal

03/17/2021
Parents at the Lagunitas School expressed their dissent at last week’s board meeting over the unexplained dismissal of a new teacher, a move they say reflects broader trends of staff turnover and trustees ignoring the will of the community. The administration and trustees are legally prohibited from explaining the dismissal,...

Supes to keep Francis Drake road name

03/10/2021
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will keep its name in unincorporated Marin, but it may wind up with a second legal name or a ceremonial name, following a vote by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Many residents have advocated for a new name for the county’s thoroughfare—one that would distance...

Marin adds Spanish translation

03/10/2021
In a step toward racial equity, Marin County is working to improve outreach to its Spanish-speaking population. All Board of Supervisors meetings will now be translated, and the county is hiring a bilingual public information officer. In staff reports, which are provided alongside every item on the board’s weekly agenda,...

Boat threatens Tomales Bay with oil slick

03/10/2021
A derelict fishing boat is wrecked on the rocky shoreline north of Dillon Beach, and engineers are assessing the state of the vessel with the goal of preventing pollution. Their biggest concern is an oil spill: The boat can carry up to 29,000 gallons of fuel, and its hull is...

Bo museum opens gallery

03/10/2021
The Bolinas Museum opened its doors last weekend for the first time in months, albeit to only four people at a time. The virus has kept the museum closed for the lion’s share of the past year, save a stint before the winter surge, and staff were eager to resume...

Grants fund road design, Stinson sea-level planning

03/10/2021
Two projects aimed at addressing rising seas received a welcome infusion of funds from the California Ocean Protection Council in February. Marin County Parks received the $339,000 necessary to finish the design for a project started in 2014 to restore the wetland and creek flow at the north end of...

Olema Valley eucalyptus cut in big Caltrans project

03/10/2021
A roadway safety project that involves up to 200 eucalyptus trees is underway along Highway 1 in the Olema Valley. According to Caltrans spokeswoman RocQuel Johnson, an arborist inspected the trees before marking them for trimming or removal due to age or disease. The $3.5 million endeavor started in December,...

Vaccines surge in West Marin

03/03/2021
The effort to vaccinate people is picking up steam in West Marin. Food service workers and emergency service workers are now up for their turn, and many just received their first doses. School employees are set to be fully vaccinated by spring break at the beginning of April, and providers...

Group targets eucalyptus trees

03/03/2021
A new group called Wildfire Safe Bolinas is worried about the fire danger posed by eucalyptus groves in town and is looking to raise money to remove the trees, particularly at the corner of Mesa and Olema-Bolinas Roads, a key evacuation route. But other longtime residents love the beauty of...

Bo holds off on rationing

03/03/2021
Bolinas residents anticipating mandatory water rationing to take effect March 1 received some 11th-hour relief. As long as overall use in the village does not rise above current levels, conservation measures will remain voluntary, according to a resolution passed by the Bolinas Community Public Utility District last week. “We are...

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