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Comments out early on park GMPA

03/01/2018
The National Park Service has received nearly 3,000 public comments on its initial concepts for an amendment to its general management plan that will determine the future of ranch and elk management in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Though...

Matt Nagle to run for top education seat

03/01/2018
Incumbent Mary Jane Burke will face a West Marin challenger for her seat as county superintendent of schools this June. Matt Nagle, the principal for West Marin and Inverness Schools, filed his paperwork and spent part of his evenings this week collecting signatures for his nomination. He needs 20 by...

Local schools, “not immune,” practice lockdown drills

03/01/2018
Last December, when a student at Bolinas-Stinson School made a threat in class to shoot up the school, superintendent John Carroll said he knew “the kid personally and I dealt with it. Kids say unwise things sometime.” He contacted the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and deputies interviewed the student. “It’s...

Golf course proposals under review

02/22/2018
The county may soon bring golf back to the San Geronimo golf course, which has been open to the public but closed for the sport since last month. Next week, the parks department will interview three potential candidates from across the country that have submitted proposals to operate the course...

County hashes out its green building code

02/22/2018
The Marin County Board of Supervisors pushed its staff last week to adopt more ambitious requirements for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new multi-family homes and commercial projects, a sticking point that temporarily delayed an update to the county’s green building requirements. In a proposal that would boost standards for...

Two sets of water quality tests point to human waste

02/22/2018
Water quality tests commissioned by the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group have largely confirmed the county’s continued findings that human waste makes its way into San Geronimo and Woodacre Creeks. Yet the planning group, which has long questioned the need for a large-scale solution to the contamination problem, continues to...

Three seats opening at Shoreline

02/22/2018
Three seats on the Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees are up for election this November, and the district is beginning to host informational nights to encourage community members to put their name into the hat. The sprawling district designates board seats to three different geographic areas. Two seats...

Bolinas land trust and school discussing potential for onsite teacher housing

02/22/2018
The Bolinas Community Land Trust has begun a conversation with the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District about collaborating to create affordable housing for district staff. “The need has grown tenfold,” said Arianne Dar, the land trust’s executive director who presented the idea to trustees last Tuesday. “When I came [to Bolinas]...

Novato man accused of hitting bicyclists will stand trial

02/22/2018
A Marin Superior Court judge last week ordered the 21-year-old Novato man who hit four cyclists on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road last October to stand trial on all counts. The court will hear the driver Aaron Paff’s arraignment for four felony counts of hit-and-run on March 13. The cyclists, participating in...

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