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West Marin School seventh-graders chosen for future leaders training

06/07/2018
Erin Montoya wanted a handful of students at West Marin School, where she teaches Spanish, to know that she recognized their efforts to be leaders among their classmates. She nominated a small group of seventh-graders to represent the school and the West Marin community in Washington, D.C. this summer at...

Preliminary election results for June 5 election

06/07/2018
Marin County votes. Governor: Gavin Newsom, 64 percent; John Cox, 13 percent. Lieutenant Governor: Eleni Kounalakis, 32 percent; Jeff Bleich, 23 percent; Ed Hernandez, 16 percent. Secretary of State: Alex Padilla, 71 percent; Mark Meuser, 16 percent. Controller: Betty Yee, 80 percent; Konstantinos Roditis, 17 percent. Treasurer : Fiona Ma,...

In revised rule, vacation rental signs optional

06/07/2018
In response to public opposition, the county has slackened its proposal for an ordinance that would require short-term rental owners to post signage. The revised rule would offer rental owners the choice of either posting a sign or notifying their immediate neighbors by mail. “This accomplishes what the county needs...

Novato woman named Bo-Stin principal

06/07/2018
There’s nothing but enthusiasm for the new hire for the principal position at the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District. On Tuesday night, the board of trustees unanimously approved the first pick recommended by the district’s hiring committee—a group of administrators, board members, parents, one community member and an eighth-grade student that...

Cut to benefits at center of Shoreline stalemate

05/31/2018
After two years of failed negotiations, Shoreline Unified School District remains at loggerheads with its classified staff over proposed cuts to health benefits. After talks ended in February, Shoreline staff have continued to operate under a three-year agreement that was set to expire next month. Under protocol, districts renegotiate the...

County tweaks policies for ill inmates

05/31/2018
In response to mounting pressure from the Marin County Civil Grand Jury, the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s Office have taken steps to improve the care of mentally ill inmates in the county jail. Last week, supervisors unanimously approved their obligatory response to the jury’s February report that reprimanded...

Governor orders new focus on ailing forests

05/31/2018
After a year of calamitous wildfires that capped four years of historic drought, Governor Jerry Brown is ordering additional resources and prioritization toward managing the health of the state’s ailing forests. In an executive order issued this month, the governor directed the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the Natural...

June has arrived and ticks are out

05/31/2018
Tick season is upon us, and two researchers have suggested that it may be a particularly active one in Marin and the Bay Area. Dan Salkeld, a Colorado State University research scientist who conducted field research in early May in West Marin, observed a higher than usual number of ticks...

Healthy youth coalition identifies risk factors and goals for West Marin

05/31/2018
Insufficient community infrastructure, a lack of supervision and guidance, and isolation in general are the top risk factors for West Marin youth, according to a coalition of community leaders that surveyed coastal communities in a series of meetings held earlier this year. The group, founded in 2014 to reduce underage...

In Marin as in California, STDs are on the rise and funding cuts may to blame

05/31/2018
Sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high in California, and Marin is no different. According to the state’s health department, last year saw a record of diagnoses—likely due to the slashing of prevention and treatment funding as far back as the financial crisis of 2008. More than 300,000 cases...

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