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Valley residents fear effects of stream setbacks

05/17/2017
Over 50 San Geronimo Valley residents attended a public meeting on Tuesday hosted by the San Geronimo Valley Stewards to discuss the county’s new draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report, voicing concerns over how the proposed mitigation efforts could burden their homes. “It seems like there are built-in biases against the...

Supervisors support state sanctuary bill

05/11/2017
In a 3-1 vote on Tuesday, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a letter of support for Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, which would further limit state and local law enforcement agencies’ involvement in federal immigration enforcement. Marin is now the third county in the state to...

Bolinas school board rejects campus move

05/11/2017
In a victory for some concerned parents, the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District board voted unanimously on Tuesday to keep first and second graders at the Stinson Beach campus next fall, abandoning an idea to move them to Bolinas that had sparked concerns. “I called every parent in next year’s first...

After settlement, Stinson water board will reconsider septic system

05/11/2017
After the owners of a beachside property sued the Stinson Beach County Water District for denying a septic system application—a move that effectively blocked development of the long-vacant lot—the district’s board has agreed to a settlement that allows the owners to return for a new vote. The suit, brought by...

Local opposition keeps Lagunitas bridge small

05/11/2017
The new Mountain View Road Bridge in Lagunitas will be one lane, not two, representatives of the Department of Public Works told a small crowd gathered at the site last Wednesday. The shift in plans was a result of public comment on the project, which seeks to replace the 55-year-old...

Truck accident on Gallagher ranch kills Santa Rosa man

05/11/2017
A 24-year-old Santa Rosa man was killed last Saturday after he lost control of the truck he was driving on the old Gallagher hunting ranch off Point Reyes-Petaluma Road. Coltin Avery Fish, who was attending a memorial for his great aunt at the ranch, was driving with three passengers on...

State board to Shoreline: keep working with union

05/11/2017
A state agency has rejected a request by Shoreline Unified School District to intervene in negotiations with the classified employees union over proposed changes to health benefits. The district’s chapter of the California School Employees Association has been negotiating for over a year with district officials, who want to swap...

Vision Road cell tower proposal gets boot

05/11/2017
The proposal for a cell tower at the site of a water tank off Vision Road has been dropped. AT&T ended talks with the Inverness Public Utility District for a tower after a property owner who allows the utility district access to the site declined to grant AT&T access, according...

First elk calves born—to “supreme” forage

05/11/2017
The first tule elk calves of 2017 have been spotted at Tomales Point and Drakes Beach, said Dave Press, the Point Reyes National Seashore’s wildlife ecologist who leads annual surveys of the population. And though “the forage condition is supreme out there,” Mr. Press said, he cautioned that it’s too...

Cancer claims Bolinas and Stinson Beach pastor

05/11/2017
The 61-year-old pastor of the Presbyterian churches in Bolinas and Stinson Beach died in late April after she was diagnosed with cancer just two weeks earlier. Sharon Latour had driven north from her home in San Leandro for Sunday sermons since August 2015. She will be remembered for her loving...

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