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County okays taller Seadrift home

03/15/2018
Though county planning commissioners were at first skeptical of plans to raise a beachfront house in Seadrift, this week they unanimously approved the homeowners’ revised remodel proposal and even praised it as exemplary of coastal FEMA regulation compliance. In January, Jonna Mazet and her husband, Jeffrey Mazet, who owns a...

Report finds more than a third of Marin families can’t make ends meet

03/15/2018
Rent plus childcare is simply too much for many in Marin. According to data compiled by the First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission, a family of four with an infant and a preschooler needs an annual income of $102,223 to afford the basics of family life. Nearly 35 percent...

Fire symposium reminds residents of dangers

03/15/2018
Experts in fire safety and response spoke about how to prepare for the inevitable large blaze in West Marin to an audience of about 100 at the Dance Palace on Sunday. The most important steps residents should take to stay safe and protect their homes are to clear vegetation from...

Heartwood at center of likely investigation

03/08/2018
Since Heartwood Educational Collaborative lost its public funding in January, troubles for the Fairfax charter school have only worsened. One teacher and a quarter of its students left in recent weeks and rumors of the illegal use of reserve funds have spurred an investigation by the office of education in...

C-SMART forges ahead with phase two

03/08/2018
The county’s sea-level rise adaptation response team will move ahead with its second phase of preparation, including creating community plans for Stinson Beach and the eastern shore of Tomales Bay—both identified as high-priority areas in regard to rising seas. Yet first, the Board of Supervisors had to accept two documents...

West Marin Community Services welcomes new E.D.

03/08/2018
On a recent gusty afternoon, Heather Ivey took a stroll to Toby’s Feed Barn from her nearby office at West Marin Community Services to hand-deliver some mail pertaining to the farmer’s market, of which her organization is a fiscal sponsor. It was one of the less strenuous administrative tasks on...

Huffman speaks at Lagunitas

03/08/2018
Sixth and seventh graders at Lagunitas Middle School, distraught after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting last month, were encouraged by their teachers to research gun laws and email elected officials expressing their discontent. The students advocated for stricter laws, specifically background checks and adjusting age restrictions, and wanted to know...

Bolinas wye no more in lagoon restoration plan

03/08/2018
The county parks department is moving forward with plans to remove the shortcut road at the Bolinas wye and restore wetlands there to address roadway flooding, projected sea-level rise and habitat degradation. Meanwhile, the department says it will postpone finalizing two later phases of the project, citing high costs, the...

Grandi mural repainted after upset over location

03/08/2018
The street-side wall of the Grandi Building in Point Reyes Station became the epicenter of a community art snafu last week after a painter involved in a town-wide exhibit covered over an older mural of waves—to the horror of the building’s manager. Wyatt Hersey, a 29-year-old Chico resident, began working...

Book zeroes in on Southern right

03/01/2018
Reflections on the conservative right of Louisiana’s bayou country will soon be heard across West Marin’s public libraries. It’s the 12th spring that the county library program One Book One Marin will host a series of events centered around a single book, including discussion groups, author talks, film screenings and...

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