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Library's mobile preschool bus gets ecological upgrade

10/30/2019
The county’s mobile preschool classroom just got a major upgrade. The Marin County Free Library’s FLAGship Bus was retired this month after 18 years and 147,000 miles in favor of a more sustainable vehicle: the Learning Bus. The 30-foot bus, stocked with books, games, arts and crafts for children under...

Seashore superintendent to leave for temporary post at Yosemite by year's end

10/30/2019
Point Reyes National Seashore superintendent Cicely Muldoon will move to Yosemite National Park by the end of the year to serve temporarily as the acting superintendent. Her transfer follows the reassignment of Yosemite superintendent Mike Reynolds, who is set to become the regional director of the agency’s Lower Colorado Basin,...

Dance Palace's Bonnie Guttman: Up to and up for the challenges

10/30/2019
When executive director Bonnie Guttman speaks about the Dance Palace—its long history, the myriad activities currently offered and those she envisions for the future—this normally reserved woman catches fire. Two and a half years into the position, she revels in challenges and hard work. “When I took the job, I...

Fire crews extinguish chimney fire at Olema House

10/26/2019
Adding to an already busy week for West Marin fire personnel, engines from Marin County, Inverness Volunteer and Bolinas Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a chimney fire at the Olema House, formerly the Point Reyes Seashore Lodge, on Friday, October 25 just after 11 p.m. It took over three hours...

Homeless on coast double, testing county solutions

10/23/2019
Renewed efforts to address homelessness in Marin in recent years have not reached the coast: although the number of homeless people has steadily dropped countywide since 2015, the number in West Marin has more than doubled. Representatives from Marin Health and Human Services and a partner charitable organization joined a...

Big benefits from fences on Olema Creek

10/23/2019
A study published this month by the Point Reyes National Seashore and the University of California’s Marin cooperative extension shows that fecal coliform levels in the Olema Creek watershed have dropped by 95 percent over the last 19 years—the result of local ranches implementing new best management practices around streams...

Trust fails to sway golf measure language

10/23/2019
The language of a March 2020 ballot measure that would require the county to seek voter approval before eliminating golf as the county’s stated primary use at the San Geronimo Golf Course property was approved last Tuesday, despite objections from the property’s owner, the Trust for Public Land. The golf...

Lunny visits the White House

10/23/2019
Kevin Lunny, the former owner of Drakes Bay Oyster Company, visited the White House this month as a guest of President Donald Trump to criticize the federal government for forcing his oyster farm out of business. On Oct. 10, after Mr. Lunny and other business owners who have faced costly...

Study shows mouse eradication would benefit ashy storm petrels

10/23/2019
The presence of predatorial burrowing owls on the Farallon Islands deep into winter is harming the survival of adult ashy storm petrels, according to a study published by Point Blue Conservation Science. Owls arrive in the Farallones around mid-October, when the islands’ invasive house mouse population is at its peak...

Marin will expand restorative justice work

10/16/2019
A new state grant will help Marin expand its restorative justice program, allowing more victims to engage in a dialogue with those who committed crimes upon them. The county’s probation department said it will use the $439,515 grant to hire another facilitator, expand locations for victims and offenders to meet...

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