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County can improve handling of sexual assaults

05/10/2018
Though the number of rapes in Marin County is lower than in all other Bay Area counties, local law enforcement agencies could improve their handling of sexual assault cases, according to a recent civil grand jury investigation. Sparked by recent national news coverage, the report found that Marin’s protocol for...

Peace Barn benefit for Bolinas Community Land Trust

05/10/2018
The Bolinas Community Land Trust is busy these days. After over a decade of owning two residential properties (as well as three commercial properties and the downtown gas station) that house 22 people, the group is acquiring properties that will significantly boost the number of people living in affordable housing...

Small sewage spill in Bo

05/10/2018
Last Wednesday morning, a weak link in Bolinas’s downtown sewer system broke, spewing as many as 200 gallons of wastewater into the street. The Bolinas Community Public Utility District was on the scene within minutes to contain the spill, which community members initially reported as water. Maintaining service to the...

House committee hears Point Reyes woes

05/03/2018
A growing rift among ranchers in the Point Reyes National Seashore over whether to trust the park service to support their ongoing operations took a national stage last week. During a hearing held by the House Committee on Natural Resources, Representative Jared Huffman sparred with Professor Laura Watt, a member...

Call for Coast Guard housing complex to benefit locals

05/03/2018
Marin County’s efforts to draw historically disadvantaged groups to apply for Coast Guard housing should not hurt local applicants, a Marin County official told worried West Marin residents at a public meeting on Monday night. About 200 people packed the West Marin School gym and made a fervent plea to...

Support for Nagle voiced at town hall

05/03/2018
Shoreline Unified School District Superintendent Bob Raines, accompanied by a single board member, took the hot seat at the West Marin School gym on Tuesday night to discuss with parents and teachers the recent conflicts at the school. Parents are circulating a petition declaring a vote no confidence in Mr...

Court orders county, homeowners to pay SPAWN’s legal fees

05/03/2018
A Marin Superior Court judge awarded over $148,000 in legal fees to the Turtle Island Restoration Network earlier this month, to be paid by both Marin County and the owners of an embattled property at the center of a lawsuit. The ruling follows a judgment last fall that sided with...

Fundraising effort started for Rancho bartender

05/03/2018
Rancho Nicasio is raising funds for its lead bartender as he undergoes treatment for a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Nasso Nicolaou, a towering presence at the bar for the past 18 years, has been unable to work since January, after being diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. A GoFundMe campaign...

New garbage provider raises rates

04/26/2018
Supervisors approved a substantive 12.1 percent rate increase for garbage service in West Marin on April 10, four months after the San Francisco-based waste collector Recology bought out the area’s former provider. No one spoke up, either in support or opposition, during the public comment session. But the West Marin...

Student troubles aired at Bolinas School

04/26/2018
Illuminating concerns around discipline policies and strained lines of communication between parents, staff, students and board members at Bolinas-Stinson School, an eighth grader took matters into her own hands at last Tuesday’s board meeting and described her troubling experiences. The testimony by Zetana Demmerle reflected concerns voiced by multiple teachers...

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