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Moms to receive unrestricted cash in MCF project

03/24/2021
A group of moms in Marin will receive $1,000 a month for two years to demonstrate the impact of a universal basic income. Adding to a growing body of research that shows that providing an income floor results in dramatic improvements to quality of life, the Marin Community Foundation will...

Tomales High School returns to in person learning

03/17/2021
Bus capacity, continued online learning, family health concerns and the need for children to watch younger siblings at home have contributed to a low return rate for Tomales High students. Those who do come to campus are participating in classes from their devices, though new guidance anticipated next week could...

Progress and pain at pandemic's one-year mark

03/17/2021
It’s been a year almost to the day since Marin fell under the first stay-at-home order in the nation, and relief is on the horizon: A third of the county’s population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, the state is reopening the economy, and federal stimulus...

Parents roiled over Lagunitas teacher dismissal

03/17/2021
Parents at the Lagunitas School expressed their dissent at last week’s board meeting over the unexplained dismissal of a new teacher, a move they say reflects broader trends of staff turnover and trustees ignoring the will of the community. The administration and trustees are legally prohibited from explaining the dismissal,...

Monarch habitat to be restored on public lands

03/17/2021
Saving the last monarch butterflies, which fell to historically low numbers in California this winter, is the focus of a new initiative launched by Marin public land managers. The project, which received near half a million dollars from the state’s Wildlife Conservation Board last month, will restore overwintering and breeding...

Absent oil threat, Challenger left on the rocks

03/17/2021
An old fishing vessel wrecked on a remote stretch of shoreline north of Dillon Beach has been abandoned indefinitely. Officials suspended their response to the American Challenger this week as the threat of an oil spill was abated and emergency funding dried up. Salvaging the vessel will depend on finding...

Postmaster retires after productive tenure in Woodacre

03/17/2021
Postmaster Bill Gossy retired last month after four years in charge of the Woodacre post office. In his tenure, he renewed the building and smoothed up operations after a bumpy spate of temporary postmasters. He speaks about his work with pride and his patrons with cheer. “When somebody walks into...

Tomales High opens its campus, but virtual learning continues

03/17/2021
Tomales High School reopened its campus for the first time in a year last week, but it will take a loosening of restrictions before teachers can work with students in person again. Under the current guidelines, students on campus are still learning over the computer using noise-cancelling headphones; 70 of...

Supes to keep Francis Drake road name

03/10/2021
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will keep its name in unincorporated Marin, but it may wind up with a second legal name or a ceremonial name, following a vote by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Many residents have advocated for a new name for the county’s thoroughfare—one that would distance...

Marin adds Spanish translation

03/10/2021
In a step toward racial equity, Marin County is working to improve outreach to its Spanish-speaking population. All Board of Supervisors meetings will now be translated, and the county is hiring a bilingual public information officer. In staff reports, which are provided alongside every item on the board’s weekly agenda,...

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