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Mindful Meats merges with Marin Sun

02/16/2017
While honeymooning in Switzerland last summer, Claire Herminjard and David Evans found themselves bombarded with messages about their respective meat businesses back home. Ms. Herminjard, C.E.O. of Mindful Meats, and Mr. Evans, C.E.O. of Marin Sun Farms, then had a lightbulb moment. “We realized we had an answer for each...

Point Reyes woman gets planning commission seat

02/16/2017
An environmental advocate and former land use attorney and coastal commissioner has replaced Inverness resident Wade Holland as the District 4 representative on the planning commission, after Mr. Holland announced his retirement in January. Chris Desser, who for two decades split her time between Marshall and San Francisco before building...

Lagunitas looking toward new grading system

02/16/2017
The superintendent of the Lagunitas School District is floating the idea of implementing a new grading system at the middle school, where about 100 students now receive old-fashioned As, Bs and Cs. John Carroll said the approach, which was implemented this year at the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, which he...

Matching grant challenge for medical scholarships

02/16/2017
A small scholarship program administered by the Coastal Health Alliance that supports young people interested in pursuing careers in health care may soon increase the amount of money it awards. Available to local high school students or employees of the nonprofit health center, the Lois Bailey Balken Scholarship began in...

CLAM screens film on early black land trust

02/16/2017
A pair of local documentarians will host a screening next week of their latest film, “The Arc of Justice,” which details the injustices behind the country’s largest black community land trust, which formed during the civil rights movement in Georgia. The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin is presenting...

Geography of Hope returns to Point Reyes

02/16/2017
The Geography of Hope Conference returns to Point Reyes Station with a specific goal. “We want people to leave with answers to the question, ‘What kind of ancestor do you want to be?’” said Elisabeth Ptak, an organizer. The three-day event, starting March 17, will explore the relationship between people...

Coin toss decides North Marin water board seat

02/16/2017
The North Marin Water District no longer has a board member from West Marin: it appointed Novato resident Michael Joly—by a coin toss—to the seat vacated by Dennis Rodoni, who left after two decades because of his election to the Board of Supervisors. Meanwhile Point Reyes Station resident Rhonda Kutter,...

No decisions made on Tomales Bay overflight plan

02/09/2017
The advisory council for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary generally accepted a suite of recommendations to add more overflight zones over sanctuary waters in Marin and Sonoma. At a meeting last Wednesday at the Dance Palace, the council also decided to leave the question of whether Tomales Bay should...

County bans recreational weed businesses for now

02/09/2017
Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that will prohibit recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Marin. The new ordinance doesn’t mean recreational dispensaries will be banned forever. Rather, it’s an effort to ensure local control over businesses in the recreational marijuana market following the passage of Prop. 64, the Adult Use...

Drakes Estero diver files allegations with Interior Department

02/09/2017
A diver who worked for the company clearing out the remains of Drakes Bay Oyster Company has made serious allegations against both the company and the National Park Service concerning his payment, the job’s safety protocol, the project’s environmental impacts and more. Meanwhile, several agencies overseeing the rack removal project...

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