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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...

Mostly Natives Nursery, remade for Point Reyes

02/09/2017
The owners of Mostly Natives Nursery in Tomales have sold the business to Darlene Johnson, an Oakland native with ties to West Marin who will re-open next weekend in Point Reyes Station. Ms. Johnson, who worked at the nursery for the last few years, is rebuilding the business as a...

Locals voice protests to pot dispensaries

02/09/2017
The Lagunitas School Multipurpose Room was filled with up to 200 people Tuesday evening, the vast majority for the same reason: to oppose two applications for medical marijuana dispensaries in West Marin. Most of the three-and-a-half-hour meeting, the second of three convened by the county this month to let the...

Village life forum to address tourist woes

02/09/2017
A forum on village life and the impacts of tourism will bring together a cohort of village associations, elected officials and agency representatives later this month at the Dance Palace. The event, hosted on Thursday, Feb. 23 by the Point Reyes Station Village Association, is coinciding with a town hall...

Book details CIA literary subterfuge

02/09/2017
Mention of the C.I.A. in the 21st century brings cyberwarfare and espionage to mind, but in the ‘50s and ‘60s during the Cold War it engaged in a different type of international subterfuge: secretly funding a suite of literary and current affairs magazines throughout the world, in Europe, Asia and...

North Marin grills West Marin’s sole candidate for seat

02/02/2017
How important is it for the North Marin Water District to have a West Marin resident on its board? That was a key question at a Tuesday night board meeting where a roster of six candidates hoping to finish Dennis Rodoni’s term was whittled down to two. But not before...

Public gears up for pot dispensary presentations

02/02/2017
A county advisory committee is inviting people to chime in on two proposed medical marijuana dispensaries in West Marin during a public meeting next week, where the applicants will present their proposals. The meeting comes as the county considers banning storefronts for recreational marijuana, which was legalized in California in...

Marin nominates two for coastal seat

02/02/2017
The Board of Supervisors has nominated two individuals, a Fairfax councilmember and the mayor of Larkspur, as candidates to replace former supervisor Steve Kinsey on the California Coastal Commission. The seat, which represents the North Central Coast, is reserved for an elected official—and it may be a longshot for a...

Shoreline closely watching education bills

02/02/2017
Shoreline Unified School District has its eyes fixed on Sacramento as a Feb. 17 deadline for introducing bills draws near: at least two pieces of legislation are in the works that could impact the state’s District of Choice program, a funding mechanism that provides about $500,000 a year to Shoreline, keeping the district financially afloat...

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