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Marin Municipal ordered to review three dams in response to Oroville

08/17/2017
Per a mandate issued by state regulators last month, Marin Municipal Water District will evaluate three of its seven dams for potential structural inadequacies. The Peters, Seeger and Soulajule Dams are on a list of 93 for which the California Department of Water Resources ordered a review after the failure...

Star Route Farms sells to University of San Francisco

08/10/2017
With a legend to its name as the oldest continuously certified organic farm in California, Star Route Farms sold last week to the University of San Francisco for $10.4 million. The university will continue commercial agriculture on the 100-acre Bolinas property, which had been on and off the market since...

Seashore ranch suit, funding for ag projects discussed

08/10/2017
Seashore spokespeople shed light on how they will proceed in the wake of the recent settlement over ranching in the park during the Marin Conservation League’s Agricultural Land Use Committee’s recent quarterly meeting, where attendees remained concerned about what will guide the amendment to the seashore’s general management plan. The...

Supervisors okay smaller Moonrise Kingdom

08/10/2017
In a deal brokered by Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, Moonrise Kingdom, the residential development and restoration project slated for the Inverness Ridge, will go forward—though in a smaller form than proposed. After hearing impassioned testimony by nearly two dozen people, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved plans submitted by Trevor...

Bo artist to recreate Baltic Sea event

08/10/2017
A man stands on a podium submerged in the ocean, conducting the sound of the waves and the wind; beachgoers pose on a shipwrecked raft, re-creating a famous French painting; people plant newspapers in the sand or engage in a mud fight in bathing suits. Who are the participants and...

At summer’s close, county health officials remind parents to vaccinate

08/10/2017
As the summer draws to a close, Marin County public health officials are reminding parents that five vaccinations are required before their children are permitted to attend kindergarten or childcare, barring a medical exemption. Vaccination rates for Marin kindergartners have gradually risen in recent years, reaching their highest level yet...

Herman Berlandt, a poet and Bolinas fixture

08/10/2017
Herman Berlandt, who emigrated to the United States with his family from Chelm, Poland in the late 1920s, wrote a poem every day. Known by many in Bolinas, where he lived for almost 50 years, for his fierce love of poetry and music and his proclivity to break into dance,...

County will pursue rule requiring just cause for evictions

08/03/2017
An ordinance requiring just cause for evictions has risen to the top of the list of a suite of measures Marin County is considering adopting to address the affordable housing crisis. Supervisors stayed after the end of their regular meeting on Tuesday for a special meeting focused on four programs...

PRNSA hushes staffer, citing defamatory posts

08/03/2017
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association issued a cease and desist letter to the nonprofit’s bookstore manager earlier this month over what it calls defamatory statements made on Facebook. The manager, Devin Currens, has accused his employer of abuses, and has specifically called out the organization’s executive director, Samaria Jaffe...

Bracken Auto Services closes garage doors

08/03/2017
The steel workbench in the back of Bracken Auto Services is splattered in dark grease stains from past automotive projects, but on Tuesday a new oily substance joined the mix: juices from rock cod and beef kabobs. Over a dozen friends and close customers gathered for a barbecue to celebrate...

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