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In a surveyors’ stockpile, clues to West Marin’s past

06/29/2017
Historian Dewey Livingston first became aware of the mysterious “Grippi Tube 18” map after reading a book by his predecessor, Jack Mason, over 30 years ago. Mr. Mason mentioned it in a footnote while discussing Charles Webb Howard’s desire to split up the ranches on the Point Reyes Peninsula, but...

Fully funded, Nicasio internet project set to go

06/29/2017
Nicasio is getting wired in. Residents successfully raised the funds required to match a state grant, and fiber-optic internet services are expected to be available to about 220 residences and businesses by the end of the year. The announcement is a victory for the Nicasio Landowners Association, which partnered with...

Dismay over removal of Point Reyes picnic tables

06/29/2017
Last Friday offered a typical scene at the town commons in Point Reyes Station: at the Little Yellow House, teenagers were flipping pancakes to benefit the Tomales Bay Youth Center, neighbors greeted each other as they strolled down the path and bicycles were propped against any available wall. It was...

County supervisors approve 2017-2018 budget

06/29/2017
Sea-level rise planning, mental-health services and road repairs are a few of the highlights in the county’s 2017–2018 budget. The Board of Supervisors adopted the $555 million budget last week, the second year of a two-year budget that Supervisor Dennis Rodoni called “a relatively conservative budget that’s balanced and well...

Public comment period opens for review of marine sanctuaries

06/29/2017
The federal government is moving swiftly on an executive order that mandates a comprehensive review of marine sanctuaries and monuments designated or expanded in the last decade, including the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank. This Monday began a 30-day public comment period to inform the Commerce Department’s review of a...

Inverness Association appeals Moonrise Kingdom again

06/22/2017
The Inverness Association appealed the Planning Commission’s 6-1 approval last week of permits for the proposed development on Mount Vision known as Moonrise Kingdom. “We still feel that it’s too big, and we think the supervisors should hear what their constituents have to say about this,” said Catherine Caufield, chair...

Golf course for sale, county in talks

06/22/2017
The owners of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course are looking to sell the 158-acre property, and Marin County is a prospective buyer. Supervisor Dennis Rodoni said he brought the idea to Marin County Parks because it was a “tremendous opportunity for the county and San Geronimo Valley.” He noted...

County will look at how to bring Cross Marin Trail to Point Reyes Station

06/22/2017
Ever wish that you could make the trek to Point Reyes Station from as far south as the Larkspur ferry landing, without getting into your car? The county parks department recently nabbed $40,000 from supervisors to conduct a feasibility study that will bring it one step closer to making that...

Local nurse moves down the street to Coastal Health Alliance

06/22/2017
A nurse practitioner and West Marin native is moving from one Point Reyes Station health clinic to another. Carrie Chase left the West Marin Medical Center in March, and will start full-time work at the Coastal Health Alliance, where she previously worked for seven years, in September. “We’re really looking...

Further amendments to social host ordinance

06/22/2017
Marin County Supervisors agreed last week to implement a series of amendments to a social host ordinance designed to deter underage partying that added marijuana, party buses and limousines to the prohibition and further outlined the requirements for offenders undergoing restorative justice programs. Passed in 2006, the ordinance imposes a...

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