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Shoreline chides union for alleged strike

11/09/2017
Shoreline Unified School District’s administration is hoping to put last Monday’s apparent strike—in which 20 of the district’s 50 classified staff phoned in sick—in the rearview, but it has yet to make any headway with the California School Employees Association, the union that represents 48 of the 50 classified staff...

Inverness water rate hike will fund new tanks

11/09/2017
For Inverness residents, January will bring increased water rates, part of a capital improvement project underway to replace aging storage tanks. Residents will still pay some of the least expensive rates in the county, but the $100 bi-monthly basic charge will increase 15 percent, to $115, on Jan. 1, and...

Bolinas-Stinson School gauging interest on bond measure for facilities

11/09/2017
The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District is gauging community interest in the possibility of a bond measure on next fall’s ballot aimed at improving school facilities. The district sent out a four-question survey last month that invites participants to prioritize a list of facilities for improvements and provide more specific information...

New San Geronimo Valley guide expands scope

11/09/2017
Need a one-stop vade mecum for everything valley? A handy guidebook that details programs offered at the community center, serves as an introduction to all the vital organizations and services and gives a little history on the folks who made the San Geronimo Valley what it is? Published by the...

Judge Baty, “the law west of White’s Hill,” dies at 90

11/09/2017
David Baty, the last magistrate of West Marin and a career lawyer, died peacefully in his Inverness Park home on Oct. 29, surrounded by his family. He was 90 years old. Judge Baty, as he was known until his death, served as the area’s only justice court judge before becoming...

Early election results show yes to measures

11/09/2017
Three West Marin villages hit the polls on Tuesday to vote on two parcel taxes and three board seats for a coastal community services district. Election results are preliminary, but so far Bolinas residents voted in sweeping numbers to approve Measure F, a continuation of a parcel tax that provides...

Shoreline staff strike, stranding some students

11/02/2017
Twenty of Shoreline Unified School District’s 50 classified employees conducted a wildcat strike—without union authorization—on Monday, leaving some students unable to get to school. Six of seven bus drivers called in sick, and the district scrambled to cover duties left unattended by kitchen staff, class aides, maintenance workers and others...

GMP details emerge at park open house

11/02/2017
The National Park Service hosted two public meetings last week to discuss its future management of agriculture and tule elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore, which will ultimately be codified in an amendment to the seashore’s general management plan. At a well-attended event held in the West Marin School...

Concerns over golf course changes aired

11/02/2017
Due to community feedback, the Board of Supervisors postponed its decision to move forward with a purchase of the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course until Nov. 14, but they kept the item on the agenda this Tuesday. The nine residents who spoke all objected to the county’s proposal to turn...

Novato man charged with hit-and-run after crashing into four bicyclists

11/02/2017
The man who swerved near Marin Roots Farm into a line of bicyclists participating in a benefit for the Marin County Bicyclist Coalition last month—injuring four of them—was charged with hit-and-run in Marin Superior Court last Thursday. Judge Kelly Simmons also raised the bail from $50,000 to $200,000 for the...

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