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County coalition could coordinate commutes

11/02/2017
In an effort to help local businesses retain employees and to ease the burden of daily commutes for those employees, a group of Marin County agencies is reaching out to workers to better understand their needs. The group, spearheaded by Rhonda Kutter, aide to Supervisor Dennis Rodoni, and KWMR station...

Point Reyes winemaker wins permits in appeal

10/26/2017
The Marin County Planning Commission on Monday showed fierce support for a one-man winemaking business getting off the ground in Point Reyes Station. In a 4 to 1 vote, commissioners overturned a county decision in July to deny permits to Inverness resident Avi Deixler to operate Absentee Winery out of...

Bolinas getting mixed messages on marine lab

10/26/2017
Just as Bolinas residents were brainstorming possible community uses for the College of Marin’s defunct marine lab on Wharf Road, college staff last week voiced a strong wish that the property be restored as an educational lab for use by the college and other institutions. At a public meeting in...

Park permanently drops GGNRA dog management plan

10/26/2017
In a win for dog enthusiasts and their four-legged companions, the National Park Service announced last week that it had permanently ended a more than decade-long rulemaking process intended to establish stricter dog management regulations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. As a result, the park service will continue...

Inverness residents raise funds to bring solar lanterns to Puerto Rico

10/26/2017
An Inverness woman has been raising funds to send hundreds of solar-powered lanterns to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and neighbors are delivering some of them to the island in a couple of weeks. Kate Munger, a longtime Inverness resident and world traveler, is collaborating with LuminAID,...

Veto of small cell expansion bill gets warm reception in West Marin

10/26/2017
In a win for West Marin activists concerned about exposure to electromagnetic frequencies, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Senate Bill 649, which would have expanded California’s wireless network capacity by allowing the expansion of so-called small cells in public rights-of-ways. His decision made earlier this month earned praise in Inverness. “It...

Muir Beach faces election divided by varying opinions on water hike

10/26/2017
Some of the roughly 300 registered voters living in Muir Beach will head to the polls on Nov. 7 to choose three seats on the board of the Muir Beach Community Services District, which oversees water quality and distribution, recreation, fire protection, roads and infrastructure in the coastal village. The...

Road repair project would halve Drakes Beach parking lot

10/19/2017
A decade-old plan to shrink the parking lot at Drakes Beach may be revived in the form of a mitigation measure attached to the rehabilitation of the main road through the Point Reyes National Seashore. Last week, the Federal Highway Administration announced that it had expanded its collaboration with the...

Bolinas musician releases alt-country album on new micro label

10/19/2017
The “socially acknowledged and nature-loving town” of Bolinas is ever-present in singer-songwriter Jeff Manson’s new release “Wild Form,” but that is not all. The alt-country effort, released last month on a new micro label that Mr. Manson helped establish, invites listeners on an evening stroll through his Big Mesa neighborhood...

Restoration planned for former Air Force station on Mount Tamalpais

10/19/2017
The western peak of Mount Tamalpais, bulldozed during the Cold War to make way for an Air Force station where soldiers watched the skies for Soviet bombers, is still home to a slew of crumbling structures, power lines and concrete slabs. Now, the Marin Municipal Water District, which has jurisdiction...

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