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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...

Seashore releases visions for ranchlands

10/19/2017
Six alternative strategies that could guide the Point Reyes National Seashore’s management of lands currently leased for ranching and dairying were released on Monday, marking the first step toward amending the seashore’s General Management Plan. The announcement launched a 30-day public comment period that will end on Nov. 15. Two...

Emergency systems shift in reponse to North Bay fires

10/19/2017
As dry heat and fierce winds give way to higher humidity and even a chance of rain, West Marin residents—many of whom provided emergency assistance to those fleeing fires raging in nearby counties—may be feeling some relief. Yet Marin County firefighters remain on high alert, as many of the county’s...

West Marin opens doors to fire evacuees

10/12/2017
Hundreds of people fleeing the ongoing fires ravaging the North Bay took shelter in West Marin this week. Evacuees sought refuge at the Dance Palace and San Geronimo Community Centers; others were invited into churches, businesses, hotels and private homes, many in shock over their sudden losses. Eight fires took...

County hears ample support for delivery-only pot

10/12/2017
After pulling a plan to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated Marin, the county is now considering allowing delivery-only dispensaries, a proposal that appeared to have hearty community support at a public workshop on Tuesday. Those who spoke at the colorful hearing, many of whom were in the business, were...

Bolinas parcel tax would renew funding for parks

10/12/2017
Nate Siedman still remembers hitting a homerun during a baseball game on the opening day of Mesa Park in 1995, and “I will keep on remembering,” he said. Now a lawyer, a father and the coach for one of the two Little League teams in Bolinas, Mr. Siedman is watching...

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