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Grandi mural repainted after upset over location

03/08/2018
The street-side wall of the Grandi Building in Point Reyes Station became the epicenter of a community art snafu last week after a painter involved in a town-wide exhibit covered over an older mural of waves—to the horror of the building’s manager. Wyatt Hersey, a 29-year-old Chico resident, began working...

Book zeroes in on Southern right

03/01/2018
Reflections on the conservative right of Louisiana’s bayou country will soon be heard across West Marin’s public libraries. It’s the 12th spring that the county library program One Book One Marin will host a series of events centered around a single book, including discussion groups, author talks, film screenings and...

Comments out early on park GMPA

03/01/2018
The National Park Service has received nearly 3,000 public comments on its initial concepts for an amendment to its general management plan that will determine the future of ranch and elk management in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the northern reaches of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Though...

Matt Nagle to run for top education seat

03/01/2018
Incumbent Mary Jane Burke will face a West Marin challenger for her seat as county superintendent of schools this June. Matt Nagle, the principal for West Marin and Inverness Schools, filed his paperwork and spent part of his evenings this week collecting signatures for his nomination. He needs 20 by...

Local schools, “not immune,” practice lockdown drills

03/01/2018
Last December, when a student at Bolinas-Stinson School made a threat in class to shoot up the school, superintendent John Carroll said he knew “the kid personally and I dealt with it. Kids say unwise things sometime.” He contacted the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and deputies interviewed the student. “It’s...

Golf course proposals under review

02/22/2018
The county may soon bring golf back to the San Geronimo golf course, which has been open to the public but closed for the sport since last month. Next week, the parks department will interview three potential candidates from across the country that have submitted proposals to operate the course...

County hashes out its green building code

02/22/2018
The Marin County Board of Supervisors pushed its staff last week to adopt more ambitious requirements for electric vehicle charging infrastructure in new multi-family homes and commercial projects, a sticking point that temporarily delayed an update to the county’s green building requirements. In a proposal that would boost standards for...

Two sets of water quality tests point to human waste

02/22/2018
Water quality tests commissioned by the San Geronimo Valley Planning Group have largely confirmed the county’s continued findings that human waste makes its way into San Geronimo and Woodacre Creeks. Yet the planning group, which has long questioned the need for a large-scale solution to the contamination problem, continues to...

Three seats opening at Shoreline

02/22/2018
Three seats on the Shoreline Unified School District’s board of trustees are up for election this November, and the district is beginning to host informational nights to encourage community members to put their name into the hat. The sprawling district designates board seats to three different geographic areas. Two seats...

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