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Loyal employees honored by county

03/30/2017
Workers are more and more likely these days to list a string of employers on their resumes. But some people still stick with one for quite a while: Last week, the county honored 37 employees, a few of them living or working in West Marin, who have worked for Marin...

Supes direct departments to support immigrants

03/30/2017
County supervisors unanimously passed a resolution at last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting affirming “unity, community security, dignity and due process” for all residents. The measure was intended to support immigrants in light of the Trump administration’s harsh stance on immigration. Specifically, the measure commits the county to “provide essential...

Residents ask for help coping at Walnut Place

03/30/2017
Drifts of sawdust blew in the spring winds as construction workers pounded nails outside Walnut Place on Monday afternoon. Renovations to Point Reyes Station’s senior living facility have been underway since late January, and the building’s 24 inhabitants have been subject to a cacophony of construction activities ever since. A...

Niman sells to nationwide meal service Blue Apron

03/30/2017
Longtime Bolinas rancher and meat purveyor Bill Niman has sold his latest venture to Blue Apron, a national company that delivers pre-portioned meals to be assembled at home. The price of the deal, which was finalized last month, was not disclosed. Mr. Niman has known one of Blue Apron’s founders...

West Marin workshops will help artists find their way

03/23/2017
A local printmaker has started a nonprofit aimed at helping artists acquire tools to sharpen their business practices through a series of educational seminars. The day-long courses are designed for visual and performing artists and feature hands-on mentoring from guest speakers. Sirima Sataman, owner of the print shop and studio...

Bolinas groups eyeing old Wharf Road marine lab

03/23/2017
The Bolinas Community Public Utility District is asking the College of Marin for a meeting to discuss the future of a historic property on Wharf Road that includes the town’s only public dock and a marine lab that shuttered in 2006. Last week, the district’s directors approved a letter to...

County parks, businesses reviewing compliance of bathroom signs

03/23/2017
A new state law banning gender signs on single-use toilets went into effect on March 1, and the county parks department is reviewing its toilets while business owners are largely unaware of the law. The law requires all single-use toilets—defined as a bathroom with no more than one toilet and...

ESL classes quadruple thanks to school and library collaboration

03/23/2017
English as a Second Language classes are set to quadruple in West Marin thanks to a joint effort between Shoreline Unified School District and the Marin County Free Library, which together roped in $26,000 from state adult education funds to hire five new teachers and increase the number of classes...

Residents signal concerns over AT&T tower

03/22/2017
A proposed cell tower near a water tank on Inverness Public Utility District land has neighbors worried about public health, the environment and property values. The location, on Vision Road, has also raised questions about whether deed restrictions or access issues will hamper the proposal, which is still in its...

Lagunitas, facing budget crisis, will seek parcel tax

03/22/2017
Lagunitas School District trustees voted last week to put a parcel tax on the November ballot—critical funding for the district that still won’t balance an ongoing budget deficit that officials say is rooted in an unusually high number of special-needs students. Without the tax, the district says it would have...

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