Muir Woods proposes new parking plan now open for comment

To alleviate parking woes at Muir Woods National Monument, the National Park Service has released a draft environmental assessment of its new Sustainable Access Project, with public comments accepted until Dec. 5. The draft details three alternatives: a no-action plan would maintain current parking—232 parking spaces located on four lots...

Grant helps community center realize strategic plan

Following four years of intensive outreach, the San Geronimo Valley Community Center has produced a strategic plan that seeks to bolster the community hub’s viability. The report, dubbed a “Deepening Roots Campaign,” is three-pronged: it outlines the creation of a $2 million endowment for both savings and disaster relief, an...

Bulk of LCP moves forward as hazards chapter stalls

The California Coastal Commission delayed a vote last week on a contentious section of the county’s proposed Local Coastal Program related to environmental hazards, deeming the issue too unresolved to vote on. Marin County and homeowners objected to regulations they deemed too constrictive of development and property rights, such as...

Differing visions for park service property in Marshall

Just north of Hog Island Oyster Company, a plot of National Park Service land between Highway 1 and Tomales Bay is facing an uncertain future. In a little over a year, a reservation of use and occupancy granted to the former owners of Dunn Ranch will expire, and the 52-acre...

Open Space District sued over spotted owls in San Geronimo Valley preserve

The deeply territorial northern spotted owl has again put the brakes on development, this time in a San Geronimo Valley open space preserve. The Marin Audubon Society filed a lawsuit late last month against the Marin County Open Space District for a road and trail management plan adopted in 2014...

Table tennis tournament raises funds for youth

It’s been used to settle friendly disputes and determine who will undergo the household chores, and now table tennis has emerged from the basement to benefit the San Geronimo Community Center Gym and fund scholarships for its youth programs. This Saturday, a table tennis tournament will overrun the community center’s...

Fire burns Seahaven cabin

A fire that proved briefly difficult to locate destroyed an unoccupied Inverness cabin on Tuesday. Two calls came in from across the bay with reports of smoke at around 11 a.m., said Jim Fox, the Inverness fire chief. But he couldn’t locate the fire’s source until a third call came...

Man shaves head after losing election bet

RECKONING DAY: Junior Ghisletta had his head shaved at Dan’s Barbershop in Point Reyes Station after he lost a bet to his friend Gino Lucchesi over the presidential race. Mr. Ghisletta thought Clinton would win, and Mr. Lucchesi bet Trump would win.

Dennis Rodoni wins District 4 supervisor seat

Olema contractor and longtime North Marin Water District director Dennis Rodoni won the District 4 supervisor race over Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi, with preliminary results allotting Mr. Rodoni 52.9 percent of votes. The supervisor race became heated in recent weeks. In mailers, Mr. Rodoni highlighted his lifelong Democratic party affiliation...

CCC aproves most of coastal program, holding one section

The California Coastal Commission delayed a vote yesterday on a contentious section of the county’s proposed Local Coastal Program related to environmental hazards, deeming the issue too unresolved to vote on. Though the commission approved the bulk of its staff’s changes to the rest of the submittal, it adopted two...


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