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County tallies storm damage to roads

03/16/2017
Road damage from storms that have slammed Marin since January will cost $8.7 million to repair 24 sites, according to a county report to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. “It seems like a storm hit every weekend,” said Raul Rojas, head of the Department of Public Works. Projects include...

County ends slaughter ban in code update

03/16/2017
The Board of Supervisors unanimously lifted a 14-year ban on commercial animal slaughter and expanded size limits for second units on residential properties in Marin. The changes to the development code were among a suite of others approved on Tuesday. Much of the three-hour hearing that preceded the supervisors’ vote,...

Large slides at White Hill cut off crucial route

03/09/2017
Two landslides at White Hill west of Fairfax closed Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on Monday and Wednesday, cutting off a crucial route between West Marin and eastern Marin. The slides follow two previous ones in the same location, on Feb. 21 and 23, each of which closed the road for...

Inverness water tanks could face total replacement

03/09/2017
The Inverness Public Utility District is preparing plans to replace two aging redwood tanks in Seahaven—the first step in a capital improvement program to replace many or all of the system’s 11 tanks with seismically safe designs. Loans and a rate increase are likely components of the program, which is...

Bo on utility commission’s list for broadband internet

03/09/2017
Bolinas is on a short list for areas across the state that could receive grant money from the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the agency’s effort to improve broadband internet infrastructure in underserved areas. A draft white paper, titled “High Impact Areas for Broadband Availability” and published in...

Author will speak on tides

03/09/2017
Jonathan White has a few things to share about the way the ocean ebbs and flows. For his new book, “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean,” the writer, sailor and surfer completed a worldwide study that spanned 20 years to absorb the rhythmic patterns of where the ocean...

State chooses Kinsey replacement for coastal commission seat

03/09/2017
A state senate committee and the senate president pro tem chose a San Francisco supervisor to replace Steve Kinsey on the California Coastal Commission, the 12-member entity that regulates development along 1,100 miles of shoreline. Aaron Peskin, who comes with a long background in environmental work, started his position yesterday...

Bolinas-Stinson School delves into social-emotional learning

03/09/2017
This year, Bolinas-Stinson School is rolling out a social and emotional learning curriculum, and last week, parents had an opportunity to learn methods and games that can boost a child’s awareness and overall happiness. “Take play seriously” was one directive from Roni Habib, the founder of EQ Schools, an emotional...

Local promotes son’s planning calendar app

03/09/2017
Inverness resident Suzanne Speh once helped organize a fundraiser for the Inverness Garden Club, only to find out that the Marin Agricultural Land Trust was holding a major fundraiser on the same day. “Things like that, to me, are just a catastrophe,” she said. “It’s always been so frustrating to...

Town hall addresses tourist slam

03/02/2017
People crowded the Dance Palace Community Center last Thursday to hear a panel of local and state leaders discuss how to allay the traffic and waste problems that tourism is bringing to West Marin. The event, which merged a town hall hosted by Senator Mike McGuire and a community forum...

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