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Marin roads still below state average, report says

12/01/2016
In Marin, one of the most affluent counties in the nation, the streets are far from being cemented in gold. Pavement conditions of roads in unincorporated Marin fell below the state’s average score and were reported to be at a “higher risk” of deterioration in a recent state assessment. The...

Kinsey nabs contract to redesign city transit hub

12/01/2016
Supervisor Steve Kinsey nabbed his first post-supervisor job, to start right after he leaves office: a $50,000 contract with the city of San Rafael to help reconfigure the downtown bus transit hub, which will be disrupted by construction of the SMART train. “I guess I like complex problems,” said Mr...

Feedback sought on Tomales Town Hall

12/01/2016
A little over a decade ago, the Tomales Town Hall was caught in a bind. The building was over 130 years old and required improvements, but its board of trustees had dwindled to just a handful of members...

Glass collective brings the heat to I.P.

12/01/2016
An ice cube-sized hunk of Pyrex fused to a hollow glass tube was rotating over a propane flame in an Inverness Park garage last week. Jason Green waited for it to reach about 2500°F, when he could blow it into a tiny oil lamp—or whatever it might become. “Sometimes you...

County seeks feedback for disaster plan update

12/01/2016
Imagine that you are building a sandcastle near a rising tide. To counteract the risk of destruction from incoming waves, you dig a moat to combat disaster if and when it occurs...

Shoreline will start live-streaming board meetings

11/23/2016
To better connect the sprawling Shoreline Unified School District, which stretches from Inverness to Bodega Bay, the district’s board of trustees will implement a new video conferencing system so that parents, teachers and community members can live stream monthly board meetings. When trustees assemble for their all-day board meeting in...

Free preschool in Bolinas gets adequate interest

11/23/2016
A dozen children are pre-enrolled for a public 4-year-old preschool program slated to start next fall at Bolinas-Stinson Union School District—enough potential students to get planning underway for the free program. Yet two other area preschools are worried about how it will impact their enrollment. The program will be the...

Opposition flares over proposed valley dispensary

11/23/2016
Opposition to a proposed medical marijuana dispensary is ramping up in the San Geronimo Valley, with dozens of residents lobbying the local planning group and the school board to write critical letters to the county. As of this week, the Community Development Agency had received about 200 letters opposing the...

Lazy meter reading leads to high North Marin water bills

11/23/2016
North Marin Water District is waiving all tiered charges for water from Nov. 10 through Jan. 5, forgoing an estimated $50,000 in revenue, after a rogue meter reader made up water use data for as many as 15 or 20 percent of customers. The issue came to light in recent...

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