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Cicely Muldoon leaves for detail in Yosemite

10/27/2016
Point Reyes National Seashore superintendent Cicely Muldoon is on a temporary assignment at Yosemite National Park, serving as the acting deputy superintendent. The move follows the resignation of Yosemite’s superintendent, Don Neubacher, who served as the seashore superintendent for 15 years. Mr. Neubacher announced his resigned from Yosemite in September...

Bo-Stin school board bidders debate bullying, new facilities

10/27/2016
Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District board, an election that comes as the district faces low enrollment and what all candidates agree are facilities that could use some improvements. The candidates, all parents of district students, are Cyrus Harmon, the sole incumbent and...

Woodacre man, brother and friend killed in crash

10/20/2016
Three young adults, all graduates from Lagunitas School District, were killed in a solo crash early Tuesday morning when their car went off the road and struck a utility pole and two trees, splitting the car in half. Chance Maurer, 18, of Novato; Lancelot Argall, 18, of San Anselmo; and...

CCC pushes back on county’s LCP draft

10/20/2016
As a California Coastal Commission hearing on Marin’s Local Coastal Program draws near, commission staff have released preliminary modifications to the county’s latest plan, on rules relating to agriculture to coastal villages to new development, some that are sure to ruffle feathers. Particularly significant are modifications made to the county’s...

New bookstore owners promise lesser-known titles

10/20/2016
When news hit last May that Point Reyes Books was to be sold, owners Steve Costa and Kate Levinson received 27 letters of interest from across the country. Folks spanning from Oregon to New York City sought to take over the independent literary hub, but it was a couple from...

Supe candidates try to differentiate

10/20/2016
The two candidates vying to be the next district 4 supervisor met in Point Reyes Station last Wednesday for one of their final debates before the Nov. 8 election. Over a 100 people gathered inside the Dance Palace Community Center to hear Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi and Olema contractor Dennis...

Birding packs available to library patrons

10/20/2016
Spotting a red-shouldered hawk in the sky or a fuzzy whale’s spout at Drakes Beach can be mesmerizing—but oftentimes wildlife is a little too far away to see clearly. Now you don’t need to own a pair of binoculars to bring them up close: library cardholders can check out “family...

Rodoni shares views, ideas with San Geronimo Valley Planning Group

10/20/2016
Fourteen members of the San Geronimo Valley had the opportunity to meet and ask questions to District 4 supervisor candidate Dennis Rodoni last Tuesday at the Wilderness Way Environmental Center, near Lagunitas School. The evening was independently co-hosted by Jean Berensmeier and Brian Staley, both board members of the San...

Bo-Stin to offer preschool to 4 year olds

10/20/2016
The Bolinas-Stinson Union School District is gearing up to offer a free 4-year-old preschool program next fall, an effort that will likely be completely funded by the district. Superintendent John Carroll said at Tuesday’s board meeting that the district is planning to release notices in local media next week, to...

Manure puts Rodoni and Grossi at odds over lake

10/13/2016
Stafford Lake, which provides one fifth of North Marin Water District’s drinking water, sits downslope and across Novato Boulevard from a family dairy owned by District 4 supervisor candidate Dominic Grossi and his father, George. The proximity between the reservoir and the ranch has caused some problems over the years...

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