News

Moonrise Kingdom okay, commission says

06/15/2017
After over three hours of deliberation at a public hearing last Tuesday, the Marin County Planning Commission denied an appeal by the Inverness Association and greenlighted permits for a proposed development known as Moonrise Kingdom, at the top of Vision Road in Inverness. Yet the commission, in a 6-1 vote,...

NOAA pulls rule on bycatch limits

06/15/2017
The National Marine Fisheries Service withdrew a rule in its final stages of approval that would have imposed strict limits on the number of some protected marine mammals—including whales, dolphins and sea turtles—that can be killed or injured by the West Coast swordfish industry. Though the fishery has shrunk dramatically...

Report looks at adapting to sea-level rise

06/15/2017
Climate experts predict that sea levels could leap as much as 70 inches by 2100, and Marin County is preparing to be on the frontlines. The Community Sea-Level Marin Adaptation Response Team, C-SMART, has released a draft adaptation report that presents options for increasing the resiliency of natural and built...

Commons to lose tables as working group hopes for stable, local future

06/15/2017
The commons on Point Reyes Station’s main drag that’s been used for community events since 2011 attracts hordes of visitors to its picnic tables and well-maintained grounds. Now, it is facing an uncertain future: its lease expired last year, and the group that oversees it is at loggerheads with the...

Sacred Heart benefit will support sanctuary project and more

06/15/2017
Large signs have appeared alongside roads around Point Reyes Station and Olema in recent weeks, inviting all in the community to the One Heart–One Community benefit barbeque at the Sacred Heart Church in Olema. At the core of these notices is a heart-shaped ornament called a milagro, Spanish for “miracle.”...

Longtime KWMR host debuts film show

06/15/2017
Last month, Sally Phillips interviewed a producer of the documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” which traces the influence of Native Americans in rock music. The conversation reignited the longtime KWMR host’s passion for discussing film. (She graduated with a degree in film three decades ago.) “Afterwards I...

Short-term rental report will guide regs

06/08/2017
In the coming months, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider adopting regulations for short-term rentals—a response to public concern and the culmination of a series of community workshops. To inform the board’s decision, county staff will propose regulatory alternatives based, in part, on a new white paper that...

Tentative victory for Devil’s Gulch

06/08/2017
A Marin Superior Court judge has tentatively sided with rancher Mark Pasternak, ruling in March that the Board of Supervisors wrongly imposed parking and event restrictions on his Nicasio ranch in 2015. Representatives of Devil’s Gulch—where Mr. Pasternak and his wife, Myriam, raise rabbits and pigs and grow wine grapes...

End of era for education in Stinson Beach

06/08/2017
It’s Friday morning at Stinson Beach Preschool, and 13 youngsters are considering which activity to pursue once they’re released from a circle under an inflatable solar system diorama dangling from the ceiling. Some wish to build castles with plastic blocks, others to paint or thumb through the snack spread of...

Bolinas home gifted to land trust

06/08/2017
Bolinas has provided artist and builder Joe Koppal with a supportive community since 1971. Now Mr. Koppal, 73, who in unmarried and has no children, has decided to show his gratitude by giving back. Last week, the Bolinas Community Land Trust announced that his house on the Big Mesa will...

Pages

Subscribe to News