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Environmental groups sue for allowing ranches at Point Reyes

02/18/2016
Three environmental nonprofits are suing the National Park Service and Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon over the seashore’s ranching management plan and the alleged absence of environmental review of ranch authorizations. The suit sharply critiques dairy and beef ranches for their impacts to water quality and public access,...

Dennis Rodoni joins supervisor race

02/18/2016
Olema resident Dennis Rodoni says he will run for supervisor in District 4, in a race that now has eight people seeking to replace Steve Kinsey. “It’s a done deal,” Mr. Rodoni, the owner of Rodoni Construction and a longtime board member of North Marin Water District, said yesterday. On...

Park says no plan to close Morgan Horse Ranch

02/18/2016
Point Reyes National Seashore staff this week sought to clarify that the predominantly volunteer-run Morgan Horse Ranch behind the Bear Valley Visitor Center would not necessarily close upon the last horse’s death...

Health Alliance brings dental van to town

02/18/2016
A 39-foot van equipped to provide mobile dental service for the Coastal Health Alliance arrived in Point Reyes Station from Riverside on Monday, following months of delays. Stocked with two dental chairs, a waiting room and secured wireless Internet access for keeping records, the van is tentatively slated to hit...

County sets priorities for affordable housing

02/18/2016
County supervisors want to prioritize second units, voluntary rent guidelines, landlord incentives and acquiring housing to address the affordable housing crisis, but are wary of pursuing an ordinance to require just cause to evict renters, they said last Tuesday after a three-hour hearing on affordable housing. The hearing was intended...

Tomales Elementary parents call for principal

02/18/2016
A contingent of mostly Latino parents mobilized Tuesday night to prepare for tonight’s Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, at which they will demand the district hire a full-time principal for Tomales Elementary School. A public discussion of the principal position is slotted on the agenda and is...

Crabbing ban lifted

02/18/2016
A ban on Dungeness crab fishing that has ravaged the state’s fisheries industry was partially lifted last week, when state officials opened recreational crabbing from Point Reyes Station southward. Meanwhile, the commercial crab season will remain closed indefinitely, the Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday. State officials and crab...

Move-out support offered to Walnut Place seniors

02/18/2016
On Tuesday afternoon, tenants and staff of Walnut Place met with the project manager of the upcoming renovation to the senior housing complex, Lynn Berard, and two relocation consultants. The latter offered more information about the support that will be given to residents who will be temporarily relocated during the...

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