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Federal funding for Pierce Point Road rehabilitation

04/05/2018
The county has received funds to rehabilitate nine miles of Pierce Point Road that begins at Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and heads west into the seashore, a stretch that sees over 600 cars a day. The Federal Lands Access Program awarded an $11 million grant to Marin’s department of public...

Banned exotics added in amendments to county animal ordinance

04/05/2018
The working relationship between the Marin Humane Society and the county, which has been in place for over four decades, was extended for another three years by the Board of Supervisors last week, allowing the organization to continue its mission to provide animal control services throughout the county. The agreement...

Marin ranks top in state for health, but internal disparities are wide

04/05/2018
Take a good look in the mirror, Marin: the county has been ranked the healthiest county in the state by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reclaiming the top spot after scoring second last year behind San Mateo County. Historically, the county has maintained good shape—adult smoking and obesity levels are...

Park firm sorts GMP comments

04/05/2018
A private firm has sorted the nearly 3,000 comments submitted last fall on the initial concepts for the amendment to the general management plan for the Point Reyes National Seashore and the north district of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The New Jersey-based firm Louis Berger Group, which was...

County looks at budget cuts

04/05/2018
The Board of Supervisors met for three days last week to hear recommendations by county departments that must pitch in to help close a projected budgetary gap of $5.6 million over the next two years. The purpose of the hearings, County Administrator Matthew Hymel said, was for the board to...

Bill targets ag coastal permitting

04/05/2018
Earlier this year, Assemblyman Marc Levine, who represents Marin and southern Sonoma Counties, introduced a bill intended to spare farmers in the coastal zone the hassle and cost of obtaining permits through the California Coastal Commission. Though the bill could offer West Marin farmers relief from proposed restrictions in the...

Adopted cat, injured at hip, spurs lawsuit against Planned Feralhood

04/05/2018
A Point Reyes Station woman is suing Planned Feralhood for refusing to give back her cat for alleged negligence. Marie Kinney, a permanently disabled 58-year-old, said she acquired the black feline as an emotional support animal in 2006, the same year the cat was picked up in Bolinas. Planned Feralhood’s...

Bolinas Calvary Church seeking funds to restore historic foundation

04/05/2018
An effort to restore the foundation of the Bolinas Calvary Presbyterian Church is underway, and the members of the church’s leadership want to remind Bolinas that the building is available to all facets of the community, and not just as a place of worship. “I think the key is that...

Seashore completed draft GMP in 2010

03/29/2018
For years, both advocates and opponents of the historic ranches in the Point Reyes National Seashore and the northern district of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area have battered the National Park Service for not updating its vision for those lands and instead relying on a 1980 general management plan...

Short golf lease signed

03/29/2018
Marin County supervisors took another step forward in the contentious purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course on Tuesday, bringing in a third-party operator to run the golf course on a two-year contract and, separately, accepting grant funds to use for the planning process. Touchstone Golf, a Texas-based company that...

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