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Old dump site prompts park investigation

09/08/2021
A Point Reyes ranching family is facing an environmental investigation by the National Park Service spurred by an alleged violation of its lease at the E Ranch. Park officials said the Nunes family allowed debris to accumulate in a former silage pit at their ranch in the Point Reyes National...

Gallagher well appealed to state agency

09/08/2021
A proposed well that could relieve Point Reyes Station residents coping with salty water has been appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Gordon Bennett, an Inverness Park resident, argues that North Marin Water District hasn’t presented adequate evidence showing the well won’t impact Lagunitas Creek streamflows, and in August, he...

Marin launches Dillon Beach wastewater study

09/08/2021
Dillon Beach has been engaged in conversations with the county about water needs since late 2018. Now the county is embarking on a wastewater feasibility study starting this month and wrapping up by the end of the year. The non-commitment project will include public outreach through meetings, workshops and direct...

Drakes Beach reopens after overhaul of parking lot, wetlands restoration

09/08/2021
The Drakes Beach parking lot reopened on a crowded Labor Day weekend in the Point Reyes National Seashore, following a four-month closure. Over the summer, crews reconfigured the lot and restored a neighboring wetland area that the park paved in its early days; the completion of the project marks one...

Seashore proposes doubling of campground fees

09/08/2021
The Point Reyes National Seashore is planning to double its camping fees, marking the first rate increase in more than a decade. The new fees for the park’s four backcountry campgrounds would put the cost of staying overnight in the seashore more in line with nearby state parks or private...

Raines to seek dismissal of child molestation charge

09/08/2021
A lawyer for Bob Raines, the former school superintendent accused of child molestation in June, will seek to dismiss the case. Mr. Raines, who headed Shoreline Unified School District for five years before retiring last October, was arrested on June 8 on suspicion of a felony: lewd acts on a...

Lawson family seeks to demolish, build new barn

09/08/2021
A Dillon Beach family is seeking to permit a new agricultural and solar collector barn, part of a decade-long effort to legalize operations at Lawson’s Landing. The new barn would replace an existing one that will be demolished to make way for a new wastewater system. That system, approved in...

Rancher in trouble over bulldozing

09/01/2021
The Point Reyes National Seashore is investigating reported habitat destruction by rancher Gino Lucchesi Jr. on the historic ranch he leases near Drakes Estero. Park officials said Mr. Lucchesi cleared brush and bulldozed along the banks of a sensitive unnamed creek on the Home Ranch. “The activity at Home Ranch...

Defensible space lacking, inspections find

09/01/2021
As Marin County prepares to enter the most dangerous stretch of fire season, up to 70 percent of residents are not doing enough to protect their homes, according to recent inspections by the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority. But officials with the M.W.P.A., established last year through a new tax, say...

CDC report spotlights Marin school outbreak

09/01/2021
An unvaccinated teacher was responsible for an outbreak in Marin in May that infected 26 others, according to a report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The teacher, one of two unvaccinated staffers at a school identified in news reports as Our Lady of Loretto...

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