Marin County supervisors approved a plan on Tuesday that allows affordable housing developments along Highway 101 to be built.
Hunger Challenge 2013 raises awareness to the struggles faced by low-income residents in our cities.
by Amy Standen and Jon Brooks Many Bay Area children are heading back to school this week, and in some of those schools kids are in more danger than ever of contracting preventable diseases because of parents who decline to vaccinate their children. Last year, 7.8 percent of Marin County parents – a 1 percent […]
A 45- to 50-foot fin whale died after stranding on the north side of Stinson Beach early this morning. Veterinarians are assembling a necropsy team to explore the cause of death. “What they’re doing is trying to see if they can actually pull the animal out of the water higher up on the beach, so that […]
That little beauty is a salmon shark that washed ashore at Stinson Beach in Marin on Sunday. KQED’s Sarah Baughn was visiting the beach when this turned up next to her boogie-boarding 9-year-old. A beach lifeguard estimated the length at about 2½ feet. It’s not the only salmon shark sighting. Someone posted this YouTube video […]
Yesterday, the Marin County district attorney announced that former Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) general manager Brett Richards had been arrested in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, following a bizarre year that started with his abrupt emailed resignation from the agency in July 2012 and his subsequent disappearance. The arrest happened on July 11. Since then, the […]
Workers began demolishing parts of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge over San Pablo Bay this week in preparation for repairs on the eastbound section. The work is expected to take 90 days. (Tawanda Kanhema / Richmond Confidential) More than 10 years after Oakland residents approved the nearly $200 million Measure DD, the restoration of Lake Merritt […]
Marin County is one of the most expensive places to live in the Bay Area, which in turn is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Unless you live in an anchor-out, that is—then your housing costs are practically nil. Anchor-outs are boats that people are living illegally off the coast […]
Pick one: local food or protected wilderness. It’s the kind of dilemma that could lead Bay Area liberals to tear their hair out. That may be why the battle over Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has gotten so hot. Facing a death sentence as its lease runs out, the farm and an activist group on Friday […]
By Danielle Venton Dawnette Reed started working at the Golden Gate Bridge gift shop one summer when she was 17. Now, at 43, she’s a toll collector, and loves it. She’s even got her favorite lanes, Number 1 and 2. But by the morning commute on Wednesday, March 27, Reed and the other eight full-time […]