Richard Halstead, Marin IJ

Richard Halstead

Marin IJ

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Recent articles by Richard:

Novato man arrested after Civic Center gun threats

Sheriff’s deputies recovered a multitude of weapons, including a shotgun, pistols, rifles, assault rifles, unregistered “ghost” guns and ammunition. → Read More

North Marin Water District warns of housing strains on system

The utility says the cost of building the infrastructure to supply the new homes mandated by the state could make some of the development infeasible. → Read More

Marin elections office nears conclusion in ballot count

The county registrar of voters says about 150 ballots remain to be tallied out of more than 121,000 cast. → Read More

Marin aims for release of frozen homelessness funding

Gary Naja-Riese, director of Marin County’s homelessness agency, said Marin planned to submit the requested paperwork to the state by this week and hopes to have its third-round grant funds released shortly thereafter. → Read More

Marin’s medical system taxed by surge in seasonal viruses

The number of COVID-19 cases in Marin is continuing to hold steady but the seasonal illnesses RSV and the flu are spiking. → Read More

Marin supervisor Connolly holds lead in Assembly race after vote update

The San Rafael resident has an edge of 4 percentage points over Sara Aminzadeh of Kentfield, who has already conceded. → Read More

Marin officials pan environmental report on housing mandate

Some planners found the analysis to be inadequate for allocating residential development in the county’s unincorporated areas. → Read More

Marin Housing Authority chooses plan for rehabilitating Golden Gate Village

The agency, which oversees the 296-apartment public housing project, is under federal orders to submit a feasible redevelopment plan by the end of this month. → Read More

Marin supervisor Connolly maintains lead in Assembly race

Marin County added another 26,050 ballots to the District 12 election tally on Wednesday, the day after Sonoma County added 26,000. → Read More

Marin County mandates all-electric new residential and commercial construction

Natural gas accounted for 26% of Marin’s countywide greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, second only to transportation, which caused 56% of the county’s emissions. → Read More

Marin’s top managers to receive $400,000 in equity pay raises

The pay increases will cost the county about $262,000 during the current fiscal year that ends in June 2023 and about $437,000 on an ongoing basis after that. → Read More

Marin County mandates all-electric new construction

The supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve an ordinance mandating the change effective Jan. 1. They voiced support for the move in October. → Read More

Marin Assembly race narrows as more ballots get counted

An updated count from Marin County trimmed some of Damon Connolly’s lead over Sara Aminzadeh, and an update from Sonoma County is expected Tuesday. → Read More

Newsom freezes Marin funds for homelessness

The county and other local governments had their funds suspended because the governor is dissatisfied with plans for the money. → Read More

Tens of thousands of Marin ballots remain to be counted

With nearly 47,000 ballots counted, the county Registrar of Voters estimates 79,000 uncounted ballots waiting – nearly all vote-by-mail ballots that were received on Election Day or the next … → Read More

Honoring Veterans Day, Marin housing project for vets breaks ground

Homeward Bound’s groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of a 24-unit building reserved for homeless veterans in Novato celebrated. → Read More

Marin elections delivered array of unexpected jolts

The voters served up surprises on tax measures and races for state Assembly, the Marin Municipal Water District and the San Anselmo Town Council. → Read More

Marin school board candidates Robinson, DelPan post strong leads

The contests are for the seats representing southern Marin and the Novato area. → Read More

Tiburon Peninsula tax to buy ridge property attracts strong support

Measure M would supply key funding for the purchase of an 110-acre site long coveted by open-space advocates. → Read More

Marin physicians report early spike in dangerous respiratory virus

Respiratory syncytial virus, a seasonal menace that can pose serious risk to infants and the elderly, has arrived much earlier than normal in the county. → Read More