Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Max Goldberg and Charlie Rosgen

December 14, 2018


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In an effort to reduce student tardiness and establish a punctual culture at Tam, the administration introduced two new tardy policies in the final months of the first semester.   The first initiative was announced on December 5 via the administrative newsletter. If a student is late to the same ...

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Logan Little

December 14, 2018


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Lori Frugoli narrowly beat out Anna Pletcher for Marin County district attorney by a margin of 386 votes, determined on November 30 after more than three weeks of vote counting. Pletcher still has the option to file for a recount, although it is unclear at this time whether or not a recount will take pla...

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Milo Levine and Skye Schoenhoeft

November 28, 2018


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Measure J passed with 74 percent of the vote on Election Day, November 6. According to the official Marin County website, this measure “protects high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the state” by implementing a levy of an additional $149 per parcel for four years, on t...

Bomb threat forces middle school evacuation

Bomb threat forces middle school evacuation

Lucas Rosevear

November 27, 2018


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Students and staff at Mill Valley Middle School were forced to evacuate today after a bomb threat was made. Students were moved to the Mill Valley Community Center to await pickup while police swept the school’s buildings with specially trained dogs, according to Mill Valley public information offic...

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Petition to close county schools due to smoke gains 80,000 signatures

Kennedy Cook

November 14, 2018


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In response to heavy smoke and an air quality index rating of 174 (considered “unhealthy”) from the Camp Fire in Butte County, concerned parents, students, and teachers hoped for school to be cancelled on November 13 for health purposes. An online petition on change.org named “Keep Us Safe: Unhe...

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

Camp Fire becomes deadliest in California’s history

Ike Perl

November 14, 2018


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The Camp Fire in Butte County has been growing in size since it started at 6:30 a.m. on November 8. The Butte County Sheriff Department sent out their first evacuation notice on Twitter about an hour after the fire started. The notice read “EVACUATION ORDER: Due to a fire in the area, an evacuat...

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Former Tam student arrested in San Rafael drug bust

Kennedy Cook

October 26, 2018


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Investigators arrested former Tam student Michael Wong, 18, in his San Rafael home on the evening of October 23. They seized various narcotics, a stun gun, and a handgun that was reported stolen last year in San Jose. After the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force opened the investigation earlier...

JSA registers students to vote

JSA registers students to vote

Benjy Wall-Feng

October 18, 2018


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Members of JSA went into 25 junior and senior social studies classes on October 15 with the intent of registering or pre-registering students to vote. "We go through our slideshow, we have everyone take out their phones, computers, anything that they can use," junior and JSA president Avery Schoen,...

Bolinas skatepark remodeled

Bolinas skatepark remodeled

Josie Spiegelman

October 17, 2018


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Renovations to the Mesa Skatepark in Bolinas were completed after a two-week construction period that started on September 4 and ended on September 15. The improvements to the park are geared towards skateboarders with less experience, as well as those wanting to improve their skills, and include addit...

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

Benjy Wall-Feng

October 17, 2018


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One of the most contested races in Marin County will be the runoff election for county district attorney between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher on November 6. A June 5 election gave Frugoli and Pletcher 48.9 and 30.6 percent of the vote, respectively, and a third candidate, A.J. Brady, received 20...

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

Leah Fullerton

October 17, 2018


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An election for three open positions on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees will take place on November 6, national Election Day. Current members Laura Anderson, Chuck Ford, and Michael Futterman declined reelection following the end of their four-year terms this year. Cand...

Dual Stream Recycling Pilot Program debuts

Dual Stream Recycling Pilot Program debuts

Jessica Bukowski

October 16, 2018


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The Mill Valley Refuse Service began requiring select Mill Valley, Tiburon, and Corte Madera neighborhoods to participate in a new recycling program, which will last from September 3 until December 29. The new program is called the Dual Stream Recycling Pilot Program, functioning by alternating the ...

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