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  1. Dennis Rodoni wins District 4 supervisor seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 10 | Point Reyes Light

    Olema contractor and longtime North Marin Water District director Dennis Rodoni won the District 4 supervisor race over Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi, with preliminary results allotting Mr. Rodoni 52.9 percent of votes. The supervisor race became heated in recent weeks.

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  2. Tenor of supervisor campaign hits aggressive tone as election day nearsRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    In the final weeks of the campaign, the supervisor race reached a new tenor of ferocity-particularly in the form of mailers: both campaigns have issued political pamphlets that cut down their opponent. Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi's campaign released at least two mailers in the last week; one called Dennis Rodoni, the Olema contractor with a long history of serving on boards, a "20 year bureaucrat" and reiterated that he was not endorsed by the Marin Democratic Party or by any current county Democratic leaders.

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  3. Candidates consider the future of their businessesRead the original story

    Nov 3, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Marin County Supervisor Steve Kinsey says his job is less a job than a "lifestyle." He regularly works more than 50 hours a week between office activities, community events and meetings; he and his colleagues sit on multiple regional, countywide and nonprofit boards-for Supervisor Kinsey, those include the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, the Marin County Housing Authority Commission and Marin General Hospital's advisory board, to name a few.

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  4. Woodacre man, brother and friend killed in crashRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Three young adults, all graduates from Lagunitas School District, were killed in a solo crash early Tuesday morning when their car went off the road and struck a utility pole and two trees, splitting the car in half. Chance Maurer, 18, of Novato; Lancelot Argall, 18, of San Anselmo; and Chancellor Argall, 20, of Woodacre were determined dead at the scene.

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  5. Supe candidates try to differentiateRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    The two candidates vying to be the next district 4 supervisor met in Point Reyes Station last Wednesday for one of their final debates before the Nov. 8 election. Over a 100 people gathered inside the Dance Palace Community Center to hear Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi and Olema contractor Dennis Rodoni compare their opinions and plans for action on the various issues facing West Marin.

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  6. Manure puts Rodoni and Grossi at odds over lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Stafford Lake, which provides one fifth of North Marin Water District's drinking water, sits downslope and across Novato Boulevard from a family dairy owned by District 4 supervisor candidate Dominic Grossi and his father, George. The proximity between the reservoir and the ranch has caused some problems over the years.

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  7. Wendi Kallins announces support for GrossiRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Wendi Kallins, the former District 4 supervisor candidate who came in third in the primary, has announced her support of Dominic Grossi, saying he will be more willing to learn and listen than his opponent, Dennis Rodoni. Ms. Kallins, who won the majority of the vote in the San Geronimo Valley, said the protection of agriculture is the most important issue in the race, and that Mr. Grossi's life in ranching makes him a more suitable defender of agriculture.

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  8. Rodoni tops Grossi in recent campaign contributionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    As the tight race for District 4 supervisor enters its final stretch, new campaign finance reports show Olema contractor Dennis Rodoni gaining a slight fundraising edge over Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi. The reports, filed last Thursday and covering the period between July 1 and Sept.

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  9. Kinsey endorses Grossi, citing open mindRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Supervisor Steve Kinsey said this week who will get his vote in the race to succeed him: Novato dairyman Dominic Grossi. Mr. Grossi, who nabbed 26.1 percent of votes in the crowded June primary, is running against Olema resident and contractor Dennis Rodoni, who received 30.7 percent, for the District 4 seat.

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  10. Legislature passes rule for farmworker overtime payRead the original story

    Sep 8, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    A state bill that expands overtime pay for farmworkers passed the legislature last week, with new rules to be implemented over the next decade if Gov. Jerry Brown signs it. Marin's state politicians both abstained from the vote, citing concerns about the impact to North Bay dairies and ranches.

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  11. Dial-a-ride service in Point Reyes expandsRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    A monthly bus service from Point Reyes Station to three shopping centers in Novato will open to the general public starting Monday, July 11, Marin Transit announced this week. West Marin Senior Services has operated the reservation-only bus with the help of a grant from the transit district for many months.

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  12. How West Marin voted for supervisor and president on June 7Read the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Dennis Rodoni of Olema and Dominic Grossi of Novato garnered the two highest vote counts for the District Four supervisor seat, with 30.7 and 26 percent of the vote, respectively, across the district-but how did they perform in West Marin's villages? An analysis of precinct returns found that Mr. Rodoni won by wide margins in many areas here-no surprise, given his local roots and success in fundraising. He won about 60 percent of the vote in Point Reyes Station and Olema, Inverness and Bolinas, and 53 percent of the vote in Stinson Beach.

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  13. Rodoni and Grossi enter runoff for District Four seatRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    The race for District 4 supervisor is headed for a runoff between Dennis Rodoni and Dominic Grossi, who separated themselves from the crowded field of eight candidates in Tuesday's primary election. Mr. Rodoni secured 30.67 percent of votes with 2,494, while Mr. Grossi notched 26.06 percent with 2,119 votes.

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  14. Garbage company to quit Santa RosaRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    In the wake of a damning audit report issued last month, the City of Santa Rosa has signaled its intentions to end a longstanding franchise agreement with North Bay Corporation, whose subsidiary Redwood Empire Disposal provides garbage and recycling collection for West Marin. The move would deal a major blow to the company, which has enjoyed exclusive collection rights for 50,000 homes and businesses in Santa Rosa that make up nearly 25 percent of its total business.

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  15. Candidates took sign rules lightlyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Candidates for District 4 supervisor hoping to broadcast their names and messages have picketed West Marin in recent months with a flurry of political signs, many of which violate county and state rules that prohibit signs in rights of way. Some candidates reason that the illegal placement of signs is an unfortunate byproduct of a campaign machine that has unleashed a follow-the-pack political mentality.

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  16. Coast's District 4 candidates nightRead the original story

    May 11, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    District 4 supervisor candidates differentiated themselves on several issues last Wednesday during a well-attended community forum hosted by the Point Reyes Station Village Association at the Dance Palace. Gathering for the last time in West Marin before the primary election on June 7, the eight hopefuls highlighted how their diverse professional and civic backgrounds would uniquely prepare them to assume the seat of Supervisor Steve Kinsey, the district's 20-year representative on the board.

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  17. Campaign donations listedRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    In the crowded race for District Four supervisor, a trio of candidates has raised many tens of thousands of dollars, while others have much less in their campaign coffers. Dennis Rodoni of Olema has raised the most, though Dominic Grossi of Novato and Wendi Kallins of Forest Knolls have also raised substantive amounts.

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  18. Supervisor candidates log endorsementsRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Endorsements are rolling in for District 4 candidates in the race to replace Supervisor Steve Kinsey, with about half of the candidates receiving support from local groups and elected officials making endorsements. The Marin Democratic Party has endorsed Wendy Kallins, the Forest Knolls resident who founded Safe Routes to Schools almost 20 years ago. 1 comment

  19. West Marin, meet Al DuganRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    Al Dugan says he's an analytical, data-driven guy, the result of decades in the insurance field. Raised in New Orleans, he attended Louisiana State University before moving to the Bay Area; here he spent decades-including 24 years as an executive-underwriting marine and land cargo.

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  20. Hopefuls differ on pensionsRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2016 | Point Reyes Light

    District 4 candidates gave quick but varied responses on pension issues at a packed candidates night-the first of the election season-last Wednesday. The event, hosted by a group critical of the county's unfunded pension liabilities, was moderated by Marin Independent-Journal political columnist Dick Spotswood.

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