Marin judges appoint
new judicial officers

The Marin County Superior Court bench has appointed two new judicial officers.

Janet Frankel, a family law attorney in San Francisco, will handle child support cases. Paul Slavit, an Oakland-based lawyer who is also a former San Francisco court commissioner, will handle traffic and infraction cases.

The appointments will become effective Nov. 1. Frankel will succeed Christopher Longaker, who is retiring, and Slavit will succeed Frank Drago, who is also retiring.


Marsh restoration
gets underway

Work began Monday on a $2 million project to restore 4 acres of tidal marsh along San Francisco Bay.

The project site is part of 72 acres owned by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. The project aims to improved the habitat for the California Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse.

Work is expected through January from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Project information is at


Fire safety project
to clear vegetation

A project to remove overgrown vegetation for fire safety along key evacuation routes in town started Monday.

The project, which could last up to three weeks, will include work on Wellington, Baywood and Madera avenues and Crest Road. Traffic control and road delays will be in effect throughout the project.


Officials seek input
on next police chief

Town officials are asking residents to help them develop a candidate profile in their search for a new police chief.

Former chief Michael Cronin retired in September amid community backlash over police confrontation with a Black business owner in town.

Town officials are planning a series of community forums to gather input from residents. An online survey is available through Nov. 6 at

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