Community Invited to Rename Trail Where Tantra Teacher Killed

At the request of community members, the Marin County Parks Department is considering renaming the road where a tantra teacher was shot to death from Gunshot Fire Road to something more fitting.

Last week, Ron Miska, acting director and general manager for the parks department, invited the public to submit a new possible name for the Loma Alta Open Space Preserve where Steve Carter, 67, was killed on Oct. 5. Three drifters were charged with his murder, along with killing a Canadian tourist a few days earlier. They have not yet entered a plea.

Carter’s dog, Coco, was also shot by the suspects, prosecutors allege. On Monday, Carter’s widow, Lokita Carter, blogged that she hopes to visit her Doberman who has lost her right eye, and is at an animal hospital two hours from Marin County.

Name change proposals should be at least 500 words to justify the reasoning of the name, and be accompanied with three letters of support.

Nominations and letters should be sent to Carl Somers, chief of planning and acquisition, at or Marin County Parks, c/o Carl Somers, 3501 Civic center Drive, Suite 260, San Rafael, CA 94903. The deadline is Dec. 1.

The Marin County Open Space District board of directors will eventually vote on a new name.

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