Voluntary recall by Tomales creamery

12/24/2014
A Tomales micro creamery last week issued a voluntary recall of three cheeses after the United States Food and Drug Administration said samples showed signs of infection by Lysteria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness in people with weakened immune systems. Bleating Heart Cheese moved quickly to collect...

Shoreline approves updated budget

12/24/2014
Shoreline Unified’s elected Board of Trustees is still desperately grappling with how to fix an unbalanced school budget that has plagued the board since it was revealed during the summer that the district is running in the red. At last Thursday’s monthly meeting at Tomales Elementary School, the board voted...

County coordinates response to its most common violent crime

12/24/2014
Holiday lights are sparkling on trees and shop windows, but the subject was far from jolly at the quarterly meeting of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence Network in San Rafael last Wednesday. The team, which formed in 2011 as a result of collaboration between the county District Attorney...

Indoor seating opens options for Inverness Park deli

12/24/2014
People will finally have a chance to sit and relax inside Perry’s Inverness Park Grocery. Last week the store’s owner, Dan Thompson, opened the space next door as a casual dining room called Gather at Perry’s. It will double as a rotating art gallery and a cafe-style setting that will...

Pesticide contract to expire

12/24/2014
The West Marin Mosquito Council and the Bolinas Community Public Utility District will hold a community meeting to address future pesticide use in Marin and Sonoma Counties on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Bolinas Firehouse. Since 2005, the utility district has contracted with the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District...

Seashore scientist honored

12/24/2014
A research scientist for the United States Geological Society who laid ground for land-use decisions and mentored biologists in the Point Reyes National Seashore has been honored by the National Park Service with an Excellence in Natural Resource Research award. Gary Fellers, who retired in 2013 but holds an emeritus...

Mexico from the inside

12/24/2014
In Puebla, my hometown, I can see Mexico from the inside. It is a relatively peaceful place in this fraught country. Since the tragedy of the 43 disappeared students in Iguala, Guerrero, on Sept. 26, the honeymoon of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto is over, despite its enactment of...

Myths about coho and Marin County’s watersheds

12/24/2014
Well, son of a bitch and shiver me timbers. A report from one Eric Ettlinger, an “aquatic ecologist” with the Marin Municipal Water District, reports the sighting of 117 silver salmon (which in the last couple of decades have come be identified as coho, the term given by the natives...