Park rangers taser 
camper at Muir Beach

A man illegally camping on Muir Beach was subdued with a taser last month after reportedly assaulting a park ranger and fleeing on foot toward a Buddhist retreat center. On Saturday, June 28, two Golden Gate National Recreation Area rangers approached a man and his Doberman pinscher in a wildlife...

Oyster farm to close shack and cannery at July’s end

The federal government has given Drakes Bay Oyster Company until July 31 to shut down the cannery and oyster shack and remove its personal property from the shores and waters and Drakes Estero, according to farm owner Kevin Lunny. That property includes the cannery equipment, 20,000 oyster bags containing millions...

Dillon Beach shooter will face lesser charges

The man who shot and killed a teenager in Dillon Beach in March should not face murder charges but instead be charged with manslaughter, a Marin judge ruled last week. Ken Neville, 56, who has no previous criminal history, killed 19-year-old Stachaun Jackson in what he has said was an...

Heavy enforcement plans for Stinson Beach

Independence Day celebrations in Stinson Beach will be carefully monitored by a coalition of government organizations to ensure all visitors “enjoy a safe and healthy celebration,” a Tuesday press release warned potential lawbreakers. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol said they would exercise “zero tolerance” over...

Fare thee well, Renaissance Pleasure Faire of olde

Fifteen years old, Andy Stasse was living in a Volkswagen van on Mount Tamalpais as he meandered through jobs—at a convalescent home, a garage, Herb and Joe’s in Fairfax—fabricating his age and work experience on applications. He drifted from place to place, inhabiting a water tower in the newly created...

District’s could cut field trips, close Inverness and Bodega Bay Schools

An ad hoc committee tasked with trimming $1.2 million from Shoreline’s three-year budget projections is reviewing suggestions for nearly 40 possible cuts or revenue generators, including closing schools, laying off teachers, reducing work days, eliminating benefits, cutting funding for athletics or food and ending summer school. None of the possible...

Supreme Court rejects plea from oyster farm

On Monday morning the United States Supreme Court rejected a plea from Drakes Bay Oyster Company to hear its case for remaining in operation while it battles the Interior Department’s decision not to renew its lease, almost certainly ending over 80 years of commercial oyster operations and eliminating a quarter...

Tomales principal resigns with settlement

Tomales Elementary School Principal Jane Realon’s resignation was officially accepted on Thursday at a meeting of the Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees, ending the employment of the district’s most senior administrator. The trustees unanimously approved a settlement agreement along with her resignation, which board president Jane Healy would...

At least one in Bolinas felt Saturday’s quake

Thirty-three people from as far away as Fremont reported feeling tremors on Saturday from a 3.2-magnitude earthquake about 14 miles of the coast of Bolinas, amidst a series of faults between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, according to the United States Geological Survey. Though the survey did receive...

Faced with rise, county kicks off adaptation team

Marin County is launching a two-year project to evaluate how it should prepare for and adapt to the effects of sea-level rise, kicking off the project with a public meeting next Thursday in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The project, called Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team, or C-SMART, will...


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