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Marin vultures poisoned by euthanized carcasses

02/26/2015
After turkey vultures were found poisoned by euthanasia in recent months throughout Marin County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging residents to properly dispose of euthanized animals. The vultures were found comatose, mostly in central Marin but as far west as Fairfax, and lab results indicated poisoning...

Men suspected of poaching elk antlers in seashore

02/26/2015
Two men allegedly poaching tule elk antlers from the Point Reyes National Seashore were cited by rangers last Wednesday for federal offenses that could land them in prison. The men, whose names the National Park Service has not released, took antlers from Tomales Point, where there is a fenced elk...

Shoreline will avoid laying off new hires

02/26/2015
Shoreline Unified School District will not have to lay off teachers at the end of this school year thanks to the acceptance by five teachers of a retirement incentives package. The move, part of the district’s effort to dodge insolvency, will save several of the district’s newest, youngest hires from...

Valley 
vaccine clinic attracts four

02/19/2015
Only four people—two students and two staffers from the Lagunitas School District—received measles vaccines at a free clinic held at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center last Thursday. County health officials nevertheless hailed the clinic, which was also open to other valley residents, as an opportunity to practice a quick-response...

Series will investigate Marin’s so-called breast cancer cluster

02/19/2015
For years there have been widely publicized stories about a mysterious cluster of high breast cancer rates for white women in Marin County. An investigation now underway by investigative reporter Peter Byrne for publication in the Point Reyes Light is finding reams of evidence that the incidence rate for white...

State considers locally based regulations for recreational red abalone

02/19/2015
Regulations for recreational red abalone diving have been mostly uniform along the Northern California coast for a decade, but the state is now considering changes to allow more locally specific rules. Through an online survey, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking divers for input about how the...

GGNRA addresses varied lands in guiding plan

02/19/2015
A plan to guide the management of Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the next 20 years, based on dividing 80,000 acres of park land across three counties into zones based on different values like natural resources or heavily developed uses, was finalized a few weeks ago after a nine-year...

Rancho owner pleads guilty in conspiracy case

02/19/2015
The owner of Rancho Feeding Corporation, Jesse “Babe” Amaral, Jr., plead guilty on Wednesday to an array of charges stemming from a scheme he and two other workers hatched to sell cows with eye cancer and deceive federal inspectors from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Amaral, 77, and his two workers,...

Neighbors appeal Stinson plans to supervisors

02/19/2015
Neighbors from Calle del Embarcadero are appealing the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a coastal permit for a proposed residence in Stinson Beach. The residence, to be built by realtor Heidi Hjorth of Mill Valley, would be the largest development on the calle and has been opposed by neighbors since...

Show set for Tomales stage

02/19/2015
Tomales Town Hall will celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated performance stage on Friday with a show featuring the Tomales High School Pan Band and the Hillwilliams. Most of the proceeds will go to support the pan band, which uses over a dozen steel drums for a repertoire that...

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