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Cryptic phytoplankton may hold an answer

10/13/2011
Once in a great while, a biologist finds herself at the confluence of a rare natural phenomenon. This often involves decades, or even whole careers, of observing and waiting in forests, deserts or coves for something—anything—to happen, if it ever happens at all. Sonoma State University biology graduate student Adele...

Solomon launches at Bovine

10/13/2011
Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon formally announced his candidacy and launched his campaign on Monday with appearances in four counties of the reorganized 2nd District, which stretches from the Golden Gate to the Oregon border. The day began in the early morning outside Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station, where...

Forum will not feature PRNS

10/13/2011
Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon has declined an invitation to attend a community meeting this Sunday to discuss the findings of a recent park study on oyster cultivation and harbor seal counts in Drakes Estero. The meeting, sponsored by the Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture and the Tomales...

Bolinas homeowner decries planning, felled trees

10/06/2011
Twenty-five years ago Serena Castaldi watched as her small home on the Little Mesa, in Bolinas, slowly fell victim to cliff erosion. She was forced to abandon the property but soon rebounded, purchasing another lot not far from the first and erecting a modest one-story that overlooked a lush, sloping...

Stagecoach eliminates coastal route, adds Valley bus

10/06/2011
Facing low ridership and increasing cuts to federal funding, Marin Transit has announced plans to eliminate the West Marin Stagecoach’s coastal route 62, which runs from Point Reyes to Bolinas and Stinson Beach—a trip that can cost the agency almost $60 per rider. Weekend service on south route 61 from...

Tree narrowly misses woman

10/06/2011
An Inverness Park woman was nearly crushed by a tree limb that fell through her roof early Tuesday morning. Lynn DeBarrows, 73, had just made herself a cup of tea and was in the process of changing the channel from “this horrible movie called The Fast and the Furious” around...

West Nile strikes in state

10/06/2011
The California Department of Public Health announced Monday the first two reported fatalities of 2011 from West Nile Virus. The victims were a 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County. Eighty-eight human cases of WNV from 18 California counties have been reported this year; there have been...

Braves shutout St. Elizabeth

10/06/2011
The Tomales Braves (2-2-0) shutout non-league opponent St. Elizabeth 60-0 at its homecoming game last Friday. The Braves gained 378 yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground. The Tomales defense held St. Elizabeth to less than 50 yards, forced a safety and also scored touchdowns on a blown long...

Murder suspect killed in Mendo

10/06/2011
A 36-day hunt through the forests of Mendocino County for a man suspected of murdering former West Marin resident Matt Coleman and Jere Melo, a Fort Bragg councilmember, in August ended last Saturday when a Sacramento County SWAT team shot and killed him near a logging road six miles outside...

Braves defeated for second time

09/29/2011
The Tomales Braves faced their second trouncing of the season when they lost 47-8 to undefeated Division IV team, St. Helena. Tomales (1-2-0) only managed to score one touchdown in the 4th quarter on an 18-yard pass to senior receiver Luke McFadden. Coach Leon Feliciano said it’s beneficial to play...

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