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Fund helps water quality testing

07/05/2012
The recently established West Marin Fund has awarded its first loan to the Tomales Bay Watershed Council Foundation, in the amount of $48,000, to help further the council’s water quality testing project through September. The move is part of the fund’s initiative to provide bridge loans to coastal Marin organizations...

Lagunitas manager resigns

07/05/2012
The business manager for Lagunitas School District, Amy Prescott, has resigned, district superintendent Larry Enos announced this week. Ms. Prescott has accepted a position as the district business official at the Old Adobe Union School District, in Petaluma. “While I know that all of you are as disappointed as I...

Bolinas couple has new e-book

06/28/2012
A Bolinas pair has re-released “Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power,” their 1993 book that seeks to unveil the phenomenon of “spiritual authoritarianism,” as an e-book. “The guru/disciple relationship contains an essential assumption that makes it particularly susceptible to abuse: that it is possible for a person to be totally...

Antique tennis fundraiser event

06/28/2012
Grab your short shorts because the Shoreline Community Mentor Program’s (SCMP) first annual Antique Tennis Classic Tournament is almost here. All proceeds from the event will fund a part-time position to coordinate activities of West Marin students — who would be the first in their families to graduate from college...

Creating community on the web

06/28/2012
Do you need a new Macbook power adapter, a mohair throw blanket, or a Spanish interpreter to accompany you to traffic court? The West Marin Commons’ online Commons Connect forums have been helping local birds of a feather flock together via its Google groups — West Marin Share, Soapbox, Marketplace...

Bolinas man pleads guilty in bar fight

06/28/2012
Thoren Manetta, the 25-year-old Bolinas man who served prison time for the 2008 mob beating of street musician Ricky Green, pled guilty to an assault outside Smiley’s Saloon in late March that left two men wounded. Prosecutors dismissed one of the charges against him that would have resulted in another...

Marshall-based energy group localizes power and profit

06/28/2012
Ask Paul Fenn what he and his comrades at Local Power are concocting at the historic Strauss family farmhouse, and you’re likely in for a wild intellectual ride through 20th century politics and the corporatization of energy. But it boils down to this: “We are the Black Panthers of green...

Jaliscan cuisine comes to Point Reyes

06/28/2012
The flavors of Oscar Sanchez’s sleepy hometown in Mexico are now available every Saturday through his booth at the Point Reyes Farmers’ Market, using all organic meats and other ingredients from Marin Sun Farms. The booth, called Mezquitic after the tiny, picturesque mountain town where his parents hail from in...

Boat strikes whale off Point Reyes

06/28/2012
A rare fin whale weighing around 50 tons was killed last Thursday when it was struck by a vessel off the coast of Point Reyes, fracturing its spine, ribs and other bones and damaging soft tissue, Point Reyes National Seashore spokesperson John Dell’Osso said. The deceased whale, a 47-foot juvenile,...

Solomon loses to Republican

06/28/2012
Local favorite Norman Solomon has conceded in the race for the “top two” in the Second Congressional District primary race, trailing behind Republican Dan Roberts by a razor thin margin of less than 175 votes. With fewer than 1,000 ballots left uncounted in Sonoma County, Mr. Solomon deemed it “numerically...

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