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Interior advances oyster case

04/11/2013
The Obama administration last week asked an appeals court to uphold an order closing Drake’s Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) as the embattled cannery’s Republican allies pressed federal officials to release more documents explaining their decision to restore the company’s

Coastal Commission sued over Drake’s orders

04/11/2013
In a new round of legal proceedings for the embattled oyster company, of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust co-founder Phyllis Faber and the Association for Local Sustainable Agriculture (ALSA) filed suit against the California Coastal Commission Friday, claiming the commission’s recent orders to Drake’s Bay Oyster Company exceeded the agency’s authority and were not subjected to environmental review before being issued, a violation of the California Environmental Quality Act

Valley manhunt triggers school lockdown

04/11/2013
Longtime Woodacre resident Joan Hopkins was quilting at her dining room table when she came face to face with a wanted man. Having eluded a pursuit involving eight law enforcement agencies, he was now standing outside her window, eight feet away, staring at her and her husband, Steve.

West Marin grants for youth

04/04/2013
A new round of small grants from the West Marin Fund will focus on projects that emphasize youth involvement in nonprofits, such as internships, volunteer work or philanthropy, according to a press release. “We want them to care about this place” and “love where they live,” Catherine Porter, executive director...

Camp tracks Bolinas in the 1970s

04/04/2013
A Bolinas summer musical for children will explore how the town has changed and remained the same since the 1870’s. Bolinas Bay Performing Arts’ Theater on the Lagoon summer camp announced its June project, Jugville: The Musical. The play, for actors between 8 and 14 years old, will be about...

Bolinas art and garden festival

04/04/2013
Gardening, bee keeping, a tea party and a magic show are just some of the events and information sessions planned for the Bolinas Community Center’s spring fundraiser, “Plant Magic,” this month. “This is for our general fund,” said General Manager Lia Sabbatini, explaining that fundraisers help maintain reasonable class prices...

Standoff in barn

04/04/2013
A Tomales man recently arrested for a narcotized standoff with sheriff’s deputies landed in intensified legal trouble last week after officials said his assault of at least one of his family members with a shovel led to another standoff with deputies in a barn in which the suspect brandished a...

Weekend car crimes strike 10 victims

04/04/2013
California Highway Patrol officials said they are not actively pursuing a pattern in a series of car thefts this past weekend that have challenged West Marin’s blasé, leave-your-doors-unlocked culture. At least four cars were stolen and six had something stolen from them in Inverness, Point Reyes Station and Lagunitas on...

Herbicides in Tam watershed earn grand jury approval

04/04/2013
Janet Klein, a vegetation specialist who lives and works in Fairfax, says the San Geronimo Ridge—once a diverse forest of oak and Douglas fir as well as home to all kinds of birds and animals—is slowly being overtaken by a nasty and seemingly intractable weed. “It’s a disheartening situation,” Ms...

PRBO to become Point Blue

04/04/2013
What’s in a name? If you’re a Point Reyes wildlife conservation group, names matter a lot. While the scientists and advocates at the Petaluma-based PRBO Conservation Science are usually more focused on Latinate scientific taxonomy of birds and seals, they say they now see one of their core challenges as...

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