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Cowgirl Creamery office appealed in height dispute

12/31/2014
A two-story office building approved for downtown Point Reyes Station has an Inverness resident fearful that local governments will realize they can sidestep their own coastal development programs if the California Coastal Commission doesn’t intervene. Commission staff say there is no merit to Bridger Mitchell’s appeal of a county permit...

Felon chase makes for spooky night in Marshall

12/31/2014
A felon fleeing Petaluma law enforcement ended up on a chilly ranch in Marshall last Friday night, where he hid from police, dogs and helicopters until two officers returned the following morning to find him hiding in a ravine on the property. Brian Bakalar, a 45-year-old Petaluma man, was arrested...

Tomales says no way around Shoreline’s new sewer charge

12/31/2014
Shoreline Unified School District is questioning a new annual charge levied by the Tomales Village Community Services District, a change that caused an increase of about $10,000 in the school district’s sewer bill this year. The service district’s administrator, Karl Drexel, says the charge reflects a new state policy that...

County will ask state for help with $13 million in storm damages

12/31/2014
The Marin County Office of Emergency Services estimates damages from the Dec. 10 to 11 storm to be $13.3 million. The estimate is the first step in a multi-tiered process for requesting state and federal aid to recoup storm-related damage costs. It will be sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s office,...

Final push for Drakes Bay

12/31/2014
Drakes Bay Oyster Company has worked overtime and enlisted the aid of Dixon Marine Services and employees from Tomales Bay Oyster Company to meet a government-mandated deadline—today, a day short of 10 years since Kevin Lunny took over the lease from the Johnson family—to remove his property from Drakes Estero...

Gypsy jazz quintet visit Point Reyes in January

12/31/2014
Gypsy jazz music is witnessing a renaissance, and one of the genre’s preeminent American guitarists is coming to Point Reyes Station. John Jorgenson and his quintet will play at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center on Jan. 24, the day after legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt’s birthday—which Mr. Jorgenson...

Plans coming for Vision lot

12/30/2014
Alexis Traina, the wife of the so-called “social king of San Francisco,” told the San Francisco Chronicle this month that the couple is hiring Ken Fulk—one of the most sought-after interior designers for Bay Area millionaires and billionaires who is known for orchestrating lavish parties—to create an “old time fishing...

Voluntary recall by Tomales creamery

12/24/2014
A Tomales micro creamery last week issued a voluntary recall of three cheeses after the United States Food and Drug Administration said samples showed signs of infection by Lysteria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness in people with weakened immune systems. Bleating Heart Cheese moved quickly to collect...

Shoreline approves updated budget

12/24/2014
Shoreline Unified’s elected Board of Trustees is still desperately grappling with how to fix an unbalanced school budget that has plagued the board since it was revealed during the summer that the district is running in the red. At last Thursday’s monthly meeting at Tomales Elementary School, the board voted...

County coordinates response to its most common violent crime

12/24/2014
Holiday lights are sparkling on trees and shop windows, but the subject was far from jolly at the quarterly meeting of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence Network in San Rafael last Wednesday. The team, which formed in 2011 as a result of collaboration between the county District Attorney...

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