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Ranch workers focus at human rights meeting

08/18/2016
The harsh lives of ranch workers in West Marin took center stage last week at a Human Rights Commission hearing held in Point Reyes Station, where workers and their advocates discussed long hours, precarious housing and virtually nonexistent access to mental health services, among other problems. Concerned citizens also spoke...

New education guidelines highlight LGBT history

08/18/2016
Local school officials are keeping an eye on a revised framework for history and social science curriculum for California’s K-12 schools that for the first time includes contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and people with disabilities. Along with praise from L.G.B.T. advocates, the framework—approved by the state...

Environmentalists ask park to freeze ranch plan, longer leases

08/18/2016
Environmental groups suing the National Park Service over the Point Reyes National Seashore’s ranch management plan asked a judge last Friday to issue a preliminary injunction to freeze the process and prohibit new long-term ranch leases until the park updates its 36-year-old general management plan..

Outdoor concert topic at village meeting

08/18/2016
An impromptu two-day music festival last month at Love Field that caused a minor kerfuffle got a follow-up discussion at the Point Reyes Station Village Association meeting last week...

Saltwater’s new chef

08/18/2016
Meave McAuliffe grew up around her mom’s bakery in Venice, Calif., which specialized in French pastries. It spurred early culinary aspirations for the young Ms. McAuliffe, the new chef at Saltwater Oyster Depot, where she is continuing to cook up seafood-centric coastal California cuisine. “On the way to school we...

Downtown Inverness building for sale

08/11/2016
The more-than-century-old building that encompasses almost all of downtown Inverness is for sale with a listing price of $2.5 million. Longtime Inverness resident Marshall Livingston has co-owned the building since 2001, but said his business partner, Dick Lemon, has moved to Santa Fe and wants to sell; Mr. Livingston co-listed...

Experts advise elders on avoiding financial fraud

08/11/2016
One day, a man in Marin got a phone call that he had won $5 million in a sweepstakes contest. He could get all the money—once he paid about $2,000 in “taxes.” He followed the payment instructions. A few days later, the man got a phone call from someone else telling him the first caller had been a fraudster—but that this new person was really from the sweepstakes, and the $5 million would come if only he paid $19,000, which he did. If it sounds like a scam, it was...

Fundraising report shows Rodoni and Grossi neck and neck in donations

08/11/2016
The candidates for District 4 supervisor are neck and neck in total donations for their campaigns this year, although in recent months Novato rancher Dominic Grossi raised more than Olema contractor Dennis Rodoni, according to campaign financial filings. In the crowded June primary that drew eight candidates, Mr. Rodoni nabbed...

Five miles of racks to be removed in Drakes Estero cleanup, now underway

08/11/2016
The Point Reyes National Seashore announced it will start removing oyster racks and aquaculture debris from Drakes Estero, a year and a half after Drakes Bay Oyster Company ceased operations. The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are devoting $4 million for the work on the marine wilderness,...

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