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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...

Indoor seating opens options for Inverness Park deli

12/24/2014
People will finally have a chance to sit and relax inside Perry’s Inverness Park Grocery. Last week the store’s owner, Dan Thompson, opened the space next door as a casual dining room called Gather at Perry’s. It will double as a rotating art gallery and a cafe-style setting that will...

Pesticide contract to expire

12/24/2014
The West Marin Mosquito Council and the Bolinas Community Public Utility District will hold a community meeting to address future pesticide use in Marin and Sonoma Counties on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Bolinas Firehouse. Since 2005, the utility district has contracted with the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District...

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