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Anonymous donor funds lagoon projects

08/14/2014
An anonymous donor has bestowed the county’s open space district with $20,000 for four Bolinas Lagoon projects, including a restoration of the lagoon’s northern floodplain, oil spill containment supplies, habitat restoration on Kent Island and wildlife data collection. “It is unusual to receive an anonymous cash donation of this magnitude…Typically,...

For school facilities overhaul, Bolinas-Stinson advances $9 million bond measure

08/07/2014
Bolinas-Stinson Unified School District will ask voters to approve a $9 million bond measure in November, trustees decided in a 4-1 vote at a special meeting Tuesday, just before tomorrow’s filing deadline. If the measure passes, the district could fund technological upgrades, renovate the multipurpose Quesada room, improve safety at...

With anger, sadness and honor, bidding farewell to a historic cannery

08/07/2014
Under a pall of gray clouds and cutting winds last Thursday morning, a crowd of misty-eyed stalwarts bid farewell to Drakes Bay Oyster Company as the farm shut down its cannery and retail shop for the last time. The group of supporters struggled with a fraught mix of emotions: anger,...

Drakes Bay suit now cites violation of state’s rights

08/07/2014
The coalition of food purveyors suing the Department of the Interior over the ouster of Drakes Bay Oyster Company from the Point Reyes National Seashore is now alleging that the federal government had no right to kick the oyster farm out of Drakes Estero because of the state’s property rights...

Interior 
sued for Muir Woods bus stop

08/07/2014
As if the park service had not drawn enough ire in Marin County, a nonprofit coalition called the Mount Tam Task Force filed a lawsuit last Thursday against the Department of the Interior and employees of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area over a proposed bus stop and trail in...

County in talks to buy Valley trailer court

08/07/2014
The Forest Knolls Trailer Court, one of West Marin’s last spots for long-term mobile housing, appears to be for sale, a listing that has drawn the attention of Marin’s Board of Supervisors. At their meeting Tuesday, the supervisors recessed into a closed session to discuss a price and terms of...

Tobacco sales banned 
in county pharmacies

08/07/2014
Pharmacies in unincorporated areas will no longer be able to sell tobacco under a new law unanimously approved by the board of supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisor Susan Adams said she proposed the ban to address the contradiction in pharmacies selling medication for the damage smoking causes, like asthma, lung and...

Drumming and poetry at the Dance Palace

08/07/2014
This Saturday, as part of a rhythm and poetry night at the Dance Palace Community Center, artist Fariba Bogzaran and poet Kim Rosen will teach an audience a few verses written by the 13th century Persian poet Rumi, who wrote in Farsi. “He’s often heard in translation, so having an...

MCE seeks input on ranchland programs

08/07/2014
Marin Clean Energy, the nonprofit agency that partners with PG&E to provide renewable energy for the county, will hold a community workshop on Aug. 13 to solicit ideas for improving energy efficiency on West Marin’s dairies, ranches and farms, to help the organization design a program to incentivize wise energy...

Huffman gives surplus funds to Democrats

08/07/2014
If fundraising abilities are any indication of how Marin residents will vote in November, two Democratic candidates will be headed to the statehouse and a freshman congressman will keep his seat in Washington. After the “top-two” primary ended with a Democrat and Republican in every race, the Democratic candidates continued...

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