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Dispensary dodges crackdown

11/17/2011
Operators of Fairfax’s Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana moved this week to prevent a federal mandate that it close its doors and remove all trace of the substance by November 21. The order is part of a national crackdown on marijuana growers and licensed dispensaries, which prosecutors believe often mask...

Solomon adheres to rice and beans

11/17/2011
Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon, of Inverness Park, has joined the “Food Stamp Challenge,” in which participants are tasked with living on the average amount—$4.50 a day and $31.50 a week—of benefits for food stamp recipients, to raise awareness about hunger and to protest Republican Congress members’ proposed cuts to...

Kill your own Turkey in Bolinas

11/17/2011
West Marin Freeskool will sponsor a comprehensive turkey harvesting class on Sunday, November 20 at Gospel Flats Farm, in Bolinas. The course, lasting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will avail participants of the secrets to slaughtering, plucking, eviscerating, brining, curing and cooking their bird. According to the course description,...

“Our Lady” finds shelter

11/17/2011
The folk art installation “Our Lady of the Harbor” by Petaluma-based David Best, of Burning Man temples fame, has stood on the vacant lot across from the Dance Palace Church Space ever since it was placed there in February as part of the Geography of Hope Conference film festival and...

Woolsey 
urges halt 
to Issa probe

11/10/2011
United States Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey sent an impassioned letter to Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee, this week, urging him to halt a preliminary investigation into scientific misconduct by National Park Service employees involved in the controversy surrounding Drakes Bay Oyster Company. “Your investigation is an unnecessary, cumbersome...

Septic rules could break banks in West Marin

11/10/2011
The California Water Resources Control Board’s new proposed septic regulations are less prescriptive than the set released for public comment in 2008 but still may force many property owners near polluted water bodies in West Marin to make expensive upgrades to their systems. The draft, which is open to public...

Local election results

11/10/2011
A contentious battle for spots on the Lagunitas School District Board of Trustees drew to a close Tuesday evening, with Denise Santa Cruz-Bohman and Richard C. Sloan emerging as clear winners with 42.68 percent and 40.50 percent of the 1,373 votes respectively. Woodacre parent and candidate Robert Ovetz, who filed...

West Marin fund scopes public

11/10/2011
Some 80 residents from coastal Marin attended on Monday the first public meeting of the West Marin Fund, a nascent local grant foundation that aims to provide financial support to area nonprofits. The fund has thus far raised approximately $250,000, with a goal of $2 million by the end of...

Family escapes dangerous heater

11/10/2011
A family of four is recovering from near-deadly carbon monoxide poisoning after a heater malfunctioned in their Point Reyes Station home and began spewing the noxious, odorless gas into the air. The family had been experiencing what they believed were flu symptoms, but the parents called 9-11 on Monday morning...

Boat capsizes in Tomales Bay

11/10/2011
Three men aboard a 20-foot cabin cruiser were thrown into 52-degree Tomales Bay waters last Friday morning when engines failed and the vessel capsized about a mille off shore. A Good Samaritan boater, who responded to distress calls issued on channel 9, hoisted the men into his boat before the...

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