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Bookstore model finds success

12/15/2011
Point Reyes Books’ Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) program, which launched in mid-October and allows customers to deposit anywhere from $150 to $500 into an account for future purchases in exchange for a five percent discount, has already recruited 152 members and is on pace to meet its 200-person goal by...

Last minute debut for 
indie radio

12/08/2011
The long-silent frequency of 91.5 FM crackled to life in Marshall Wednesday night, unseating KWMR as West Marin’s exclusive local radio broadcaster. But the nascent independent music station, KXCF FM, is not competing for listeners, and language in the lease contract for the antenna on Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga’s...

One man, his apartment building and a shrub

12/08/2011
Information regarding a certain despondent shrub in front of the four-unit apartment complex along Mesa Road, in Point Reyes Station, was unearthed on Tuesday, raising few concerns from anyone about anything remotely related. The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM), which owns the property and is planning to...

Braves lose to Hoopa Valley

12/08/2011
After demolishing Emery and St. Bernard’s in the first two games of the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs, the Tomales Braves (9-3-1) faced their second consecutive championship game defeat to Hoopa Valley (9-3-0) at Humboldt State University Saturday with a final score of 27-8. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat...

Community compost fires up

12/08/2011
West Marin Compost will begin accepting clean residential green waste at its drop-off site at 5575 Nicasio Valley Road this Saturday, December 10. The site will be open on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tipping fee is $25 per cubic...

Historic sites under consideration

12/08/2011
The National Park Service is drafting proposals for the designation of two local artist havens as nationally historic places. The first is Druid Heights, a former enclave of Zen philosopher Alan Watts, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder and sex-positive feminist Margot St. James. The five-acre property is located in a...

Seat on open space commission

12/08/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors announced one at-large vacancy on the Parks and Open Space Commission, which studies and recommends plans and strategies related to the acquisition, development, funding and management of county parks and open space. The Board is looking for expertise in subject areas and disciplines beneficial...

Shoreline School Readiness program to address poverty

12/08/2011
For the past eight years, Shoreline School Readiness co-workers Alex Porrata and Maria Niggle have worked prodigiously to provide young children and their families in coastal Marin with the resources to live healthier, more educated and fulfilling lives. From their compact studio office in downtown Point Reyes Station, and under...

Federal report fails to stanch science debate

12/01/2011
Last Wednesday, at the height of rush hour traffic and just over 24 hours after the release of a federal scientific report, which in part supported the claim by Point Reyes National Seashore scientists that a positive correlation exists between mariculture output and harbor seal declines in Drakes Estero, Seashore...

PG&E offers paid meter opt-out

12/01/2011
Energy regulators have proposed a way for PG&E customers to opt out of using the utility’s controversial wireless smart meters—for a one time and continuing monthly fee. Under the proposal, drafted by California Public Utilities Commission President (CPUC) Michael Peevey, customers could have a digital meter lacking a transmitter for...

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