Arrest for Nicasio burglaries

The primary suspect in a string of Nicasio burglaries was arrested last Friday in his Richmond residence after Marin sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of two rifles, jewelry, a laptop and flat screen TV that matched descriptions of items taken from homes in the area. Leonard Bradley, 54, was...

Bennett charges Dr. Goodman

Save our Seashore President Gordon Bennett claimed last week that biologist Dr. Corey Goodman’s 144-page analysis of a recent Point Reyes National Seashore study used “faulty data, faulty analysis, baseless accusations, meaninglessly tautological statistics and unverifiable data withheld from NPS and other reviewers.” The accusations were part of a five-page...

West Nile in western Santa Rosa

The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District announced that an adult mosquito sample from western Santa Rosa tested positive for West Nile virus. According to statistics maintained by the California Department of Public Health, this is the first such reported case in Sonoma County. Marin County still has no reported...

Bill aids salmon, grape growers

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week that aims to improve water flow and salmon populations in local streams. Assembly Bill 964, proposed by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, is intended to aid grape growers in developing off-stream water storage projects and subsequently reduce strains on salmon habitats during winter...

Point Reyes Books pioneers member-supported model

Point Reyes Books owner Steve Costa’s fiercest rival is not another West Marin mom-and-pop bookseller with more expansive inventory. His real literature-dealing foe doesn’t have a brick-and-mortar presence here or anywhere else in the world; instead, its bookshelves line the digital ether. The explosive popularity of online retail giant

NPS will keep state parks afloat

The National Park Service signed financial and operational agreements last week with California State Parks (CSP) that will keep Samuel P. Taylor and Tomales Bay state parks open, on reduced schedules, for at least a year past their planned 2012 closure date, with an option to extend the pilot program...

Cryptic phytoplankton may hold an answer

Once in a great while, a biologist finds herself at the confluence of a rare natural phenomenon. This often involves decades, or even whole careers, of observing and waiting in forests, deserts or coves for something—anything—to happen, if it ever happens at all. Sonoma State University biology graduate student Adele...

Solomon launches at Bovine

Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon formally announced his candidacy and launched his campaign on Monday with appearances in four counties of the reorganized 2nd District, which stretches from the Golden Gate to the Oregon border. The day began in the early morning outside Bovine Bakery in Point Reyes Station, where...

Forum will not feature PRNS

Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Cicely Muldoon has declined an invitation to attend a community meeting this Sunday to discuss the findings of a recent park study on oyster cultivation and harbor seal counts in Drakes Estero. The meeting, sponsored by the Alliance for Local Sustainable Agriculture and the Tomales...

Bolinas homeowner decries planning, felled trees

Twenty-five years ago Serena Castaldi watched as her small home on the Little Mesa, in Bolinas, slowly fell victim to cliff erosion. She was forced to abandon the property but soon rebounded, purchasing another lot not far from the first and erecting a modest one-story that overlooked a lush, sloping...


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