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State considers locally based regulations for recreational red abalone

02/19/2015
Regulations for recreational red abalone diving have been mostly uniform along the Northern California coast for a decade, but the state is now considering changes to allow more locally specific rules. Through an online survey, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking divers for input about how the...

GGNRA addresses varied lands in guiding plan

02/19/2015
A plan to guide the management of Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the next 20 years, based on dividing 80,000 acres of park land across three counties into zones based on different values like natural resources or heavily developed uses, was finalized a few weeks ago after a nine-year...

Rancho owner pleads guilty in conspiracy case

02/19/2015
The owner of Rancho Feeding Corporation, Jesse “Babe” Amaral, Jr., plead guilty on Wednesday to an array of charges stemming from a scheme he and two other workers hatched to sell cows with eye cancer and deceive federal inspectors from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Amaral, 77, and his two workers,...

Neighbors appeal Stinson plans to supervisors

02/19/2015
Neighbors from Calle del Embarcadero are appealing the Planning Commission’s decision to approve a coastal permit for a proposed residence in Stinson Beach. The residence, to be built by realtor Heidi Hjorth of Mill Valley, would be the largest development on the calle and has been opposed by neighbors since...

Show set for Tomales stage

02/19/2015
Tomales Town Hall will celebrate the reopening of its newly renovated performance stage on Friday with a show featuring the Tomales High School Pan Band and the Hillwilliams. Most of the proceeds will go to support the pan band, which uses over a dozen steel drums for a repertoire that...

Duo debuts hero’s album

02/19/2015
Married musical duo Matthew and Avasa Love will release their second album, “The Road,” on Tuesday, Feb. 17, and will give a concert at the Dance Palace Community Center a week later. After a five-year hiatus, the couple has brought a more spiritual sound to their music, with acoustic guitar...

Car chase in Woodacre

02/19/2015
San Geronimo resident Tyler James Poppe was released from Marin County Jail on Tuesday after posting $45,000 bail, according to jail records. Mr. Poppe, 23, was arrested last Thursday on charges of evading police, resisting a police officer, and hit and run, a California Highway Patrol press release stated. According...

Loophole gives Stinson development green light

02/12/2015
A proposed residence in Stinson Beach received approval on Monday from the Planning Commission, which struck down an appeal from neighbors who feared the home would exacerbate flooding in their low-lying neighborhood—based on what a county planner called a “woefully outdated code.” The 1,400-square foot residence with an attached 535-square...

Cow with head wound breaks man’s leg

02/12/2015
Last Wednesday ended unlike most others at the Stanley Martinelli Ranch, just north of Point Reyes Station. As the ranch’s manager, Rodney Martinelli, tells it, a cow with a festering bullet wound to the head leapt a corral fence and led him and two friends on an hours-long chase that ended with the cow’s death, and one man’s broken leg. “Each cow we lose is tough...

Art Holman: Painting the cosmos through the unconscious

02/12/2015
Art Holman, a painter who has lived in San Geronimo Valley for decades, wasn’t sure he would make it to the opening of his exhibit at Toby’s Gallery last Saturday. He was in the hospital just a few weeks ago, and is fighting pneumonia with one lung. But he wanted to appear at the showing of his paintings of outer space, many of which took months to complete as he applied layers and layers of short brushstrokes of rich oil paint...

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