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KWMR gets CPB funding

08/18/2011
KWMR, West Marin’s community radio station, has received a $20,000 grant award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in recognition of its achievement in the “Efficiency” category. “KWMR is really pleased that the new efficiencies KWMR developed for this three-year round were recognized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,”...

Whooping cough vaccine rules

08/18/2011
New California legislation requires middle and high school students to receive whooping cough vaccinations before starting school this fall. Previously only kindergarteners were required to receive booster shots for the highly contagious bacterial disease. Marin County Department of Health and Human Services will host Tdap immunization clinics between 10 a.m...

Large medical campus discussed by Point Reyes Village Association

08/18/2011
A group of West Marin residents and healthcare providers have begun efforts to raise support for the construction of a massive new community-owned healthcare center in Point Reyes Station, which, at an estimated 25,000 square feet, would be the largest building ever constructed in the small unincorporated community. “The idea...

Peter Douglas retires from California Coastal Commission

08/18/2011
Peter Douglas, a prominent environmentalist who has devoted himself over the last four decades to forestalling unchecked development and ensuring affordable access to thousands along California’s coastline, announced last week his retirement as executive director from the California Coastal Commission, citing an ongoing battle with lung cancer. “I’m looking forward...

Vacancy on Marin Foundation

08/11/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors is currently looking for a new representative to sit on the Marin Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Supervisors are allowed to appoint two trustees to the charitable organization, and are accepting applications until August 26. “All trustees should have a reputation in the Marin...

Air tours may be limited on Tomales Bay

08/11/2011
Plans to mitigate noise disturbances from low-flying commercial aircraft in and around Muir Woods, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore are now being developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service. The proposed regulations would limit commercial air tour operators...

Body found in burning car

08/11/2011
A 58-year-old Fairfax woman was found dead in a burning car at Millers Point boat launch next to Nick’s Cove last Thursday evening. Sheriffs Lieutenant Barry Heying said fire fighters responded to reports of a vehicle engulfed in flames at around 6 p.m., and that deputies arrived on the scene...

SPAWN suit ruled legitimate

08/11/2011
The Marin County Superior Court ruled Wednesday against throwing out a lawsuit brought forth by the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN), which seeks to halt future development on streamside properties in the San Geronimo Valley. The ruling follows a group of valley landowner’s recent attempt to have the suit...

Milestone for rehabilitated seals

08/11/2011
Milestone, the ten-thousandth sea lion to be rescued and rehabilitated by the Marine Mammal Center, waddled down the beach at Chimney Rock last Thursday with his pinniped companion, Zodiac Girl, and slipped into the sea. Scientists and volunteers watched on with pride, hoping to never see the animals again. “For...

Emmy for Got Mercury story

08/11/2011
A news segment featuring a local activist group’s investigation into mercury levels in restaurant seafood earned the Los Angeles-based station NBC 4-KTTV an Emmy for medical news coverage this week. In an undercover investigation, San Geronimo Valley-based Got Mercury took samples from a variety of California sushi bars and other...

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