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Braves shutout St. Elizabeth

10/06/2011
The Tomales Braves (2-2-0) shutout non-league opponent St. Elizabeth 60-0 at its homecoming game last Friday. The Braves gained 378 yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground. The Tomales defense held St. Elizabeth to less than 50 yards, forced a safety and also scored touchdowns on a blown long...

Murder suspect killed in Mendo

10/06/2011
A 36-day hunt through the forests of Mendocino County for a man suspected of murdering former West Marin resident Matt Coleman and Jere Melo, a Fort Bragg councilmember, in August ended last Saturday when a Sacramento County SWAT team shot and killed him near a logging road six miles outside...

Braves defeated for second time

09/29/2011
The Tomales Braves faced their second trouncing of the season when they lost 47-8 to undefeated Division IV team, St. Helena. Tomales (1-2-0) only managed to score one touchdown in the 4th quarter on an 18-yard pass to senior receiver Luke McFadden. Coach Leon Feliciano said it’s beneficial to play...

Oyster farm damned by draft EIS

09/29/2011
Point Reyes National Seashore moved one step closer to shuttering Drakes Bay Oyster Company last week with the release of a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) that says the farm’s continued operation would bring numerous adverse impacts to the “biological, physical, and cultural environment in and around Drakes Estero.” Though...

San Geronimo families eschew measles, pertussis vaccinations

09/29/2011
A cadre of anti-vaccination parents at San Geronimo Valley Elementary School have remained steadfast in their medical decisions despite a ten-year high of measles cases across California and one of the top three statewide counts in the nation. In 2010, the school ranked third in Marin County for rates of...

Park employees moving on

09/29/2011
Three park employees have or are about to depart Point Reyes National Seashore: John DiGregoria, the current range ecologist; Bill Shook, a planning and IT specialist; and Harold Geritz, a longtime equestrian manager at the Morgan Horse Ranch. Shook and Geritz are both retiring after long tenures; Shook previously served...

Black bear roams at Mount Tam

09/29/2011
Marin Municipal Water District officials announced that a black bear is roaming on Mount Tamalpais land after one district employee and a couple of visitors reported large quantities of scat near Kent Lake. Apart from its size, the scat’s content was also consistent with the animal’s diet. “It had a...

Feinstein demands data review

09/29/2011
Senator Dianne Feinstein has inserted language into the 2012 fiscal year budget proposal for the Department of Science that requires the Marine Mammal Commission to respond to the latest Point Reyes National Seashore seal study. The proposal directs the commission to respond to “criticisms that the [2011 Becker] study: (1)...

Cosco Busan owners pay big for oil damage

09/21/2011
In what is touted as the largest oil pollution settlement reached in the history of law, state and federal officials announced this week that the owners of the Cosco Busan tanker that slammed into the Bay Bridge in 2007 and released 58,000 gallons of oil into local estuaries have agreed...

Marine areas challenged

09/21/2011
A last ditch effort by sport fishermen to repeal restrictions imposed by the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA), including some 24 protected areas between Half Moon Bay and Point Arena, will be heard next week by the San Diego Superior Court. The lawsuit, which was filed in January by the...

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