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Tsunami diggers visit the estero

09/15/2011
A group of geologists recently completed fieldwork within Drakes Estero as part of a federally funded project that will comb the coastline from Cape Mendocino to the border of Mexico for sedimentary evidence of prehistoric tsunamis. While a substantial amount of paleo-tsunami research has been conducted around Humboldt County and...

GGNRA draft plan released

09/15/2011
Golden Gate National Recreation Area has released the draft of a new General Management Plan, which will serve as the park’s chief regulatory document for the next 20 years. The draft, available for public viewing and comment submission through November 7, recommends a series of moderate changes to trails and...

New Tomales Bay boat launch planned for Marconi

09/15/2011
Plans to build a recreational park and boat launch on five acres of vacant state land at Marconi Cove in Marshall moved forward last week as the California Coastal Commission approved a nearby CalTrans project that will funnel $266,000 into the park’s development funds. The proposed $1.2 million park would...

Braves shut down Miranda

09/15/2011
After a 36-0 loss in its season opener against Mission High School, the Tomales High School Braves (1-1-0) reversed its fortunes on the road with a 54-0 shutout win over South Fork High School of Miranda. “They’re inexperienced and we jumped on them,” said the football team’s head coach, Leon...

Farm worker housing funds

09/15/2011
The Marin Community Foundation (MCF) has established a $750,000 grant with the Marin Workforce Housing Trust (MWHT) for a new farm worker housing initiative. The majority of the money will go towards a cooperative pilot program that would work with individual ranchers to refurbish or construct new structures to serve...

Valley Gala to honor the Balacqs

09/15/2011
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center presents its annual Heart of the Valley Gala on Saturday, September 24, from 5 to 11 p.m. at the San Geronimo Golf Course. The fundraising event will feature great food and drink, live music and an eclectic mix of Valley residents. This year the...

New Coastal Commission head

09/15/2011
The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously last week to appoint Dr. Charles Lester as its new executive director. Lester, 49, has served as interim executive director since Peter Douglas announced his medical leave and retirement in August. He is the fourth individual to head the influential agency, which was established...

Former counselor shot in Mendo

09/15/2011
Forty-five-year-old Matthew Coleman, a longtime naturalist and former counselor at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center in Point Reyes National Seashore, was shot and killed on August 11 outside Westport, in Mendocino County. More than a dozen local, state, and national law enforcement agencies, including the Marin County Sheriff’s Office,...

Abalone season may be closed

09/15/2011
After confirming reports of dead red abalone and sea stars in coastal areas of Sonoma County, including Bodega Bay, and evaluating an impact statement prepared by California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) divers, the California Fish and Game Commission will consider issuing an emergency closure of the abalone season...

Tomales Braves look forward to the season

09/08/2011
After opening the season with Saturday’s non-league 36-0 shutout loss to Mission High School at San Francisco’s historic Kezar Stadium, the Tomales High School football team, which has clinched five-straight league championships and has appeared in the playoff finals as recently as last season, could interpret the game as a...

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