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Herbicide plan for Bo Lagoon

04/10/2014
Despite previous eradication efforts, last year two colonies of spartina, commonly called cordgrass, invaded 1,000 square feet of mudflats on the eastern shores of Bolinas Lagoon. Last week Marin County’s Open Space District released a study and draft negative declaration of environmental impact for a plan to use a single...

NMWD starts voluntary rations

04/10/2014
The failure of a rain gauge at Kent Lake to meet a key threshold has triggered voluntary rationing for North Marin Water District customers in West Marin, with mandatory rationing set to begin on July 1. The district’s water rights to Lagunitas Creek stipulate that the gauge needs to receive...

Schools 
diverge on discipline

04/03/2014
A group of intoxicated Tomales High School students busted through locked gates and spun donuts on the football field’s new grass late one night in February, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage. Eight of the students were suspended from classes. One girl, a freshman suspended for five days, later said...

Leap in special needs at Shoreline stretches 
finances

04/03/2014
West Marin’s largest school district saw a significant jump in the number of students with special needs during the 2013-2014 year. The percentage of special-needs students at Shoreline Unified, now over a fifth of the student body, is roughly twice last year’s state average. Although district officials offered no explanation...

TV, radio, entretenimiento, pan y circo

04/03/2014
Además de trabajo, alimentación y descanso, los seres humanos necesitamos de otras actividades de distracción y ocio para llevar una existencia más equilibrada y completa. A través de la historia hasta la actualidad, las civilizaciones conocidas han tenido y tienen actividades de diversión y esparcimiento, así muchas se vean ahora...

Waldorf families, their program cut, discuss home cooperative

04/03/2014
A week after the Lagunitas School District’s trustees voted to terminate the decade-old Waldorf-Inspired program, parents are investigating the feasibility of starting a homeschooling cooperative. But plans are nascent. Parents, who went into last week’s meeting thinking just one of their program’s three teachers might be cut, are still absorbing...

County extends ACA enrollment

04/03/2014
County health workers are assisting those who started but didn’t finish enrollment in Covered California. Anyone who created an online account and started the application is eligible to receive assistance in finishing the process, to be completed by April 15. Certified enrollment counselors, county eligibility workers, certified insurance agents and...

Poll workers needed locally

04/03/2014
After several longtime poll workers retired this year, the Marin County Elections Office announced an urgent need for volunteers at the Inverness and Stinson Beach polling places during the June 3 primary election. The elections office holds paid training classes before the election and pays a stipend for election-day work...

Straus on love and agriculture

04/03/2014
Vivien Straus is unabashedly reflective—especially when it comes to her love life, says Michael Straus, her brother and publicist for her new one-woman play, “E-i-E-i-OY! In Bed with the Farmer’s Daughter,” opening this Friday, April 4 in San Francisco. Ms. Straus, whose father started the dairy that became Straus Family...

Beach cleaning benefit on Sunday

04/03/2014
In 1987, Hallie Austen Iglehart was horrified to read an article in the Light about the massive impact human trash has on sea creatures: up to one million seabirds and another 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles die each year from ingesting plastic, the Monterey Bay Aquarium estimates. In response,...

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