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Voluntary recall by Tomales creamery

12/24/2014
A Tomales micro creamery last week issued a voluntary recall of three cheeses after the United States Food and Drug Administration said samples showed signs of infection by Lysteria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious illness in people with weakened immune systems. Bleating Heart Cheese moved quickly to collect...

Shoreline approves updated budget

12/24/2014
Shoreline Unified’s elected Board of Trustees is still desperately grappling with how to fix an unbalanced school budget that has plagued the board since it was revealed during the summer that the district is running in the red. At last Thursday’s monthly meeting at Tomales Elementary School, the board voted...

County coordinates response to its most common violent crime

12/24/2014
Holiday lights are sparkling on trees and shop windows, but the subject was far from jolly at the quarterly meeting of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence Network in San Rafael last Wednesday. The team, which formed in 2011 as a result of collaboration between the county District Attorney...

Indoor seating opens options for Inverness Park deli

12/24/2014
People will finally have a chance to sit and relax inside Perry’s Inverness Park Grocery. Last week the store’s owner, Dan Thompson, opened the space next door as a casual dining room called Gather at Perry’s. It will double as a rotating art gallery and a cafe-style setting that will...

Pesticide contract to expire

12/24/2014
The West Marin Mosquito Council and the Bolinas Community Public Utility District will hold a community meeting to address future pesticide use in Marin and Sonoma Counties on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Bolinas Firehouse. Since 2005, the utility district has contracted with the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District...

Seashore scientist honored

12/24/2014
A research scientist for the United States Geological Society who laid ground for land-use decisions and mentored biologists in the Point Reyes National Seashore has been honored by the National Park Service with an Excellence in Natural Resource Research award. Gary Fellers, who retired in 2013 but holds an emeritus...

Drakes Bay counts down final days

12/18/2014
The last commercially grown oysters will be removed from Drakes Estero in the next 13 days, and the onshore buildings used by Drakes Bay Oyster Company—including the oyster shack and eventually the worker housing—will soon be gone, too. That’s despite calls from the rancher’s association last July to consider keeping the shack open for retail sales and the housing available for ranch workers as part...

Flood busts through park repair at Stinson

12/18/2014
Last Thursday’s storm revealed flaws in a flood repair project undertaken this year by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, when two feet of water pooled in the northern section of the parking lot at Stinson Beach, spilling over berms and into homes on neighboring Calle del Pinos. The parking lot sits in a low-lying flood plain between the beach and Easkoot Creek...

West Marin Senior Services seeks southern volunteers

12/18/2014
Marin County is quietly playing host to the state’s fastest growing aging adult population, and nonprofit organizations like West Marin Senior Services are calling for more volunteers to help fill the gaps in elder care. According to the 2010 census, 27 percent of Marin’s...

Postal service pressed for impact study in advance of Petaluma closure

12/18/2014
The looming closure of the United States Postal Service’s distribution center in Petaluma will slow down service and could affect not just letters but medication delivery and voting by mail, according to local Congressional representatives and North Bay residents...

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