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District’s could cut field trips, close Inverness and Bodega Bay Schools

07/03/2014
An ad hoc committee tasked with trimming $1.2 million from Shoreline’s three-year budget projections is reviewing suggestions for nearly 40 possible cuts or revenue generators, including closing schools, laying off teachers, reducing work days, eliminating benefits, cutting funding for athletics or food and ending summer school. None of the possible...

Supreme Court rejects plea from oyster farm

07/03/2014
On Monday morning the United States Supreme Court rejected a plea from Drakes Bay Oyster Company to hear its case for remaining in operation while it battles the Interior Department’s decision not to renew its lease, almost certainly ending over 80 years of commercial oyster operations and eliminating a quarter...

Tomales principal resigns with settlement

07/03/2014
Tomales Elementary School Principal Jane Realon’s resignation was officially accepted on Thursday at a meeting of the Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees, ending the employment of the district’s most senior administrator. The trustees unanimously approved a settlement agreement along with her resignation, which board president Jane Healy would...

At least one in Bolinas felt Saturday’s quake

07/03/2014
Thirty-three people from as far away as Fremont reported feeling tremors on Saturday from a 3.2-magnitude earthquake about 14 miles of the coast of Bolinas, amidst a series of faults between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, according to the United States Geological Survey. Though the survey did receive...

Faced with rise, county kicks off adaptation team

07/03/2014
Marin County is launching a two-year project to evaluate how it should prepare for and adapt to the effects of sea-level rise, kicking off the project with a public meeting next Thursday in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The project, called Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team, or C-SMART, will...

Bookstore launches documentary film series

07/03/2014
In “A River Changes Course,” lawyer-turned-filmmaker Kalyanee Mam’s first feature-length documentary, Ms. Mam follows three Cambodian families in remote villages who find the modern world closing in on their traditional ways of life. One young woman, Khieu Mok, leaves her village so she can work in a garment factory; she...

Watershed sees record migration of young coho

06/26/2014
About 20,000 young coho salmon—the largest recorded number and almost double the previous high—made the journey from the Lagunitas Creek watershed to Tomales Bay this spring, according to the Marin Municipal Water District, which has been tracking the population for nine years. If food in the ocean is plentiful, the...

Tomales Bay swimmer’s shark bite puzzles experts

06/26/2014
On Memorial Day Weekend, Lisa Ludwigsen went for an afternoon dip at Chicken Ranch Beach. A regular swimmer in the bay for two decades, she and a friend swam offshore as the tide ebbed to its lowest point. The water felt warm—no need for a wetsuit—but was cloudy and opaque...

Elementary principal could step down

06/26/2014
After several weeks of contentious debate about Shoreline Unified School District’s leadership, the board unanimously approved contracts for three administrators last week, leaving one top position noticeably unfilled. Jane Realon, the principal for nearly two decades at Tomales and Bodega Bay Elementary Schools and the district’s most veteran administrator, is...

Inverness cooperative closes, lacking members

06/26/2014
The Foodshed, a volunteer-run food cooperative that opened in Inverness in late 2012, will close this month, the result of an exhausted steering committee that says it doesn’t have enough help from the coop’s small membership. The closure is hopefully temporary, committee members announced at a meeting at the Dance...

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