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Cordell Bank council seats open

08/22/2013
People with backgrounds in fishing or education are invited to apply for vacant seats of the advisory council of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, one of over a dozen marine protected areas managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The 14-member council ensures public participation in sanctuary management...

Grants for Bo-Stin projects

08/22/2013
The Bolinas-Stinson Beach Library Improvement Society announced this year’s grant opportunity for literary, educational or cultural projects that benefit the communities of Bolinas or Stinson Beach. Both individuals and organizations are eligible for the $1,000 grants. Applications must be postmarked by September 16, and are available, along with guidelines, at...

Spirit of Marin honors Kirschman

08/22/2013
Point Reyes Station resident Richard Kirschman—an inventor and activist, a developer and world traveler—is this year’s local recipient of a Spirit of Marin award in the annual contest sponsored by the Bank of Marin. Mr. Kirschman was nominated by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce and will be honored for...

Cheesemakers host golf tourney

08/22/2013
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company hosts its seventh “non-serious” golf tournament benefitting local charities next Thursday, August 29. The four-person shamble, in which each player hits from the tee and the best ball starts the game, will be lighthearted and laced with comedy and alcohol. Still, the cheese company “takes...

Famed rural columnist to visit

08/22/2013
The quality of a literary work might not be linked exclusively to the quality of its sentences; then again, it might be. This October, Verlyn Klinkenborg, the author of the New York Times rural life column, a member of that newspaper’s editorial board and a renowned teacher of the writer’s...

Mice eradication plan at Farallon 
Islands weighs rodenticides

08/22/2013
A federal wildlife agency is enlisting public comments for a draft environmental impact statement that analyzes options to eradicate an invasive mouse from the South Farallon Islands. The draft EIS, produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in partnership with nonprofits Island Conservation and Point Blue Conservation Science, proposes...

Countywide Plan revision would ease Valley homeowner’s hardships

08/22/2013
A contentious ordinance to regulate streamside development that has sparked fervent opposition in the San Geronimo Valley may soon be implemented on an interim basis while supervisors amend the Countywide Plan to create more flexibility for homeowners. That’s what county staffers, working with a subcommittee that includes Supervisor Steve Kinsey, suggested on Tuesday, though it could be months before the board makes a decision on its path forward. The stream conservation area—believed by environmentalists to be critical for the restoration of decimated fish populations—is mandated by the CWP...

Seats open on housing board

08/15/2013
There are two openings on the Marin Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, which helps make policies and decisions that affect public housing and numerous other programs administered by the authority. Candidates must be tenants or voucher holders of the housing authority, and are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The...

Horse owners warned of virus

08/15/2013
Since a Marin County chicken tested positive for antibodies to West Nile Virus last week, the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals, which generally are most vulnerable to the virus from July through October. “With the mortality rate in unvaccinated horses as...

On-air dialogue seeks healing

08/15/2013
A local radio programmer is searching for people to participate in a show inspired by the controversy over the future of Drakes Estero and Drakes Bay Oyster Company—but which does not discuss that issue. Susan Santiago describes her show, called Pieces of Peace, not as a debate but rather as...

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