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Marin Sun Farms cooking to entice locals

10/31/2013
The curing room at Marin Sun Farms’s butcher shop is cool and precisely 60 percent humid. Pancetta, hanging on one side, is preserved about two and a half months, while soppressata links, hanging on the other side, require roughly a month. Dangling nearby are the less commonly known lonza, bresola...

Fukushima is here, but harmless, experts say

10/31/2013
On a recent Saturday morning, nearly 500 people sprawled out on towels and tarps on Ocean Beach in San Francisco. As a helicopter flew overhead, they first remained motionless, then took to their feet and started waving their hands wildly in the air. From ground level, the crowd didn’t look...

Valley stream regs get final okay

10/31/2013
A group of three supervisors passed a stream conservation ordinance—albeit an intermediate one—on Tuesday for unincorporated Marin outside the coastal zone, along with a yearlong program evaluating how development along temporary streams should be regulated. Homeowners in the San Geronimo Valley lauded the move, but the ordinance was protested by...

Open enrollment at Lagunitas

10/31/2013
The Lagunitas School District has opened enrollment for out-of-district parents who may now state their wish to transfer their child to any one of the district’s Montessori, Waldorf-Inspired, Open Classroom or Middle School programs in the 2014-2015 school year. The open enrollment period begins on Nov. 1 and closes on...

Electronic waste recycled at park

10/31/2013
Point Reyes National Seashore announced it is hosting an electronic waste recycling day next Friday, Nov. 15, in recognition of America Recycles Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the public may bring the following items to the Bear Valley Visitor Center: all computers and related accessories and peripherals; cell...

Scoping starts on vegetation plan

10/31/2013
A new version of a draft vegetation and biodiversity management plan has the endorsement of the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association, and a 60-day public scoping period on the plan’s associated environmental impact report will start in the middle of November, said Linda Dahl, head of Marin County Parks and...

Seats uncontested in Tomales

10/24/2013
Two incumbents are campaigning to serve for a short, two-year post on the Tomales Village Community Service District board. Eric Knudsen is running against Sue Sims for the seat to which Ms. Sims was appointed to fill a vacancy. Mr. Knudsen, a chemist, reached the end of his four-year term,...

Drakes requests en banc hearing

10/24/2013
In a vigorously worded request for a hearing before a larger panel of the Ninth Circuit Court, Drakes Bay Oyster Company lawyers this week wrote that the park service has a “vendetta” against the business and used arguments made in a September dissent when a smaller panel ruled in favor...

Bond would improve Lagunitas

10/24/2013
Lagunitas School District is asking voters to approve $5 million in bonds to bring aging classrooms and facilities up to 21st-century standards for the 300 students in kindergarten through grade eight on the district’s two adjoining campuses. The money will be used to modernize classrooms, build ramps to bring the...

Bolinas parcel tax on ballot again

10/24/2013
Bolinas residents are being asked to vote on a parcel tax for the maintenance and operation of Mesa Park, after a similar measure failed to garner enough votes last year. The park, the older and larger of the town’s two parks, sits adjacent to the Bolinas Firehouse and Clinic. Its...

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