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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...

Library group weighs in on jury

08/15/2013
The commission charged with overseeing Marin’s library system has mostly concurred with recent findings from a county watchdog report that offered criticisms and recommendations for the Marin County Free Library, while partially countering others. Commissioners agreed that it should ramp up its own limited input and oversight for Measure A...

Deer hunter dies on opening day

08/15/2013
An East Bay man died by gunshot while driving with friends north of Tomales on Saturday, the opening day of deer season. Richard Weller, a 58-year-old Martinez resident, was on a hunting excursion on private property off Middle Road, between Fallon-Two Rock and Marsh Roads, when a rifle discharged in...

Teens to sail at America’s Cup

08/15/2013
Three teenaged members of the Inverness Yacht Club are polishing their sailing skills this week after the club received a last-minute invitation to compete in a “wind slalom” at the America’s Cup festivities in San Francisco Bay. Michael Duncan, Bay Whitney and Ben Borglin, all of whom have developed their...

Opposition to camping at Tomales Bay park

08/15/2013
About 15 people convened on Tuesday afternoon in Point Reyes Station to consider the financial future of Tomales Bay State Park, which had its funding slashed along with numerous other parks in recent recession years. Attendees quickly dismissed the primary suggestion made by representativea from the park’s nonprofit operator to...

Marshall residents angsty over Hog Island well

08/15/2013
A Tomales Bay oyster company’s request for a coastal permit to build a replacement well on a neighboring ranch has fomented concerns among some residents that their limited groundwater supply could become further strained. Hog Island Oyster Company, a Marshall-based oyster farm and purveyor that employs over 100 people in California and Washington, is facing salinity intrusion in its current well,...

Parties argue over oyster suit

08/15/2013
The Drakes Estero oyster farm engaged in a lawsuit over its continued existence has filed a brief arguing that a cohort of wilderness advocates should not be designated official intervenors in, or parties to, its suit against the National Park Service and Interior Department. A district court in February denied...

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