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County says dredging is best solution for Stinson homes

01/16/2014
The dredging of Easkoot Creek and the restoration of a wetland in the Golden Gate National Park may be the best answer to the threat of creek flooding in the coastal town, according to a new study by the county. At a public meeting at the Stinson Beach Community Center on Saturday, county staff presented 10 options for mitigating the impact of creek flooding...

Drakes Bay will appeal to Supreme Court

01/16/2014
Drakes Bay Oyster Company will appeal to the United States Supreme Court a decision on Tuesday by the Ninth Circuit Court, which denied a request for a rehearing. The appeal to the nation’s highest court comes after a years-long debate between a historic shellfish farm that produces over a quarter...

Influenza already fatal for two

01/09/2014
Though in most cases influenza triggers a few days of fever or nausea, the virus ended two lives in recent weeks in Marin County, including a 63-year-old man with chronic ailments who died on Dec. 27 but also a previously-healthy 48-year-old woman who died of complications on Jan. 6, according...

Baseball batter gets 12 years

01/09/2014
A judge sentenced Kelsey Lin Winterkorn to 12 years in state prison for attempted murder and inflicting great bodily injury last month after she tried to kill an associate with a baseball bat and then run him down with her van in Inverness Park. Ms. Winterkorn, 27, a former freelance...

Baseball batter gets 12 years

01/09/2014
A judge sentenced Kelsey Lin Winterkorn to 12 years in state prison for attempted murder and inflicting great bodily injury last month after she tried to kill an associate with a baseball bat and then run him down with her van in Inverness Park. Ms. Winterkorn, 27, a former freelance...

Supes defend south Marinites

01/09/2014
The Marin County Board of Supervisors sent a letter this week to Golden Gate National Recreation Area about a proposed reservation system and altered shuttle service at Muir Woods National Monument. Supervisors commended the park for abandoning a proposed parking lot on Panoramic Highway—a plan sharply opposed by many southern...

Court says enough Drakes filings

01/09/2014
Without elaborating on its reasoning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals swiftly rejected a motion by Drakes Bay Oyster Company last Thursday that requested permission to submit a response to the federal government’s most recent filing in the case. After a three-judge panel ruled 2-1 in September to deny the...

Crash in Walker Creek kills one

01/09/2014
A Santa Rosa man died in a crash last Tuesday, just hours before the New Year, when his car spun off Shoreline Highway between Marshall and Tomales. Florentino Chavez-Garcia, 23, was pronounced dead shortly after firefighters rescued him from an overturned car...

Ranchers selling cattle as drought wears on

01/09/2014
Ranchers in West Marin are buying expensive hay and selling off portions of their herd in the wake of the driest year on record in Marin, where a lack of rain has left four-legged livestock bereft of fresh grasses. Farmers report a more mixed impact on their row crops...

Toxin 
levels fall, growers poised to harvest

01/09/2014
Hog Island Oyster Company dispatched a boat to the outer reaches of Tomales Bay on Wednesday morning, where workers pulled bags of oysters that might finally make their way to customers deprived of the bay’s fare for weeks due to high levels of a...

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