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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...

Raising funds for new scoreboard

08/08/2013
Retired Tomales High School coaches Gary Dellepere and Matt Bell will be honored at the second annual Kickoff Classic on Monday, August 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lagunitas Brewery, in Petaluma. Football coach and fundraiser host Leon Feliciano said Mr. Dellepere taught and coached at Tomales High from...

Openings on library, flood boards

08/08/2013
Supervisor Steve Kinsey is recruiting candidates from unincorporated Marin for vacancies on several commissions that report to the Board of Supervisors. There are open seats on the Library Commission, which advises the board as well as the director of the Marin County Free Library on ways to enlist public interest...

Gallery program for young artists

08/08/2013
Gallery Route One this week announced a new 18-month fellowship for young Bay Area artists ages 21 to 35. The nonprofit art collective will offer two solo exhibits to fellows, who in turn will supervise the Point Reyes Station gallery roughly once a month during open hours and attend quarterly...

Bolinas farm lease draws scrutiny

08/08/2013
A land lease signed in 2011 between a local organic farm and the Bolinas utility district, which allows Gospel Flat Farm to provide vegetables to West Marin residents year round, led two residents to voice concerns at a public meeting late last month. The lease, which charges the farm $100...

Fruitless break-ins strike Point Reyes

08/08/2013
An unknown perpetrator or perpetrators broke into three Point Reyes Station establishments late Saturday night or early Sunday, absconding with what amounted to less than $20 and perhaps some used shirts and shoes. Doors inside the Dance Palace were vandalized, a glass door was smashed at Epicenter and a window...

Upgraded emergency radio, 
eyeing tax, could fill dead spots

08/08/2013
The joint powers organization that runs Marin County’s emergency radio system is seeking public and member support for a $40 million upgrade to be implemented by 2018. Partnering emergency response agencies in West Marin, however, have not wholly benefited from the current system; in rural areas, the terrain can make communication difficult and volunteer fire firefighters require simpler technology. The tax proposed by Marin Emergency Radio Authority—comprised of...

Federal cuts could further stress 
affordable living

08/01/2013
The debate in Washington over funding for low-income housing projects could have significant, long-term impacts on West Marin, where a dearth of affordable housing stock collides with some of the lowest average wages in the county. Funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development have long supported affordable...

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