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One man’s efforts may change oystering on bay

03/19/2015
From his old silver Prius parked on the side of Highway One, Richard James pulls out oyster-growing gear he has collected from Tomales Bay in recent months: heaps of zip ties, chunks of rope, coated copper wire and a bag of blue gloves. There is a perfectly intact oyster-growing bag...

West Marin Pharmacy settles employees’ suit

03/19/2015
The West Marin Pharmacy settled claims last month from three former employees who alleged they had not been paid enough for breaks and overtime—but that agreement was rescinded late Wednesday, according to the plaintiffs’ lawyer. As reported by the Marin Independent Journal this week, the state Labor Commission ruled that...

Huffman tries again to force Coast Guard sale

03/19/2015
The Coast Guard housing complex in Point Reyes Station is once again on the federal agenda. On Tuesday, Congressman Jared Huffman re-introduced a bill to give Marin County the first option of purchasing the 30-acre property from the federal government, for use as affordable housing. The Coast Guard told the...

Last round of ranch plan comments mixed

03/19/2015
Last month, the Point Reyes National Seashore released a summation of public comments it received during two public workshops and a week-long comment period held last November about its forthcoming ranch management plan. The aim was to solicit extra input after a six-week scoping...

Jean Lyttle, longtime West Marin School teacher, dies at 87

03/19/2015
Jean Lyttle, a retired kindergarten teacher at West Marin School who lived in Inverness and Inverness Park for over 50 years, passed away on March 7, at 87 years old. Jean was a Bay Area native who loved the outdoors, taking her kids to the beach during summers and backpacking...

Ending stalemate, Open Classroom approves doors

03/19/2015
The Open Classroom community reached consensus last week to approve the installation of sliding doors in the program’s facility at San Geronimo School. Principal Laura Shain spoke with parents and teachers during a three-hour meeting and helped mediate a resolution. Teachers had been divided in half on the issue, with...

Point Reyes Light and West Marin Citizen negotiations

03/19/2015
F or the last eight years, we have published this newspaper alongside The West Marin Citizen , competing against it for advertising, readership and moral support. The Citizen, whose founders included former employees and contributors of the Light, is the longest-running competitor in our 67-year history. Over time, both its...

On senior stress

03/19/2015
Senior year of high school is the year of lasts: your last first day, your last homecoming, your last Friday night football game, your last prom, your last goodbye. It’s the time of packing up your life, nicely and with a bow, to unwrap it again in August, miles away...

Ole Schell film featured in museum exhibit in April

03/12/2015
Filmmaker Ole Schell, who grew up in Bolinas, has made documentaries about high-fashion models (by following around his ex-girlfriend, on and off, for five years) and about a hip hop dancer who performed in China with Yo-Yo Ma and Meryl Streep. But he really likes stories of escape. “I always...

Lawson’s tenants sad as they enter final year

03/12/2015
After nearly five decades, the long-term travel trailers at Lawson’s Landing in Dillon Beach are approaching the final year of their tenure. Last month, the campground’s co-owner, Mike Lawson, sent a letter alerting trailer tenants that they would be receiving formal eviction notices in April of next year, and that...

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