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Locals save historic Olema butcher shop

09/05/2013
Fast-acting residents preserved the historic Gamboni butcher shop in Olema last Friday after an errant driver hit a power pole, dropping lines onto a field and igniting a brush fire along Highway One. With emergency vehicles stuck behind a pole blocking both lanes, a handful of locals wielding garden hoses,...

Appeal denied, Drakes Bay presses for more judges

09/05/2013
Drakes Bay Oyster Company suffered a blow on Tuesday when a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to deny the farm a preliminary injunction that would have allowed it to stay open while battling the federal government. The historic farm’s efforts to continue to cultivate oysters on Marin’s coast—a battle that has attracted the attention of famous chefs, conservatives, environmental groups, members of Congress and the local community—has stoked fears among

Diversity seats open on county community development groups

09/05/2013
Marin County is inviting residents to apply to be members of the Countywide Priority Setting Committee and its Local Area Committees, which oversee the county supervisors’ allocation and distribution of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Program funds. The CDBG and HOME committees are undergoing an expansion with the...

Dog bite at school triggers alert

09/05/2013
A dog on an extendable leash bit and wounded an elementary school student on the Lagunitas School campus last week, spurring Principal Laura Shain to remind West Marin residents that unleashed or unsecured dogs are prohibited on school grounds. The student, who did not provoke the dog, received medical treatment...

Free emergency training offered

09/05/2013
A free emergency preparedness workshop presented by the West Marin School Family Center will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the school, in Point Reyes Station. Learn how to create a family emergency plan and a disaster supply kit and how to evacuate quickly and safely...

Crab fisherman dies at mouth

09/05/2013
A Tomales Bay boater died off Dillon Beach on Sunday morning after his leg became entangled in a rope tied to a crab pot that had been thrown into the water. The boat operator told officials that as the pot was thrown into the water and sank, the man, 40-year-old...

Proposed park shuttle fee hike

08/29/2013
The National Park Service is soliciting public comment on a proposed $2 fee increase for the winter shuttle that runs to the lighthouse, Chimney Rock and Drakes Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore. The fee is currently $5 round-trip; children under 16 ride free and discounts apply for seniors and...

Walker Creek music camp open

08/29/2013
Registration is now open for a four-day music camp for individuals and families who like to play old-time, bluegrass or early country music. The multigenerational Walker Creek Music Camp, founded by Marshall resident Ingrid Noyes, takes place during Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11 to 14. Well-known local and regional musicians—...

Hall, 140 years old, needs funds

08/29/2013
The nonprofit that owns the Tomales Town Hall is asking for donations to help keep the current restoration going amid dwindling funds. The 140-year-old building, rumored to be the oldest continuously operating town hall in this half of the state, if not the whole state, has recently undergone major repairs—including...

Drakes Bay may settle with CCC

08/29/2013
Both parties in the lawsuit between Drakes Bay Oyster Company and the California Coastal Commission have agreed to a series of settlement talks, according to Peter Prows, a lawyer for Drakes Bay. The decision to engage in settlement discussions was agreed to after parties met in court on Tuesday to...

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