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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...

Poets to benefit literary journal

08/29/2013
Two prized poets will convene September 15 for a conversation, reading and ticketed supper hosted by Point Reyes Books and benefitting the area’s literary and art journal. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Kay Ryan, a MacArthur fellow and former U.S. Poet Laureate praised for her simple language, rhythm, rhyme and “sly wit,”...

Olema road slide repair complete

08/29/2013
A section of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on Olema Hill that collapsed during a late-winter storm in 2011 is finally repaired, the Marin County Department of Public Works announced last week. The nearly $600,000 project, which began in late June after motorists for more than two years tolerated long weekend...

Breast cancer charity ride spurs talk of code enforcement

08/29/2013
Anxiety over an impending visit by a biker group known as the Brotherhood of Old Bikers, or BOOBs, for a breast cancer charity ride last Sunday spurred an online discussion that started with a complaint about unenforced noise rules and a call to protest, but turned to issues endemic to...

Volunteers to patrol marine protected areas

08/29/2013
A new program to collect data on swaths of Marin’s protected coastal waters will soon have volunteers scoping for unpermitted fishing and other human activity. Marin MPA Watch, billed as a broad effort to promote stewardship, educate the public and provide data for scientists to help evaluate the success of...

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