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Chileno Valley breeders appeal

02/07/2013
An animal abuse case involving a Chileno Valley couple seeking to recover horses confiscated by the Marin Humane Society seemed all but decided late last week, when a judge once again ruled the society was justified in detaining a pair of horses it said were “affected to the point of...

Scenic road status not top priority

02/07/2013
Supervisors this week postponed a request by a group of homeowners in and around Lucas Valley to begin a process to turn Lucas Valley Road into the county’s first scenic highway, explaining it is not a top priority amid what one supervisor described as a “very aggressive, ambitious workload.” Supervisors...

Bodyboarder rescued at Stinson

02/07/2013
A 32-year-old bodyboarder is breathing on his own after nearly drowning Saturday night at Stinson Beach, according National Parks Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet. Daniel Beckman was unconscious when he was pulled out of shallow water by a group of people who were at the scene. The group notified park rangers...

Garden Club scholarships

02/07/2013
The Inverness Garden Club is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Last year the club granted 36 scholarships totaling over $120,000—funds made possible by partnerships with community members. “The club is extremely grateful for this wonderful support of our youth, and we look forward eagerly to...

Tam reconsiders cutting Team

02/07/2013
Tamalpais Union High School District officials met after press time this week to consider whether to end a small but popular alternative program for juniors. District administrators said trustees were no longer slated to make a final decision about closing Team on Wednesday, when supporters are expected to show en...

Woodacre man had explosives

02/07/2013
A Woodacre man is in police custody for leaving explosive devices in a truck parked outside a home in Sonoma County, authorities said this week. Mark VanMidde, 49, will appear in a Santa Rosa courtroom for the second time on Friday for an arraignment hearing on charges that he left...

Lawyers spar with federal judge over Feinstein law

01/31/2013
Legislation written by Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2009 in an attempt to ensure the longevity of Drakes Bay Oyster Company may now lead a federal judge to rule against the company in its plea to remain in operation while it wages a lawsuit against the government. In a crowded Oakland...

Smart meters kept at bay

01/31/2013
The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to extend for a third year a moratorium on the installation of controversial smart meters in unincorporated Marin. The prohibition cites insufficiently addressed concerns about possibly deleterious impacts to residents’ health, privacy and utility bills. “The primary reason for our...

Inverness inn to remain an inn

01/31/2013
An Inverness inn considered a prospective site for low-income housing changed ownership two weeks ago, after plans to convert it were abandoned due to limited funding. The Inverness Valley Inn, after less than a year on the market, was sold for about $2.7 million to a couple who have run...

Input sought on herring fishery

01/31/2013
The California Fish and Game Commission and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are seeking public input for an environmental report that will be used to manage the next herring fishing season in Tomales Bay and elsewhere. The state monitors and issues a limited number of permits to protect Pacific...

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