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Ellie 
Genazzi dies in crash

08/29/2013
A young woman who grew up in Point Reyes Station died late Sunday night when her truck crashed into a tree near Sebastopol, according to California Highway Patrol. Ellen Genazzi, 21, passed away at the scene of the collision on Bloomfield Road. Ms. Genazzi, whose family has local roots stretching...

Vaccine rates, up in Valley, still lag

08/29/2013
San Geronimo Elementary parents leery of pharmaceutical companies and additives are far more likely to forgo immunizations compared to parents at other West Marin schools, according to data released by the state. Exemptions to vaccination requirements at the school, however, shrank for the second consecutive year. Still, nearly half of...

Tree removal raises musings about rules

08/22/2013
Attendees at the recent village association meeting discussed the removal of a reportedly dying tree in downtown Point Reyes, stirring questions of who exactly has jurisdiction over tree removal along Highway One and which policy should prevail when trees are ousted. The plant was located between the Grandi Building and Into the Blue, between the street and the sidewalk. But the tree in question...

Test scores stable, but ethnic gap persists

08/22/2013
Results for California’s standardized test results, which became available for review on a grade-by-grade basis earlier this month, show little change from last year but display a continuing gap between Latinos and Anglos in West Marin’s largest school district. The scores provide a detailed overview of each grade by dividing...

Supes act against state fracking

08/22/2013
The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the California legislature to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, statewide. Fracking, a process that requires vast amounts of water to tap fossil fuels like oil and natural gas, poses myriad threats to the environment,...

Bulky waste pickup next month

08/22/2013
A bulky waste pickup for Redwood Empire Disposal customers will take place during the week of September 9 on the regular day of service. Up to three cubic yards—or about 14 large garbage bags—of appliances, furniture, tree branches, stumps and other non-hazardous oversized wastes will be accepted. Rocks, dirt, bricks,...

Cordell Bank council seats open

08/22/2013
People with backgrounds in fishing or education are invited to apply for vacant seats of the advisory council of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, one of over a dozen marine protected areas managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The 14-member council ensures public participation in sanctuary management...

Grants for Bo-Stin projects

08/22/2013
The Bolinas-Stinson Beach Library Improvement Society announced this year’s grant opportunity for literary, educational or cultural projects that benefit the communities of Bolinas or Stinson Beach. Both individuals and organizations are eligible for the $1,000 grants. Applications must be postmarked by September 16, and are available, along with guidelines, at...

Spirit of Marin honors Kirschman

08/22/2013
Point Reyes Station resident Richard Kirschman—an inventor and activist, a developer and world traveler—is this year’s local recipient of a Spirit of Marin award in the annual contest sponsored by the Bank of Marin. Mr. Kirschman was nominated by the West Marin Chamber of Commerce and will be honored for...

Cheesemakers host golf tourney

08/22/2013
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company hosts its seventh “non-serious” golf tournament benefitting local charities next Thursday, August 29. The four-person shamble, in which each player hits from the tee and the best ball starts the game, will be lighthearted and laced with comedy and alcohol. Still, the cheese company “takes...

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