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Bolinas art and garden festival

04/04/2013
Gardening, bee keeping, a tea party and a magic show are just some of the events and information sessions planned for the Bolinas Community Center’s spring fundraiser, “Plant Magic,” this month. “This is for our general fund,” said General Manager Lia Sabbatini, explaining that fundraisers help maintain reasonable class prices...

Standoff in barn

04/04/2013
A Tomales man recently arrested for a narcotized standoff with sheriff’s deputies landed in intensified legal trouble last week after officials said his assault of at least one of his family members with a shovel led to another standoff with deputies in a barn in which the suspect brandished a...

Weekend car crimes strike 10 victims

04/04/2013
California Highway Patrol officials said they are not actively pursuing a pattern in a series of car thefts this past weekend that have challenged West Marin’s blasé, leave-your-doors-unlocked culture. At least four cars were stolen and six had something stolen from them in Inverness, Point Reyes Station and Lagunitas on...

Herbicides in Tam watershed earn grand jury approval

04/04/2013
Janet Klein, a vegetation specialist who lives and works in Fairfax, says the San Geronimo Ridge—once a diverse forest of oak and Douglas fir as well as home to all kinds of birds and animals—is slowly being overtaken by a nasty and seemingly intractable weed. “It’s a disheartening situation,” Ms...

PRBO to become Point Blue

04/04/2013
What’s in a name? If you’re a Point Reyes wildlife conservation group, names matter a lot. While the scientists and advocates at the Petaluma-based PRBO Conservation Science are usually more focused on Latinate scientific taxonomy of birds and seals, they say they now see one of their core challenges as...

Another level of purity for Inverness Water

04/04/2013
Inverness residents have long been engaged with their village’s water supply. Intrepid locals helped wrest control of the district from a private company in the late 1970s and spoke out against sourcing water during dry spells from the North Marin Water District in the 1980s. But some may not be...

Stinson Beach water alert

04/04/2013
Stinson Beach residents and property owners are being asked to reduce landscape irrigation by 50 percent under a stage-two alert issued by the water district. General Manager Ed Schmidt told the Light in a phone interview that the district evaluates alerts on a monthly basis and explained that the district...

Louisiana Senator pens oyster rider

03/28/2013
A Louisiana lawmaker is continuing to press his case that Drake’s Bay Oyster Company deserves a second chance. Republican Senator David Vitter, who introduced legislation that would extend the embattled cannery’s lapsed Drakes Estero lease, is now questioning the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the Department of the Interior on...

Tam staff press board to impasse

03/28/2013
Tamalpais Union High School District’s unionized non-teaching staff planned to make a public appeal to the district’s board of trustees Wednesday night after 20 months of labor negotiations have deadlocked. The labor dispute involves 151 employees of the district—which serves students from Stinson Beach to the San Geronimo Valley—including secretaries,...

Olema lodge and restaurant on block for $9.75 million

03/28/2013
The Point Reyes Seashore Lodge and Farm House Restaurant and Bar are up for sale with a price tag of $9.75 million. “I’m just kind of getting older and there’s other things I’d rather do,” owner Jeff Harriman said. When Mr. Harriman built the inn with his brother, Tom, in...

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