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Academy finds oyster DEIS lacking

09/06/2012
An answer to whether or not Drake’s Bay Oyster Company is harming the environment remains elusive, as the National Academy of Sciences last week judged evidence in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) issued by the National Park Service to be insufficient. Of 14 possible “impact” categories, the DEIS alleged...

Celebrating Zen on the beach

09/06/2012
The dense, coastal summertime fog that often blankets Green Gulch Zen Center and organic farm are conducive for growing lettuce and other cool-weather crops. Each planting is handled with mindful care, and restaurants and hungry farmer’s market-goers alike seek out the produce. The neat rows of the farm’s fields stretch...

Bennett caught without permits

09/06/2012
Inverness resident and former Sierra Club representative Gordon Bennett has had his Sea Haven home red-tagged by the county for illegal building, county code enforcement officer Cristy Stanley said. Officials visited the property and issued the tag on August 3, noting that Mr. Bennett was attempting an unpermitted interior remodel...

Water district plan presented

09/06/2012
The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) has released a new vegetation management plan, which it says incorporates many of the important lessons learned since the last plan, written 12 years ago. The district has included new management techniques it says are more effective and fiscally feasible. New information about fire...

Hearing on Countywide Plan

09/06/2012
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on an amendment to the Countywide Plan at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11 in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Civic Center, in San Rafael. The amendment includes technical and clerical corrections to some policies and maps,...

Marshall gains weekend gallery

09/06/2012
Artist Lorraine Almeida is turning her Marshall studio into a weekend gallery, with an opening scheduled for October 13. Ms. Almeida was inspired by her interactions with the public when she opened her doors during a recent open studio tour. “I used to have a different attitude and a great...

Oyster Depot helps Non Profits

08/30/2012
Luc Chamberlain of Saltwater Oyster Depot will be opening up his restaurant this Monday for a special benefit in conjunction with Point Reyes Books, to raise money for the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History. Inspired by a Los Angeles program known as Closed On Mondays, the eatery will...

Cheeses win national honors

08/30/2012
Three of West Marin’s cheese companies made their mark in this year’s American Cheese Society competition in Raleigh, North California. While over 254 companies from across the United States, Canada and Mexico submitted a record 1,711 entries, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Cowgirl Creamery and Nicasio Valley Cheese stood out. Point...

Tomales Bay plan would cost boaters

08/30/2012
A new management plan proposed last week could dramatically change boating on Tomales Bay. Most if not all boats currently on the bay are allowed there on the basis of a gentleman’s agreement; because the bay is overseen by seven different agencies, to properly permit a vessel would require more...

West Marin teens to experience the art of fundraising

08/30/2012
Another school year has begun in West Marin. For many youngsters, classes will range from mathematics to history and English, but for a few brave teens, the biggest lessons will be found in the world of fundraising — as they learn about philanthropy and generate real money for local nonprofits...

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