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Seashore will test goats at historic D Ranch

08/14/2014
The National Park Service will experiment with a possible remedy for invasive plant species in the seashore by introducing goats onto a small section of the historic D Ranch that is overgrown with wild radish, poison hemlock and a variety of thistles to the detriment of “historic structures and the...

Coho captured in 
last-ditch effort

08/14/2014
Two hundred juvenile coho were plucked from Redwood Creek on Wednesday morning, to be reared in captivity in an effort to prevent their extirpation from the creek. Despite restoration projects that began in 2009 to create more floodplain and fish habitat there, annual numbers of adult coho in the waterway...

Robin Williams took to the stage in Marin

08/14/2014
Robin Williams, the rambunctious, fast-talking comedian and Academy Award-winning actor, was found dead at his home in Tiburon on Monday morning after committing suicide by hanging himself. Beloved as a radio deejay on “Good Morning, Vietnam,” an English teacher in “Dead Poets Society,” Peter Pan in “Hook,” a nanny in...

Anonymous donor funds lagoon projects

08/14/2014
An anonymous donor has bestowed the county’s open space district with $20,000 for four Bolinas Lagoon projects, including a restoration of the lagoon’s northern floodplain, oil spill containment supplies, habitat restoration on Kent Island and wildlife data collection. “It is unusual to receive an anonymous cash donation of this magnitude…Typically,...

For school facilities overhaul, Bolinas-Stinson advances $9 million bond measure

08/07/2014
Bolinas-Stinson Unified School District will ask voters to approve a $9 million bond measure in November, trustees decided in a 4-1 vote at a special meeting Tuesday, just before tomorrow’s filing deadline. If the measure passes, the district could fund technological upgrades, renovate the multipurpose Quesada room, improve safety at...

With anger, sadness and honor, bidding farewell to a historic cannery

08/07/2014
Under a pall of gray clouds and cutting winds last Thursday morning, a crowd of misty-eyed stalwarts bid farewell to Drakes Bay Oyster Company as the farm shut down its cannery and retail shop for the last time. The group of supporters struggled with a fraught mix of emotions: anger,...

Drakes Bay suit now cites violation of state’s rights

08/07/2014
The coalition of food purveyors suing the Department of the Interior over the ouster of Drakes Bay Oyster Company from the Point Reyes National Seashore is now alleging that the federal government had no right to kick the oyster farm out of Drakes Estero because of the state’s property rights...

Interior 
sued for Muir Woods bus stop

08/07/2014
As if the park service had not drawn enough ire in Marin County, a nonprofit coalition called the Mount Tam Task Force filed a lawsuit last Thursday against the Department of the Interior and employees of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area over a proposed bus stop and trail in...

County in talks to buy Valley trailer court

08/07/2014
The Forest Knolls Trailer Court, one of West Marin’s last spots for long-term mobile housing, appears to be for sale, a listing that has drawn the attention of Marin’s Board of Supervisors. At their meeting Tuesday, the supervisors recessed into a closed session to discuss a price and terms of...

Tobacco sales banned 
in county pharmacies

08/07/2014
Pharmacies in unincorporated areas will no longer be able to sell tobacco under a new law unanimously approved by the board of supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisor Susan Adams said she proposed the ban to address the contradiction in pharmacies selling medication for the damage smoking causes, like asthma, lung and...

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