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Rangeland projects in seashore

08/30/2012
Beginning early next month, the National Park Service will begin work on grant-funded rangeland water quality improvement projects on seven ranches in Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Construction will focus on four project types: cattle exclusion fencing, cattle watering facilities, controlled cattle crossings and erosion...

Thrift Store hosts fashion show

08/30/2012
In honor of the West Marin Community Thrift Store’s 25th anniversary, West Marin Community Services will be holding a stylish community fundraiser with a runway event. “Funk and Flash,” which will take place Saturday, September 15, will feature models of all ages sporting one-of-a kind garments from local designers, seasonal...

Winston plays for Dance Palace

08/30/2012
Returning to the stage at Dance Palace this Saturday is master pianist George Winston, who will play at a charitable program called “Summer Show,” with all proceeds donated to the community and cultural center. Having lived and played in Montana, Mississippi and Florida, Mr. Winston offers a variety of styles...

Sand Sculpture at Drakes Beach

08/30/2012
The 31st annual Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes National Seashore takes place Sunday, September 2 at Drakes Beach. Registration takes place at 9 a.m. at Ken Patrick Visitor Center, and judging begins at noon. Prizes, which will be awarded in several categories, will be delivered at 3:30 p.m. It’s...

Principal sought for Bo-Stinson

08/23/2012
For Nicasio School teacher Elaine Doss, retirement was short-lived. Mrs. Doss bid farewell to students in May, and is saying hello to a new group of students at Bolinas-Stinson School—where she has accepted the post of interim principal. She is replacing Leo Kostelnik, who served as principal for five years...

Bilingual education gets boost

08/23/2012
A stark achievement gap between white and Latino students has prompted Shoreline Unified School District to launch an investigation into the creation of a Spanish and English dual-language immersion program. The hope among administrators is that such a program could re-engage and empower English-learners, while creating a more integrated school...

District breathes new life into Lagunitas Waldorf program

08/23/2012
With attempts to form a public charter school put to rest, the Lagunitas Waldorf Inspired Program is gearing up for a new school year with two new full-time Waldorf-trained teachers and a renewed sense of purpose. The walls are repainted, the cubbies are waiting, the block-crayons are in their baskets...

Bo-Stin seeks study grant

08/23/2012
Bolinas-Stinson Union School District directors voted Monday to search for someone to develop a grant proposal that would fund a feasibility study for an on-campus preschool. The $25,000 the board hopes to acquire would explore whether the district could accommodate the roughly 35 children from age two to five currently...

New coaches at Tomales High

08/23/2012
The Tomales High School Braves are back for a new school year and they’re bringing two new coaches with them. Edie Nelson will head girl’s varsity volleyball, while Luiz Salerno, hailing from Peru, will head soccer, a sport that hasn’t been fielded for boys in two years and girls in...

Valley teen leadership group

08/23/2012
The Loft—West Marin’s “Valley-minded teen center”—opens on the first day of school for Lagunitas School District, Tuesday, August 28, for all kids in grade four and up. The Loft is open Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m. and membership costs $200 per year. Beyond its weekday offering of open gym,...

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