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Gun owners gobble up District Attorney’s buyback monies

02/22/2013
After he learned he could not repair an old hunting rifle he inherited from his grandfather, Bob McClure tucked it away in his Inverness home. The next time he picked up the more than 100-year-old .22-caliber Remington, it was to hand it over to law enforcement officers. “It’s not dependent...

Central Coast Coho Salmon Federal Recovery Plan released

02/22/2013
The director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Chuck Bonham, told thematic jokes to a crowd of 100 gathered on Monday at the San Geronimo Golf Course to mark the release of the final Central Coast Coho Salmon Federal Recovery Plan, a collaboration with the National Oceanic and...

Deal will keep Tomales Bay open

02/21/2013
County officials struck a deal with California last week ensuring short-term funding for three state parks slated to close last year in Marin, setting the stage for dozens of similar deals sought by the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation to reverse plans for deep budget cuts. The nearly $2...

Oyster fans hold vigil as lawyers appeal

02/21/2013
After lawyers submitted what could be their most consequential arguments yet to an appeals court, supporters of Drake’s Bay Oyster Company prepared to gather Friday at an around-the-clock vigil for the embattled cannery and its 31 employees. An eleventh-hour appeal to save the oyster farm rests on three judges agreeing...

Anti-SmartMeter groups oppose settlement with utility commission

02/21/2013
A coalition of activist groups across the region staunchly opposed to the installation of wireless utility meters are not softening calls for harsher penalties against multiple Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) employees and other utility officials implicated in an ongoing investigation into privacy violations. The groups last week filed...

Drake’s report turns spotlight on watchdog

02/21/2013
An Interior Department watchdog report released earlier this month that was intended to quiet allegations of scientific misconduct in evaluating the noise impacts of Drake’s Bay Oyster Company instead unleashed more cacophony this week. Corey Goodman, the scientist and biotechnology entrepreneur friendly to the oyster farm who wrote a complaint...

Man arrested with parents’ truck

02/21/2013
A Point Reyes Station man has been arrested again after driving without a license following a court appearance on the same charges, authorities said this week. Adam Michael Haley, 32, was arrested last week on Wednesday for stealing the truck he drove after his court appearance from his parents, who...

Bolinas stocked with regular gas

02/21/2013
Bo Gas, the nonprofit gas station whose modest profits subsidize affordable housing in Bolinas, began selling regular gas last week after being stocked with only plus and premium fuels since late December. Nearby residents who find it more convenient to fill up locally than to drive over the hill for...

Sam leaves the palace for the big city

02/14/2013
Shopping at the Palace Market might feel a bit different after Friday, when grocer Sajjapan “Sam” Ratchakamin will leave a role in which he has remained a social icon for the past eight years. His next move: Running his new restaurant, called Thai Garden, in Sacramento. Sam’s departure has led...

County ups spending on SPAWN

02/14/2013
County supervisors in a protracted legal battle with a wildlife conservation group agreed this week to increase spending on a lawsuit already draining hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars from the county. The decision on Tuesday authorized the county counsel’s office to supply an extra $50,000 to Sacramento-based law firm...

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