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Cell phone alerts in disasters

01/10/2013
Emergency personnel announced they will unveil an updated emergency notification system capable of sending alerts by cell phone and email to county residents at the end of the month. Among the improvements to the system, which will be implemented on January 26, is a mapping system into which participants can...

Talk on native owls tomorrow

01/10/2013
A talk on native owls sponsored by the Inverness Garden Glub will take place at 7 p.m. on January 11, at the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center, with volunteers from the Hungry Owl Project showcasing a barn owl and an endangered spotted owl. The talk is seen by presenter...

Man dies trying to save dog at beach

01/03/2013
Tragedy struck Point Reyes National Seashore on New Year’s Day when a man attempting to rescue his dog from the surf at North Beach drowned a mere 15 feet from the shore, according to witnesses. Charles Quaid, a 59-year-old Richmond resident, was walking with his wife and their dog along...

Annual report shows oyster farm didn’t bother seals

01/03/2013
Surveys of harbor seals in Point Reyes National Seashore last year produced no evidence of mariculture operations disturbing harbor seals in Drakes Estero. According to a National Park Service report released last August and dug up this week by lawyers working on behalf of oyster farmer Kevin Lunny, hikers were...

NOAA will expand marine sanctuaries

01/03/2013
After nearly a decade of trying to gain support for a bill to protect waters off the northern California coast, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey’s conservation efforts finally are starting to take shape—just as she ends her career in politics. Two weeks ago the White House authorized the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Oyster farm requests relief

12/27/2012
Attorneys for Kevin Lunny filed a request for a preliminary injunction with the federal district court of northern California last Friday in hopes of putting on pause efforts to shut down Drakes Bay Oyster Company until the pending lawsuit is resolved. The request states that Mr. Lunny, whose bid to...

Watch for ticks when out

12/27/2012
The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is warning residents to take precautions while playing in the outdoors this winter, as ticks are out en force. The western black-legged tick, also called a deer tick, is most active from fall through early spring (the nymphs, or juveniles, are most active...

Vacancy on disabilities board

12/27/2012
The Marin County Board of Supervisors announced one vacancy on the Developmental Disabilities Board, created by state law in 1969 to advocate for the civil, legal and service rights of individuals with developmental disabilities. This area board, representing Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, aims to...

USGS skewed estero seal report

12/27/2012
Marshall resident Corey Goodman has uncovered yet one more instance of the misrepresentation of science related to government efforts to close Drakes Bay Oyster Company—this time involving a United States Geological Survey (USGS) report. A USGS review of National Park Service photographs of harbor seals in Drakes Estero by Brent...

Founder of bird observatory dies at 67

12/27/2012
Richard Stallcup, a renowned bird observer whose lifelong connection with wildlife guided him in the creation of the Point Reyes Bird Observatory 48 years ago, died on December 15 from leukemia. He was 67. Mr. Stallcup, a Novato resident, garnered praise among birding and other conservation groups across the world...

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