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Solomon loses to Republican

06/28/2012
Local favorite Norman Solomon has conceded in the race for the “top two” in the Second Congressional District primary race, trailing behind Republican Dan Roberts by a razor thin margin of less than 175 votes. With fewer than 1,000 ballots left uncounted in Sonoma County, Mr. Solomon deemed it “numerically...

Locals shift to friendlier rat killers

06/21/2012
At the end of last year, Bolinas Bay Lumber & Landscaping Supplies decided to stop carrying DeCon and other chemical rodenticides. Instead they began offering pest management alternatives, and are trying to educate residents about their decision to quit stocking the poison. “We realized that birds were eating the poisoned...

Solomon waiting on Sonoma vote

06/21/2012
Just 596 votes separate Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon from his Republican competitor in the race for second place in California’s 2nd District, and ballots are still being counted, Mr. Solomon said. While Mr. Solomon initially trailed behind Republican Dan Roberts with a close 1 percent lag, that gap has...

Walking mall proposed for Point Reyes

06/21/2012
Downtown Point Reyes Station has remained relatively unaltered for the last 50 years, consisting of little more than a couple dozen buildings lining State Route 1. But if one woman had her way, the town would soon hardly resemble its historic self, but assume the image of a Tuscan commune...

Vanishing landscapes, captured in art

06/21/2012
Out past where the sedges and bunchgrass near Abbott’s Lagoon give way to rolling dunes, endangered plants like the Tidestrom’s Lupine have been struggling to survive a European onslaught: the invasive Continental beach grass, so familiar to residents and seashore visitors, has been making its glacial advance since it was...

Salmon 
fry get a lift downstream

06/21/2012
Every three years, hundreds of Central California coho salmon make a daring journey from Tomales Bay to Japan, to the frosted creeks of Alaska, before returning to West Marin. For thousands of years, the end of their lifecycle has taken place in the Lagunitas Creek watershed, but for the last...

NAS announces oyster reviewers

06/21/2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this week announced a tentative list of 10 experts who will serve on a panel that will analyze the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), as well as a peer review of that statement, for Drake’s Bay Oyster Company. The announcement follows on the heels...

Grand jury wants budget analysis

06/21/2012
A report by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury found that creating an office of independent budget and legislative analysis could improve county finances and better serve residents. The jury found that while Marin was in better shape than most other counties nationwide, the Marin’s most important recent decisions were...

Opting out of mosquito spray

06/21/2012
Don’t want to be hit with a blast of mosquito killer while out for your evening walk? Businesses and residents wishing to be notified about truck-mounted adult mosquito control measures have been urged to sign up with the CodeRED high-speed notification solution, a joint effort by the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito &...

Seventh annual Far West Fest

06/21/2012
Experience good times for the greater good at the seventh annual Far West Fest on Saturday, July 21 at Love Field. The festival, which has raised $150,000 for nonprofits since 2005, will benefit Home Base, KWMR Community Radio, and the Tomales Bay and San Geronimo Valley teen centers. Three stages...

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