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Snowy plover habitat expands

06/21/2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated approximately 24,527 acres of coast in Washington, Oregon and California as critical habitat for the Pacific Coast population of the western snowy plover, an endangered species, including 505 new acres at Dillon Beach. The designation includes unique and increasingly rare coastal dune...

Grandi restoration may start

06/14/2012
The long-awaited restoration of Point Reyes Station’s historic Grandi building may begin as soon as this November, property owner Ken Wilson said. After renovations, the 97-year-old brick structure is slated to house a 34-room hotel, a 60-seat restaurant, and two units of affordable or employee housing, according to property manager...

Woolsey endorses Huffman

06/14/2012
Representative Lynn Woolsey has endorsed Assemblyman and congressional candidate Jared Huffman as her successor for the new second district. “I congratulate Jared Huffman on his impressive showing in Tuesday’s primary, and regardless of the final vote tally, I am proud to endorse him in the November election,” Ms. Woolsey said...

Deputy car hit near golf course

06/14/2012
California Highway Patrol are still investigating a crash involving a Marin County sheriff’s deputy and a Moraga woman, whose 2007 Honda Civic swerved into oncoming traffic near the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course Sunday just after 4 p.m. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash,...

New nuclear contractor banned

06/14/2012
The Marin County Peace Conversion Commission has designated county contractor URS Corporation as a nuclear weapons contractor. This designation, as defined under Marin’s Nuclear Free Zone law, means that all county departments are required to seek other vendors not involved in nuclear weapons production. Corporations currently on the county’s list...

Foundation awards Ben Nixon

06/14/2012
This week, Mill Valley resident photographer Ben Nixon was recognized as the second recipient of the Visual Artists Support Program Grant. The $25,000 grant, which was established in honor of Marin photographer Pirkle Jones, who died in 2009, supports promising emerging and mid-career artists living in Marin County. Mr. Nixon...

Alcatraz escapees still at large

06/14/2012
Fifty years since their escape from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin — the only men to escape from Alcatraz Island and remain unaccounted for — are still at large. The convicts were ages 35, 32, and 31 when they crawled their way...

Olema RV campground forecloses

06/14/2012
A Novato trial lawyer plans to take possession of The Olema RV Resort and Campground, the only privately owned public campground near the seashore, at an auction next Tuesday. Alan Brayton said he is foreclosing on the property to recover an outstanding balance of over $1.1 million on a second...

Mrs. Doss, Hell’s Kitchen native, retires

06/14/2012
Elaine Doss, probably West Marin’s only elementary school teacher known to ride horseback an hour and a half each way to class, retired this week after 20 years at Nicasio School. Students and faculty celebrated her last Friday with a barbecue, potato sack race and water balloon catching contest. During...

Ocean refuse hits the activist runway

06/14/2012
To rephrase the old adage, one person’s trash is another person’s haute couture. This Saturday, Project Green Runway will be adding some glitz to the unglamorous topic of ocean trash by inviting local artists and designers to showcase their trash-based clothing designs on a catwalk at Marin Recycling and Sanitary...

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