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Tam staff press board to impasse

03/28/2013
Tamalpais Union High School District’s unionized non-teaching staff planned to make a public appeal to the district’s board of trustees Wednesday night after 20 months of labor negotiations have deadlocked. The labor dispute involves 151 employees of the district—which serves students from Stinson Beach to the San Geronimo Valley—including secretaries,...

Olema lodge and restaurant on block for $9.75 million

03/28/2013
The Point Reyes Seashore Lodge and Farm House Restaurant and Bar are up for sale with a price tag of $9.75 million. “I’m just kind of getting older and there’s other things I’d rather do,” owner Jeff Harriman said. When Mr. Harriman built the inn with his brother, Tom, in...

Interior IG under House fire

03/28/2013
House Republicans unleashed a new attack on the government watchdog responsible for a criticized investigation into allegations of scientific misconduct in an environmental report that found major noise impacts from Drake’s Bay Oyster Company. Doc Hastings, the House Natural Resources Committee chairman, accused Department of the Interior Acting Inspector General...

Salmon spawning on rebound in Lagunitas watershed

03/28/2013
As county officials revamp streamside development rules intended to protect coho salmon, watershed officials released new numbers confirming an unexpected rebound in the number of the endangered fish’s nests in Lagunitas Creek. The 243 nests, known as redds, counted in the 2012-2013 spawning season represented the highest figure since 2007,...

Man arrested in antler standoff

03/28/2013
A Tomales man who has pleaded guilty to wielding a sharpened deer antler is facing a possible six-month sentence in jail, law enforcement officials said this week. Timothy Cornett, 22, pled guilty Friday to the charge of exhibiting a deadly weapon in a in a rude, angry, or threatening manner...

State rural fire fee postponed

03/28/2013
The $150 state fire fee imposed on residents of unincorporated areas like West Marin that set off a maelstrom of complaints and appeals has been temporarily postponed, according to California Department of Forest and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) spokesman Dennis Mathisen. Last year, when the fee was implemented by the...

New dress shop in Point Reyes

03/28/2013
Thrifty female shoppers got a new venue in which to buy and sell clothes last week with the opening of Bloom, Point Reyes Station’s only consignment shop. Owner Diane Phillips, who spent much of her childhood on a local ranch, said she wants to promote the values of “reusing and...

Jonathan Rowe book released

03/28/2013
Writer and co-founder of West Marin Commons, the late Jonathan Rowe, will be celebrated in May at a release party for a book of his collected writings, Our Common Wealth: The Hidden Economy that Makes Everything Else Work. In a review of the collection, Massachusetts-based author David Bollier wrote, “The...

Women sought by photographer

03/28/2013
Marin photographer Glen Graves is seeking at least 30 women age 40 and up to participate in his art project, “Women of Spirit,” which he started 12 years ago. He is also seeking venues to hang and exhibit the project. The series of nude photographs is an attempt by Mr...

Coffee shop rambles for funds

03/21/2013
Blackbird is raising funds this Saturday, March 23, to help bring more arts and music to the Inverness venue, as well as assist with the café’s operational costs. The event will feature local acoustic musicians and no minimum donation is required, though donations of $20 or $30 (and beyond) are...

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