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Tomales Bay plan would cost boaters

08/30/2012
A new management plan proposed last week could dramatically change boating on Tomales Bay. Most if not all boats currently on the bay are allowed there on the basis of a gentleman’s agreement; because the bay is overseen by seven different agencies, to properly permit a vessel would require more...

West Marin teens to experience the art of fundraising

08/30/2012
Another school year has begun in West Marin. For many youngsters, classes will range from mathematics to history and English, but for a few brave teens, the biggest lessons will be found in the world of fundraising — as they learn about philanthropy and generate real money for local nonprofits...

Northern oyster leases closed

08/30/2012
The California Department of Public Health has instituted a temporary shellfish harvest closure for northern Tomales Bay, effective August 24. The areas have been closed due to a positive Vibrio parahaemolyticus sample from oyster meat collected and lab-tested on August 20. The bacteria is a naturally occurring estuarine bacteria that...

Rangeland projects in seashore

08/30/2012
Beginning early next month, the National Park Service will begin work on grant-funded rangeland water quality improvement projects on seven ranches in Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Construction will focus on four project types: cattle exclusion fencing, cattle watering facilities, controlled cattle crossings and erosion...

Thrift Store hosts fashion show

08/30/2012
In honor of the West Marin Community Thrift Store’s 25th anniversary, West Marin Community Services will be holding a stylish community fundraiser with a runway event. “Funk and Flash,” which will take place Saturday, September 15, will feature models of all ages sporting one-of-a kind garments from local designers, seasonal...

Winston plays for Dance Palace

08/30/2012
Returning to the stage at Dance Palace this Saturday is master pianist George Winston, who will play at a charitable program called “Summer Show,” with all proceeds donated to the community and cultural center. Having lived and played in Montana, Mississippi and Florida, Mr. Winston offers a variety of styles...

Sand Sculpture at Drakes Beach

08/30/2012
The 31st annual Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes National Seashore takes place Sunday, September 2 at Drakes Beach. Registration takes place at 9 a.m. at Ken Patrick Visitor Center, and judging begins at noon. Prizes, which will be awarded in several categories, will be delivered at 3:30 p.m. It’s...

Principal sought for Bo-Stinson

08/23/2012
For Nicasio School teacher Elaine Doss, retirement was short-lived. Mrs. Doss bid farewell to students in May, and is saying hello to a new group of students at Bolinas-Stinson School—where she has accepted the post of interim principal. She is replacing Leo Kostelnik, who served as principal for five years...

Bilingual education gets boost

08/23/2012
A stark achievement gap between white and Latino students has prompted Shoreline Unified School District to launch an investigation into the creation of a Spanish and English dual-language immersion program. The hope among administrators is that such a program could re-engage and empower English-learners, while creating a more integrated school...

District breathes new life into Lagunitas Waldorf program

08/23/2012
With attempts to form a public charter school put to rest, the Lagunitas Waldorf Inspired Program is gearing up for a new school year with two new full-time Waldorf-trained teachers and a renewed sense of purpose. The walls are repainted, the cubbies are waiting, the block-crayons are in their baskets...

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