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Point Reyes Vineyards wins

01/31/2013
The Point Reyes Vineyards were awarded two medals in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition earlier this month. Steve and Sharon Doughty’s 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver medal in the $20 to $25 category and their 2011 Viognier, priced at $18, was awarded silver in the white dessert...

Garden Club scholarships

01/31/2013
The Inverness Garden Club is accepting applications for college scholarships for 2013-14 academic year. Last year the club granted 36 scholarships totaling over $120,000. “The club is extremely grateful for this wonderful support of our youth, and we look forward eagerly to receipt of this year’s applications,” board chair Barbara...

Larvicide sprayed over waters

01/31/2013
An inter-county health department yesterday launched an aerial effort to prevent the spread of what it said are “highly aggressive” mosquito populations in Marin and Sonoma Counties. The two-day effort by the Marin-Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District, which ends today, involves 800 acres over which a helicopter will dump...

Big settlement for Inverness razing

01/24/2013
An Inverness man’s insurance company has agreed to pay $320,000 to Paradise Ranch Estates’ property owners whose lot was mysteriously razed a year and a half ago. Mark Medin, who is suspected of clearing more than three-dozen trees from a lot abutting his own, was set to go to trial...

Salazar to return to Colorado

01/17/2013
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will retire from his post at the end of March, ending a four-year stint in President Obama’s cabinet and becoming its sixth member to depart it this year. Mr. Salazar made his mark at Point Reyes National Seashore when he chose to close Drakes Bay Oyster...

SPAWN acquires sixth property

01/17/2013
The Turtle Island Restoration Network announced early this week it acquired property near Woodacre Creek from a private donor in support of the group’s efforts to preserve the Lagunitas Creek watershed. The less than one-acre parcel, located along Redwood Drive in Woodacre, was donated a couple months ago by Mae...

Vacancies on planning commission

01/17/2013
Two at-large positions on the Marin County Planning Commission are open, with an application deadline of this Friday. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The commission reviews and makes recommendations to supervisors on all countywide and community plan elements and amendments, master plans and re-zonings, and more. Anyone...

Jury vets supervisor fund

01/17/2013
Supervisors facing years of scrutiny over their handling of a discretionary fund have failed to adequately reform a spending practice involving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars each year, according to a grand jury report released early last week. The report, made public last Monday after a three-month investigation by...

First baby of 2013

01/17/2013
Fiona Lily Vitali was born to Colleen Richardson and Danny Vitali last Saturday, January 12, becoming the first baby born in West Marin this year. The proud parents are the recipients of a host of gifts donated by local businesses, including an alpaca hat (with ears) from Zuma; breakfast for...

Judge rules against horse breeder

01/17/2013
The Marin Humane Society was justified in removing two horses from a Chileno Valley ranch late last month, according to a ruling on Monday by an administrative law judge. The decision by judge Albert Burnham involves the seizure of an injured stallion and a malnourished mare on December 27, when...

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