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Free tax advice at Dance Palace

02/07/2013
A free tax preparation session sponsored by West Marin Community Services, the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center and AARP foundation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, at the community center. Appointments are required, so please call the resource center at (415) 663.8361...

Soups and more at The Fork

02/07/2013
If January’s below-average temperatures tested your winter-recipe books, a soup-making class being offered this Friday in Point Reyes Station may offer the right boost to your cooking. The hands-on course, which includes lunch and a farm tour, is offered for $75 at The Fork, the culinary education and event space...

Oyster farmer appeals ruling

02/07/2013
Drake’s Bay Oyster Company appealed on Wednesday a U.S. District Court ruling that the company could not remain in operation while it wages a lawsuit against the Obama administration. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled on Monday that it was beyond the court’s jurisdiction to grant Kevin Lunny’s request...

District considers making preschools public

02/07/2013
A path to consolidating preschool education for Bolinas and Stinson Beach residents appeared to take shape last week, when more than two dozen parents and educators gathered to explore the possibility of merging two private preschools into a public school district facing shifting demographics and educational needs. The discussion, unfolding...

MALT saves more Barboni acres

02/07/2013
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) announced on Friday an agreement to preserve 1,194 acres of Hicks Valley ranch land. After four years of planning and fundraising, the Barboni Ranch, located four miles north of the Nicasio Reservoir, will be permanently protected from residential development. Fourth-generation rancher Bill Barboni II...

Chileno Valley breeders appeal

02/07/2013
An animal abuse case involving a Chileno Valley couple seeking to recover horses confiscated by the Marin Humane Society seemed all but decided late last week, when a judge once again ruled the society was justified in detaining a pair of horses it said were “affected to the point of...

Scenic road status not top priority

02/07/2013
Supervisors this week postponed a request by a group of homeowners in and around Lucas Valley to begin a process to turn Lucas Valley Road into the county’s first scenic highway, explaining it is not a top priority amid what one supervisor described as a “very aggressive, ambitious workload.” Supervisors...

Bodyboarder rescued at Stinson

02/07/2013
A 32-year-old bodyboarder is breathing on his own after nearly drowning Saturday night at Stinson Beach, according National Parks Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet. Daniel Beckman was unconscious when he was pulled out of shallow water by a group of people who were at the scene. The group notified park rangers...

Garden Club scholarships

02/07/2013
The Inverness Garden Club is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Last year the club granted 36 scholarships totaling over $120,000—funds made possible by partnerships with community members. “The club is extremely grateful for this wonderful support of our youth, and we look forward eagerly to...

Tam reconsiders cutting Team

02/07/2013
Tamalpais Union High School District officials met after press time this week to consider whether to end a small but popular alternative program for juniors. District administrators said trustees were no longer slated to make a final decision about closing Team on Wednesday, when supporters are expected to show en...

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