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Rare plant finds home in GGNRA

12/22/2011
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is now home to one of the rarest plants in the country: the marsh sandwort. An herbaceous green perennial known also as swamp sandwort or Arenaria paludicola, the plant was once found abundantly in marshes and riparian areas along the Pacific coast, but has fallen...

GGNRA acquires San Mateo land

12/15/2011
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) completed its purchase of the 3,800-acre Rancho Corral de Tierra from the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) Friday, adding the parcel’s coastal vistas and rolling hills to the area’s long list of destinations. GGNRA plans to improve parking, signage and access to the land,...

Brave start for Tomales basketball

12/15/2011
The Tomales Braves varsity boys basketball team (2-1-0) has opened the season with decisive 19-point victories over Trinity Prep and Calistoga and a close 54-47 loss to Summerfield Waldorf in the Gene Duffy Classic. Senior guard Andrew Caramagno and senior forward Luke McFadden have each put up 37 points as...

Supes call tree cutting fee excessive

12/15/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to significantly reduce a fee for homeowners in unincorporated areas to remove native or otherwise protected trees in streamside conservation areas. Though not part of the agenda, supervisors, perhaps stirred by a sizable turnout of San Geronimo Valley residents opposed to the...

Bookstore model finds success

12/15/2011
Point Reyes Books’ Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) program, which launched in mid-October and allows customers to deposit anywhere from $150 to $500 into an account for future purchases in exchange for a five percent discount, has already recruited 152 members and is on pace to meet its 200-person goal by...

Last minute debut for 
indie radio

12/08/2011
The long-silent frequency of 91.5 FM crackled to life in Marshall Wednesday night, unseating KWMR as West Marin’s exclusive local radio broadcaster. But the nascent independent music station, KXCF FM, is not competing for listeners, and language in the lease contract for the antenna on Corey Goodman and Marcia Barinaga’s...

One man, his apartment building and a shrub

12/08/2011
Information regarding a certain despondent shrub in front of the four-unit apartment complex along Mesa Road, in Point Reyes Station, was unearthed on Tuesday, raising few concerns from anyone about anything remotely related. The Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM), which owns the property and is planning to...

Braves lose to Hoopa Valley

12/08/2011
After demolishing Emery and St. Bernard’s in the first two games of the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs, the Tomales Braves (9-3-1) faced their second consecutive championship game defeat to Hoopa Valley (9-3-0) at Humboldt State University Saturday with a final score of 27-8. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat...

Community compost fires up

12/08/2011
West Marin Compost will begin accepting clean residential green waste at its drop-off site at 5575 Nicasio Valley Road this Saturday, December 10. The site will be open on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tipping fee is $25 per cubic...

Historic sites under consideration

12/08/2011
The National Park Service is drafting proposals for the designation of two local artist havens as nationally historic places. The first is Druid Heights, a former enclave of Zen philosopher Alan Watts, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder and sex-positive feminist Margot St. James. The five-acre property is located in a...

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