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Weekend proved risky on the bay

05/29/2014
At least five pleasant outings on Tomales Bay over the holiday weekend turned life threatening for kayakers and boaters when strong gusts capsized their vessels and left them stranded in the chilly waters. With a mean wind speed recorded above 26 miles per hour in Point Reyes Station and stronger...

Mom found dead at Palomarin

05/29/2014
A Santa Rosa woman was found dead from an apparent suicide near a Bolinas trailhead on May 21, after a two-day search effort. Jade Dashiell, 41, dropped her three sons off at school on the morning of May 20 and was reported missing later in the day. Her S.U.V. was...

Scabies appears in Stinson Beach

05/29/2014
The first cases appeared unrelated: a rash from a brush with poison oak, perhaps, or maybe an allergic reaction to insect bites. But as more children at the Stinson Beach Preschool kept itching, the teachers realized something else was going on: the school had an outbreak of scabies, a skin...

Stagecoach adds Dillon Beach service

05/29/2014
The West Marin Stagecoach will expand its bus service with a new line from Petaluma to Dillon Beach and more trips from San Rafael through the San Geronimo Valley. “We have been working for years to get a joint effort going between Marin County and Petaluma to meet some of...

Levine top spender for June primary

05/29/2014
With the primary elections only a week away, campaigns have been calling voter registration lists incessantly and filling up post office boxes with mailers. The candidates are asking for votes and, gearing up for the November election, they also want money. In the assembly race, Democratic incumbent Marc Levine has...

November parcel tax targets emergency response

05/29/2014
The Marin Emergency Radio Authority, a body of 25 agencies that manages countywide communication for public safety and disaster response, will ask voters to approve a parcel tax in November for $40 million in upgrades, including building two new antenna sites in West Marin, to increase service capacity and coverage...

Sublease jeopardizes future of Point Reyes cattle ranch

05/29/2014
A third-generation ranching family that leases federal land near Point Reyes Station is in the middle of a legal dispute that threatens to cut its ties to the property, according to documents provided by the Point Reyes National Seashore in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. On the...

Thacher Ranch gets county funds

05/22/2014
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $537,000 grant to the Marin Agricultural Land Trust to help fund the purchase of a conservation easement near Tomales that will extend a continuous belt of 19 protected ranches. The development rights to the...

Amici briefs filed with high court

05/22/2014
Four amici briefs were filed with the Supreme Court last week in support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s bid to continue farming. The company is appealing a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denying a request for an emergency injunction to remain open as it litigates against the...

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