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Nude posse traverses Bolinas

08/02/2012
Bolinas residents and visitors, including kids at a surf camp, may have been surprised Tuesday afternoon to see a small group of nude young women parade through town on Wharf Road. Witnesses said there were as many as five naked women, accompanied by a clothed male. One citizen placed a...

KWMR puts news show to bed

08/02/2012
After exactly one year and over 200 local radio news shorts, KWMR’s West Marin Report producer George Clyde has retired from the volunteer post. Mr. Clyde, who lives part-time in Marshall, is a former business lawyer and investigative television documentary journalist. In his final show on Tuesday he thanked his...

Ragen rebukes scientist

07/26/2012
A 20-page letter sent by Marine Mammal Commission head Tim Ragen blasting a report by Marshall scientist Corey Goodman was released in the lead-up to the National Research Council meeting on Drake’s Bay Oyster Company in Irvine. Dr. Goodman’s report critiqued the 2011 Marine Mammal Commission (MMC) report evaluating the...

Group sues FDA over mercury

07/26/2012
Environmental and consumer organizations, including Forest Knolls-based Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s failure to implement stricter standards to protect the public from mercury in seafood. The lawsuit seeks a response to the 2011 petition filed by GotMercury.org, a project...

Beleaguered state parks hid millions

07/26/2012
Advocates for cash-strapped state parks were shocked Friday at the announcement that California State Parks has been sitting on a “hidden” $54 million for the past 12 years. State officials said they have opened an investigation after learning of the stashed millions, which the state’s Department of Parks and Recreation...

First divers tell story of Cordell Bank

07/26/2012
The members of the first dive team to explore the Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary in the 1970s and 1980s are still the only known divers to have seen the reserve with their own eyes—and are now sharing their stories of the experience through the Cordell Expeditions Oral History Project. The...

Elk growth threatens seashore zoning

07/19/2012
In Point Reyes National Seashore, ranchers and elk are finding themselves at odds, embroiled in a dilemma that has plagued elk reserves and their neighbors for close to a century: free-ranging 700-pound elk, minus predators or restraint, can equal one very big, very hungry problem. California’s tule elk have been...

Once-endangered birds leave surplus young to starve

07/19/2012
What is good news for California’s once-endangered brown pelican population is bad news to the thousands of young, starving birds dropping from the sky into streets, beaches or backyards near you. This month, record numbers of emaciated juveniles have been reported along the coast, from San Diego to Eureka and...

Charges dropped for Valley man

07/19/2012
Final misdemeanor charges against Woodacre resident Dr. Robert Ovetz, a political science professor arrested while observing the Occupy Oakland protest in January, have been dropped. His attorney, Matt Siroka, said that during his arrest the professor was beaten by police. Initially charged with felony assault on an officer, misdemeanor battery...

Nonprofits partner for students

07/19/2012
This week Marin Organic and Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) announced a new partnership aimed at expanding a farm-based educational program for Bay Area public and independent schools. The program, called Farm Field Studies, has ran for over a decade in partnerships with various organizations. Marin Organic says it hopes...

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