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Bolinas homeowner decries planning, felled trees

10/06/2011
Twenty-five years ago Serena Castaldi watched as her small home on the Little Mesa, in Bolinas, slowly fell victim to cliff erosion. She was forced to abandon the property but soon rebounded, purchasing another lot not far from the first and erecting a modest one-story that overlooked a lush, sloping...

Stagecoach eliminates coastal route, adds Valley bus

10/06/2011
Facing low ridership and increasing cuts to federal funding, Marin Transit has announced plans to eliminate the West Marin Stagecoach’s coastal route 62, which runs from Point Reyes to Bolinas and Stinson Beach—a trip that can cost the agency almost $60 per rider. Weekend service on south route 61 from...

Tree narrowly misses woman

10/06/2011
An Inverness Park woman was nearly crushed by a tree limb that fell through her roof early Tuesday morning. Lynn DeBarrows, 73, had just made herself a cup of tea and was in the process of changing the channel from “this horrible movie called The Fast and the Furious” around...

West Nile strikes in state

10/06/2011
The California Department of Public Health announced Monday the first two reported fatalities of 2011 from West Nile Virus. The victims were a 37-year-old man and an 86-year-old man, both from Kern County. Eighty-eight human cases of WNV from 18 California counties have been reported this year; there have been...

Braves shutout St. Elizabeth

10/06/2011
The Tomales Braves (2-2-0) shutout non-league opponent St. Elizabeth 60-0 at its homecoming game last Friday. The Braves gained 378 yards and scored five touchdowns on the ground. The Tomales defense held St. Elizabeth to less than 50 yards, forced a safety and also scored touchdowns on a blown long...

Murder suspect killed in Mendo

10/06/2011
A 36-day hunt through the forests of Mendocino County for a man suspected of murdering former West Marin resident Matt Coleman and Jere Melo, a Fort Bragg councilmember, in August ended last Saturday when a Sacramento County SWAT team shot and killed him near a logging road six miles outside...

Braves defeated for second time

09/29/2011
The Tomales Braves faced their second trouncing of the season when they lost 47-8 to undefeated Division IV team, St. Helena. Tomales (1-2-0) only managed to score one touchdown in the 4th quarter on an 18-yard pass to senior receiver Luke McFadden. Coach Leon Feliciano said it’s beneficial to play...

Oyster farm damned by draft EIS

09/29/2011
Point Reyes National Seashore moved one step closer to shuttering Drakes Bay Oyster Company last week with the release of a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) that says the farm’s continued operation would bring numerous adverse impacts to the “biological, physical, and cultural environment in and around Drakes Estero.” Though...

San Geronimo families eschew measles, pertussis vaccinations

09/29/2011
A cadre of anti-vaccination parents at San Geronimo Valley Elementary School have remained steadfast in their medical decisions despite a ten-year high of measles cases across California and one of the top three statewide counts in the nation. In 2010, the school ranked third in Marin County for rates of...

Park employees moving on

09/29/2011
Three park employees have or are about to depart Point Reyes National Seashore: John DiGregoria, the current range ecologist; Bill Shook, a planning and IT specialist; and Harold Geritz, a longtime equestrian manager at the Morgan Horse Ranch. Shook and Geritz are both retiring after long tenures; Shook previously served...

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