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Dillon Beach shooter will face lesser charges

07/03/2014
The man who shot and killed a teenager in Dillon Beach in March should not face murder charges but instead be charged with manslaughter, a Marin judge ruled last week. Ken Neville, 56, who has no previous criminal history, killed 19-year-old Stachaun Jackson in what he has said was an...

Heavy enforcement plans for Stinson Beach

07/03/2014
Independence Day celebrations in Stinson Beach will be carefully monitored by a coalition of government organizations to ensure all visitors “enjoy a safe and healthy celebration,” a Tuesday press release warned potential lawbreakers. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol said they would exercise “zero tolerance” over...

Fare thee well, Renaissance Pleasure Faire of olde

07/03/2014
Fifteen years old, Andy Stasse was living in a Volkswagen van on Mount Tamalpais as he meandered through jobs—at a convalescent home, a garage, Herb and Joe’s in Fairfax—fabricating his age and work experience on applications. He drifted from place to place, inhabiting a water tower in the newly created...

District’s could cut field trips, close Inverness and Bodega Bay Schools

07/03/2014
An ad hoc committee tasked with trimming $1.2 million from Shoreline’s three-year budget projections is reviewing suggestions for nearly 40 possible cuts or revenue generators, including closing schools, laying off teachers, reducing work days, eliminating benefits, cutting funding for athletics or food and ending summer school. None of the possible...

Supreme Court rejects plea from oyster farm

07/03/2014
On Monday morning the United States Supreme Court rejected a plea from Drakes Bay Oyster Company to hear its case for remaining in operation while it battles the Interior Department’s decision not to renew its lease, almost certainly ending over 80 years of commercial oyster operations and eliminating a quarter...

Tomales principal resigns with settlement

07/03/2014
Tomales Elementary School Principal Jane Realon’s resignation was officially accepted on Thursday at a meeting of the Shoreline Unified School District Board of Trustees, ending the employment of the district’s most senior administrator. The trustees unanimously approved a settlement agreement along with her resignation, which board president Jane Healy would...

At least one in Bolinas felt Saturday’s quake

07/03/2014
Thirty-three people from as far away as Fremont reported feeling tremors on Saturday from a 3.2-magnitude earthquake about 14 miles of the coast of Bolinas, amidst a series of faults between the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, according to the United States Geological Survey. Though the survey did receive...

Faced with rise, county kicks off adaptation team

07/03/2014
Marin County is launching a two-year project to evaluate how it should prepare for and adapt to the effects of sea-level rise, kicking off the project with a public meeting next Thursday in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The project, called Collaboration: Sea-level Marin Adaptation Response Team, or C-SMART, will...

Bookstore launches documentary film series

07/03/2014
In “A River Changes Course,” lawyer-turned-filmmaker Kalyanee Mam’s first feature-length documentary, Ms. Mam follows three Cambodian families in remote villages who find the modern world closing in on their traditional ways of life. One young woman, Khieu Mok, leaves her village so she can work in a garment factory; she...

Watershed sees record migration of young coho

06/26/2014
About 20,000 young coho salmon—the largest recorded number and almost double the previous high—made the journey from the Lagunitas Creek watershed to Tomales Bay this spring, according to the Marin Municipal Water District, which has been tracking the population for nine years. If food in the ocean is plentiful, the...

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