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Sand Sculpture at Drakes Beach

08/30/2012
The 31st annual Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes National Seashore takes place Sunday, September 2 at Drakes Beach. Registration takes place at 9 a.m. at Ken Patrick Visitor Center, and judging begins at noon. Prizes, which will be awarded in several categories, will be delivered at 3:30 p.m. It’s...

Principal sought for Bo-Stinson

08/23/2012
For Nicasio School teacher Elaine Doss, retirement was short-lived. Mrs. Doss bid farewell to students in May, and is saying hello to a new group of students at Bolinas-Stinson School—where she has accepted the post of interim principal. She is replacing Leo Kostelnik, who served as principal for five years...

Bilingual education gets boost

08/23/2012
A stark achievement gap between white and Latino students has prompted Shoreline Unified School District to launch an investigation into the creation of a Spanish and English dual-language immersion program. The hope among administrators is that such a program could re-engage and empower English-learners, while creating a more integrated school...

District breathes new life into Lagunitas Waldorf program

08/23/2012
With attempts to form a public charter school put to rest, the Lagunitas Waldorf Inspired Program is gearing up for a new school year with two new full-time Waldorf-trained teachers and a renewed sense of purpose. The walls are repainted, the cubbies are waiting, the block-crayons are in their baskets...

Bo-Stin seeks study grant

08/23/2012
Bolinas-Stinson Union School District directors voted Monday to search for someone to develop a grant proposal that would fund a feasibility study for an on-campus preschool. The $25,000 the board hopes to acquire would explore whether the district could accommodate the roughly 35 children from age two to five currently...

New coaches at Tomales High

08/23/2012
The Tomales High School Braves are back for a new school year and they’re bringing two new coaches with them. Edie Nelson will head girl’s varsity volleyball, while Luiz Salerno, hailing from Peru, will head soccer, a sport that hasn’t been fielded for boys in two years and girls in...

Valley teen leadership group

08/23/2012
The Loft—West Marin’s “Valley-minded teen center”—opens on the first day of school for Lagunitas School District, Tuesday, August 28, for all kids in grade four and up. The Loft is open Monday through Thursday until 5 p.m. and membership costs $200 per year. Beyond its weekday offering of open gym,...

County endorses Dream Act

08/23/2012
At the request of Board President Steve Kinsey, Marin Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a resolution supporting recent state actions relating to the California Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, known as the Dream Act. The package of laws allows children who were brought into the United States under...

Supes respond to Grand Jury

08/23/2012
The Marin County Board of Supervisors last week submitted responses to three Civil Grand Jury reports, on the potential for increased sharing of services among public agencies and special districts, restorative justice and alcohol abuse. The report on service sharing, called “Pre-Schoolers Learn to Share — Can Local Governments?” recommended...

Ire at $150 fire tax for rural areas

08/23/2012
Marin residents and officials are speaking out against a controversial new “fire fee” for unincorporated areas that will fund state fire-fighting services. The $150 fee was passed as part of a budget deal and has been called “highly flawed” by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, who said he voted to repeal it...

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