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Stinson addresses housing crisis

11/17/2011
With young adults and workers hard pressed to find inexpensive rentals in Stinson Beach, residents are exploring the possibility of establishing an affordable housing program. At a community meeting on Tuesday, Stinson Beach Fire Chief Kenny Stevens said the problem has reached such a crisis point that soon the fire...

Ralph Grossi on future of farming

11/17/2011
West Marin rancher and former president of the American Farmland Trust Ralph Grossi will talk about the future of food production in the United States on Sunday, December 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at West Marin School, in Point Reyes Station. Grossi, who was an original board member Marin...

Crab may be small but plentiful

11/17/2011
Tuesday marked the beginning to what is expected to be another sterling commercial crab season---good news for local fishermen still reeling from the year’s limited salmon yields. But first, they and buyers have to agree on a price. Lawson’s Landing co-owner Willy Vogler said on Wednesday that commercial fishermen had...

Dispensary dodges crackdown

11/17/2011
Operators of Fairfax’s Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana moved this week to prevent a federal mandate that it close its doors and remove all trace of the substance by November 21. The order is part of a national crackdown on marijuana growers and licensed dispensaries, which prosecutors believe often mask...

Solomon adheres to rice and beans

11/17/2011
Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon, of Inverness Park, has joined the “Food Stamp Challenge,” in which participants are tasked with living on the average amount—$4.50 a day and $31.50 a week—of benefits for food stamp recipients, to raise awareness about hunger and to protest Republican Congress members’ proposed cuts to...

Kill your own Turkey in Bolinas

11/17/2011
West Marin Freeskool will sponsor a comprehensive turkey harvesting class on Sunday, November 20 at Gospel Flats Farm, in Bolinas. The course, lasting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will avail participants of the secrets to slaughtering, plucking, eviscerating, brining, curing and cooking their bird. According to the course description,...

“Our Lady” finds shelter

11/17/2011
The folk art installation “Our Lady of the Harbor” by Petaluma-based David Best, of Burning Man temples fame, has stood on the vacant lot across from the Dance Palace Church Space ever since it was placed there in February as part of the Geography of Hope Conference film festival and...

Woolsey 
urges halt 
to Issa probe

11/10/2011
United States Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey sent an impassioned letter to Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee, this week, urging him to halt a preliminary investigation into scientific misconduct by National Park Service employees involved in the controversy surrounding Drakes Bay Oyster Company. “Your investigation is an unnecessary, cumbersome...

Septic rules could break banks in West Marin

11/10/2011
The California Water Resources Control Board’s new proposed septic regulations are less prescriptive than the set released for public comment in 2008 but still may force many property owners near polluted water bodies in West Marin to make expensive upgrades to their systems. The draft, which is open to public...

Local election results

11/10/2011
A contentious battle for spots on the Lagunitas School District Board of Trustees drew to a close Tuesday evening, with Denise Santa Cruz-Bohman and Richard C. Sloan emerging as clear winners with 42.68 percent and 40.50 percent of the 1,373 votes respectively. Woodacre parent and candidate Robert Ovetz, who filed...

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