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West Marin fund scopes public

11/10/2011
Some 80 residents from coastal Marin attended on Monday the first public meeting of the West Marin Fund, a nascent local grant foundation that aims to provide financial support to area nonprofits. The fund has thus far raised approximately $250,000, with a goal of $2 million by the end of...

Family escapes dangerous heater

11/10/2011
A family of four is recovering from near-deadly carbon monoxide poisoning after a heater malfunctioned in their Point Reyes Station home and began spewing the noxious, odorless gas into the air. The family had been experiencing what they believed were flu symptoms, but the parents called 9-11 on Monday morning...

Boat capsizes in Tomales Bay

11/10/2011
Three men aboard a 20-foot cabin cruiser were thrown into 52-degree Tomales Bay waters last Friday morning when engines failed and the vessel capsized about a mille off shore. A Good Samaritan boater, who responded to distress calls issued on channel 9, hoisted the men into his boat before the...

Dance Palace gets new techie

11/10/2011
Longtime West Marin resident and adroit reggae bassist Burton Eubank, known for his long red beard, began his tenure this week as the Dance Palace Community Center’s new technical director. Eubank, who has worn many hats over the years—as a cycling water meter reader, as a coach for the West...

Cordell Bank seeks members

11/10/2011
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary announced seven vacant seats on its advisory council, which represents the public’s interests in sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent, Dan Howard, and has recently been focused on climate change and vessel impacts to sanctuary resources...

Bolinas Community Center is 60

11/10/2011
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Bolinas Community Center will host two events this weekend: a community slide show on Saturday and a Sunday afternoon tea. “We are hoping that you will come for a great reunion with old friends and make new friends. This is a weekend to...

Marshall beams high speed

11/10/2011
For many years, reliable high-speed Internet service in the remote bayside village of Marshall has registered only as far-flung fodder for residents’ technological daydreams. Cable giants like Comcast and AT&T see the out-of-the-way trip for a small number of customers as inconsistent with their bottom line and even Point Reyes...

Draft General Management Plan for GGNRA

11/10/2011
Hoping to solicit more public feedback on the document that will guide its existence over the next 20 years, Golden Gate National Recreation Area announced last week that it has extended the comment period for its draft General Management Plan (GMP) through December 9. The period had been set to...

Occupy Wall Street inspires petition for local credit union

11/10/2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement has emerged with force in West Marin, where over the past two weeks roughly 60 local activists have protested outside the Wells Fargo branch in Point Reyes Station and held strategic meetings about closing their bank accounts and asking Redwood Credit Union or another banking...

EAC collects trash, goes to Commission

11/06/2011
The California Coastal Commission is examining allegations that Drakes Bay Oyster Company has for years been routinely dumping debris into Drakes Estero. The claim was made last month, when Amy Trainer, who heads the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) of West Marin, showed up at the Commission’s meeting with a bag...

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