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Lagunitas board candidates

01/19/2012
Two candidates have submitted applications for a vacant seat on the Lagunitas School District Governing Board. For Woodacre resident Jasper S. Thelin, a teacher at Sir Francis Drake High School for the past 12 years, the position seemed an ideal match. “It’s something that feels like a really natural fit...

Locals steal the Heart of Marin

01/12/2012
Four charitable groups from West Marin were recognized last week at the annual Heart of Marin awards, including the Dance Palace Community Center and Point Reyes National Seashore Association, which shared the event’s top honor for “Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence.” Also recognized were Marin Organic for excellence in innovating a...

Gas provider still losing accounts

01/12/2012
Those passing through Inverness Park last week may have been surprised to see an empty propane tank shouldering Sir Francis Drake Highway with a sign reading, “De Carli’s: If you respected your customers, you wouldn’t be reading this. Take this away, now.” The sign was the work of Matt Gallagher,...

West Marin explores smaller, local banking options

01/12/2012
As the public learns more about federal funds that were given, sometimes secretly, to banks at no interest to avert an economic meltdown of their own making, anger grows among the 99%. Some of the largest banks added fuel to the fire as they responded to recent bank reform legislation,...

Stinson preschool in tight space

01/05/2012
Facing increased K-2 enrollment and shifting educational needs, Bolinas-Stinson Unified School District announced this week that it is considering ousting Stinson Beach Preschool from the room it has rented for the past several years. Parents and administrators are concerned that the eviction could leave the preschool with no space in...

Congress asks NAS to review EIS

12/29/2011
A United States Congressional committee has inserted language into an appropriations bill mandating that the National Academy of Sciences vet several claims put forth in a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the impacts of oystering in Drakes Estero. The insertion comes just weeks after the release of a highly...

Medicaid bridge plan expands healthcare in West Marin

12/29/2011
Amid erratic economic forecasts, West Marin residents living at or below the federal poverty line can soon rely on at least one certainty. Path2Health, a new County Medical Services Program (CMSP) initiative funded by California’s Federal Medicaid “Bridge to Reform” waiver and set to launch at the beginning of January,...

Dead orca leaves killer opportunity

12/28/2011
Wildlife officials are currently investigating the cause of death of an 18-foot killer whale that mysteriously washed ashore at Driftwood Beach, on Tomales Point, late last week. “We’re probably not going to know anything for a while,” said Jim Oswald of the Marine Mammal Center, which is handling the investigation...

New Spanish classes for children

12/22/2011
Two Spanish language immersion classes for young children their caregivers will be offered at the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church in January in partnership with Shoreline School Readiness. Canta Conmigo (“Sing with me”), for infants and children up to age four, will use song and movement and include a CD...

Tomales varsity basketball

12/22/2011
The Tomales varsity girls basketball team (5-3-0) fell to Sonoma Academy (8-0-0) in its first league game with a 49-19 route at home and quickly recovered with a 48-29 pummeling of non-league opponent Elsie Allen (0-4-0) last week. Head coach Chris Kenyon said his team could not contain Sonoma Academy...

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