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Alcatraz escapees still at large

06/14/2012
Fifty years since their escape from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin — the only men to escape from Alcatraz Island and remain unaccounted for — are still at large. The convicts were ages 35, 32, and 31 when they crawled their way...

Olema RV campground forecloses

06/14/2012
A Novato trial lawyer plans to take possession of The Olema RV Resort and Campground, the only privately owned public campground near the seashore, at an auction next Tuesday. Alan Brayton said he is foreclosing on the property to recover an outstanding balance of over $1.1 million on a second...

Mrs. Doss, Hell’s Kitchen native, retires

06/14/2012
Elaine Doss, probably West Marin’s only elementary school teacher known to ride horseback an hour and a half each way to class, retired this week after 20 years at Nicasio School. Students and faculty celebrated her last Friday with a barbecue, potato sack race and water balloon catching contest. During...

Ocean refuse hits the activist runway

06/14/2012
To rephrase the old adage, one person’s trash is another person’s haute couture. This Saturday, Project Green Runway will be adding some glitz to the unglamorous topic of ocean trash by inviting local artists and designers to showcase their trash-based clothing designs on a catwalk at Marin Recycling and Sanitary...

Padres drafts Valley player

06/14/2012
Former Lagunitas School student and Forest Knolls resident Cory Bostjancic has been selected to play for the San Diego Padres, in the 2012 Major League Baseball first-year player draft. “It’s corny but true that it’s just what I have always wanted to do,” Mr. Bostjancic, a College of Marin sophomore,...

Brawl tops off Western Weekend

06/07/2012
A brawl broke out at the Old Western Saloon in Point Reyes Station early Sunday evening following Western Weekend festivities, leaving several injured and two men jailed. Witnesses said a 23-year-old Iraq war veteran from Olema may have verbally attacked another veteran, a 25-year-old from Petaluma, inside the bar. A...

Olema Inn stays local, thanks to Manka’s

06/07/2012
Manka’s Inverness Lodge owners Margaret Grade and Daniel DeLong have purchased the historic Olema Inn, which was foreclosed last August and has been closed of late. Ms. Grade and Mr. DeLong said they plan to have the bed and breakfast and restaurant up and running again “as soon as possible.”...

Grand jury says county needs morgue

06/07/2012
It’s a scene familiar to any fan of film or television crime dramas: In the cold light of the city morgue, the forensic pathologist, in goggles, gloves and lab coat, investigates the cause of death. In most cases, as in fiction, such investigations take place in a purpose-built facility of...

Solomon in close race for second

06/07/2012
Local congressional candidate Norman Solomon’s supporters were still awaiting the final vote tally for the second congressional district Wednesday, in what has become a close contest for second place. With all of the 732 precincts at least partially reporting as of 4:43 a.m. on June 6, Assemblyman Jared Huffman held...

New youth philanthropy funds

06/07/2012
The West Marin Fund, a new community foundation created to support the coastal towns of Marin, announced its first program, focused on youth philanthropy, last week. The initiative is designed to encourage teams of youth from 11 to 18 years old to raise money for local nonprofits and other community...

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