Funding Uncertain for 
Tsunami Debris Cleanup

Along the West Coast, anyone with eyes on the water has been urged by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to keep a lookout for flotsam from the March 2011 tsunami that devastated much of Japan’s coastline, sweeping 5 million tons of debris into the Pacific. But in Point...

Shoreline Board Looks to Future

In an open letter to the Shoreline Unified School District community, the district’s board of trustees apologized for disruptions caused by the decision that resulted in Principal Anne Harris leaving mid-year, and gave assurances of its continuing efforts to provide the best education for students. In the letter, which was...

Oyster Bar Seeks Roots Funding

Whether they’re independent filmmakers, novelists or restaurateurs, more and more artists and entrepreneurs are turning to the fastest growing way to raise capitol: Crowd funding. Since 2009, sites like Kickstarter and Rockethub have helped thousands close the gap between innovators and their dreams—with a record of more than $10 million...

Inn, Foreclosed, Awaits New Life

The no vacancy sign hanging from the white-washed pillar of the Olema Inn has become a permanent mark for its last owners. As of last August, the deed to the inn was turned over from the hands of restaurant owner John Wiltshire, to those of the First Community Bank, in...

Stinson, Bolinas Libraries Expand

Beginning on Saturday, June 2, Bolinas and Stinson Beach residents will enjoy extended library hours on Mondays and Saturdays, thanks to the generosity of the Bolinas-Stinson Beach Library Improvement Society. In the past, the Stinson Beach Library was open on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the Bolinas...

Audubon Canyon Acquires Land

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR), a leading North Bay foundation for the preservation of nature, acquired 1,620 acres of land in the Mayacamas Mountains from the National Audubon Society last week. Located above the Alexander Valley, near Healdsburg, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District protected land is home...

Animal Fees, Tobacco Ordinances

The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved several changes to county code on Tuesday, including increased animal control fees and two new tobacco related ordinances. Fees for dog licensing, dog redemption, dead pet removal, dead wildlife removal, potentially dangerous and vicious dog permits, hobby and ranch dogs, stray livestock, and...

Agriculture at Historic High

The 2011 Marin County Livestock and Agricultural Crop Report shows the highest value ever recorded for all production, at $70,076,404. Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Stefan Parnay said the biggest factors contributing to the increase were higher valued pastureland, an increase in wholesale milk prices and greater survey participation. Overall production value...

Park to fund new oyster review

In the wake of mounting criticism over the integrity of science used to evaluate Drake’s Bay Oyster Company, the National Park Service has confirmed that it will fund an independent analysis by the National Academy of Sciences of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the oyster farm. That analysis...

Bolinas nudist found guilty

Bolinas resident and nudist Donald Holmes, 63, was found guilty Tuesday of willfully appearing naked in a state park, resisting a peace office and deterring an executive officer from performing a duty. A jury that began deliberating Friday found Holmes guilty of the misdemeanor offenses, which took place last August...


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