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Post office hours could be cut

05/17/2012
In order to keep the smallest post offices open while saving an estimated $500 million a year, the United States Postal Service announced a plan to reduce hours for rural post offices, including those in West Marin. Post offices in Olema, Marshall and Dillon Beach would have their hours cut...

Papermill’s Fortnight of Feasts

05/17/2012
Papermill Creek Children’s Corner will begin its annual Fortnight of Feasts on Saturday, May 26. The series of fundraising events will support the nonprofit’s sliding scale scholarships. Director Judy Radiloff said Papermill strives to provide a reasonably priced, high-quality preschool and childcare, and many low and even middle-income families need...

Foster parents needed

05/17/2012
Marin County Children and Family Services is looking for loving foster and foster-adopt families to provide temporary and permanent homes for children and youth. Adults of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and any sexual orientation are encouraged to apply, and families of all compositions are needed. Interested persons may attend an...

District torn over Waldorf petition

05/17/2012
It was standing room only last Thursday evening in Lagunitas School’s multipurpose room and emotions were running high as parents, teachers and administrators commented on the controversial petition to turn the popular Waldorf-Inspired Program (LWIP) into a charter school. While supporters said the move to “go charter” is a last-ditch...

Dorothy Medin, caring matriarch and chef, dies at 90

05/17/2012
Dorothy Medin, a real-life Rosie the Riveter, longtime Vladimir’s chef and devoted great-great-grandmother who always put her family, animals and garden first, passed away on April 16 at age 90. She spent her final days in the Inverness home she shared with her children and grandchildren for more than half...

Trawler beaches at Limantour

05/17/2012
A 43-foot commercial salmon trawler ran aground at Limantour Beach, south of Coast Camp, just after sunrise on Tuesday. Captain Duncan MacLean, who said he was coming in to anchor when he “fell asleep at the buoy and woke up on the beach,” walked over three miles to the Point...

Interior 
investigates oyster EIS

05/10/2012
The Interior Department’s Inspector General will begin a preliminary investigation of possible fraud by National Park Service staff in relation to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Drake’s Bay Oyster Company, a spokesperson for the office said. The inquiry, which comes in response to a complaint filed by Dr. Corey...

Kinsey and Furst in debate at the Dance Palace

05/10/2012
The West Marin Chamber of Commerce hosted a debate last Tuesday between Steve Kinsey and Diane Furst, competitors for District Four’s supervisorial seat. A dozen prepared questions were discussed in the first hour, and the audience asked many others in the second half. Among the topics were the Countywide Plan...

Housing possible at Grady Ranch

05/10/2012
The Marin Community Foundation is partnering with Lucasfilm to explore options for the development of affordable housing on Grady Ranch. “We are thrilled that George Lucas is seeing this as an opportunity to address one of the most critical issues in Marin County—making it possible for a broad range of...

Golden Gate visitor center opens

05/10/2012
After 75 years, the iconic bridge leading to San Francisco will have its own visitor center. Painted the same shade of orange and spanning over 3,500 square feet, the “bridge pavilion” will house a collection of interpretive displays, gifts and keepsakes, models of the bridge and historic artifacts, including a...

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