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Locals prevent Inverness speed-limit increase

04/18/2013
Friendly signs posted along the roadside in Inverness Park warn drivers to drive carefully. “Slow down and it relax,” the signs read. “Share the road,” says another. But the town’s limited-visibility driveways, many marked with convex mirrors, and its retail hub—a hive of pedestrian activity and a stopover for bicyclists...

Bicyclist dies after colliding with passing pickup in Inverness Park

04/18/2013
A bicyclist was swept under the wheels of a passing vehicle in Inverness Park on Friday, and he died of his injuries in the street as passersby and first responders near the cluster of shops along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard worked to revive him. California Highway Patrol and Marin Coroner’s...

Hunting will continue in wetlands

04/18/2013
The California Fish and Game Commission declined on Wednesday to take action on a petition by environmentalists and animal-rights activists to discontinue duck hunting at the state-run Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve. During a public hearing in Santa Rosa, officials heard from dozens of residents and received petitions from recreational hunters...

West Marin to gain a park ranger

04/18/2013
Marin County Parks plans to restore, maintain and patrol several West Marin open-space destinations as part of a $5.2-million vision enabled by a quarter-cent sales tax passed last year. The Measure A plan was presented to the Marin County Board of Supervisors for the first time on Tuesday. Though the...

At-large burglar moved south

04/18/2013
The 42-year-old transient who led authorities on a massive manhunt through the San Geronimo Valley nearly two weeks ago has fled to the central California coast. Most recently, Dimitri Storm is suspected of stealing a Lexus in Carmel, in Monterey County, on Sunday morning, according to Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s...

Water alerts in effect

04/11/2013
Three recreational water sites in West Marin are under an advisory to avoid contact with the water. Samples taken on April 8 indicate that bacterial levels at three sites—Chicken Ranch Beach, Shell Beach and Inkwells/Shafter Bridge—exceeded limits for recreational use. Inkwells was first put under advisory after April 1 testing...

County names library head

04/11/2013
After a national search Marin has selected an outsider to take the helm of the Marin County Free Library. The director of the library system in Nevada’s state capital, Sara Jones, will replace Gail Haar, who led the 10-branch library for five years as the district adjusted to a period...

Earth Day electronics recycling

04/11/2013
Point Reyes National Seashore will sponsor an electronics recycling collection event in honor of Earth Day—the most celebrated secular holiday in the world, founded in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Monday, April 22 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Accepted items...

Stolen Mercedes recovered

04/11/2013
The last of four cars stolen two weekends ago has been recovered and authorities are now pursuing links between several auto crimes that took place late last month, Marin Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jamie Scardina said. DiAnn Montemayor’s red Mercedez-Benz was found at a vacated house on Vision Road that the owner...

Interior advances oyster case

04/11/2013
The Obama administration last week asked an appeals court to uphold an order closing Drake’s Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) as the embattled cannery’s Republican allies pressed federal officials to release more documents explaining their decision to restore the company’s

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