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Public input on salmon season

02/14/2013
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites the public to its upcoming annual salmon status update and outlook meeting, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at Sonoma County Water Agency, in Santa Rosa. The meeting commences a two-month collaborative regulatory process to establish sport and...

Sharks inch toward protection

02/14/2013
Calls by wildlife conservation groups pushing California to consider classifying great white sharks an endangered species were answered last week, when the California Fish and Game Commission agreed to take steps to determine whether one of the ocean’s most savage predators faces possible extinction. Last Wednesday’s vote, which drew unanimous...

Scenic road status not top priority

02/07/2013
Supervisors this week postponed a request by a group of homeowners in and around Lucas Valley to begin a process to turn Lucas Valley Road into the county’s first scenic highway, explaining it is not a top priority amid what one supervisor described as a “very aggressive, ambitious workload.” Supervisors...

Bodyboarder rescued at Stinson

02/07/2013
A 32-year-old bodyboarder is breathing on his own after nearly drowning Saturday night at Stinson Beach, according National Parks Service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet. Daniel Beckman was unconscious when he was pulled out of shallow water by a group of people who were at the scene. The group notified park rangers...

Garden Club scholarships

02/07/2013
The Inverness Garden Club is accepting applications for college scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Last year the club granted 36 scholarships totaling over $120,000—funds made possible by partnerships with community members. “The club is extremely grateful for this wonderful support of our youth, and we look forward eagerly to...

Tam reconsiders cutting Team

02/07/2013
Tamalpais Union High School District officials met after press time this week to consider whether to end a small but popular alternative program for juniors. District administrators said trustees were no longer slated to make a final decision about closing Team on Wednesday, when supporters are expected to show en...

Woodacre man had explosives

02/07/2013
A Woodacre man is in police custody for leaving explosive devices in a truck parked outside a home in Sonoma County, authorities said this week. Mark VanMidde, 49, will appear in a Santa Rosa courtroom for the second time on Friday for an arraignment hearing on charges that he left...

Vacancies on county boards

02/07/2013
The Marin County Board of Supervisors announced one vacancy each on the Marin County Access Appeals Board and the Marin County Building Board of Appeals; information about these boards, whose members are appointed by supervisors, can be found online at marincounty.org. The deadline for applications for both positions is 5...

Free tax advice at Dance Palace

02/07/2013
A free tax preparation session sponsored by West Marin Community Services, the Dance Palace Community and Cultural Center and AARP foundation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, at the community center. Appointments are required, so please call the resource center at (415) 663.8361...

Soups and more at The Fork

02/07/2013
If January’s below-average temperatures tested your winter-recipe books, a soup-making class being offered this Friday in Point Reyes Station may offer the right boost to your cooking. The hands-on course, which includes lunch and a farm tour, is offered for $75 at The Fork, the culinary education and event space...

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