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PRBO is officially Point Blue

06/13/2013
Amid a rebranding campaign, PRBO Conservation Science, a Petaluma-based nonprofit with a field station in Bolinas, has formally changed its name to Point Blue Conservation Science. Though the group calls the change a “redoubling of its mission,” the change triggered a minor uproar when plans were announced in April. Some...

Business leaders stand by DBOC

06/13/2013
Another statement of support for Drakes Bay Oyster Company came this week when a North Bay public-policy advocacy group called on the state to assert its aquaculture rights in Drakes Estero and on elected officials to investigate questionable science cited by the National Park Service. The North Bay Leadership Council,...

Uneasy access to herb irks jurors

06/13/2013
The looming closure of the only remaining medical marijuana storefront dispensary in Marin has prompted criticism from the county’s civil grand jury over diminishing access to the drug—in the face of the overwhelming support it has from county voters. In May, the California Supreme Court ruled that cities and municipalities...

Growers seek correction of EIS

06/06/2013
The fifth Data Quality Act complaint since 2007 has been filed against the National Park Service in regard to science surrounding the oyster farm in Drakes Estero, this time in regard to the draft and final versions of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Drakes Bay Oyster Company (DBOC). The...

Foster parents urgently sought

06/06/2013
Seventy to 90 children in Marin County are in need of foster care at any given time, Marin County Children and Family Services says, and the agency has only 28 families signed up to help. An orientation for potential foster parents will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at the...

School tax may be a close win

06/06/2013
The parcel tax for the Bolinas-Stinson Beach Union School District may just get the two-thirds majority it needs for a renewal and increase after a vote on Tuesday. The unofficial tally had 68.73 percent of votes in favor of renewing the tax, which would be raised from $250 to $300...

Supes silent on MMWD plan

06/06/2013
The Board of Supervisors declined to implement a recommendation made in a recent Marin County Grand Jury report endorsing Marin Municipal Water District’s (MMWD) plan for limited use of pesticides around Mount Tamalpais on invasive broom, while ensuring not to condemn it either. The board said it would not endorse...

Braves win first baseball NCS

06/06/2013
The Tomales Bay High School baseball team won the North Coast Section Division 6 baseball championship on Saturday, beating defending Division 6 champions, the Point Arena High School Pirates 5-3. Tomales coach Bill Tucker said the division championship is a first in a school known for winning championships in football,...

Olema slide at last set for fix

06/06/2013
The section of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at Olema Hill, where traffic cones and provisional stop signs have created a one-lane road and slowed traffic for over two years, will finally be repaired. Construction to fix the road, damaged by storms in March 2011, will begin in late June and...

Bolinas bookstore robbed again

06/06/2013
A thief whose posterior was exposed to a surveillance camera stole the lockbox that collects donations at the Bolinas Book Exchange, where sales take place on the honor system, last weekend. A video posted to YouTube, which as of Wednesday morning had been viewed 85 times, shows the bandit, who...

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