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Milestone for rehabilitated seals

08/11/2011
Milestone, the ten-thousandth sea lion to be rescued and rehabilitated by the Marine Mammal Center, waddled down the beach at Chimney Rock last Thursday with his pinniped companion, Zodiac Girl, and slipped into the sea. Scientists and volunteers watched on with pride, hoping to never see the animals again. “For...

Emmy for Got Mercury story

08/11/2011
A news segment featuring a local activist group’s investigation into mercury levels in restaurant seafood earned the Los Angeles-based station NBC 4-KTTV an Emmy for medical news coverage this week. In an undercover investigation, San Geronimo Valley-based Got Mercury took samples from a variety of California sushi bars and other...

KWMR news resurrected, daily

08/11/2011
Following more than a year hiatus, the KWMR news program, the West Marin Report, has returned. “The news is back!” said station director Amanda Eichstaedt. “And we are really excited.” George Clyde, a retired Marshall resident who has served as the station’s news director in the past, has been tasked...

Vacancy on Marin Foundation

08/11/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors is currently looking for a new representative to sit on the Marin Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Supervisors are allowed to appoint two trustees to the charitable organization, and are accepting applications until August 26. “All trustees should have a reputation in the Marin...

Air tours may be limited on Tomales Bay

08/11/2011
Plans to mitigate noise disturbances from low-flying commercial aircraft in and around Muir Woods, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore are now being developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service. The proposed regulations would limit commercial air tour operators...

Thrift store robbed

08/04/2011
Hundreds of dollars worth of goods and cash were stolen late last Wednesday from the West Marin Community Thrift Store, in Point Reyes Station. Though no suspects have been taken into custody, sheriffs said they have several leads, and that the theft may be associated with a string of others...

Faces of West Marin’s future, searching for a home

08/04/2011
On August 21, the seventh Community Conversation will take place at the Dance Palace, in Point Reyes Station. The event, which follows a series of conversations centered largely on local agriculture and the environment, will focus on younger generations currently living in West Marin and the challenge many of them...

Boat capsizes near Bodega Bay

08/04/2011
Three Sonoma County boaters nearly drowned last week after their 17-foot vessel capsized just north of Bodega Bay. The boat’s captain had forgotten to fill the boat with VRO oil, which caused the two-stroke engine to shut down. Before the boat capsized, the disoriented captain sent an emergency message to...

Couple falls off cliff at Stinson

08/04/2011
Two good Samaritans may have saved a visiting couple that nearly plunged to their deaths in Stinson Beach last week. The couple, in their 20s, were taking pictures along a cliff with their backs to the sunset when they slipped and fell 150 feet, said Stinson Beach Fire Department Chief...

Couple falls off cliff at Stinson

08/04/2011
Two good Samaritans may have saved a visiting couple that nearly plunged to their deaths in Stinson Beach last week. The couple, in their 20s, were taking pictures along a cliff with their backs to the sunset when they slipped and fell 150 feet, said Stinson Beach Fire Department Chief...

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