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SPAWN suit ruled legitimate

08/11/2011
The Marin County Superior Court ruled Wednesday against throwing out a lawsuit brought forth by the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN), which seeks to halt future development on streamside properties in the San Geronimo Valley. The ruling follows a group of valley landowner’s recent attempt to have the suit...

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...

Schools score better this year

08/04/2011
The 2010 Academic Performance Index scores and rankings for four of the schools in the Shoreline Unified School District are now available for viewing by the public. According to the index, which uses annual standardized testing results to tracks California schools’ academic performance, West Marin Elementary and Tomales Elementary both...

Bones found at Good Earth

08/04/2011
The site for Good Earth Natural Foods’ new store location at 720 Center Boulevard in Fairfax has been recently identified as a potential prehistoric archeological site. In June, midden and shell fragments were found inside the existing building, which used to function as an Albertson’s Grocery outlet and is currently...

Far West Fest donates big

08/04/2011
Organizers of last month’s Far West Fest announced that the event raised nearly $35,000 for local nonprofits. According to officials, funds were raised through a combination of ticket sales, vending and sponsorships, and received support from over 2,000 attendants, volunteers, artists and local businesses. On Tuesday, a check for $3,550...

Fire tax for West Marin

08/04/2011
Nearly all West Marin residents will be required to pay a $150 fire tax, due to a new policy by Governor Jerry Brown. The legislation mandates that all residents in “state responsibility areas,” one of which encompasses the vast majority of West Marin, pay extra for fire services. Locals currently...

Roads closed this weekend

08/04/2011
Several road lanes will be temporarily closed to make way for the 49th annual Marin Century bike race this Saturday, August 6. Two-lane closures are scheduled on the steepest sections of Lucas Valley and Point Reyes-Petaluma roads from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., respectively...

Fire extinguisher inspections

08/04/2011
The Inverness Fire Department will be offering free fire extinguisher inspections in conjunction with the upcoming Inverness Fair. An outside extinguisher specialist will refill and repair fire extinguishers, at some additional cost. Most simple refills cost around $20. “There are times when you might have an oven fire, or the...

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