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Rangeland projects in seashore

08/30/2012
Beginning early next month, the National Park Service will begin work on grant-funded rangeland water quality improvement projects on seven ranches in Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Construction will focus on four project types: cattle exclusion fencing, cattle watering facilities, controlled cattle crossings and erosion...

Thrift Store hosts fashion show

08/30/2012
In honor of the West Marin Community Thrift Store’s 25th anniversary, West Marin Community Services will be holding a stylish community fundraiser with a runway event. “Funk and Flash,” which will take place Saturday, September 15, will feature models of all ages sporting one-of-a kind garments from local designers, seasonal...

Winston plays for Dance Palace

08/30/2012
Returning to the stage at Dance Palace this Saturday is master pianist George Winston, who will play at a charitable program called “Summer Show,” with all proceeds donated to the community and cultural center. Having lived and played in Montana, Mississippi and Florida, Mr. Winston offers a variety of styles...

Sand Sculpture at Drakes Beach

08/30/2012
The 31st annual Sand Sculpture Contest in Point Reyes National Seashore takes place Sunday, September 2 at Drakes Beach. Registration takes place at 9 a.m. at Ken Patrick Visitor Center, and judging begins at noon. Prizes, which will be awarded in several categories, will be delivered at 3:30 p.m. It’s...

Oyster Depot helps Non Profits

08/30/2012
Luc Chamberlain of Saltwater Oyster Depot will be opening up his restaurant this Monday for a special benefit in conjunction with Point Reyes Books, to raise money for the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History. Inspired by a Los Angeles program known as Closed On Mondays, the eatery will...

Cheeses win national honors

08/30/2012
Three of West Marin’s cheese companies made their mark in this year’s American Cheese Society competition in Raleigh, North California. While over 254 companies from across the United States, Canada and Mexico submitted a record 1,711 entries, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, Cowgirl Creamery and Nicasio Valley Cheese stood out. Point...

Supes respond to Grand Jury

08/23/2012
The Marin County Board of Supervisors last week submitted responses to three Civil Grand Jury reports, on the potential for increased sharing of services among public agencies and special districts, restorative justice and alcohol abuse. The report on service sharing, called “Pre-Schoolers Learn to Share — Can Local Governments?” recommended...

Ire at $150 fire tax for rural areas

08/23/2012
Marin residents and officials are speaking out against a controversial new “fire fee” for unincorporated areas that will fund state fire-fighting services. The $150 fee was passed as part of a budget deal and has been called “highly flawed” by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, who said he voted to repeal it...

Brush fire burns east of Tomales

08/23/2012
Nearly 30 acres burned yesterday just east of Tomales, threatening five homes that stood within 20 feet of the flames. Fifty-five firefighters, as well as members of Cal Fire, Novato Fire District and the Coast Guard, responded to a report at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The fire, just north of...

Kent Island draft declaration

08/23/2012
A draft Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact and draft Finding of No Significant Impact for the Kent Island Restoration Project on Bolinas Lagoon was announced this week by the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Marin County Open Space District. The project seeks to reestablish “native dune communities and...

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