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Library group weighs in on jury

08/15/2013
The commission charged with overseeing Marin’s library system has mostly concurred with recent findings from a county watchdog report that offered criticisms and recommendations for the Marin County Free Library, while partially countering others. Commissioners agreed that it should ramp up its own limited input and oversight for Measure A...

Deer hunter dies on opening day

08/15/2013
An East Bay man died by gunshot while driving with friends north of Tomales on Saturday, the opening day of deer season. Richard Weller, a 58-year-old Martinez resident, was on a hunting excursion on private property off Middle Road, between Fallon-Two Rock and Marsh Roads, when a rifle discharged in...

Teens to sail at America’s Cup

08/15/2013
Three teenaged members of the Inverness Yacht Club are polishing their sailing skills this week after the club received a last-minute invitation to compete in a “wind slalom” at the America’s Cup festivities in San Francisco Bay. Michael Duncan, Bay Whitney and Ben Borglin, all of whom have developed their...

Opposition to camping at Tomales Bay park

08/15/2013
About 15 people convened on Tuesday afternoon in Point Reyes Station to consider the financial future of Tomales Bay State Park, which had its funding slashed along with numerous other parks in recent recession years. Attendees quickly dismissed the primary suggestion made by representativea from the park’s nonprofit operator to...

Marshall residents angsty over Hog Island well

08/15/2013
A Tomales Bay oyster company’s request for a coastal permit to build a replacement well on a neighboring ranch has fomented concerns among some residents that their limited groundwater supply could become further strained. Hog Island Oyster Company, a Marshall-based oyster farm and purveyor that employs over 100 people in California and Washington, is facing salinity intrusion in its current well,...

Parties argue over oyster suit

08/15/2013
The Drakes Estero oyster farm engaged in a lawsuit over its continued existence has filed a brief arguing that a cohort of wilderness advocates should not be designated official intervenors in, or parties to, its suit against the National Park Service and Interior Department. A district court in February denied...

Fruitless break-ins strike Point Reyes

08/08/2013
An unknown perpetrator or perpetrators broke into three Point Reyes Station establishments late Saturday night or early Sunday, absconding with what amounted to less than $20 and perhaps some used shirts and shoes. Doors inside the Dance Palace were vandalized, a glass door was smashed at Epicenter and a window...

Upgraded emergency radio, 
eyeing tax, could fill dead spots

08/08/2013
The joint powers organization that runs Marin County’s emergency radio system is seeking public and member support for a $40 million upgrade to be implemented by 2018. Partnering emergency response agencies in West Marin, however, have not wholly benefited from the current system; in rural areas, the terrain can make communication difficult and volunteer fire firefighters require simpler technology. The tax proposed by Marin Emergency Radio Authority—comprised of...

Raising funds for new scoreboard

08/08/2013
Retired Tomales High School coaches Gary Dellepere and Matt Bell will be honored at the second annual Kickoff Classic on Monday, August 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lagunitas Brewery, in Petaluma. Football coach and fundraiser host Leon Feliciano said Mr. Dellepere taught and coached at Tomales High from...

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