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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...

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...

Wind turbine rules stall at Pink

07/29/2010
Environmental groups and concerned citizens discussed a draft ordinance that would slacken regulations on installing smaller private wind turbines on Tuesday. The county has been considering the ordinance since early June, and plans to continue the discussion on August 10. Those opposed to the current draft, which exempts small turbines...

County cuts mediation, more

07/29/2010
Fifteen county employees, two low-income health services and $5.4 million were cut on Monday as supervisors scrambled to meet the proposed $437 million budget. Marin Mediation Services was dissolved, but supervisors say some of its responsibilities will be absorbed by the District Attorney’s consumer protection operation. The county gynecology program...

Ranchers comment on CCC

07/29/2010
The California Farm Bureau Federation and California Cattleman’s Association have asked the California Coastal Commission for more local control over land-use decisions. In letters sent during a public comment period on the Coastal Commission’s draft of a four-year assessment and strategy document, both groups said the commission has taken a...

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