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Bolinas nudist found guilty

05/17/2012
Bolinas resident and nudist Donald Holmes, 63, was found guilty Tuesday of willfully appearing naked in a state park, resisting a peace office and deterring an executive officer from performing a duty. A jury that began deliberating Friday found Holmes guilty of the misdemeanor offenses, which took place last August...

Post office hours could be cut

05/17/2012
In order to keep the smallest post offices open while saving an estimated $500 million a year, the United States Postal Service announced a plan to reduce hours for rural post offices, including those in West Marin. Post offices in Olema, Marshall and Dillon Beach would have their hours cut...

Papermill’s Fortnight of Feasts

05/17/2012
Papermill Creek Children’s Corner will begin its annual Fortnight of Feasts on Saturday, May 26. The series of fundraising events will support the nonprofit’s sliding scale scholarships. Director Judy Radiloff said Papermill strives to provide a reasonably priced, high-quality preschool and childcare, and many low and even middle-income families need...

Foster parents needed

05/17/2012
Marin County Children and Family Services is looking for loving foster and foster-adopt families to provide temporary and permanent homes for children and youth. Adults of all ages, ethnic backgrounds and any sexual orientation are encouraged to apply, and families of all compositions are needed. Interested persons may attend an...

Interior 
investigates oyster EIS

05/10/2012
The Interior Department’s Inspector General will begin a preliminary investigation of possible fraud by National Park Service staff in relation to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Drake’s Bay Oyster Company, a spokesperson for the office said. The inquiry, which comes in response to a complaint filed by Dr. Corey...

Kinsey and Furst in debate at the Dance Palace

05/10/2012
The West Marin Chamber of Commerce hosted a debate last Tuesday between Steve Kinsey and Diane Furst, competitors for District Four’s supervisorial seat. A dozen prepared questions were discussed in the first hour, and the audience asked many others in the second half. Among the topics were the Countywide Plan...

Housing possible at Grady Ranch

05/10/2012
The Marin Community Foundation is partnering with Lucasfilm to explore options for the development of affordable housing on Grady Ranch. “We are thrilled that George Lucas is seeing this as an opportunity to address one of the most critical issues in Marin County—making it possible for a broad range of...

Golden Gate visitor center opens

05/10/2012
After 75 years, the iconic bridge leading to San Francisco will have its own visitor center. Painted the same shade of orange and spanning over 3,500 square feet, the “bridge pavilion” will house a collection of interpretive displays, gifts and keepsakes, models of the bridge and historic artifacts, including a...

Update to homelessness plan

05/10/2012
Powered by the collaborative efforts of county staff, city representatives, community providers and members, Marin County’s Homeless Policy Steering Committee has embarked on an update of its 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness. The original plan, drafted in 2006, covered coordinating and improving access to services, outreach and education,...

Marshall wastewater grant

05/03/2012
The Marin County Community Development Agency announced it was awarded a $750,000 grant for the second phase of the Marshall Community Wastewater System, which will add 20 homes and Tony’s Restaurant to the existing wastewater project. “[T]he partnership overcame an almost impossible deadline to be successful in this highly competitive...

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