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Low streams may threaten salmon

12/22/2011
Coho salmon that entered the Lagunitas Creek watershed to spawn are now under threat from an unusually protracted dry spell, according to Dr. Christopher Pincetich of the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN). The endangered fish typically swims upstream between November and February to mate and lay eggs, but low...

Rare plant finds home in GGNRA

12/22/2011
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is now home to one of the rarest plants in the country: the marsh sandwort. An herbaceous green perennial known also as swamp sandwort or Arenaria paludicola, the plant was once found abundantly in marshes and riparian areas along the Pacific coast, but has fallen...

New Spanish classes for children

12/22/2011
Two Spanish language immersion classes for young children their caregivers will be offered at the Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church in January in partnership with Shoreline School Readiness. Canta Conmigo (“Sing with me”), for infants and children up to age four, will use song and movement and include a CD...

Tomales varsity basketball

12/22/2011
The Tomales varsity girls basketball team (5-3-0) fell to Sonoma Academy (8-0-0) in its first league game with a 49-19 route at home and quickly recovered with a 48-29 pummeling of non-league opponent Elsie Allen (0-4-0) last week. Head coach Chris Kenyon said his team could not contain Sonoma Academy...

Supes call tree cutting fee excessive

12/15/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to significantly reduce a fee for homeowners in unincorporated areas to remove native or otherwise protected trees in streamside conservation areas. Though not part of the agenda, supervisors, perhaps stirred by a sizable turnout of San Geronimo Valley residents opposed to the...

Bookstore model finds success

12/15/2011
Point Reyes Books’ Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) program, which launched in mid-October and allows customers to deposit anywhere from $150 to $500 into an account for future purchases in exchange for a five percent discount, has already recruited 152 members and is on pace to meet its 200-person goal by...

GGNRA acquires San Mateo land

12/15/2011
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) completed its purchase of the 3,800-acre Rancho Corral de Tierra from the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) Friday, adding the parcel’s coastal vistas and rolling hills to the area’s long list of destinations. GGNRA plans to improve parking, signage and access to the land,...

Brave start for Tomales basketball

12/15/2011
The Tomales Braves varsity boys basketball team (2-1-0) has opened the season with decisive 19-point victories over Trinity Prep and Calistoga and a close 54-47 loss to Summerfield Waldorf in the Gene Duffy Classic. Senior guard Andrew Caramagno and senior forward Luke McFadden have each put up 37 points as...

Braves lose to Hoopa Valley

12/08/2011
After demolishing Emery and St. Bernard’s in the first two games of the North Coast Section Division 5 playoffs, the Tomales Braves (9-3-1) faced their second consecutive championship game defeat to Hoopa Valley (9-3-0) at Humboldt State University Saturday with a final score of 27-8. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat...

Community compost fires up

12/08/2011
West Marin Compost will begin accepting clean residential green waste at its drop-off site at 5575 Nicasio Valley Road this Saturday, December 10. The site will be open on weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tipping fee is $25 per cubic...

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