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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...

County endorses Dream Act

08/23/2012
At the request of Board President Steve Kinsey, Marin Supervisors on Tuesday adopted a resolution supporting recent state actions relating to the California Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, known as the Dream Act. The package of laws allows children who were brought into the United States under...

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...

Audubon Canyon docents sought

08/23/2012
Audubon Canyon Ranch is searching for volunteer docents to help educate the more than 6,000 elementary school students who visit or learn about the Martin Griffin Preserve on Bolinas Lagoon each year. A 22-week training program begins Wednesday, September 5 at the preserve, and will include classes on local birds,...

Principal sought for Bo-Stinson

08/23/2012
For Nicasio School teacher Elaine Doss, retirement was short-lived. Mrs. Doss bid farewell to students in May, and is saying hello to a new group of students at Bolinas-Stinson School—where she has accepted the post of interim principal. She is replacing Leo Kostelnik, who served as principal for five years...

Bilingual education gets boost

08/23/2012
A stark achievement gap between white and Latino students has prompted Shoreline Unified School District to launch an investigation into the creation of a Spanish and English dual-language immersion program. The hope among administrators is that such a program could re-engage and empower English-learners, while creating a more integrated school...

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