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Fire extinguisher inspections

08/04/2011
The Inverness Fire Department will be offering free fire extinguisher inspections in conjunction with the upcoming Inverness Fair. An outside extinguisher specialist will refill and repair fire extinguishers, at some additional cost. Most simple refills cost around $20. “There are times when you might have an oven fire, or the...

Gideon Bendile, from Zulu Spear to the Kalahari Experience

08/04/2011
Gideon Bendile, 60, does not look like a man who was arrested and tortured for defying Apartheid South Africa, who toured the world playing with legendary musicians like Redd Foxx and Sammy Davis, Jr. Instead, Gideon looks like a fresh-faced 40-year-old, albeit with a few stories to tell. “When I...

Thrift store robbed

08/04/2011
Hundreds of dollars worth of goods and cash were stolen late last Wednesday from the West Marin Community Thrift Store, in Point Reyes Station. Though no suspects have been taken into custody, sheriffs said they have several leads, and that the theft may be associated with a string of others...

Thrift store robbed

08/04/2011
Hundreds of dollars worth of goods and cash were stolen late last Wednesday from the West Marin Community Thrift Store, in Point Reyes Station. Though no suspects have been taken into custody, sheriffs said they have several leads, and that the theft may be associated with a string of others...

After 30 million deaths, farmer seeks new seed

07/29/2010
Three weeks ago, when Drakes Bay Oyster Company owner Kevin Lunny went out to check his five outdoor cultivation tanks, each containing six million oyster larvae, he got a nasty shock: the larvae were dead. Months of work and $10,000 were gone. Complete larval failure has recently become common for...

Desalination vote may stall and confuse

07/29/2010
Marin County voters will have to choose between two ballot measures concerning a proposed $105 million desalination plant in San Rafael—one measure that gives Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) a green light to proceed with the planning process, and a citizens’ measure that requires another vote before the district can...

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...

Nicasio cow-share available

07/29/2010
Care to milk your own milk? Two shares in a Jersey cow are up for purchase in Nicasio, where four-year-old Rosy Belle offers her milk to a handful of families who co-own her. “It’s like a tiny cooperative or partnership,” said Eleanor Despina, who bought Rosy from rancher John Taverna...

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