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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...

Historic sites under consideration

12/08/2011
The National Park Service is drafting proposals for the designation of two local artist havens as nationally historic places. The first is Druid Heights, a former enclave of Zen philosopher Alan Watts, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder and sex-positive feminist Margot St. James. The five-acre property is located in a...

Seat on open space commission

12/08/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors announced one at-large vacancy on the Parks and Open Space Commission, which studies and recommends plans and strategies related to the acquisition, development, funding and management of county parks and open space. The Board is looking for expertise in subject areas and disciplines beneficial...

Shoreline School Readiness program to address poverty

12/08/2011
For the past eight years, Shoreline School Readiness co-workers Alex Porrata and Maria Niggle have worked prodigiously to provide young children and their families in coastal Marin with the resources to live healthier, more educated and fulfilling lives. From their compact studio office in downtown Point Reyes Station, and under...

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