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Vacancy on Marin Foundation

08/11/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors is currently looking for a new representative to sit on the Marin Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Supervisors are allowed to appoint two trustees to the charitable organization, and are accepting applications until August 26. “All trustees should have a reputation in the Marin...

Air tours may be limited on Tomales Bay

08/11/2011
Plans to mitigate noise disturbances from low-flying commercial aircraft in and around Muir Woods, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore are now being developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service. The proposed regulations would limit commercial air tour operators...

Body found in burning car

08/11/2011
A 58-year-old Fairfax woman was found dead in a burning car at Millers Point boat launch next to Nick’s Cove last Thursday evening. Sheriffs Lieutenant Barry Heying said fire fighters responded to reports of a vehicle engulfed in flames at around 6 p.m., and that deputies arrived on the scene...

SPAWN suit ruled legitimate

08/11/2011
The Marin County Superior Court ruled Wednesday against throwing out a lawsuit brought forth by the Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN), which seeks to halt future development on streamside properties in the San Geronimo Valley. The ruling follows a group of valley landowner’s recent attempt to have the suit...

Milestone for rehabilitated seals

08/11/2011
Milestone, the ten-thousandth sea lion to be rescued and rehabilitated by the Marine Mammal Center, waddled down the beach at Chimney Rock last Thursday with his pinniped companion, Zodiac Girl, and slipped into the sea. Scientists and volunteers watched on with pride, hoping to never see the animals again. “For...

Emmy for Got Mercury story

08/11/2011
A news segment featuring a local activist group’s investigation into mercury levels in restaurant seafood earned the Los Angeles-based station NBC 4-KTTV an Emmy for medical news coverage this week. In an undercover investigation, San Geronimo Valley-based Got Mercury took samples from a variety of California sushi bars and other...

KWMR news resurrected, daily

08/11/2011
Following more than a year hiatus, the KWMR news program, the West Marin Report, has returned. “The news is back!” said station director Amanda Eichstaedt. “And we are really excited.” George Clyde, a retired Marshall resident who has served as the station’s news director in the past, has been tasked...

Schools score better this year

08/04/2011
The 2010 Academic Performance Index scores and rankings for four of the schools in the Shoreline Unified School District are now available for viewing by the public. According to the index, which uses annual standardized testing results to tracks California schools’ academic performance, West Marin Elementary and Tomales Elementary both...

Bones found at Good Earth

08/04/2011
The site for Good Earth Natural Foods’ new store location at 720 Center Boulevard in Fairfax has been recently identified as a potential prehistoric archeological site. In June, midden and shell fragments were found inside the existing building, which used to function as an Albertson’s Grocery outlet and is currently...

Far West Fest donates big

08/04/2011
Organizers of last month’s Far West Fest announced that the event raised nearly $35,000 for local nonprofits. According to officials, funds were raised through a combination of ticket sales, vending and sponsorships, and received support from over 2,000 attendants, volunteers, artists and local businesses. On Tuesday, a check for $3,550...

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