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Cordell Bank seeks members

11/10/2011
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary announced seven vacant seats on its advisory council, which represents the public’s interests in sanctuary matters and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent, Dan Howard, and has recently been focused on climate change and vessel impacts to sanctuary resources...

Bolinas Community Center is 60

11/10/2011
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the Bolinas Community Center will host two events this weekend: a community slide show on Saturday and a Sunday afternoon tea. “We are hoping that you will come for a great reunion with old friends and make new friends. This is a weekend to...

Marshall beams high speed

11/10/2011
For many years, reliable high-speed Internet service in the remote bayside village of Marshall has registered only as far-flung fodder for residents’ technological daydreams. Cable giants like Comcast and AT&T see the out-of-the-way trip for a small number of customers as inconsistent with their bottom line and even Point Reyes...

Draft General Management Plan for GGNRA

11/10/2011
Hoping to solicit more public feedback on the document that will guide its existence over the next 20 years, Golden Gate National Recreation Area announced last week that it has extended the comment period for its draft General Management Plan (GMP) through December 9. The period had been set to...

Occupy Wall Street inspires petition for local credit union

11/10/2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement has emerged with force in West Marin, where over the past two weeks roughly 60 local activists have protested outside the Wells Fargo branch in Point Reyes Station and held strategic meetings about closing their bank accounts and asking Redwood Credit Union or another banking...

Woolsey 
urges halt 
to Issa probe

11/10/2011
United States Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey sent an impassioned letter to Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight Committee, this week, urging him to halt a preliminary investigation into scientific misconduct by National Park Service employees involved in the controversy surrounding Drakes Bay Oyster Company. “Your investigation is an unnecessary, cumbersome...

Septic rules could break banks in West Marin

11/10/2011
The California Water Resources Control Board’s new proposed septic regulations are less prescriptive than the set released for public comment in 2008 but still may force many property owners near polluted water bodies in West Marin to make expensive upgrades to their systems. The draft, which is open to public...

Local election results

11/10/2011
A contentious battle for spots on the Lagunitas School District Board of Trustees drew to a close Tuesday evening, with Denise Santa Cruz-Bohman and Richard C. Sloan emerging as clear winners with 42.68 percent and 40.50 percent of the 1,373 votes respectively. Woodacre parent and candidate Robert Ovetz, who filed...

West Marin fund scopes public

11/10/2011
Some 80 residents from coastal Marin attended on Monday the first public meeting of the West Marin Fund, a nascent local grant foundation that aims to provide financial support to area nonprofits. The fund has thus far raised approximately $250,000, with a goal of $2 million by the end of...

EAC collects trash, goes to Commission

11/06/2011
The California Coastal Commission is examining allegations that Drakes Bay Oyster Company has for years been routinely dumping debris into Drakes Estero. The claim was made last month, when Amy Trainer, who heads the Environmental Action Committee (EAC) of West Marin, showed up at the Commission’s meeting with a bag...

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