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Push for supervisor term limits

11/14/2013
The leadership of the Marin County Republican Central Committee and Democrat Toni Shroyer, who plans to challenge District 5 Supervisor Judy Arnold, are attempting to place an initiative on next year’s November ballot that would impose term limits on county supervisors. The initiative, which needs 11,418 signatures to make it...

Bolinas drama satirizes foodies

11/14/2013
The original play “Taste,” written and directed by local Patrice Daley, will premiere at the Bolinas Community Center at the end of November. The two-act drama playfully satirizes “foodie” culture: celebrity chefs, the Food Network, organic stands at every corner and those who bring their preferred brand of salt for...

Drakes clears one court hurdle

11/14/2013
On Tuesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ordered the federal government to respond to Drakes Bay Oyster Company’s petition asking for a rehearing before a larger panel of judges, known as an en banc review. After losing an appeal in September to continue operating in Point...

Stinson preschool pleads for district

11/14/2013
The Stinson Beach Montessori Preschool is continuing a search for a new location as it prepares for its eviction from a shared space with the Bolinas-Stinson Unified School District next summer. Since 2004, the privately operated preschool has rented a classroom on the Stinson campus for roughly $5,500 annually, said...

Suzanne Rocca, 1936 to 2013

11/14/2013
Suzanne Rocca, a fixture of Point Reyes Station who worked at the Palace Market for 26 years, volunteered at Sacred Heart Church and was the first female president of the West Marin Lions Club, passed away on Oct. 17. She was 77. Suzanne had an unforgettable, unique laugh (“Teehee! Teehee!”)...

Raptors suspected in Audubon nesting failure

11/14/2013
The nesting season at the Martin Griffin Preserve just north of Stinson Beach started as most seasons do: the great egrets descended in April with their spindly legs, svelte necks and creamy plumage. In Picher Canyon on Bolinas Lagoon, they courted, bonded and began building nests in the tops of coast redwoods to cradle their turquoise eggs. But in May, nest building started to falter. By the end...

Winter volunteer docents sought

11/07/2013
Point Reyes National Seashore is now recruiting volunteers for the winter wildlife docent program. Winter docents help visitors view and appreciate northern elephant seals and gray whales during their respective mating and migration seasons. They may be stationed at overlooks or beaches and perform “interpretive roves” on trails; they must...

True Grass featured in Playboy

11/07/2013
Guido Frosini, the head of True Grass Farms in Valley Ford, was recently surprised to learn that Playboy had included its wagyu beef as one of “19 Things to Do Before You Die” in its November issue (the beef is number five). The farm has been getting calls from as...

A good year for snowy plovers

11/07/2013
Western snowy plovers had a banner year in Point Reyes National Seashore in 2013, with 15 fledglings recorded by the end of the summer, the largest number counted since 2007. Wildlife ecologist Dave Press said changes to wire fencing, including the decision to not place cages around some nests—shallow “scrapes”...

Coastal radio station’s centennial summons artifacts

11/07/2013
Long before satellite technology allowed people separated by thousands of miles to connect with a few taps on a smart phone, West Marin proved to be the ideal grounds for a key Pacific Coast radio station. In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the R.C.A./Marconi transmitting and receiving stations, the...

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