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Nicasio boy honored for heroism

10/10/2013
Oliver Hawke, a 15-year-old from Nicasio, and his friend Ernie Bates last week received a Marin County Hero Award for rescuing an unconscious man in the waters off Stinson Beach in February. The boys were surfing roughly 100 yards from the shore when they noticed a shape floating towards them;...

Tim Weed releases Soul House

10/10/2013
Tim Weed’s new album, “Soul House,” is a testament to the diverse sounds and skills—also the heart—of a man who began as a teenage banjo prodigy in Southern California and landed in West Marin as a seasoned multi-instrumentalist in 2008. In between he traveled to Fiji, New Zealand, Hong Kong,...

Shutdown felt along the coast

10/10/2013
The government shutdown has brought welfare programs, clinical trials, worker pay and more to a disturbing standstill, but it did not deter some people from enjoying a sunny weekend along Marin’s coast. In more congested areas like Stinson Beach numerous parking violations were noted along the highway and neighborhoods adjacent...

Candidate for Shoreline board runs as voice for Latinos

10/10/2013
A political newcomer is challenging the incumbents in the race for two seats on the Shoreline Unified School District board. If elected, Avito Miranda, a 47-year-old business owner and Inverness resident, would be the only Latino member on the board. His campaign has launched the first contested election since 2007...

License law opens door for millions

10/10/2013
Passing a driver’s license test is for many American teenagers a rite of passage impeded only by parallel parking. Yet undocumented immigrants in California have long been blocked from obtaining the two-by-three-inch piece of plastic, no matter how adept they may be behind the wheel. A bill signed into law...

Hit and run could jail Stinson taxi driver

10/10/2013
After a 17-mile hike on Mt. Tamalpais in August, Jeff Ng returned to his car in Stinson Beach to find a large black streak on his bumper and a California Highway Patrol officer with questions. The person he believes hit his car had left no contact information, had allegedly hung...

Supervisors’ possible conflicts of interest put brakes on stream rules

10/03/2013
Homeowners and environmentalists primed to once again pontificate on the long-debated expanded streamside ordinance were stymied on Tuesday when the meeting hit an unexpected snag, courtesy of a political fairness committee. Three of the county’s five supervisors have presumed conflicts of interest due to their places of residence, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission, and may literally have to “draw straws” to resolve the issue. The discussion on Tuesday was set to focus on...

Budget battle shutters parks

10/03/2013
On Tuesday morning, 90 public employees at Point Reyes National Seashore had their jobs suspended indefinitely. They were told they had four hours to finish any emergency work before returning home to wait and see if Congress would fund their continued employment. After days of debate over the implementation of...

Breast cancer rates show drop

10/03/2013
New statewide statistics on breast cancer show a drop in reported incidence and mortality rates for non-Hispanic white women in Marin between 2006 and 2010, the county health department announced last week. Although the mortality rate for the group dipped just below the state average in recent years, the incidence...

E. Coli infection in Inverness

10/03/2013
An Inverness resident was hospitalized due to a foodborne E. Coli infection, Marin health officials said. An outbreak in Marin led to five confirmed and one presumptive case since Sept. 22, resulting in four hospitalizations. No single cause has been identified, but county and state officials are continuing an investigation...

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