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West Nile detected nearby

08/09/2012
Two groups of mosquitoes trapped near Wilfred Avenue in Rohnert Park have tested positive for West Nile virus, whose activity has occured earlier this year than last. Spokesperson for the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Nizza Sequeira said that dairy ponds are favored hatching grounds for the carrier mosquitos...

Mount Tamalpais vegetation plan

08/09/2012
The Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) announced it will release a draft of its Vegetation Management Plan for watershed lands this Friday. A contract for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report will appear on the agenda for the district’s August 15 board meeting. The draft vegetation plan has three...

Roadwork in Samuel P. Taylor

08/09/2012
The first of three phases of the long-awaited rehabilitation of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard began this week. The first phase consists of repairing a slide along the edge of the roadway west of Shafter Bridge; preliminary work, such as the installation of portable message boards and fencing to protect sensitive...

Oyster farm files data complaint

08/09/2012
Drake’s Bay Oyster Company owners Kevin and Nancy Lunny and scientist Corey Goodman have filed a complaint with the National Park Service requesting the expedited correction of information contained in two documents issued by Point Reyes National Seashore officials. The complaint alleges that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for...

Lagoon council shifts gears

08/02/2012
Last week, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted to replace the Bolinas Lagoon Technical Advisory Committee (BLTAC) with the new Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council (BLAC). The move is intended to streamline efforts to restore the wetlands, including the removal of invasive plants from Kent Island. “There was a lot...

Nude posse traverses Bolinas

08/02/2012
Bolinas residents and visitors, including kids at a surf camp, may have been surprised Tuesday afternoon to see a small group of nude young women parade through town on Wharf Road. Witnesses said there were as many as five naked women, accompanied by a clothed male. One citizen placed a...

KWMR puts news show to bed

08/02/2012
After exactly one year and over 200 local radio news shorts, KWMR’s West Marin Report producer George Clyde has retired from the volunteer post. Mr. Clyde, who lives part-time in Marshall, is a former business lawyer and investigative television documentary journalist. In his final show on Tuesday he thanked his...

Trawler debris remains on beach

08/02/2012
Beachgoers are advised to watch their step when wandering south on Limantour Beach, as barefoot amblers may get an unpleasant surprise. Rangers at Point Reyes National Seashore are set to investigate remaining debris left over from the Half Moon Bay salmon trawler that ran aground in May, which was subsequently...

Roadtrippers arrested in Stinson

08/02/2012
A 21-year-old Minnesota man was arrested in Stinson Beach last Saturday with a stolen car and two minors in tow. Jacob Engler, of Murdock, a town of fewer than 300 people in southern Minnesota, was booked in Marin County Jail; the minors, a 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy, were sent...

Health director to resign

08/02/2012
Rafael Gomez, executive director of the Coastal Health Alliance (CHA), has announced he will resign from the position at the end of this year in order to spend more time with his family. He and his wife, Andreina, are expecting their second child in November. “It has been a privilege...

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