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Solomon adheres to rice and beans

11/17/2011
Democratic Congressional candidate Norman Solomon, of Inverness Park, has joined the “Food Stamp Challenge,” in which participants are tasked with living on the average amount—$4.50 a day and $31.50 a week—of benefits for food stamp recipients, to raise awareness about hunger and to protest Republican Congress members’ proposed cuts to...

Kill your own Turkey in Bolinas

11/17/2011
West Marin Freeskool will sponsor a comprehensive turkey harvesting class on Sunday, November 20 at Gospel Flats Farm, in Bolinas. The course, lasting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will avail participants of the secrets to slaughtering, plucking, eviscerating, brining, curing and cooking their bird. According to the course description,...

“Our Lady” finds shelter

11/17/2011
The folk art installation “Our Lady of the Harbor” by Petaluma-based David Best, of Burning Man temples fame, has stood on the vacant lot across from the Dance Palace Church Space ever since it was placed there in February as part of the Geography of Hope Conference film festival and...

Seashore ends leases 
in Duck Cove

11/17/2011
Point Reyes National Seashore denied requests this month for nine private lease extensions in Duck Cove, a remote hamlet on the western banks of Tomales Bay, claiming that such extensions are at odds with the “purpose for which the park was established.” The leaseholders, whose 40-year use reservations will expire...

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...

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