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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...

Family escapes dangerous heater

11/10/2011
A family of four is recovering from near-deadly carbon monoxide poisoning after a heater malfunctioned in their Point Reyes Station home and began spewing the noxious, odorless gas into the air. The family had been experiencing what they believed were flu symptoms, but the parents called 9-11 on Monday morning...

Boat capsizes in Tomales Bay

11/10/2011
Three men aboard a 20-foot cabin cruiser were thrown into 52-degree Tomales Bay waters last Friday morning when engines failed and the vessel capsized about a mille off shore. A Good Samaritan boater, who responded to distress calls issued on channel 9, hoisted the men into his boat before the...

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...

Bolinas pool could land 
in a ball field

11/03/2011
Bolinas residents are eager to take advantage of a newly proposed public pool in Mesa Park, but a contingent of critics argue that the project location, an unkempt regulation-sized baseball diamond, would displace Junior League baseball teams. Little League coach Dirk McCall, who learned of the proposal at a public...

Berkowitz brings echoes of Drakes Estero

11/03/2011
On Sunday, retired criminal investigator Paul Berkowitz stood before a sizeable crowd in the West Marin School Gym lamenting the tale of a rural, working class man reared on tradition, deeply respected among his peers, and eventually criminalized by the National Park Service. He was not talking about Kevin Lunny...

Co-compost project launched

11/03/2011
After more than a decade of planning and slogging through layers of legal, well, shit, the West Marin Co-Composting Project is finally operational. The project, which held a ceremonial first pitch forking on Friday, is the culmination of a public-private partnership between eight entities, including the Marin Resource Conservation District,...

200 plan to leave Wells Fargo

11/03/2011
By Saturday, some 200 or more West Marin residents plan to have withdrawn their funds from the Wells Fargo branch in Point Reyes Station. The residents, many of whom are involved in the ongoing Occupy Point Reyes protests, hope the act will signal to big multinational institutions such as the...

Family recovering from accident

11/03/2011
Eight-year-old West Marin resident Gabriel “Gabby” Diaz, who was severely injured last Wednesday after he lost control of his miniature dirt bike and swerved into oncoming traffic near Whitehouse Pool, is stable and recovering, family members say. “Gabby is doing well and he and his family are looking forward to...

Equestrian plan for comment

11/03/2011
A draft environmental analysis and plan for the improvement of four equestrian stables in Golden Gate National Recreational Area is now available for public review. The park currently manages three horse stables under permit at the Marin Headlands, Muir Beach and Tennessee Valley, as well as a fourth in the...

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