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Shoreline lobbies for transfer student funding

08/31/2017
Shoreline Unified School District is preparing to lobby the governor and state legislature to fund a state program that provided it with nearly $500,000 last year but was significantly reduced this summer. The program, known as District of Choice, allows students who transfer from non-basic-aid districts into basic-aid districts, or...

Effort to curb invasive crabs in Seadrift backfired

08/31/2017
In recent years, the mile-long, man-made lagoon in the gated community of Seadrift has seen one of the worst infestations of invasive European green crabs on the West Coast. With no natural predators to keep the population in check, scientists have been using the site to experiment with management strategies...

Point Reyes man debuts series in yoga for aging

08/31/2017
Rich Clarke, a 73-year-old Point Reyes Station resident and former school psychologist, was in his late 20s when he began regularly stretching. He wasn’t turned on to yoga until he watched an interview with the rock star Sting in the early ’90s. “He was doing things I couldn’t dream of...

Themed film series underway at Point Reyes Station print shop

08/31/2017
As parts of Point Reyes Station were winding down last Thursday night, Ink Paper Plate opened to local cinephiles seeking a casual evening of foreign film and homemade nosh. About a dozen attendees spanning all ages gathered in Point Reyes Station for a viewing of “Tampopo,” the 1985 Japanese cult-classic...

Sudden oak death study expands, sets new goals, on Bolinas Ridge

08/31/2017
The infection arrives with the rains, splashing down from a neighbor’s thick leaves. It takes hold one winter and persists silently for a year or two. Ambrosia beetles and bark beetles colonize the weakened tanoak, and the bark oozes and spots with dark-red liquid. Then, in a matter of weeks,...

Whale strikes far exceed bodies

08/31/2017
Most whales sink when they die, disappearing without leaving researchers a clue as to the cause of their death. But a study published last week by Point Blue found that the number of whales dying in West Coast waters due to ship strikes is far greater than scientists previously estimated...

Unable to find a new driver, Lagunitas School cancels bus service

08/24/2017
Students began the year at Lagunitas School this week without the option of riding the bus. It’s the first year the district has suspended bus services indefinitely, a decision that could affect up to 45 students at a school of 250. Superintendent John Carroll said the district had no choice:...

Former board members call for investigation at PRNSA

08/24/2017
A member of the advisory council to the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and a former member of the nonprofit’s governance committee have called for an investigation by the National Park Service into claims of employee abuse, linking recent allegations of safety violations in the workplace and employer retaliation to...

Merger talks end for Coastal Health Alliance

08/24/2017
After 10 months of negotiations, the planned merger between the Coastal Health Alliance and West County Health Centers has been called off. Steven Siegel, the health alliance’s C.E.O., made the surprise announcement outside the clinic last week during an annual taco truck celebration of national health center week, citing a...

Walnut Place renovation, hits snags, delays

08/24/2017
The renovation of Walnut Place, once expected to be complete in July, has been pushed back to November or beyond, according to the owner of the Point Reyes Station senior living facility. Construction complications and an unforeseen expansion of the project’s scope are responsible for the delay, which has some...

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