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Nick’s Cove loses Kuleto, chef

08/18/2011
After a rough couple of years that led to millions in debt and vast uncertainty as to its foreseeable future, Nick’s Cove and Cottages announced last week that it has sold to a former investor who will maintain the historic Tomales Bay establishment’s operations mostly as is. Prescott Ashe, a...

Local coin accepted at Palace

08/18/2011
Palace Market has joined the growing list of more than 50 West Marin establishments accepting the Coastal Marin Fund’s $3 tokens, which fund local nonprofit organizations. “[The Palace is] a very public spirited organization, so they wanted to try this,” Richard Kirschman, the fund’s sponsor and president, said of the...

New principal for Lagunitas

08/18/2011
Lagunitas School District has hired Laura Shain, of Ocean Shore School in Pacifica, as its new principal. Shain completed her undergraduate studies at Bard College and received a M.A. in education with a concentration in educational administration from San Francisco State University. She was drawn to the position because of...

KWMR gets CPB funding

08/18/2011
KWMR, West Marin’s community radio station, has received a $20,000 grant award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in recognition of its achievement in the “Efficiency” category. “KWMR is really pleased that the new efficiencies KWMR developed for this three-year round were recognized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,”...

Whooping cough vaccine rules

08/18/2011
New California legislation requires middle and high school students to receive whooping cough vaccinations before starting school this fall. Previously only kindergarteners were required to receive booster shots for the highly contagious bacterial disease. Marin County Department of Health and Human Services will host Tdap immunization clinics between 10 a.m...

Large medical campus discussed by Point Reyes Village Association

08/18/2011
A group of West Marin residents and healthcare providers have begun efforts to raise support for the construction of a massive new community-owned healthcare center in Point Reyes Station, which, at an estimated 25,000 square feet, would be the largest building ever constructed in the small unincorporated community. “The idea...

Peter Douglas retires from California Coastal Commission

08/18/2011
Peter Douglas, a prominent environmentalist who has devoted himself over the last four decades to forestalling unchecked development and ensuring affordable access to thousands along California’s coastline, announced last week his retirement as executive director from the California Coastal Commission, citing an ongoing battle with lung cancer. “I’m looking forward...

Vacancy on Marin Foundation

08/11/2011
The Marin County Board of Supervisors is currently looking for a new representative to sit on the Marin Community Foundation Board of Trustees. Supervisors are allowed to appoint two trustees to the charitable organization, and are accepting applications until August 26. “All trustees should have a reputation in the Marin...

Air tours may be limited on Tomales Bay

08/11/2011
Plans to mitigate noise disturbances from low-flying commercial aircraft in and around Muir Woods, Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore are now being developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service. The proposed regulations would limit commercial air tour operators...

Body found in burning car

08/11/2011
A 58-year-old Fairfax woman was found dead in a burning car at Millers Point boat launch next to Nick’s Cove last Thursday evening. Sheriffs Lieutenant Barry Heying said fire fighters responded to reports of a vehicle engulfed in flames at around 6 p.m., and that deputies arrived on the scene...

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