Tomales elder handcuffed after wait she deemed too long

Accounts differ as to what exactly happened between Claire McElroy and California Highway Patrol officers on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 11, outside Tomales. The 78-year-old local claims a Sonoma County officer handcuffed her so forcefully that her hands bruised and bled; that was after waiting in her car for...

Haida Gwaii: Telling an indigenous people’s success story

Around the world, colonialism has imperiled indigenous languages, razed lands and eradicated entire cultures. But Inverness resident and longtime journalist Mark Dowie wants to turn the success of one people—from a North American archipelago into a guide for native communities to win back land rights. “I believe I can go...

John Korty honored in Brooklyn retrospective

A screening of renowned local filmmaker John Korty’s work will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City next week. Co-presented by the Cinema Conservancy, the program, called “Fog City Maverick: The Films of John Korty,” represents a retrospective of Mr. Korty’s filmography, which has spanned...

Marin vultures poisoned by euthanized carcasses

After turkey vultures were found poisoned by euthanasia in recent months throughout Marin County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging residents to properly dispose of euthanized animals. The vultures were found comatose, mostly in central Marin but as far west as Fairfax, and lab results indicated poisoning...

Men suspected of poaching elk antlers in seashore

Two men allegedly poaching tule elk antlers from the Point Reyes National Seashore were cited by rangers last Wednesday for federal offenses that could land them in prison. The men, whose names the National Park Service has not released, took antlers from Tomales Point, where there is a fenced elk...

Shoreline will avoid laying off new hires

Shoreline Unified School District will not have to lay off teachers at the end of this school year thanks to the acceptance by five teachers of a retirement incentives package. The move, part of the district’s effort to dodge insolvency, will save several of the district’s newest, youngest hires from...

vaccine clinic attracts four

Only four people—two students and two staffers from the Lagunitas School District—received measles vaccines at a free clinic held at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center last Thursday. County health officials nevertheless hailed the clinic, which was also open to other valley residents, as an opportunity to practice a quick-response...

Series will investigate Marin’s so-called breast cancer cluster

For years there have been widely publicized stories about a mysterious cluster of high breast cancer rates for white women in Marin County. An investigation now underway by investigative reporter Peter Byrne for publication in the Point Reyes Light is finding reams of evidence that the incidence rate for white...

State considers locally based regulations for recreational red abalone

Regulations for recreational red abalone diving have been mostly uniform along the Northern California coast for a decade, but the state is now considering changes to allow more locally specific rules. Through an online survey, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking divers for input about how the...

GGNRA addresses varied lands in guiding plan

A plan to guide the management of Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the next 20 years, based on dividing 80,000 acres of park land across three counties into zones based on different values like natural resources or heavily developed uses, was finalized a few weeks ago after a nine-year...


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