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and Thursday, May 13


Supes turn down Marshall appeal
The Marin County Board of Supervisors turned down the appeal of a Marshall couple who had called for environmental reviews to be in place before a proposed brandy distillery can go forward.  Next stop, the California Coastal Commission!


CERT Training Nets Volunteers from throughout West Marin
Community Emergency Response Training is a big part of living in West Marin.  KWMR’s Marc Matheson attended a training last weekend and filed this report.


Marin Marketing Clean, Green Energy?
KWMR reporter Herb Kutchins looks at the issues that surround the Marin Energy Authority new “clean” energy plan, including an interview with Supervisor Charles McLashan, who has spearheaded the effort.


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and Tuesday, May 25


A Bolinas property owner may be in violation of a county open-space ordinance after bringing in bulldozers to clear the vegetation on most of his 42 acre property.


Parking fines are set to go up by more than 35 percent in Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, and Bolinas. 


Should local environmentalists be concerned about the roadwork that is about to start on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard?  A draft environmental impact report has just been released and includes the cutting down of a dozen or so redwood trees.  KWMR reporter Herb Kutchins filed this report.


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and the weekend…!


The Point Reyes Light has been sold.

Five years after being purchased by Bolinas residents Robert and Lys Plotkin, an event that was the catalyst for the creation of a second community newspaper, the Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper has again been sold.  The Light’s new owners are the Marin Media Institute, a recently created corporation that has applied for 501c3 non-profit status, with a board of directors that is lead by Marshall scientist and entrepreneur, Dr. Corey Goodman, and Inverness Park investigative journalist, Mark Dowie.


Annual Muir Beach Fire Dept. BBQ this Sunday

It’s Memorial Day weekend and it’s time for the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire  Departmment’s Annual Barbecue.  KWMR Reporter Brenda Kohn talks with Michael Kaufman, the president of the Muir Beach Fire Association.