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and Tuesday, June 15


Park Service Engages in Secret Photography
The National Park Service has been secretly photographing workers at the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm without their knowledge, according articles that are in the current edition of the Point Reyes Light and the West Marin Citizen.


Supes approve modification to Ag building rules
It just got easier for West Marin’s farmers and ranchers to construct certain agricultural buildings without going through a lengthy application process.


Parking Fees = More Buses?
What do the increased parking fines in Bolinas, Stinson Beach, and Muir Beach have to do with public transportation in West Marin?  Plenty, if you agree with Supervisor Steve Kinsey. 


SGV “Stewards” upset over proposed ordinance
Is the County of Marin opening the San Geronimo Valley up to a fire risk?  A valley group thinks so and is up-in-arms and about a proposed county ordinance which they say will do just that. 


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and the weekend!


KWMR Gets New Executive Director
Breaking News: The Board of Directors at KWMR has selected local innkeeper and radio personality, Amanda Eichstaedt, to be the new Executive Director for the station!  Amanda will be on KWMR today (Friday 6/18) at 9 a.m. with Board president David Bunnett, and again at 1 p.m.  Visit the KWMR Local News Website for the audio from this broadcast if you miss it!


Marin Media Institute Rebuffs Citizen Publisher
The publishers of the Point Reyes Light denied allegations of plotting a hostile takeover of the West Marin Citizen.  In it’s Thursday edition, the Light provided their side of the story.  Will this the end of the dispute?  Stay tuned…


West Marin residents outline recent capture of Bee Swarm
What would you do if you encountered a swarm of bees?  It happened on one recent afternoon to locals  Bing Gong and his wife, Eleanore Despina – and you may be surprised at what happened!


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and Tuesday, June 22

A Sir Francis Drake Boulevard dilemma

The County of Marin appears to be going ahead with at least the idea of repairing Sir Francis Drake Boulevard between Olema and Fairfax – with an Environmental Impact Report in the works and folks from around the county appearing at a hearing last week – many of whom characteristically object to the idea of uprooting centuries-old Redwood trees and putting in car-pullouts as part of the repairs.  KWMR Reporter Herb Kutchins examines the ins and outs of the issue in this special report.

KWMR gets new Executive Director
She is Amanda Eichstaedt, and she appeared with board president David Bunnett on Friday’s edition of Barrio Vibes, with Gus Conde, on KWMR.  Listen to excerpts from the program and learn about Eichstaedt background and what listeners, as well as the greater West Marin community, can expect from Eichstaedt – and the Board.