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Local Projects Suspended Due to Budget Freeze 

The California state budget crisis has required many West Marin projects to be suspended. KWMR reporter George Clyde interviews Nancy Scolari from RCD, Carlos Porrata of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council, and Elizabeth Ptak of MALT.

Dance Palace Honors Founder Carole Friedman

KWMR reporter Sandy Duveen attends the Dance Palace Community Center salute to Carole Friedman, the long-time Executive Director of the Dance Palace who retired on December 31.


 

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Shoreline School District Faces Painful Choices as it Must Cut Cost
In a small example of things to come, pleas of students and alumni, including Lianne Nunes and Jolynn McClelland (ne Mendoza), save $2100 for popular FFA Advisor Bill Costanzo, and provoke a grim warning from Superintendent Stephen Rosenthal, who joined school principals in taking a voluntary cut himself.

Marshall Oyster Grower Seeks Processing Facility in Tomales
Martin Strain’s Pt. Reyes Oyster Company in Marshall plans to build a shellfish processing facility on agriculturally zoned land in Tomales, which will also offer retail sales and a picnic area to the public.  Bruce Bramson, Chair of the Tomales Design Review Board, says the Board favors the project, but seeks further information on a proposed community water system that Strain’s company will form with Tomales Farm and Dairy, which will supply water for the project. 

Ruling on Proposition 8 Felt in West Marin
The California’s Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriages reverberates through West Marin.  We speak with Laurie Monserrat, whose same-sex marriage with Tor Taylor is still legal under the ruling. 

Permits Sought for Cell Phone Towers and Four West Marin Properties
Tomorrow the Deputy Zoning Administrator will consider development projects in Bolinas, Stinson Beach, Inverness and Pt. Reyes Station, plus the AT&T cellphone tower proposal at the Marin French Cheese Factory

 


 

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Tomales Bay State Park Faces Closure Again
West Marin State Parks, including Tomales Bay, Samuel P. Taylor and the Marconi Conference Center, could be closed as State Parks funding is slashed in the proposed State budget.
Update: California State Parks announced Thursday evening that both Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks are slated for closure.  Marconi Conference Center will remain open.

Pt. Reyes Lifeboat Service Recalled on Memorial Day
The five Surfmen of the Pt. Reyes Lifesaving Service who gave their lives saving distressed ships were remembered on Memorial Day, and Park Ranger Kim describes their bravery.  John Neff reports.

Pt. Reyes Fire Station Gets a New Fire Engine
Captain
Tom Nunes describes the new red engine, fully equipped for local fires, medical emergencies and terrorist attacks.

Park's Chief Ranger To Leave
Colin Smith, Chief Ranger at Pt. Reyes National Seashore for the past six years, and his wife Lynn Fosbender will be transferring to Olympia National Park this summer. Park Superintendent Don Neubacher comments
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