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and the weekend!

 

No more dropped calls in Stinson Beach?
The Stinson Beach County Water District will meet in December to review a preliminary lease deal for 100-foot-tall cell phone tower that will be located near the town’s water tank on Panoramic Highway.  The divisive matter will now get top billing at the monthly board meeting in December.

 

Abatement off the table in Stinson sewage matter
Stinson Water District Directors also opted not to revoke the sewage permit at a local address that had been zeroed in on for nuisance and abatement proceedings. The owner now has a year to get his septic system in order. We hear from SBCWD General Manager Ed Schmidt for details on the issue.

 

Brown Baggin’ it with the Assemblyman
State Assemblyman Jared Huffman is coming to West Marin on Tuesday hoping to connect with locals and to hear what’s on their mind during a mobile office hours session at the Dance Palace - 12 Noon - 1:30 PM.  We talked with Huffman about what brings him to town and about what is on his radar with regard to issues that affect West Marin.

Dance Palace honors Top Volunteers
It’s a special weekend in Point Reyes Station as the Dance Palace celebrates its top volunteers with a brunch on Sunday morning.  Being celebrated are Norma Ashby, Jim Campe, Jackie Moritz, and Suzanne Speh.  Dance Palace assistant director and volunteer coordinator, Jessica Walker, tells us the about the criteria looked at for the local honor.


 

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and Tuesday, November 10th

 

Four West Marin Property Owners Seek Coastal Permits
Coastal Permits for projects at four West Marin residential properties are on the agenda for the Deputy Zoning Administrator this week: Allen Santos at 4 Francisco Patio in Stinson Beach, Gal Bar-Or and Cheryl Hoppe at the Bar-Or Ranch subdivision in Pt. Reyes Station, Neil Whitehouse at 145 Laurel Street in Inverness, and Kristina Phipps at 125 Bay View Way, Inverness.  George Clyde reports.

 

Oysters? In Hayward?!
Who’d have thought that oyster shells from Drakes Estero would be of any value to a refuge for Snowy Plover birds in the East Bay?  KWMR’s Brenda Kohn attends an oyster shell pickup at the Lunny Ranch and talks with Cheryl Strong, a wildlife biologist with the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and with Nancy Lunny of the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm, for details.

 

RIP Cathleen Evans
Cathleen Evans of Marshall passed away on October 30.  She was 88 years old and is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harold Evans of Marshall, and by her three children.


 

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and Thursday, November 12th



Bo School Swastika Poster Leads to Discrimination and Retaliation Complaint
A complaint has been filed against the Bolinas-Stinson School District with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a former staff member who says that her employment was terminated after complaining to school district officials about a swastika poster that was on display in a classroom for several months.

 

Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic for West Marin
The swine flu vaccine is in short supply – but a bunch of it is coming to a vaccination clinic in Point Reyes Station next Wednesday.  We hear from the Coastal Health Alliance’s Ellen Christiansen. 

 

Nick’s To Provide Details of Proposed Plans at Public Meeting
Nick’s Cove is going to address the Tomales Bay Watershed Council on Tuesday about their proposed plans to operate a charter and boat ride as part of their business, as well as upgrades to their sewage system. Stay tuned for details.

 

Giacomini, Conley and Smith to Receive Honors
If you already like the Cowgirl Creamery and feel good about shopping at Toby’s Feed Barn – you’re officially in good company.  The Marin Economic Commission is honoring Toby’s Chris Giacomini and the Cowgirl’s Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, with their annual award of excellence at a lunchtime reception in San Rafael on Friday.  If you are interested in attending the event, click on http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/CD/main/econcom/events.cfm for details.