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The West Marin Report

 

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and the weekend!

 

Jail & Fines in Tony’s Seafood Poaching Case
John Konatich, the owner of Tony’s Seafood in Marshall, pleaded guilty to gillnetting and other poaching charges in Marin County Superior Court on Tuesday.

 

It’s Dungeness Crab Season!
Dungeness Crab season has arrived.  According to Willy Vogler of Lawson’s Landing, It looks like a good start for local recreational fishermen, but smaller crabs means that the commercial season, which opens this weekend, could be disappointing. George Clyde reports.

 

Study will track the effects of Oyster Farming on local mammals
The Marine Mammal Commission has outlined an upcoming research study that will address the affect of oyster farming on seals in Drakes Estero.  Watch out, hikers and kayakers – they will be looking at the affect of you, too!

 

McLellan Says Goodbye to BPUD
After nearly 30 years as a director on the Bolinas Community Public Utilities District, Jack McLellan is retiring.  KWMR reporter Sheila O’Donnell sat down with McLellan for a debriefing of his tenure.


 

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and Tuesday, November 17th

 

Shotgun Blasts Near Inverness Prompt Sheriff Calls

Sgt. Jeff Edwards of the Marin County Sheriff’s office tells KWMR about the recent reports of gunfire, as the duck and geese hunting season begins on Tomales Bay.  George Clyde describes the Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve, where the hunting is legal through the end of January.  Birds beware!

 

Bicyclists and Pedestrians Inaugurate paved path in Bolinas

On Sunday morning in Bolinas, more than one-hundred two-wheeled revelers turned out to try the community’s new bike path.

 

West Marin Disaster Council:
Emergency Responders, Citizens train in Nicasio for Worst Case Scenario

In Nicasio on Saturday, fire chiefs from three local departments lead an emergency response training re-certification.  KWMR reporter Sheila O’Donnell reports.

 

County reassigns Pesticide Management
Over at Big Pink there is a shuffle of duties for several administrators. Most notably, Marin Agricultural Commissioner Stacy Carlson will no longer be responsible for administering the county’s pesticides program after allowing illegal poisons to be used in Marin parks and on Marin roads 269 times over a nine year period.

 

Swine Flu Redux
A timely reminder for everyone about the Swine Flu Vaccine clinic that is being held at West Marin School on Wednesday between 3:30 and 7:30 PM – while supplies last.  We replay a KWMR news-line voicemail from the Coastal Health Alliance’s Ellen Christiansen that fills in the details. 


 

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and Thursday, November 19th  

 

Master Showman Kuleto Makes Case to Skeptical Group
Talk about playing a tough crowd: Nick’s Cove owner Pat Kuleto received a chilly, at times brusque reception from the Tomales Bay Watershed Council and an assembled audience that gathered at the Point Reyes Seashore’s Red Barn on Tuesday afternoon to discuss his plans to bring high-priced tour boats to Tomales Bay. Amongst the people in the room that were taking Kuleto to task were Inverness residents Tom Baty and Catherine Caulfield.  KWMR was on-hand and spoke with Kuleto after the meeting.

 

Adult Daycare Program Takes Leave, Hopes to Return in New Year
The Senior Access program for dementia patients has been suspended in West Marin due to declining enrollment – but hopes to be back in 2010.  The program has leased space at the Dance Palace since September of 2008.  We talk with Point Reyes resident and Senior Access Executive Director, Cris Chater, about the intricacies of operating a program for dementia patients in an area such as West Marin. 

 

Local Coastal Plan Meeting on Monday
The Marin County Planning Department will be holding their fifth in a series of meetings on revising the Local Costal Plan at a meeting in San Rafael on Monday afternoon.  The topic for this meeting will be coastal access – affecting areas like Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, and the Point Reyes National Seashore.  We talked with county planner Kristin Drumm about what to expect at the Monday meeting.  Click here to read the staff report and agenda.