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and Tuesday, February 9

 

Foundation Awards $27K to Local Causes
The Stinson Beach/Bolinas Community Fund and the Marin Community Foundation awarded more than $27,000 in grants to local groups that serve Stinson Beach and Bolinas.  Click here for a complete list of grant recipients, and click here for Stinson/Bolinas Community Fund application information.

“Think Local First” Reveals the Results from its Survey of Local Buying Habits
Bonnie Guttman, Alden Adtkins and Dick Lemmon told the West Marin Chamber of Commerce about the results of a survey conducted by the group “Think Local First” of how West Marin residents spend their money, and businesses that residents think we need locally (an office supply and copy store).  George Clyde reports.

 

Pre-School Benefit Brings Music, Food to Bolinas Community Center
On Saturday night, the Sound of Music could be heard in Bolinas.  It was all part of a sing-a-long fundraiser for the Stinson Beach Pre-School – where teacher and director Susan Tacherra makes sure that kids get a unique learning experience that enriches them with cultures from around the world. Parents helped out at the benefit, including Dawn Agnew, who has two children that have been a part of the program.


 

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and Thursday, February 11

 

“Oystergate” video hammers PRNS, Bennett, on behalf of Lunny

Oystergate!  It’s a one-sided video involving Kevin Lunny and his Drakes Bay Oyster Farm and that takes aim squarely at local environmentalist Gordon Bennett and Don Neubacher, Superintendent at the Point Reyes National Seashore. 

 

In an exclusive interview, we talk with the film’s producer, Nicole Adams, a self-professed social media expert and soccer mom from Pleasanton about why she made the film, who funded it, and what she hoped the end result of the film would be. We also talked with Lunny – whose head is spinning at all the attention that this runaway viral video has brought his way. Dr. Corey Goodman and Bennett, who is characterized as a being an "Sierra Club extremist" in the video, are also interviewed.

 

If you would like to see the Oystergate video, you can do so by visiting www.oystergate.org


 

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and the weekend

 

Supes Accept Salmon Enhancement Plan
The Marin County Board of Supervisors formally accepted the Draft Salmon Enhancement Plan in its current form at a standing-room only meeting at the Civic Center earlier this week. Supervisor Steve Kinsey graciously thanked everyone for their participation.  But this issue is not over yet.  Woodacre resident Bob Figari and several others expressed their displeasure with the plan and hoped that it would ultimately be scrapped before it ever gets signed into law.

 

Beach Watch program keeps a watchful eye on local shores
KWMR reporter Brenda Kohn discovers Beach Watch, a unique environmental program with highly trained volunteers that patrol West Marin beaches looking for everything from oil to stranded marine mammals.  Kate Carolan is a part of the of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary program and takes us for a walk up and down Muir Beach.