"The West Marin Report" - a local radio news program for KWMR listeners that was first produced by Andrew Shaw in 2006, and most recently by George Clyde from August 2011 through July 2012.
You can listen on-line to any of the most recent programs below and to earlier programs in our archives. Use the Google search window at the top left of the screen to find programs that would interest you.
Park Mitigates Effects of Tule Elk Wandering Onto Historic Ranches and Sees Progress. Point Reyes National Seashore spokesman John Dell'Osso tells George Clyde that currently there are no plans for removing the elk from the agricultural properties, notwithstanding rancher concerns. Save Our Seashore's Gordon Bennett says the elk should stay, but says Park needs to develop policy as the herd grows; are Inverness gardens at risk? Links to Tuesday's news report with ranchers' views and Bennett letter.
Catherine Porter Named First Executive Director of the West Marin Fund. Co-Founder Dick Lemon tells George Clyde about Porter, who starts work next week, and about the newly launched organization's progress and plans. The West Marin Fund will obtain grants, donations and bequests to support local non-profits and the community.
Supervisor Steve Kinsey Requests Senator Dianne Feinstein to Write Interior Secretary Ken Salazar About the Tule Elk Herd of 50 Now on Seven Ranches in the Seashore. Marin County Agricultural Commissioner Stacy Carlsen tells George Clyde about the growing problem and that the 1998 Tule Elk Management Plan, as adopted, requires the elk to be removed, while the Park says an environmental review would be required. Links to Kinsey letter to Feinstein and to Thursday's program with Park views.
New Greenhouse and Kitchen Garden Will Supply Hog Island Oyster Company's Café in Marshall and Its Restaurants in San Francisco and Napa. Co-owner Terry Sawyer gives Andrea Blum a tour of the new operation that his wife Laurie has created on the Marshall-Petaluma Road near the oyster facility.
UPDATE - Lehmann told KWMR Friday afternoon that he did not file and wishes Furst good luck. Candidates Have Issues That Particularly Affect Their Own Communities. Diane Furst, Vice Mayor of Corte Madera, and Harry Lehmann, a Novato attorney, tell George Clyde why they are running for Supervisor against incumbent Steve Kinsey to represent Supervisorial District 4. Both object to the One Bay Area initiative regarding future development in Marin County.
An Ambitious Program to Build or Rehab 200 Farm-Worker Housing Units Went Public Monday Night at Dance Palace. After the meeting, George Clyde spoke about the initiative with local housing proponent Carlos Porrata, with rancher Tim Kehoe and with Linda Wagner, Executive Director of the Marin Workforce Housing Trust, which administers the program. More information here. Next meeting March 15, 7 PM, Tomales Town Hall.
County Principal Planner Jack Liebster Outlines the Substance and Process of the LCP, Which Now Goes to the Board of Supervisors. KWMR's Herb Kutchins gives a summary and explains how the LCP and Coastal Act are obstacles to converting visitor facilities like Inverness Valley Inn and Olema Campground to affordable housing. Permanent link for LCP information. <See Thursday's Pt. Reyes Light for Kutchins' extended article on the Community Conversation.>