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2013-06-03 23:01:52

Walking inn to inn is a unique and healthy way to experience interesting coastal hamlets and unparalleled nature.

2009-08-03 17:58:09

A predatory snail indigenous to the Atlantic Ocean is decimating native oysters living in Tomales Bay north of San Francisco, scientists said Monday. About half of the Olympia oysters in the coastal estuary fell to a predatory whelk snail, a California Sea Grant-funded study published in the July issue of the Oecologia journal said.

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Ptak, Elisabeth This excerpt from a new book showcases six artists who participate in the annual Ranches & Rolling Hills art show, which helps protect California's unspoiled western Marin County By Elisabeth Ptak FEW PLACES in the United States provide a pastoral landscape as appealing and memorable as that of western Marin County.

2008-07-25 00:00:27

By Jennifer Upshaw, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 24--Trainees from two-dozen federal, state and local agencies converged Thursday at the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon to test oil spill skills as they prepared for the next disaster.

2008-07-23 15:00:51

A report issued by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of the Interior has concluded that the National Park Service knowingly used false scientific data to bolster its attempt to drive a local oyster company from the Point Reyes National Seashore area.

2008-07-19 00:00:21

By Rob Rogers, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 18--The latest stage of the $5 million effort to turn the former Waldo Giacomini Dairy near Point Reyes Station into a 550-acre wetlands wasn't scheduled to begin until late this week.

2008-07-10 00:00:16

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 10--What's in a name? A lot, if you talk to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

2008-07-06 00:00:12

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 5--The beleaguered Baker's larkspur may get a boost from University of California at Berkeley botanists who are growing the only-in-Marin plant in hopes of re-establishing it in the county.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.