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San Francisco Board of Sups discussing controversial leash laws today

By Victoria Schlesinger

After the tsunami in Japan closed many of the Bay Area’s coastal national parks, causing dog owners to cluster at the few remaining open beaches, San Francisco Board Supervisor Scott Wiener said at a committee hearing that it was a preview of life to come should new leash laws go into effect. Today the...
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National park service promotes health benefits of the outdoors

By Victoria Schlesinger

As Californians anxiously wait for news about whether their favorite state park will be closed due to financial woes, director of the National Park Service Jon Jarvis spoke in Marin on Tuesday about the connection between good health and getting outside. As part of a new national campaign called”Healthy Parks Healthy People,” the park...
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No scientific misconduct or criminal violations in Oystergate, Interior says

By Victoria Schlesinger

Embroiled in a fight over preserving the environment or a bucolic, small town lifestyle, West Marin has received the conclusions of a Department of Interior investigation into allegations that the National Park Service altered scientific data in order to prevent a local oyster company from operating in Drakes Estero. Senator Diane Feinstein, who owns...
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