"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.
With Ten Years Experience as a Principal and with a Mexican/American Heritage, the New Elementary School Principal Faces the Special Challenges of West Marin. Coming from Palo Alto, new Principal Matthew Nagle tells Lynn Axelrod and George Clyde about his background and his approach to issues of communication and controversy. For more on this story, see Lynn Axelrod's upcoming report in the West Marin Citizen on Thursday.
In a Surprise at the Retirement Party for Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Sward Saturday Night, George Lucas Donated a Skywalker Ranch Fire Truck That Carries Credits from the Inverness Fire. KWMR's Brenda Kohn gets the story from new Chief Steve Wynn, from Supervisor Steve Kinsey and from Skywalker Ranch's Thomas Forster. Link to a prior interview with Chief Sward about his retirement after 40 years.
Summer Truly Begins This Saturday as the Point Reyes Farmers' Market Opens for the Season at Toby's Feed Barn. Market Manager Allison Puglisi tells George Clyde about how organic and local the market is (more or less) and introduces some new vendors. Fundraising is ongoing, with $4,000 from the County and with West Marin Community Services replacing Marin Organic as fiscal agent for tax deductible contributions.
Nothing Could be Wilder than Summer as Butterflies, Oak Moths, Dragonflies, Damselflies, Tidepool Residents and Other Invertebrates Present Colorful Dramas to Enjoy. Naturalist Claire Peaslee gives KWMR listeners a vivid description of what's happening as summer begins at 4:09 PM this afternoon. Link to her website.
In Downtown Inverness at the Site of the Former Priscilla's Pizza, Saltwater Oyster Depot Officially Opens its Doors with Pizza, Lunches and Dinners - and Oysters. Proprietor Luc Chamberland tells George Clyde about the new menu of food and beverages that Saltwater offers, and how he is raising capital through "crowdfunding" on the internet. Regular hours: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday through Sunday. Link to website and phone: (415) 669-1244.
Point Reyes Station's Biggest Eyesore, the Two-Story Brick Grandi Building, May Have Its Makeover Commence this Fall. Property manager Marshall Livingston is helping owner Kenneth Wilson renew permits to restore the exterior to its earlier grandeur, hopefully starting the one-year project in October. This will be the first step to revitalize the nearly 100-year-old vacant building as a hotel and restaurant. George Clyde reports.
Next Week the State Water Resources Control Board Will Finalize the AB-885 Septic System Policy, with Many Implications for West Marin. George Clyde speaks with Norman Hantzsche of Questa Engineering regarding the new regulations, which particularly affect properties close to Tomales Bay, Lagunitas Creek and the beaches at Bolinas and Muir Beach, and gets some advice about what to do before the regulations are effective next year. Link for more information.