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Point Reyes Oyster Farm Gets Its Day in Court

May 14, 2013 | 2:48 pm

Point Reyes Oyster Farm Gets Its Day in Court

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(BCN) Calling Drakes Bay Oyster Co. a “shining example of sustainable agriculture,” a lawyer for the business urged a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to allow the company to keep operating. Attorney Amber Abbasi argued that former U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar “ignored the public interest in preserving an 80-year-old farm” when he […]

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National Parks’ Benefit to Bay Area: $445 Million

March 1, 2013 | 3:20 pm

National Parks’ Benefit to Bay Area: $445 Million

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Point Reyes Station, a pastoral West Marin outpost, has a population of 848. But on one recent weekday, parking is tight on the town’s main street and there is a steady stream of foot traffic. Steve Costa, co-owner of Point Reyes Books, has an easy explanation. He points to the 2.3 million visitors who flocked […]

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Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm Gets Reprieve from Point Reyes Eviction

February 25, 2013 | 2:45 pm

Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm Gets Reprieve from Point Reyes Eviction

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A federal judge is allowing Drake’s Bay Oyster Company to stay at Point Reyes National Seashore while it fights an eviction order in court, according to lawyers representing the farm. U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced in November that the federal government would not renew the farm’s lease at the national park. The farm’s 40-year […]

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Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. Appeals Pt. Reyes Eviction Ruling

February 7, 2013 | 9:33 am

Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. Appeals Pt. Reyes Eviction Ruling

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owners of a Northern California oyster farm that is scheduled to be removed from Point Reyes National Seashore are appealing a judge’s refusal to allow it to stay open while its lawsuit against the government proceeds. Drakes Bay Oyster Co. on Wednesday filed an appeal with the Ninth U.S. Circuit […]

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Judge Upholds Removal of Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm

February 5, 2013 | 9:07 am

Judge Upholds Removal of Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm

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By Jason Dearen, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday denied a Northern California oyster farm’s request to have its removal from Point Reyes National Seashore overturned, and ruled against allowing it to continue doing business in the park while its lawsuit is being heard in court. The judge denied owner […]

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Feds Deny Oyster Farm Lease Renewal

November 29, 2012 | 10:18 am

Feds Deny Oyster Farm Lease Renewal

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UPDATE 11:07 a.m. Dec. 4: The owners of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. have filed a lawsuit alleging that the government did not follow proper procedures in making its decision not to renew the farm’s lease. Learn more here. Original story: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An historic Northern California oyster farm along Point Reyes National Seashore will be […]

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October 8, 2012 | 3:49 pm

Watch Hidden-Camera Videos of Point Reyes Wildlife

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You’re not likely to see a mountain lion in Point Reyes National Seashore — and you might not want to. But cameras hidden around the park have been snapping photos and recording video of the animals for years, and on Saturday the Marin Independent Journal posted these three videos of a prowling mountain lion, a […]

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