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4/15/2014
Oyster Co. Looks to SCOTUS for Last Chance
It's Kevin Lunney's last, best and final chance to save his family's oyster farm from the clutches of the US government. Embattled Drakes Bay Oyster Company launched its final legal bid for survival by filing a request to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case rejected three times by federal judges. The family-owned company, which harvests $1.5 million worth of oysters a year from Drakes Estero in the Point Reyes National Seashore, is challenging a decision by former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar not to renew a federal permit that expired in November 2012. A decision to hear the case could come in November.
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4/15/2014
Stabbing Death Still a Puzzle for Novato Investigators
A violent killing just south of the Sonoma County line remains a mystery. An investigation continues into a stabbing death in Novato that remains unsolved. Police say Jimmy Tejada's body was found April 5th by an off-duty firefighter hiking in Ignacio. Authorities now say Tejada had not been seen for several days before he was found dead from apparent stab wounds. Investigators are trying to track down and identify a man who might have been with Tejada in his final hours. So far, they have little evidence to work with.
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4/15/2014
SoCo Businesses Beating National Average
Sonoma County businesses are outperforming the United States as a whole in expenditures for growth and customer demand, supporting an overall upward trend for commercial-sector confidence, according to a new report.Sonoma County’s purchasing trends index was 68.65 (a number above 50 indicates growth) beating a national average of 53.2, according to the winter Business Confidence Survey and Report inventories, measured as part of a quarterly survey by the board since 2005.
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