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The invasion began in mid-December. Between 60 and 100 were first observed in Delano Bay on the east side of Penrose State Park. They moved into Mayo Cove and followed the food into Von Geldern Cove in Home. The arrival of the California sea lions... Read More
“Sometimes, a pregnancy just doesn’t go as planned,” said Sara Hubbell. “You enter a whole new... Read More
The Key Peninsula Land Use Advisory Commission (LUAC) met Dec. 21 to hear recommendations from... Read More
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on logging on the Key Peninsula. The... Read More
Marion Sharp stepped into her new job as development director for The Mustard Seed Project in... Read More

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