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Feds may expand marine preserves on North Coast

Federal officials say they are open to suggestions from the public that more of the North Coast should be protected from offshore oil drilling under a proposed expansion of two marine sanctuaries.

North Coast folks head to Obama inauguration

Jose Ignacio Gaona, a Fort Bragg teenager and son of Mexican immigrants, expects to get a close look Monday at Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration.
Gaona, 15, will be among the North Coast residents with tickets giving them access to the viewing area within two blocks of the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, close enough, he figures, ‘to see what’s going on.’