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State Parks to suspend bidding process for Tiburon-Angel Island ferry service

California State Parks is pausing its efforts to secure a long-term ferry operator between Tiburon and Angel Island after the state Lands Commission raised concerns about the contract — a move that suggests current operator and Tiburon resident Capt. Maggie McDonogh may be making strides in her fight to retain the service. State Parks spokeswoman Gloria Sandoval said Sept. 21 the agency will comply with a demand by the Lands Commission to suspend the formal bidding process intended to award a 20-year contract for a ferry operator to shuttle visitors between Tiburon and the island’s Ayala Cove.

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