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3 hrs ago | Patch.com

Decades Later, Marin Woman's Efforts Pay Off To See Deceased Father Honored for WWII Service

The following was submitted for publication by the County of Marin: After a decades-long logistical effort by her daughter, a woman whose husband served as a merchant mariner and in the U.S. Army during World War II will accept a prestigious medal to honor the man's heroic service April 30 at the Marin County Civic Center.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Life, Veteran Affairs, Mill Valley, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

3 hrs ago | San Francisco Chronicle

Indian artifact treasure trove paved over for Marin County homes

The $55 million Rose Lane development in Larkspur is being built on the site of a 4,500-year-old Indian burial mound.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CA, Indio, CA, Graton, CA, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, UC Davis

7 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Marin man accused of attacking hospital staff with traffic cones in San Rafael

A Tomales man was arrested early Tuesday on allegations he threw two large traffic cones at hospital employees in Terra Linda.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Tomales, CA

10 hrs ago | Kevin, M.D.

Measles and the media: Are parents are being duped?

Something is in the air right now. There's a strange mix of vaccine-preventable illness sweeping the country and a strange bump in media coverage for celebrities and vocal opponents to tested and recommended vaccine schedules.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Pediatrics, Medicine, Parenting

14 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Take Earth-friendly precautions

IN A SURVEY taken last year by the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program , 43 percent of Marin residents who responded indicated they don't shop for pesticides.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Tiburon, CA, Mill Valley, CA, San Rafael, CA, Novato, CA

18 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Social scene in Marin County for the week of April 22, 2014

Left to right: Casey Lee, Ben Fenkell and Amy Brees at the Angel Island Conservancy benefit aboard the Acania.

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Related Topix: Belvedere, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Tiburon, CA, San Rafael, CA, Novato, CA

22 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Tails of Marin: Does your cat need to go outside to be happy?

Courtesy of the Marin Humane Society The Marin Humane Society in Novato offers a 'Feline Environment Enrichment/Outdoor Enclosure' class at 1 p.m. May 4. MANY PEOPLE believe that cats need to go outside to enjoy their day.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael police arrest three burglary suspects with allegedly stolen car

The incident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, when police noticed a car parked outside the Burger King at 969 Francisco Boulevard East.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Richmond, CA, Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin coroner suspects no foul play in death of Mt. Tam hiker, but inquiry continues

The Marin County coroner's division does not suspect foul play in the death of Marie Sanner, the Mill Valley woman found dead last week on Mount Tamalpais, but the investigation is continuing, the assistant coroner said Monday.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Earth Day volunteering -- What's in it for you?

WHILE TRAIPSING through neck-high shrubs, diligently surveying the land for pieces of litter during a recent volunteer project at McInnis Park, a 6-year-old volunteer looked up at her mother and declared with confidence, "It's my destiny.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Tiburon, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Novato, CA

Breitbart.com

4/20 Day: Marijuana on California's Other Religious Holiday

Easter Sunday 2014 coincides with the 20th of April--otherwise known as 4/20 Day, for 420, a number that has come to symbolize marijuana smoking for the pot subculture.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, San Rafael, CA

Marin Independent Journal

S.F. tenants' rights activists demonstrate outside the Marin home of alleged 'serial evictor'

The San Francisco housing crisis spilled over into Marin County Saturday with a demonstration outside the Strawberry Point home of a landlord protesters accused of being "a serial evictor."

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Related Topix: The Mission (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA, Kerman, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Paper produced by San Quentin inmates looking to grow

From a small trailer near an exercise yard full of honking geese, the men of the San Quentin News put out a paper they hope will reach beyond the gates of the prison where many of them are serving life sentences.

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Related Topix: San Quentin, CA, Prison, UC Berkeley, Journalism

Marin Independent Journal

Three things to do in Marin County, April 20, 2014

* Do it: Century Regency, 280 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael; 479-5050 and CineArts Sequoia, 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley; 388-4862; www.cinemark.com * What: David Leivick and Fred Ritzenberg present a 30th anniversary screening "Gospel," their concert film featuring artists including the Rev.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

The Daily Republic

Unemployment inches downward

Solano County's unemployment rate in March continued its 2014 trend of falling each month, if only by a little.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, California, San Mateo County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, Contra Costa County, CA

The Business Journal

North Bay jobless rates continue downward in March

Unemployment rates across the North Bay improved slightly in March and were well below the year-ago estimate, according to initial state estimates released Friday, and five of the six counties for which data was available added 13,600 jobs in the previous 12 months.

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Related Topix: Sonoma County, CA, Graton, CA, Rohnert Park, CA, Indio, CA, Petaluma, CA

Cyclelicious

Mount Tam Bombr Bike

This Bombr Bike can tow two more bikes. You remove the front wheels, pop the front forks onto the mounts shown here, and store the front wheels in those carriers.

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KTVU Oakland

Beloved teacher found dead on Mt. Tamalpais

The second women found dead in less than a week on Mt. Tamalpais has been identified as a 50-year-old beloved Oakland teacher.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Library remodel begins at Marin Civic Center

Construction workers replaced patrons at the Civic Center branch of the county library this week as the facility closed for a remodel aimed at making it a more customer-friendly place.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Novato, CA, Corte Madera, CA, Inverness, CA

KTVU Oakland

2 hikers found dead in same area within days of one another

KTVU has confirmed that the hiker found dead Thursday night on Mount Tamalpais was a fourth grade teacher at an Oakland school for disadvantaged children.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Mill Valley, CA

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