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1 hr ago | KRON 4

San Rafael Man Admits To Stealing $6K From Elderly Woman

A San Rafael man pleaded guilty to robbing an elderly Sausalito woman of her checkbook and stealing over $6,000 from her in 2012, police said.


Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Sausalito, CA

4 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

Special assignment: George Jackson funeral

This is the front page of The Black Panther newspaper that came out Aug. 28, 1971, the day of George Jackson's funeral, alerting mourners to attend; 8,000 came.


Related Topix: San Quentin, CA

8 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Marin municipalities asked to support year-round homeless shelter

A group seeking to expand Marin's emergency winter shelter program for the homeless to a year-round program has launched a bid to garner the political and financial support of all of Marin's municipalities.


Related Topix: San Anselmo, CA, Tiburon, CA, San Rafael, CA

16 hrs ago | San Francisco Chronicle

Planned Parenthood gripes about S.F. protesters

Planned Parenthood executives say San Francisco police and the city attorney aren't doing enough to protect patients and staff from "harassment and intimidation" at the organization's health center on Valencia Street.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

21 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Jeff Burkart's Barfly: Reader share thoughts on getting the service they expect

Jeff Burkhart mixes a drink in a shaker on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in Novato, Calif.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Sausalito, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Police dog finds meth, drug paraphernalia in car

Two men were arrested in Novato late Friday night following a search of their car by an officer and his canine partner, which detected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside, a police sergeant said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Former Marin parks superintendent Ed Hulme dies

Former Marin parks superintendent Ed Hulme, an 18-year Civic Center veteran who capped his career by orchestrating the county's award-winning organic war on pests, died July 20 after a two-year battle with ALS.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Corte Madera, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Marin County: Couple delivers son on Highway 101 landfill offramp Saturday

A very special baby boy got an unusual start in life Saturday afternoon when his father pulled off northbound Highway 101 and delivered his son in approximately six minutes on the landfill offramp south of Olompali State Park.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Fire, Science / Technology

Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: SMART leaders should learn from grand juries' questions

A flagman stops traffic as an engine pulling trolleys loaded with 1,600 foot-long sections of train track passes through Novato, on May 8. The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District board got a double-barrel dose of criticism from the civil grand juries in Marin and Sonoma counties.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Cloverdale, CA, Larkspur, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Golden Gate Baptist seminary sells Strawberry campus for $85 million

The view from a hallway between buildings of the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary affords a sweeping view of San Francisco Bay on April 2, 2013, in Mill Valley.


Related Topix: Strawberry, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Ross, CA

Requirement to Dial Area Code for All Calls in Marin County Fast Approaching

The County of Marin would like to remind local residents that a new telephone area code - 628 - is being added to the area served by the existing 415 area code to accommodate demand for new phone numbers.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA


Grounds for Peace in Afghanistan and the Middle East

As a mother and CEO, I have walked the minefields of the world to witness the repercussions of war and its devastating effects on children.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Artist Eleanor Kent of S.F. dies

Artist Eleanor Kent died of lung disease at her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83. Photo: Dan Brazelton Eleanor Kent , one of the early Bay Area artists to pioneer new technology as an art form, died of lung disease in her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83. Born in San Francisco, Ms.


Related Topix: Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA), Victor, CA

NBC Bay Area

Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?

A proposal to use $2 million of taxpayer funds to rebuild a private clubhouse has sparked debate in one unincorporated town outside of San Anselmo.


Related Topix: San Anselmo, CA

Mill Valley Needs Representative on Marin Women's Commission

Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."


Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Tiburon, CA, Belvedere, CA, Sausalito, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Marin: Mother and son in same car arrested for suspected DUI

A San Rafael woman and her son were arrested on suspicion of DUI in Marin County on Tuesday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.


Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Tiburon, CA, Corte Madera, CA, Madera, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Novato City Council approves Mt. Burdell Habitat for Humanity affordable housing

Final approval for a 10-home Habitat for Humanity affordable housing development near downtown Novato got unanimous approval this week from City Council members and glowing endorsements from residents.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Office of Education wins another round over special ed facility in Kentfield

The courts sided again with the Marin County Office of Education on Wednesday in its ongoing tussle with the Kentfield School District over Grant Grover School, leaving the district with one less chance to argue why it has rights to the building.


Related Topix: Kentfield, CA, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Getting Their Goats: Four-legged Fire Fuel Suppressors

Close to a thousand goats are taking a bite out of the high fire danger by munching their way through tall weeds, grass and blackberry bushes in Marin County.


Related Topix: Fire, San Rafael, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin officials reject grand jury's airport safety, security proposals

A civil grand jury report on the Marin County airport at Gnoss Field was all but tossed into the Civic Center round file this week as officials trashed several recommendations, said a few are already in place and promised that others will be studied or dusted off when funding is available or staff has time.