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  1. Marin woman pleads guilty to keeping explosives in her home and carRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

    A Novato woman who kept a cache of explosive devices in her bedroom and car has pleaded guilty to felony charges, but her lawyer maintains the objects were nothing more than fireworks. Laureen Lee Mason, 43, admitted to two counts of possessing explosives in a plea arrangement that will spare her prison time if does not violate her probation terms.

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  2. Top position in Oakley school district goes to Novato schools administratorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | Contra Costa Times

    A top administrator at the Novato Unified School District who worked her way up from a teaching position is leaving to become superintendent at Oakley Union Elementary School District in the East Bay. Pam Conklin, 52, assistant superintendent for human resources at Novato Unified, is leaving to take the reins at the Oakley district.

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  3. Planned weekend closure of Doyle Drive in San Francisco postponedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Contra Costa Times

    A view of the traffic on the Doyle Drive temporary bypass on May 12, 2015 which connects Highway 101 traffic from the Marina in San Francisco to the Battery Tunnel. Officials for the Presidio Parkway project announced Doyle Drive will be closed from 10 pm Thursday May 28th - Monday June 1st at 5 am to replace the current roadway configuration with a new state-of the-art roadway, including new Main Post Tunnels, a new northbound Battery Tunnel, the northbound High Viaduct and restored connections to Highway 1/ Park Presidio.

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  4. Tri-Valley youth sports resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Contra Costa Times

    The Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse Club concluded a strong 2015 season by capturing four Northern California championships at the boys 13A, girls 13A, boys 15A, and girls 15A divisions. The 2015 boys 15A Kings were led by two coaches who returned to the Scorpion program despite not having any other sons involved in the youth game.

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  5. Marin County: Cat alerts owners to intruderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Contra Costa Times

    A vigilant house cat helped thwart a residential burglar in Marinwood, setting off a neighborhood manhunt that ended early Sunday morning with no arrests. The crime occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday, when the residents of a Deepstone Drive home were woken by the hissing of their cat.

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  6. Google partners with Buck Institute in Marin to search for biotech fountain of youthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato announced Tuesday that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Calico Life Sciences, a Google-backed life extension company based in South San Francisco. "It's a great partnership between two organizations aimed at helping people live longer healthier lives, and we look forward to collaborating with their team," said Buck Institute CEO Brian Kennedy, in a prepared statement.

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  7. Richmond man sentenced for accessory in alleged Sonoma County murder schemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A Richmond man was sentenced to two years in jail Monday in connection with a burglary that led to the murder of a Sonoma County woman, the death of a Novato woman and the arrest of a Greenbrae man. John Bruno Martinez, 28, was sentenced in Sonoma County Superior Court.

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  8. Marin County: George Lucas proposes 224-unit affordable housing developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Representatives of the "Star Wars" billionaire's Skywalker Properties, calling plans for rental housing that accommodates seniors and local workers a "magnificent gift" to Marin County, said Lucas intends to pay for the entire project himself, without federal, state or other grant aid. "The unique thing about this is George is financing it 100 percent," said Gary Giacomini, former county supervisor and an attorney for Skywalker.

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  9. North Bay residents vent at forum over proposed fireplace phaseout planRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Marin residents have a laundry list of concerns about proposed air pollution regulations that would require residents to replace open-air fireplaces with alternative devices -- such as federally certified wood-burning, gas, or electric options -- or completely remove or wall off fireplaces, but they all agree the air district needs to step up enforcement during Spare the Air days. Residents sounded off Monday night about the issues at a meeting held at San Rafael City Hall by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which is responsible for protecting air quality in nine counties.

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  10. Bill to hasten the creation of third lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge moving forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A bill introduced by Assemblyman Marc Levine to speed the process of opening a third, eastbound lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is moving forward in the Legislature, Levine said Thursday. According to the Bay Area Toll Authority, which is overseeing the project, regional population growth and local business developments in Marin have led to significant increases on eastbound Interstate 580 and the bridge approach during evening peak commute periods.

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  11. Bay Area man arrested in Nebraska after troopers find 227 pounds of potRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    A Novato man was among six California residents arrested in a Nebraska bust that yielded nearly 227 pounds of marijuana. Mariano Sebastian Alaniz, 38, remained in custody Monday at the Seward County Jail in Seward, Nebraska.

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  12. For some Marin employers, giving workers ownership seen as smart businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Manager Marshall Dandar, right, helps customer Rowan Fennell with a purchase at Armstrong Garden Center on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in San Anselmo, Calif. The company is an example of businesses using employee stock ownership plans; employees accrue stock as they work.

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  13. San Rafael police accuse San Leandro man of pimping girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    Dwayne Brian Furgeson, 31, was stopped for a traffic violation at about 1 a.m. Saturday. Police saw a minor in the car and determined that Furgeson had brought the girl from Oakland to pimp her in San Rafael, said San Rafael police Cpl.

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  14. Concord woman adopts first dog rescued from South Korean meat tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Jackie Stevens of Concord adopts Kelly from the Marin Humane Society on Thursday, April 2, 1015 in Novato, Calif. Kelly the first of the Korean dogs recently saved from the meat trade adopted from the Marin Humane Society.

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  15. Chairman of Marin footwear corporation murdered in BahamasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    The founder and chairman of a San Rafael-based footwear corporation was stabbed to death this week in the Bahamas. Phillip Vasyli, head of Vionic Group LLC, was found Tuesday morning at his residence in Old Fort Bay, according to the Nassau Guardian newspaper.

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  16. Sausalito police arrest limo riders after finding meth, hash oil, marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    The incident occurred at about 11 p.m. Friday, when police were looking for a man wanted on a Texas arrest warrant for alleged drug manufacturing. Police tried to serve the warrant at the man's residence, a boat moored off Locust Street, but he was not there.

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  17. Novato: 9-year-old boy injured after fall through school skylightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A 9-year-old boy was hospitalized after he fell through a plastic skylight onto the cement floor below at a Novato elementary school on Sunday morning, according to a police sergeant. The boy was apparently playing when he fell through the roof at Hamilton Meadow Park School, located at 5530 Nave Drive, Novato police Sgt.

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  18. Richmond man pleads no contest to aiding Marin homicide suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A Richmond man who was implicated in a homicide with two Marin County residents pleaded no contest to accessory charges Monday, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said. John Bruno Martinez, 28, was charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact to the murder of Olga Dinelli, 84, last month at her home in Penngrove.

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  19. Seismic work on the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Workers close three lanes of the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza as they work on the plaza's roof on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. The whole toll plaza is being seismically retrofit.

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  20. Novato woman's alleged bomb materials were 'essentially large firecrackers,' lawyer saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    A bomb squad was called to a rural Novato residence for the second time in a month Monday night after explosions were reported on the property. The blasts were heard at 174 Pacheco Ave., the same Indian Valley residence where sheriff's deputies seized a trove of explosive devices and chemicals on Feb. 13. This time, deputies found no explosive devices, said sheriff's Lt.

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