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  1. Richmond-San Rafael Bridge third lane could open next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 7 | Marin Independent Journal

    Commuters should see some traffic relief when a third lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge opens, a move set for April that could happen as soon as next month if testing of systems proves successful, transportation officials said. As the economy has picked up there are more vehicles on the road and the slowdown around the bridge in recent years has caused evening traffic to back up onto northbound Highway 101 and eastbound Interstate 580 in Marin, as well as southbound Highway 101.


  2. Marin Voice: Bringing a little holiday cheer to inmates at San QuentinRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 3 | Marin Independent Journal

    There must have been 40 incarcerated men at the San Quentin Christmas party, crammed into a room usually used as a study hall. The noise of the talk and the music was overwhelming.


  3. Marin Voice: Dona t forget the families of those men behind barsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    While I was working with the Salvation Army over the past few holiday weekends, I have met some pretty incredible people. On the last two Saturdays I spent about four hours on the driveway to the visitors' parking lot at San Quentin State Prison.


  4. Larkspur site tops list of appalling traffic glutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Want to find the worst traffic in Marin? Head down to Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near Highway 101 at Larkspur Landing Circle. The influx for drivers coming out of the Ross Valley, mixing with ferry riders and those heading to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, makes it the spot no one wants to drive through, according to county data compiled every two years.


  5. San Quentin contraband suspect pleads guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Bruce Millsap, who is on death row for the murders of eight people in Southern California, was the inmate Teri Nichols was visiting when she was arrested. A woman charged with smuggling heroin and cellphones to a condemned inmate at San Quentin State Prison took a felony plea deal as the case was heading to trial.


  6. San Quentin inmates win raves with podcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    San Quentin State Prison Lt. Sam Robinson, left, is responsible for reviewing and approving “Ear Hustle” episodes.


  7. Crash outside San Quentin kills driver when vehicle hits big rigRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    A man was killed early Saturday after his vehicle slammed into a parked big-rig, just outside of San Quentin State Prison. The man, whose identity had not been released late Saturday morning, was pronounced dead at the scene in the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard collision reported around 6 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.


  8. Marin IJ Readersa Forum for Sept. 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Bjorn Griepenburg's Marin Voice column on Sept. 22 and Don Herzog's subsequent letter make the case very clearly for the value of reopening the Alto Tunnel - by putting in place the last major element of the North-South Greenway.


  9. Former San Quentin News editor killed shortly after releaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    HOLLISTER >> After more than 16 years in prison, Arnulfo Garcia had big plans. The East San Jose native who'd been editor-in-chief of the award-winning San Quentin News, the inmate-run paper, wanted to open a program to help formerly incarcerated men get a fresh start.


  10. San Quentin death row inmate dies at prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison was pronounced dead Wednesday after he collapsed in the recreation yard, the California Department of Corrections reported. Christopher Adam Geier, 49, was sentenced to death by a San Bernardino County jury on July 21, 1995, for two counts of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder.


  11. San Quentin: Supreme Court upholds measure to speed up executionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    SAN FRANCISCO >> The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions at San Quentin State Prison. The highly anticipated ruling concerned Proposition 66, a push to “mend not end” capital punishment in California.


  12. Mill Valley artist goes to a the Rocka to curate a Art Escape at AlcatrazaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Leslie Lakes, “Art Escape at Alcatraz” curator, views original works by inmates that she has presented just off the main cell block on Alcatraz. She said the show helps the incarcerated artists get some recognition.


  13. Intoxicated driver arrested with loaded firearm parked outside San Quentin prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    A 32-year-old man believed to be intoxicated was arrested early Monday after he was found asleep in his vehicle with a loaded firearm just outside San Quentin State Prison, authorities said. CHP officers were alerted just after midnight of a 1994 Chevrolet Cheyenne pickup truck parked in a “no-stopping” zone outside the prison on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, west of Andersen Drive.


  14. San Quentin executions could hinge on next pivotal monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    SACRAMENTO >> California has long been what one expert calls a “symbolic death penalty state,” one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade. Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the nation's most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions, though observers are split on how quickly they will resume, if at all.


  15. San Quentin guard attacked by double-murderer on death rowRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Officials say a guard on San Quentin State Prison's death row has been injured by a condemned inmate who previously killed two of his fellow prisoners. The correctional officer was taken to an outside hospital Thursday for treatment of several cuts including what officials called a significant facial injury.


  16. Gary ThomasRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Gary Thomas, the former county prosecutor who was paralyzed in a 1970 shootout at the Marin County Civic Center, died Monday. The San Rafael resident turned 79 on March 19. “His body wore out,” said Mrs. Thomas, who married him more than 50 years ago.


  17. San Rafael rollover crash injures driver, jams I-580Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    A rollover crash on Interstate 580 in San Rafael injured a Sausalito woman and caused heavy traffic delays at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, police said. The crash occurred at about 1:45 p.m. in the westbound lanes near the San Quentin exit.


  18. Gary Thomas, Marin prosecutor paralyzed in courthouse gunfight, dies at 79Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Jonathan Jackson, left, and other San Quentin inmates lead a group of hostages in 1970 at the Marin County Civic Center. Gary Thomas, then a prosecutor, is behind Judge Harold Haley.


  19. Marin IJ Readersa Forum for March 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    It's no wonder the Golden Gate Bridge district is raising rates again. How else can a public agency continue to support such a bloated payroll? Fortunately for the many Golden Gate “1 percent” staffers, the bridge board has the unfettered power to sock it to commuters whenever it needs more dough to pay for its ever-increasing salary and benefits packages that far exceed what private-sector workers earn.


  20. Marin Voice: Wanted a " volunteers who want to make a difference in their communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2017 | Marin Independent Journal

    Day after day, I read the opinion pieces published in the IJ. Many articles discuss what “they” should be doing regarding a local issue.


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