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Marin election sees new candidates for Congress, DA, assessor
Source: San Rafael | Mar 15, 2018 04:00:42
More candidates filed Wednesday to compete in the June 5 primary election for Marin County district attorney, Marin County assessor-recorder-county clerk and the 2nd Congressional District seat, which represents Marin. Two familiar faces have filed t..
Bay Area rain: How potent are this week's storms?
Source: San Rafael | Mar 13, 2018 15:59:40
It might not be the March Miracle weather scientists say is needed to make up this winter's massive precipitation deficits across the state, but this month is shaping up to be wetter than normal across Northern California. The first in a series o..
FasTrak glitch leads to Bay Area ticket, car was in Orange County
Source: San Rafael | Mar 13, 2018 11:12:03
The Richmond San Rafael Bridge had three FasTrak dedicated lanes Wednesday July 30, 2014. Cameras at some Bay Area bridges are failing to accurately record license plates including the Richmond San Rafael Bridge...
Marin ballot to include tax measures, toll hikes
Source: San Rafael | Mar 13, 2018 06:35:09
A tax on cannabis businesses in San Rafael, an increase in Corte Madera's sales tax and a proposal for higher bridge tolls are among the five ballot measures that Marin residents will vote on in the June 5 statewide primary election. The proposed..
San Rafael landlord takes pride in Canal apartments
Source: San Rafael | Mar 13, 2018 01:58:00
Suzanne Diliberto bought her first fourplex in 1997. As a new mortgage broker working with investors, she soon saw the value of investing in property...
Marin activists march to help the hungry
Source: San Rafael | Mar 12, 2018 04:25:45
Activists gathered in downtown San Rafael on Sunday for the Marin CROP Hunger Walk, an event to raise money for the hungry. The Marin march and others like it around the country are organized by Church World Service and local congregations...
San Rafael honors neighborhood grocer with civic award
Source: San Rafael | Mar 11, 2018 21:35:47
Andy Bachich, owner of Andy's Local Market grocery store, has been named San Rafael's citizen of the year. Bachich, 56, who grew up in Santa Venetia, is the 17th recipient of the Richard P. O'Brien and Mary Ferrario O'Brien Citizen of..
San Rafael men cited in alcohol sting
Source: San Rafael | Mar 11, 2018 19:25:45
The minor was an operative working for police in an enforcement sting on Saturday. The minor approached 12 adults outside liquor retailers and asked them to take money for a straw purchase...
Two California public record laws: one for the Legislature and one for everyone else
Source: San Rafael | Mar 11, 2018 17:10:31
Editor's note: This is part of a package of stories marking Sunshine Week, during which the media assesses the status of the free press in the U.S. Coming this week: TODAY: The California Legislature created one open-records law for state and loc..
Roadshow: Shoulders may open to traffic on a few gridlocked highways
Source: San Rafael | Mar 11, 2018 12:36:45
Caltrans is working on a statewide policy for using shoulders for traffic on a part-time basis and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Valley Transportation Authority are considering opening up a few shoulders during commute hours. Thi..
San Rafael family helps raise awareness of rare disorder
Source: San Rafael | Mar 10, 2018 20:50:47
Zack Kent, left, and Joshua Furnas in a scene from "Quiet Please..." Her voice is one of the sounds that triggers the 20-year-old's misophonia, a neurologically based disorder that elicits physiological and emotional reactions to specific sounds,..
Marin, other parts of Bay Area sinking, could flood as seas rise
Source: San Rafael | Mar 10, 2018 02:35:41
An area near Target in San Rafael is slowly sinking, according to researchers who are getting ready to submit a paper on shoreline subsidence as it relates to the North Bay. That research piggybacks on a study released this week by the same researche..
Back away from the chain saw a " now is not the time for pruning trees
Source: San Rafael | Mar 09, 2018 21:53:26
A newborn squirrel that fell to the ground when a tree containing its nest was pruned, fights for survival at WildCare rehabilitation hospital in San Rafael. DEAR JOAN: In February, WildCare admitted our first orphaned baby squirrels of 2018...
West Marin saloon nurturing a new live music scene
Source: San Rafael | Mar 09, 2018 16:56:35
Marin has been changing so inexorably and so fast - new restaurants opening seemingly every week, new houses replacing old summer homes, new trends, new traffic jams, new issues, new problems - that there's a growing nostalgia in the air for what..
Novatoa s SolarCraft hires VP of operations
Source: San Rafael | Mar 09, 2018 12:04:36
San Rafael resident Mark Johnson, who previously worked at the company from 2004 to 2006, will be responsible for directing operations of solar electric, solar pool heating, energy storage and service teams. Johnson returns to the company after 10 ye..
IJ Lobby Lounge: Teen workshops bring Spork together
Source: San Rafael | Mar 09, 2018 07:30:11
The rock quartet Spork comes to the IJ Lobby Lounge from the San Rafael branch of BandWorks, a program one of the band member's moms described as " for teenage musicians." Founded in Berkeley in 1993, BandWorks brings young musicians tog..
San Rafael OKs medical pot biz tax on June 5 ballot
Source: San Rafael | Mar 09, 2018 03:10:39
San Rafael city leaders this week signed off on a medical marijuana business tax measure to appear on the June ballot. San Rafael officials gingerly - and somewhat irritably - moved ahead this week to set the proposed taxation structure and commercia..
San Rafael SMART work aggravating neighbors
Source: San Rafael | Mar 09, 2018 03:10:38
The closure of Andersen Drive in San Rafael to lay new rail for SMART is causing some angst among nearby residents who say the work is making travel difficult. Beginning last week a section of Andersen Drive near West Francisco Boulevard was closed 2..
San Rafael firefighters tackle hillside house blaze
Source: San Rafael | Mar 08, 2018 22:25:39
In this image taken from a Snapchat post, flames engulf a deck attached to a hillside San Rafael home near Point San Pedro Road just east of San Rafael High School on Thursday...
Terra Linda High students learn life-saving techniques
Source: San Rafael | Mar 08, 2018 12:49:51
Without skipping a beat, a group of seven students at Terra Linda High School administered compression CPR to a practice dummy, as Katie Wickes, a registered nurse, coached every move. "Use your full body, you are in charge," said Wickes, an assistan..
Maria Shriver, musical mystery play are best bets
Source: San Rafael | Mar 08, 2018 08:07:57
Maria Shriver wants to help you live a more meaningful life. The former First Lady of California shares how to do so and her latest book, "I've Been Thinking …: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life," in conversation ..
First Step Taken Towards Removing Bike Lane from Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Plan
Source: San Rafael | Mar 08, 2018 03:51:43
A key step was taken this morning by the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to eliminate the bike and pedestrian path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. In a meeting that lasted less than half an..
San Rafael police arrest sexual slavery suspect
Source: San Rafael | Mar 07, 2018 23:19:46
Andrea Lopez-Luna, 21, had been the subject of an arrest warrant since last year. Police arrested her Tuesday after tracking her down at a residence in San Carlos...
Barely touched San Rafael Eichler seeks $1.1 million
Source: San Rafael | Mar 07, 2018 21:05:44
Speaking of Eichlers , here's a North Bay specimen that shows why people fuss over maintaining the spirit of the midcentury-modern developer's iconic design. Featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,794 square feet, 60 Golden Hinde Boule..
SafetyChain Software Launches Program Analytics Providing Improved...
Source: San Rafael | Mar 07, 2018 18:48:46
San Rafael, CA, March 07, 2018 -- SafetyChain Software, the leading provider of food quality management solutions, has announced the release of Program Analytics, an expansion of the SafetyChain platform. Program Analytics provides food companies wit..