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Source: San Rafael | Sep 20, 2018 01:42:20
Officials are restricting access to sites in rural Marin because of a "red flag" fire warning issued by the National Weather Service. The service is predicting elevated wildfire danger in the North Bay hills because of wind gusts up to 35 mph and low..
San Rafael bust hooks alleged meth, cocaine traffickers
Source: San Rafael | Sep 19, 2018 21:20:37
Bagged drugs sit in evidence after a bust in the Canal area of San Rafael on Tuesday. Investigators arrested three suspected traffickers...
Victim in deadly San Rafael construction site accident identified
Source: San Rafael | Sep 19, 2018 16:56:30
San Juan Landaverde-Olvera, 59, of San Rafael, died when a stack of plywood sheets fell on him, the Marin County coroner's office said. San Juan Landaverde-Olvera, 59, of San Rafael, died when a stack of plywood sheets fell on him, the Marin Coun..
San Rafael Kaiser annex plan wins approval
Source: San Rafael | Sep 19, 2018 03:31:17
Kaiser Permanente plans to establish medical offices in this building at 1650 Los Gamos Drive in San Rafael, Calif., seen on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018...
San Rafael construction worker killed at job site
Source: San Rafael | Sep 18, 2018 22:52:43
A San Rafael police officer on Coleman Drive restricts traffic to Fair Drive after a construction site death down the hill on Tuesday. A worker at a San Rafael construction site died Tuesday after a pile of plywood fell on top of him, police said...
Novato to hold North Bay climate summit
Source: San Rafael | Sep 18, 2018 18:18:44
Coming on the heels of last week's Global Climate Summit in San Francisco and a related summit at College of Marin, Novato is hosting its own summit Thursday focused entirely on the North Bay's efforts to combat climate change. About 100 offi..
Labor Commissioner Gets $450K In Unpaid Wages, Penalties For...
Source: San Rafael | Sep 18, 2018 13:43:41
The California Department of Industrial Relations announced today that state Labor Commissioner Julie Su secured a $450,000 settlement for unpaid wages for 15 employees of a San Rafael-based residential care business. The agency said the settlement w..
Why North Bay hiring can be hard and what to do about it
Source: San Rafael | Sep 18, 2018 09:15:26
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San Francisco police arrest two in connection with violent
Source: San Rafael | Sep 18, 2018 04:47:50
On Thursday, the SFPD announced that 21-year old Daisy Rodriguez and 19-year-old Fernando Herrera, both of San Rafael, had been charged with nine felonies in connection with three separate robberies at knifepoint. According to police, the first robbe..
Marin Voice: Spirit of Marin a " 25 years of celebrating local business leaders
Source: San Rafael | Sep 18, 2018 00:28:33
This year marks the 25th annual Spirit of Marin, an event created to recognize local business leaders for their community contributions. From humble beginnings as a 50-person luncheon at the Elks Lodge in San Rafael, more than 500 people now gather e..
Editorial: San Rafael needs to start that affordable housing conversation
Source: San Rafael | Sep 17, 2018 20:02:27
There's a growing need for senior assisted-living housing in Marin and plans to build a 77-unit complex at a busy corner in downtown San Rafael will help address that need, even for high-end housing. Critics of the proposal are also right; the lo..
Pick of the Litter Is a Good Dog Doc, Yes It Is, Yes It Is
Source: San Rafael | Sep 17, 2018 15:38:42
It would be a surprise if Pick of the Litter doesn't win over most viewers. Dana Nachman and Don Hardy's film, charting the fates of a litter of puppies being trained to become guide dogs, opens with teary testimonials from blind men and wome..
San Anselmo advances toward single-use plastic ban
Source: San Rafael | Sep 16, 2018 21:52:57
A proposal to ban single-use plasticware - such as takeout food containers, straws and utensils - is gaining momentum in San Anselmo. After a presentation last week, the Town Council gave its blessing to the proposal, allowing staff to begin drafting..
Marin bond agents fight legislation ending cash bail
Source: San Rafael | Sep 16, 2018 19:43:02
Matt Ramsey, owner of the Marin Bail Bonds, sits at his desk in San Rafael on Thursday. "Often they're going through something traumatic," said Ramsey, owner of Marin Bail Bonds at 48 N. San Pedro Road in San Rafael, near the Marin County Jail...
Dick Spotswood: Huffman is doing what a political leader should do
Source: San Rafael | Sep 15, 2018 23:54:35
Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, is doing just that by joining Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, to jointly introduce HR 6687. The bill, if passed, will "direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of Califor..
Editorial: Marin cities need to scrutinize building regulations and fees
Source: San Rafael | Sep 15, 2018 19:21:15
Novato's council should not only take a look at the work for which they charge and whether the fees fairly reflect the level of staff time required to approve and inspect the work. The escalation of fees seems to reflect less the actual cost of s..
Johnson: UNA knows what it must do about 'Dixie'
Source: San Rafael | Sep 14, 2018 12:57:31
The scene occurs in cities throughout America--a meeting of the local school board, in a room filled with concerned stakeholders, especially parents, each there to express their opinion on the issue of the moment. In San Rafael, California, this week..
Life-saving kits urged as tool to help combat Marin's opioid epidemic
Source: San Rafael | Sep 14, 2018 07:50:43
Imitating the sounds of suffocation, Jeff Devito demonstrated the symptoms of opioid overdose before distributing potentially-lifesaving Narcan kits to dozens of Marin County residents. Devito, chief of addiction services for the county's Health ..
Traditional herbal lore infuses beauty from within with new energy, expert says
Source: San Rafael | Sep 14, 2018 02:59:06
Infusions from other cultures are helping to ground and foster the growth of the beauty from within movement in the United States, according to the CEO of a women-focused supplement brand. Amy McKelvey, who is a graduate of the California School of H..
Marin Housing Authority disputes feds' estimates of local rent
Source: San Rafael | Sep 13, 2018 22:19:28
Marin Housing Authority Executive Director Lewis Jordan provides a report on federal housing vouchers to the authority's board in San Rafael on Tuesday. Low-income Marin County residents may find it even more difficult to find housing using Secti..
Leftover Salmon Details 2018 New Year's Run
Source: San Rafael | Sep 13, 2018 17:28:49
One of the busiest years in recent memory for Leftover Salmon will come to a close with two nights at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. The jamgrass outfit will play the venue's Grate Room as part of a four-show New Year's Run...
Pick of the Litter Is a Good Dog Doc, Yes It Is, Yes It Is
Source: San Rafael | Sep 13, 2018 12:30:25
It would be a surprise if Pick of the Litter doesn't win over most viewers. Dana Nachman and Don Hardy's film, charting the fates of a litter of puppies being trained to become guide dogs, opens with teary testimonials from blind men and wome..
Marin supervisors want to move ahead with "just cause" ordinance
Source: San Rafael | Sep 13, 2018 09:59:56
Paul Epp speaks during a workshop as the Marin supervisors consider a just-cause housing ordinance before a packed house at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael on Tuesday. Sasha Perigo speaks during a workshop as Marin supervisors consider a just-ca..
Marinwood, San Rafael closing in on fire service deal
Source: San Rafael | Sep 13, 2018 05:01:44
Firefighters from Marinwood, San Rafael and Marin County fire mop up a wildland fire in Marinwood in 2017. After studying the costs and benefits, Marinwood and San Rafael fire departments could soon be operating under the same chief - if a new five-y..
In Your Town for Sept. 13, 2018
Source: San Rafael | Sep 13, 2018 02:39:09
The fire was reported shortly after 2 p.m. along a trail between Wood Hollow Road and the former Fireman's Fund headquarters, said fire Capt. Barrett Smith...
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