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SMART train strikes bicyclist at crossing
Source: San Rafael | Oct 20, 2017 20:12:12
A Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit train struck a bicyclist Thursday in the first such incident for the fledgling rail service. The 19-year-old cyclist was thrown about 20 to 30 feet from the impact...
Matthew Curry, a the next guitar hero,a makes Marin debut
Source: San Rafael | Oct 20, 2017 15:55:45
Twenty-two-year-old blues-rock guitarist Matthew Curry will play a Bread & Roses benefit on Tuesday. When he was 12 years old, guitar prodigy Matthew Curry sat-in with Marin bluesman Tommy Castro when Castro was passing through Curry's Midwes..
Recouping Losses from California Wildfires
Source: San Rafael | Oct 20, 2017 11:25:09
Legal professionals specializing in insurance advise clients to keep detailed records of fire-related purchases and conversations with their insurance company. San Rafael, Calif...
M. Ward Show Moves From Gundlach Bundschu To Terrapin Crossroads Due To Fires
Source: San Rafael | Oct 20, 2017 06:59:26
Singer-songwriter M. Ward was set to bring his current tour to The Historic Redwood Barn at Gundlach Bundschu late this month, but the fires that recently ravaged Sonoma and Napa have forced the location of the concert to be changed. Phil Lesh's ..
Dominican opens gym for Red Cross volunteers, fire evacuees
Source: San Rafael | Oct 20, 2017 02:51:39
Red Cross volunteer Dan Butcher of Iowa, makes up his cot on the basketball floor inside the gym at Dominican University in San Rafael, Calif. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017...
In Your Town for Oct. 20, 2017
Source: San Rafael | Oct 20, 2017 00:46:08
Participants can submit original works of visual art, crafts or writing. Pieces must by no larger than 20 inches by 24 inches...
Kid Andersen's Greaseland Studios in San Jose has become a magnet for ...
Source: San Rafael | Oct 19, 2017 20:26:07
Kid Andersen didn't put San Jose on the blues map, but he's providing the town with an indelible blues identity, and everyone seems to want a piece of the action. Best known to music fans as the longtime guitarist for Rick Estrin and the Nigh..
Brad Gilbert selling his San Rafael home for $5.2M
Source: San Rafael | Oct 19, 2017 15:55:12
Tennis pro Brad Gilbert is selling his San Rafael, CA, home for $5.2 million. It has a clay court where some of the best tennis players have volleyed...
The Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and his son Grahame share a band - and an even stronger bond
Source: San Rafael | Oct 19, 2017 11:22:41
When Grahame Lesh decided to enter his high school talent show in 2003, he asked his dad, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, if he'd join him to perform the band's hippie-era anthem "Sugar Magnolia." Phil, 77, and Grahame, 30, now play together..
Jacoby Creek School recognized for academic achievements, named U.S. Blue Ribbon School
Source: San Rafael | Oct 19, 2017 07:01:53
Jacoby Creek School Principal Melanie Nannizzi smiles at students on Wednesday morning as the school board President Shari Lovett shows them a copy of a declaration from California 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman . The declaration was read int..
Marin houses of worship answer the call for fire aid
Source: San Rafael | Oct 19, 2017 02:48:48
Matthew Krick, Bay Marin Community Church's lead pastor, right, and Bryan Tabor, pastor of students and community life coordinate by phone the needs of fire evacuees. Follow the box tissue- and toy-lined hallway through Bay Marin Community Church..
Marin expects rains Thursday night
Source: San Rafael | Oct 19, 2017 00:29:46
With air quality fluctuating daily in Marin and fires still burning to the north, the National Weather Service is predicting rain will descend into the region late Thursday night and early Friday morning. It won't be a gully washer - two-tenths o..
San Rafael police arrest 5 men accused of communicating with minors for sex
Source: San Rafael | Oct 18, 2017 19:54:04
Multiple Marin County law enforcement agencies worked together and arrested five men who were willing to pay minors for sex. The San Rafael Police Department, the Marin County Sheriff's Office, the Central Marin Police Authority and the Novato Po..
Marin Countya s fire evacuee shelter closure criticized
Source: San Rafael | Oct 18, 2017 02:39:47
Twenty-one people slept at a Red Cross shelter for fire victims in Strawberry on Monday night, a fraction of the more than 200 housed at the Marin Center on Saturday night, and several shelter volunteers are asserting that many fire victims returned ..
Marin County pension contributions to rise
Source: San Rafael | Oct 18, 2017 02:39:46
The board that oversees the pension investments of a large chunk of Marin County's public employees decided Tuesday to cut a key investment return assumption, resulting in member agencies and employees paying more to finance the program. The nine..
Brewers hop to serving their own beer
Source: San Rafael | Oct 17, 2017 21:50:55
Berkeley's Fieldwork Brewing has sold nearly every pint of its beer at its various tasting rooms. In December, Fairfax's Iron Springs Pub and Brewery will be opening a new tap house in downtown San Rafael...
Commitment to efficacy drives woman brand holder
Source: San Rafael | Oct 17, 2017 15:16:20
The CEO of a new women-owned and women-focused supplement company said her personal journey researching products led to the creation of her new brand. Called Her Vital Way a a , the San Rafael, CA-based brand is the brain child of entrepreneur and he..
Good son succeeds in second effort to rescue parents' cat
Source: San Rafael | Oct 17, 2017 08:30:00
Drew Olin, retrieves his parents cat Golden who was left behind when they first evacuated from their home along Lovall Valley Rd. east of Sonoma, California, USA 14 Oct 2017. Drew Olin, retrieves his parents cat Golden who was left behind when they f..
San Rafael mall owners survey locals on a town centera redo
Source: San Rafael | Oct 17, 2017 04:11:52
After 10 months of owning the Northgate mall in Terra Linda, San Francisco-based Merlone Geier Partners is taking stock - in a public way. The firm, which is exploring ways to transform the mall as a mixed-use, town-hub-style gathering place, has sen..
North Bay fires likely to make affordable housing crisis worse
Source: San Rafael | Oct 16, 2017 22:52:40
The destruction of scores of houses and apartments in the North Bay fires virtually guarantees that the affordable housing crisis in Marin County, Calif., is about to get even worse, economic analysts say. By noon Friday, there were no vacancies at S..
Marin traffic projects clear hurdle with governora s signature
Source: San Rafael | Oct 16, 2017 22:52:39
Gov. Jerry Brown has a signed a bill into law that could result in a vote to raise bridge tolls by as much as $3 for a variety of transportation projects, including a flyover from northbound Highway 101 in Marin to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. The..
North Bay fires wane amid a tremendous progressa by crews
Source: San Rafael | Oct 16, 2017 22:52:38
San Rafael: The county closed its evacuation shelter at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall after the number of evacuees fell from 204 overnight to none by Sunday afternoon. SMART: The rail service said it would reopen the Sonoma County Airport and Santa R..
Marin opens arms to evacuees fleeing deadly North Bay fires
Source: San Rafael | Oct 15, 2017 12:19:20
The daughter of Hilary Arriaga, 18-month-old Athena, looks out to the backyard. Hilary Arriaga has had to limit her daughter's time outdoors due to the smoke from fires which claimed her Santa Rosa home...
Marin public meetings: Oct. 16-20
Source: San Rafael | Oct 15, 2017 08:34:04
Mill Valley: City Council, City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Ave. Website: cityofmillvalley.org . The council will receive a presentation of the city's winter storm preparations and will introduce a cannabis ordinance...
Milestones: Good news about Marin people
Source: San Rafael | Oct 15, 2017 04:39:16
Recognition: Dot Spaet, of Get Out of Back Pain, was selected for the 2017 Best of Novato Award in the health and medical category by the Novato Award Program. Graduation: Robin Burns, of Novato, and Jesse Miller, of San Rafael, graduated from Wester..