News from the Marin Independent Journal
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The Novato Democratic Club will discuss the Marin Clean Energy initiative when it meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
A public hearing is set for Thursday on a proposed veterinary hospital at 7077 Redwood Blvd.
The city's zoning administrator will consider the request to convert the former Golden Gate Harley-Davidson dealership into a full-service vet hospital.
The San Rafael City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to place a seven-year, $49-per-year parcel tax on the June 8 ballot, joining the county of Marin and San Anselmo in seeking relief from voters to shore up struggling library services.
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District has scheduled a series of community workshops to gather initial public comment about the design of 14 rail stations from Larkspur to Cloverdale.
Assemblyman Jared Huffman presented his office's January Sustainable North Bay Award to Equator Estate Coffees & Teas of San Rafael.
The town of San Anselmo is seeking feedback about its Web site as it considers updates to make information more user-friendly.
A series of powerful Pacific storms slammed into Marin early Monday, frightening drivers and panicking homeowners as torrential rains pounded the county in what is just the beginning of a wild weather week, forecasters said.
For Corte Madera interior designer Beryn Hammil, the blow the economic downturn dealt her business was a serendipitous one.
When Dennis Welsh became the lone opposition candidate elected to the Novato Sanitary District board last November, he and his new colleagues expressed doubts they could leave the rancor behind and work together.
The Kentfield School District Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday to discuss mathematics, the educational showcase topic, which will focus on essential standards, common assessments, interventions and enrichment activities.
The Corte Madera Town Council will meet Tuesday to discuss creating a new high-density multiple-dwelling district and rezone two parcels on Robin Drive.
The O'Hanlon Center for the Arts will present its annual show Jan. 5-28 in Mill Valley.
The event will highlight new and exploratory sculpture, paintings, photography, collage and more.
For people seeking financial help in the new year, the nonprofit MarinLink has scheduled classes in San Rafael.
Andy Dreitcer was in a bad spot and didn't even know it.
The Fairfax resident and theology professor was co-facilitating a healing and reconciliation workshop last month in Mutare, Zimbabwe, hoping to foster forgiveness in the wake of widespread political violence and intimidation around the country's 2008 election.
The Marin History Museum has received a $15,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation to support audience-development efforts by arts and cultural organizations in Marin.
The Bay Area Discovery Museum has received a $15,000 audience development planning grant from the Marin Community Foundation.
The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin is seeking nominations for the 17th annual Heart of Marin awards.
Friends and fellow athletes expressed sympathy Thursday for Monique Petrov, a triathlete and cyclist preparing to compete in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, who was struck down while riding Wednesday on Lucas Valley Road.
Just like the way sandbags were passed from person to person during the 2005 New Year's Eve flood in the Ross Valley, boxes and gear were carried into a renovated San Anselmo firehouse Thursday after more than three years of firefighters camping out in temporary trailers.
Many of the commuters who survived the Highway 101 widening project in central Marin are bracing for more construction: a $1 billion rebuild of Doyle Drive, the 1.
A motorcyclist killed after colliding with an oncoming van in West Marin was identified Thursday as Robert Amen, a 59-year-old Santa Rosa resident, the coroner's office said.
The Town of Fairfax will dedicate a 25-kilowatt solar system on the roof of the Fairfax Pavilion at a 6 p.
A workshop about skin cancer in older adults is set for Monday at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato.
One large photo prominently displayed at Danielle Keller's memorial service showed her wearing a halo and angels' wings.
After two years of stops and starts, visible efforts to bring a new Whole Foods Market to Mill Valley come before the public this week.
A Father's Day pancake breakfast will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the West Point Inn on Mount Tamalpais.
The Ross Town Council on Thursday approved a 2009-2010 general fund budget with a deficit of $61,458 because of improvements approved for Shady Lane.
Principal Bob Marcucci has spent the past year making sure none of the students at San Rafael's Laurel Dell Elementary School get lost in the system.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Lynn Woolsey and four other members of Congress were arrested Monday while protesting the expulsion of aid groups from Darfur in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
A small downtown park will be renamed to honor former composer Ernest Bloch during a ceremony at 2:30 p.
Stinson Beach-based Audubon Canyon Ranch has doubled the size of its nature preserves with the addition of a Sonoma County ranch that is flush with native vegetation and wildlife.
Parents at White Hill Middle School in Fairfax want to know why Principal Michele Patterson appears to have resigned her post - and whether she was required to step down by the Ross Valley School District board.
Marin County supervisors want the 1st District Court of Appeal to take another look at the controversial Ross Valley flood fee case - but opened the door for holding a new election.
Although Miller Creek Middle School's colors are blue and silver, seventh-grade student Samantha Cox-Parra decided to show her school spirit on Friday by wearing pink.
Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, will address the monthly Friday Forums luncheon March 20 at Jason's Restaurant at Drake's Landing in Greenbrae.
Two Novato residents were arrested Tuesday on allegations they stole approximately $10,000 in groceries from a Sausalito market as part of a janitorial scam, police said.
With state budget cuts looming, Marin County officials Tuesday put the brakes on several key projects, shelving two ambitious programs while announcing a series of cost-saving moves.
Just months after their much-celebrated installation, a batch of solar panels valued at $15,000 were stolen from the Lagunitas School.
Tempers flared briefly Tuesday as one county supervisor scolded another for playing the "gender card" during a discussion of whom to interview for county commission openings.
There appeared to be four women breastfeeding their babies Wednesday at the children's play area at The Village shopping center in Corte Madera.
The San Geronimo Valley Community Center will host a weekly luncheon program for seniors from noon to 2 p.
A 90-year-old Novato woman was hospitalized Wednesday after a collision with a city utility truck, authorities said.
Editor's Note: Tiburon resident Noah Griffin attended Tuesday's inauguration and viewed the proceedings from a site near where the Tuskegee Airmen were seated.
Updates on the Memorial Park tennis courts and Red Hill Community Park projects will be given Tuesday, Jan.
A plan for Fairfax and San Anselmo to save money by sharing their police dispatch services has broken down over the question of where those services should be located.
OAKLAND - The California Department of Corrections' plan to build a $346 million expansion of death row at San Quentin State Prison ran into trouble Thursday with a regional commission that oversees public access to San Francisco Bay.
Olompali State Park has scheduled a program for volunteer docents, visitor center hosts and tour guides at 10 a.
Access to Bellam Boulevard and the East Bay should get a little easier for southbound Highway 101 commuters beginning Wednesday with the opening of two lanes on the Interstate 580 flyover.
Marin officials have revised a $500,000 contract with Santa Clara County under which chronic mentally ill Marin County Jail inmates are transferred to the Santa Clara County Jail, which has the only psychiatric inpatient unit in the Bay Area that will accept out-of-county mental health clients.
The Marin County Library Commission will hear a report on Marin City Library branch operations from branch manager Eva Patterson when it meets at 7 p.