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San Rafael to review options for shift to district elections
Source: San Rafael | Nov 22, 2017 03:23:09
A large crowd awaits the start of a San Rafael City Council special session regarding elections Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at City Hall. San Rafael officials, facing threat of a potential multimillion dollar lawsuit compelling them to switch to district ..
A man detained by ICE on the Travis Air Force base may be released to his family on Thanksgiving.
Source: San Rafael | Nov 22, 2017 00:54:09
File - Yadira Munguia, second form left, of San Rafael, holds a picture of herself with her husband Hugo Mejia Murguia, and their three children when they got married in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Mejia Murgia and coworker Rodrigo Nu..
Children, the most cherished part of life
Source: San Rafael | Nov 21, 2017 01:35:46
Two very nice women from the county library's history room visited me this week to do an interview about my long life in Marin. We arrived in Marin in 1942, and sublet the home of then-San Rafael superintendent of schools Oliver Hartzell...
Marin Voice: San Rafael may be ready for district elections
Source: San Rafael | Nov 20, 2017 21:04:20
The possibility or need for changing San Rafael's City Council elections from "at-large" to "district" , has been in the news recently. Most large cities have district elections, and most small towns have at-large elections...
In Your Town for Nov. 20, 2017
Source: San Rafael | Nov 20, 2017 18:45:30
Eleven of the lawyers listed their address as San Rafael. They are Matthew Cogan Buxbaum Bourhis, Gabriel Thayer Feinberg, Matthew Aaron Friedman, Shari Anna Goldman, Emily Guttenberg, Emily Harrington, Emily Sarah Levitan, Yatrinda Pandya, Olivier J..
Live updates: San Rafael elections study session, 6 p.m.
Source: San Rafael | Nov 20, 2017 13:54:54
San Rafael City Council holds a special session at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 1400 Fifth Ave., to hear public comment and legal opinions on the idea of switching to district elections instead of at-large elections for City Council seats. Reporter @K..
Corte Madera pedestrian, 74, hit in crosswalk
Source: San Rafael | Nov 20, 2017 09:24:36
A 74-year-old San Rafael woman was critically injured after she crossed the street against a red light and got hit by a car, police said Sunday. The woman was crossing Tamalpais Avenue at Eastman Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday, according to the C..
Suburban Turkeys
Source: San Rafael | Nov 20, 2017 04:56:55
In this Nov. 8, 2017 photo, wild turkey roam in San Rafael, Calif. Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving but some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying they'll disappear...
Marin municipalities not eager to hasten pot sales
Source: San Rafael | Nov 20, 2017 00:48:01
Belvedere: The Planning Commission will meet Nov. 21 to consider recommending that the City Council enact a prohibition. The council is expected to vote Dec. 11. Marin voters overwhelmingly supported state legalization of recreational marijuana, but ..
Letter writer: Clean up traffic mess before adding more housing in San Rafael
Source: San Rafael | Nov 19, 2017 20:39:38
It was reported recently that there may be some changes at Northgate mall. It was mentioned that possibly low-cost housing would be used for part of the shopping center...
Student Called Hero in Deadly CA Wildfires
Source: San Rafael | Nov 19, 2017 16:31:03
Aerial view of the damage caused by a fire that destroyed the Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa on Oct. 11, 2017. After his mother called and woke him up at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 9 to make sure he was OK in the heavy winds, Mario Monte saw a glow comin..
San Rafael to study district elections amid legal threat
Source: San Rafael | Nov 19, 2017 03:52:06
Faced with the prospect of an expensive legal standoff, San Rafael officials will hold a public forum Monday to mull the pros and cons of switching the way they hold elections in order to help promote minority candidates. Monday's City Council st..
College of Marin student hailed as hero in Santa Rosa inferno
Source: San Rafael | Nov 18, 2017 04:43:50
Irene Lopez, 86, is reunited with caretaker Mario Monte, who saved her and four other women as fire overtook their home in Coffey Park in Santa Rosa. Monte's mother Laarne Lockerbie, right, joined them as the College of Marin nursing student was ..
San Rafael police bust alleged drug house in Terra Linda
Source: San Rafael | Nov 17, 2017 23:59:48
A Terra Linda man who leads a youth mentoring organization was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs to teens from his home. Daniel Saint-Amans, 51, was booked into Marin County Jail on Thursday night after investigators executed a search warrant at..
SMART corridor bicycle sharing program gets $824,000
Source: San Rafael | Nov 17, 2017 06:54:28
Bicycle sharing is coming to Marin after a regional agency gave $824,000 to get the program up and rolling in the SMART train corridor. The project - which would be implemented in late 2018 or early 2019 - will provide a network of bikes at Sonoma-Ma..
a oeBittersweeta : Marina s winter homeless shelter begins final season
Source: San Rafael | Nov 17, 2017 02:13:48
On a cold and rainy night, he was one of 38 men and 20 women who were housed thanks to Marin's rotating emergency shelter program, known as REST. The program kicked off its 10th season on Nov. 1. Organizers, however, have announced this will be i..
Guitarist Steve Kimock explores sound, melody on a Satellite Citya
Source: San Rafael | Nov 16, 2017 21:30:03
This week: "Satellite City," Steve Kimock, independent, kimock.com , Amazon.com, download $9.49, CD $11.99, vinyl, $17.99. Participate: If you or your band are from Marin with an album or EP to be reviewed, send a CD and contact info to Press Play, 4..
Ross Valley Playersa play, aerial dance performance are best bets
Source: San Rafael | Nov 16, 2017 14:13:16
Something has gone awry. In the Ross Valley Players' latest production, "The Game's Afoot," Broadway star William Gillette invites his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry...
a Mad Mena creator Matthew Weiner speaks on new novel, denies sexual harassment allegations
Source: San Rafael | Nov 16, 2017 09:22:20
In season after season of the award-winning 1960s-era advertising world TV drama "Mad Men," its creator Matthew Weiner found ways to depict in bold canvas the harsh sexual inequities faced by women in the workplace of the times. Now, more than two ye..
San Rafael walk raises awareness for people in need
Source: San Rafael | Nov 16, 2017 04:47:21
St. Raphael School students and church parishioners marched with members of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin Wednesday to show solidarity with people in need in San Rafael. The "Walk for the Poor" event was a 30-minute stroll around the downtown ..
Sonoma, Napa fire victims to get SMART passes
Source: San Rafael | Nov 16, 2017 02:32:26
Two rail passes designed to help those hit hard by the North Bay fires were approved Wednesday by the SMART Board of Directors. Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit itself was a victim of the fires, which closed two of its stations...
Letter writer: San Rafael marketplace should not be for a richa people
Source: San Rafael | Nov 15, 2017 21:50:41
As a longtime resident, I know we have a great variety of shops and restaurants on our small strip of town. I always feel these developers think we're some huge city that we're not and lose sight of what we really are - a small town with real..
Larkspur parking spaces lost as SMART moves in
Source: San Rafael | Nov 15, 2017 11:59:00
As work continues to bring commuter rail south from San Rafael, a portion of a parking area for Larkspur ferry patrons will be permanently closed Wednesday. That will result in the loss of about 300 spaces...
In Your Town for Nov. 15, 2017
Source: San Rafael | Nov 15, 2017 07:16:57
The Marin County coroner's office has identified a big-rig driver killed on Highway 101 last week as Eric James Curtis, 49, of Santa Rosa. The crash occurred at about 10 p.m. Nov. 8 in the northbound lanes near the Marin County Civic Center...
San Anselmoa s San Domenico School lets go of Catholic accreditation
Source: San Rafael | Nov 15, 2017 02:36:05
San Domenico School in San Anselmo is dropping its affiliation with a regional Catholic schools accreditation agency and will no longer be recognized as a Catholic school by the Archdiocese of San Francisco, officials announced this week. The decisio..