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Arizona preparing for statewide drill in case of post-quake exodus
Source: San Rafael | May 21, 2018 08:14:57
The exercise will be a practice for how the state would respond to a migration of 400,000 people in case of an earthquake Earlier this month, a light earthquake was felt widely in Southern California, but there were no reports of damage or injuries G..
Editorial: IJ recommends Huffman for Congress, Levine and McGuire for Legislature
Source: San Rafael | May 19, 2018 18:23:10
A bid by Rep. Jared Huffman, a San Rafael Democrat, for a third term has drawn two previous foes, Republican Dale Mensing of Garberville and Andy Caffrey, a Humboldt County Democrat who says he reflects the politics of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Wh..
Map: How to fix eight Bay Area spots in danger of sea-level rise
Source: San Rafael | May 19, 2018 04:58:04
Friday marks the end of a two-day summit in Alameda capping off a yearlong search for design and engineering solutions to the creeping threat of sea-level rise and chronic flooding in the Bay Area. Dubbed the " Resilient By Design Challenge ," the es..
Marin recycling center keen on safe battery disposal
Source: San Rafael | May 19, 2018 00:52:45
Considering the fire danger of lithium-based batteries, the Marin Resource and Recovery Center is increasing its public outreach to educate residents on how to recycle batteries. "Luckily, we haven't had any fires caused by batteries," said Kathy..
Marin unemployment rate 2.1 percent in April
Source: San Rafael | May 18, 2018 20:46:34
Marin County's unemployment rate was 2.1 percent in April, making Marin the county with the second-lowest rate in the state, according to the state Employment Development Department. Marin's jobless rate was down from a revised 2.3 percent in..
Phil Lesh & Friends Confirm 'Dead Blues' Concerts At Terrapin Crossroads
Source: San Rafael | May 17, 2018 23:13:48
Phil Lesh 's Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, California will host a pair of "Dead Blues" performances in the Grate Room next month. Two intriguing Phil Lesh & Friends lineups will honor the strong influence the blues had on the Grate..
Retailers are making moves in downtown Walnut Creek
Source: San Rafael | May 17, 2018 16:59:04
Clothing retailer Free People shuttered its spot at 1540 Olympic Blvd. and is now open in a larger space in the nearby Broadway Plaza. Taking its place at its old Olympic Boulevard spot, according to a sign on the window, is Vans - the shoe retailer ..
Terrapin Crossroads To Host Huichica Pre-Party Featuring Eric D. Johnson, Joe Russo & More
Source: San Rafael | May 17, 2018 12:32:39
On Thursday, June 7 Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California will host a pre-party for the Sonoma installment of this year's Huichica Music Festival . Eric D. Johnson will lead the "HUICHICA Kick Off JAM" at the venue's Grate Room and wi..
Beth Singer (left) with her sisters Amy (center) and Lori (right), who has schizophrenia
Source: San Rafael | May 17, 2018 07:55:00
I recently asked my sister when she first recalls being diagnosed. She thinks she was 2. The doctor told our parents that she was retarded and should be institutionalized...
Marin Voice: Bridge toll hike, gas tax will improve our quality of life
Source: San Rafael | May 17, 2018 03:38:43
We all waste hours in traffic each day, at the expense of time with our families, our jobs and our community. Work is being done to change that, which is why I want to share my support for some important measures that will be on the ballot this year ..
Editorial: Judy Arnold is the best choice for Novato supervisor
Source: San Rafael | May 16, 2018 23:08:52
Marin Supervisor Judy Arnold and challenger Toni Shroyer are locked in a rematch of their 2014 contest, when Arnold won a third term with just 215 votes to spare. On the June 5 ballot, voters in the Novato-based 5th District will face the choice betw..
The best way to tour the Marin County Civic Center
Source: San Rafael | May 16, 2018 18:23:38
Photo of Architect Aaron Green is shown in front of the Marin Civic Center, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built under Green's supervision. Credit Aaron Green Associates Photo of Architect Aaron Green is shown in front of the Marin ..
Florida man dies in e-cigarette explosion
Source: San Rafael | May 16, 2018 01:39:35
JANUARY 28: E-Cigarette vaporizers are displayed at Digital Ciggz on January 28, 2015 in San Rafael, California. The California Department of Public Health released a report today that calls E-Cigarettes a health threat and suggests that they should ..
I spent the day in San Rafael with Sammy Hagar and all this happened
Source: San Rafael | May 15, 2018 20:20:33
I arrive 20 minutes early for my appointment with Sammy Hagar, planning simply to wait in my car in the parking lot, going over my notes, until it's time to venture inside. Before I even finish parking, there's one of Hagar's assistants t..
Phil Lesh touring, playing Central Park; Dancing Bear bobbleheads out now
Source: San Rafael | May 15, 2018 18:02:17
Having played duo shows with Bob Weir earlier this year, the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh has a bunch of his own shows coming up in the spring and summer. He and his band are playing Summer Camp Music Festival , the Cannabis Cup in Sonoma, and the P..
Larkspur SMART station begins to take shape
Source: San Rafael | May 15, 2018 03:33:47
A crew works on the rail extension on Monday along Highway 101 in Larkspur. The 2.1-mile rail spur has a budget of $55.3 million...
Editorial: IJ backs tax measures in Corte Madera, Stinson Beach
Source: San Rafael | May 14, 2018 20:32:16
The Corte Madera Town Council is asking voters to increase the town's share of the local sales tax to a three-quarter-cent rate. Corte Madera's Measure F on the June 5 ballot is a good way to address the town's revenue needs, keeping pace..
More illnesses linked to recalled eggs
Source: San Rafael | May 14, 2018 15:41:32
AUGUST 26: Eggs sit in a crate at Lundy's Home Cooking on August 26, 2010 in San Rafael, California. Egg prices have skyrocketed nearly 40 percent since two Iowa egg farms have recalled more than a half billion eggs that are believed to have sick..
Ross Valley fire board near pivot point on cost-saving deal
Source: San Rafael | May 14, 2018 05:58:44
After weighing the costs and benefits, Ross Valley fire officials said the department would do better from shared services with the county than hiring a new chief. Now that the Ross Town Council has given its blessing to that plan, the Ross Valley fi..
Teen rehab company opens San Rafael center
Source: San Rafael | May 14, 2018 01:16:13
A national chain of teen education and psychological treatment centers has opened an outpatient day school in Marin - with a residential treatment facility to follow this summer. Newport Academy , a private for-profit organization based in Orange Cou..
Actor John Lithgow, spouse, keynote Dominican graduation address
Source: San Rafael | May 13, 2018 06:05:56
Award-winning actor John Lithgow looks at his wife, economic historian Dr. Mary Yeager while the pair jointly deliver the keynote address during the Dominican University of California Commencement 2018 in San Rafael, Calif. on Saturday, May 12, 2018...
Marin supervisorial candidates clash for second time in four years
Source: San Rafael | May 13, 2018 01:38:16
Without a doubt the highest profile race in the June 5 primary election is the rematch between veteran Marin County Supervisor Judy Arnold, who is seeking a fourth term, and real estate agent Toni Shroyer. Shroyer came tantalizingly close to scoring ..
The best bound evening commute traffic across the Richmond San Rafael ...
Source: San Rafael | May 12, 2018 16:13:34
California drivers who are involved in a hit-and-run crash will find themselves responsible for the deductible on their insurance policy if they are unable to identify the offending driver or car. California drivers who are involved in a hit-and-run ..
Novato contracting firm promotes two veteran employees
Source: San Rafael | May 11, 2018 21:40:05
Phil Hopkins of Santa Rosa is vice president and chief estimator at W. Bradley Electric Inc. After 12 years with the company, Novato resident Liz Hartmann has been promoted to vice president of field operations and will also serve on the executive co..
Mill Valleya s town turkey struts his stuff
Source: San Rafael | May 11, 2018 16:59:28
It was a day like any other for Sgt. Paul Wrapp of Mill Valley's finest. His patrol car was parked on Miller Avenue near the 2 a.m. Club...