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Marin recycler asks residents to help sort recyclables for pilot program
Source: San Rafael | Jul 14, 2018 06:51:28
Jim Iavarone of Mill Valley Refuse Service shows off a recycle symbol sticker. Beginning Sept...
San Rafael man arrested on police battery allegations
Source: San Rafael | Jul 14, 2018 02:20:22
A man suspected of attacking San Rafael police officers in a scuffle on the balcony of his Lincoln Avenue apartment was arrested early Wednesday. Benjamin Ritter, 32, was booked into Marin County Jail on suspicion of battery to a police officer and r..
San Rafael reviews 140-room downtown hotel proposal
Source: San Rafael | Jul 14, 2018 02:20:21
Rendering of proposed five-story, 140-room hotel at Fifth Avenue and B Street in San Rafael. San Rafael developers are seeking feedback next week on what could emerge as the first major downtown hotel in the city - and the first new hotel project in ..
The iconic property was built in 1924 by Frank Lloyd Wright's son,...
Source: San Rafael | Jul 13, 2018 19:27:10
The legendary Ennis House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is now on the market for $23M. Built in 1924, it was constructed of 27,000 concrete blocks...
Linda Ronstadt returns to Marin to talk about her career, Parkinsona s
Source: San Rafael | Jul 12, 2018 22:16:57
In the world of popular music, it would be hard to imagine a crueler twist of fate than the taking away of Linda Ronstadt's magnificent singing voice by Parkinson's disease. That unkind cut was diagnosed in 2013, just after she finished writi..
Marin, Sonoma advance toward SMART bike share program
Source: San Rafael | Jul 12, 2018 07:57:53
The project will provide a network of bikes at Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit stations and key destinations in each city along the rail corridor. The system would provide a way for commuters to get to the train and their jobs - the "last mile" of the..
San Rafael consignment shop marks 34 years
Source: San Rafael | Jul 12, 2018 03:22:50
Encore Consignment of Marin, at 11 Mary St. in San Rafael, marked its 34th anniversary on July 2. For a business in today's internet-driven economy, keeping the doors of a brick-and-mortar store open for 34 years borders on miraculous. In fact, E..
San Rafaela s controversial downtown senior project advances
Source: San Rafael | Jul 12, 2018 03:22:49
The assisted living center, as depicted in a design rendering, would include 77 units with monthly rents of about $6,000. The San Rafael Planning Commission split sharply this week over whether to place a high-end senior assisted living center on a p..
Editorial: Pedestrian safety and a walkablea San Rafael
Source: San Rafael | Jul 11, 2018 20:33:16
The traffic deaths of two pedestrians, one in 2014 and another in 2016, at the busy corner of Third and Hetherton streets demanded the city's careful attention. That study led to the City Council voting to endorse a series of safety improvements,..
Who is Dana Sabraw? 5 things to know about judge who ordered...
Source: San Rafael | Jul 11, 2018 18:16:37
The federal judge who ordered the reunification of children separated from their families along the Mexican border is the son of an immigrant with the middle name "Truth." The government acknowledged it failed to meet Tuesday's deadline set by Fe..
Judge lets suits alleging Monsanto's Roundup caused cancer advance...
Source: San Rafael | Jul 11, 2018 08:46:07
Roundup products are seen for sale at a store in San Rafael, California, on Monday. A lawyer for a California groundskeeper dying of cancer took aim at Monsanto as a jury began hearing the lawsuit accusing the chemical giant of ignoring health risks ..
Tax watchdog sues to block Bay Area toll hike
Source: San Rafael | Jul 11, 2018 04:10:26
A taxpayers association is challenging a recently voter-approved $3, phased bridge toll increase in state court - a move that could potentially delay or eliminate the measure. Regional Measure 3 received 61 percent support in Marin in the June electi..
Live updates: San Rafael Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m.
Source: San Rafael | Jul 10, 2018 13:22:25
The San Rafael Planning Commission review plans for a 77-unit, 88-bed assisted living center at 800 Mission St. near Lincoln Ave. The meeting is 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1400 Fifth Ave. Reporter @KeriWorks. Join the conversation on Twitter with #SRplanni..
Marin social scene: San Rafael Elks Lodge 1108
Source: San Rafael | Jul 10, 2018 02:01:57
The San Rafael Elks Lodge 1108 raised $2,875 at its Endless Summer Barbecue at the lodge in San Rafael. The event was attended by 100 people, including Monica McMillan, Melanie Lamoureux, Vern and Susan Rogers, Virginia Davis, Constanza Perry, and Pa..
Help name this rescued baby sea otter
Source: San Rafael | Jul 09, 2018 00:46:32
The Marine Mammal Center is currently rehabilitating three southern sea otters and needs the public's help to provide one special otter with a name. SAUSALITO If you're good with words and love animals, you otter help Sausalito's Marine M..
The most beautiful building in every US state, according to people who live there
Source: San Rafael | Jul 08, 2018 18:10:50
When a city builds a library, train station, school, or museum that adds to the streetscape, it can transform a neighborhood and increase emotional well-being of residents. We asked readers to name the one architectural masterpiece they adore in thei..
Marin public meetings: July 9-13
Source: San Rafael | Jul 08, 2018 01:45:10
San Rafael: Marin County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Supervisors' Chambers, Room 330, Civic Center, Website: Supervisors will consider request from Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber for county to enter into cooperativ..
Milestones: Good news about Marin people
Source: San Rafael | Jul 07, 2018 21:09:09
Graduation: Lauren O'Brien, of Novato, graduated with honors from the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon, with a bachelor of science in nursing. Graduation: Noah Barrengos, of Mill Valley, and Alexandra Carey, of San Rafael, graduated fro..
Marin Civic Center roof project continues to preserve Wright legacy
Source: San Rafael | Jul 07, 2018 04:33:33
Crews work on the roof of the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael on Thursday. Work continues on a $17.8 million roof project at the Marin County Civic Center...
Marin nativea s foster kids books spur a Ellena show, new nonprofit
Source: San Rafael | Jul 07, 2018 04:33:32
When producers for the "Ellen" TV show booked a special audience for the "1 Million Acts of Good" show on Jan. 26, Marin native Keri Vellis was on the list. Vellis, 45, a mother of six and then-author of a self-published foster kids' picture book..
Nineteen-Piece Latin Big Band, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Brings Down...
Source: San Rafael | Jul 06, 2018 23:53:02
Summer Nights at the Osher Marin JCC brings the dance floor out under the stars for Pacific Mambo Orchestra. The 2014 Grammy Award-winning 19-piece Latin big band plays salsa, mambo, Latin jazz, and cha cha cha along with a fusion of sounds that inco..
SF's Flower Piano: Harmonies among the hydrangeas
Source: San Rafael | Jul 06, 2018 11:55:27
Jennifer Pokas of San Rafael performs "This Land Is your Land" by Woody Guthrie in the New Zealand Garden at the San Francisco Botanic Garden in San Francisco, California on Thursday, July 5, 2018. A dozen pianos are currently scattered around the gr..
Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 8
Source: San Rafael | Jul 06, 2018 07:00:35
Angels in America Berkeley Rep's revival of Tony Kushner's epic two-part masterpiece set in the height of the AIDS crisis gives reminders both timeless and timely for our own era of identity politics: We can commune with people with whom we s..
San Rafaela s Francisco West closed for SMART extension work
Source: San Rafael | Jul 06, 2018 02:25:57
San Rafael on Thursday closed the northern access to Francisco Boulevard West from Second Street to allow contractors on the SMART train extension to "flip" their track work slightly to the east as the rail pathway heads directly to Larkspur. The clo..
Woman rescues baby raccoon, exposes 20 friends to rabies
Source: San Rafael | Jul 06, 2018 00:06:22
Baby raccoons are cute, but like any wild animal, they should be left alone, even if they appear to have been orphaned. Baby raccoons are cute, but like any wild animal, they should be left alone, even if they appear to have been orphaned...