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4 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News
PACIFICA: Perch fishing is good off the Pacifica Pier and on the beaches, on cut anchovies, since pile and blood worms are scarce. Striper fishing is decent from the beaches, particularly Linda Mar, on bait and artificials.
8 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal
Patrons of the downtown San Rafael Public Library could see security guards patrolling the grounds for the next year if the City Council votes to ink a new contract. The unarmed, full-time guards were hired April 1 to enforce the library's behavior policy and keep unruly visitors in check.
The home at 1309 Fifth Ave. in San Rafael is next to the downtown fire station and near City Hall. San Rafael is moving forward with plans to purchase a home near City Hall with the intent of possibly leveling the site to make room for a new public safety building.
Customers are given the opportunity to recycle their plastic bags at Safeway on Monday in San Rafael. Monday marked the first day of the city's plastic bag ban.
The Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council will present "Canada: Our Most Important Trading Partner" at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Dominican University, 50 Acacia Ave. Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada, will be the featured speaker.
A rollerblader rides against the tide of bicyclists during a memorial ride for Robin Williams on Sunday in Tiburon. If most of Marin County's roads seemed a bit light on bicyclists Sunday morning, Robin Williams might have had something to do with it.
The Napa earthquake did more than move the ground, it rattled many people out of denial, and got them thinking about preparedness. "People are very interested, we've actually scheduled a whole additional class in San Rafael," Marin County's CERT Coordinator Maggie Lang told KTVU, as she set green backpacks in chairs, preparing for a class of thirty Saturday.
The application deadline is October 14 at 5:00 PM for one at-large seat on the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission . The commission studies and recommends plans and strategies related to the acquisition, development, funding, and management of county parks and open space.
Confused by "free health information" online, frustrated by health websites that are only trying to sell you something? On Friday, September 26, 2014 from 2pm-3pm, San Rafael Public Library is offering a class on finding reliable health information using the library's online databases. Bring your laptop or tablet with you and follow along as we demonstrate the library's up-to-date, accurate, and free health information resources, or just watch and listen.
Pete Slauson, 70, stands in front of Whistlestop. The longtime recording studio owner and music producer organized the Whistlestock fundraising concert for Whistlestop senior services.
Bad highways and byways cost Marin and other Bay Area residents time and money - about $2,200 per driver, according to a study released Thursday by a group pushing for more road construction. Roads and bridges that are deficient, congested or lack safety features cost California motorists $44 billion each year in repairs, accidents, time and gas burned in traffic, according to a report issued by the Washington-based research and advocacy group The Road Information Program, or TRIP, a nonprofit group funded by highway construction businesses and labor unions, among others.
Saxophonist Richard Howell opens up a Marin Board of Supervisors meeting as the board discusses affordable housing policies on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in San Rafael, Calif.
About two years ago, artist Helena Czernek got the idea to seek out homes once occupied by Jews in her native Warsaw. Many prewar houses still had the outlines of mezuzahs that hung there, before the Holocaust nearly erased Polish Jewry.
Garbage rates are headed up for 4,100 customers in unincorporated neighborhoods stretching from San Rafael to the Ross Valley. The Board of Supervisors approved a 5.52 percent rate hike Tuesday, pushing the average tab for a 32-gallon can up $1.77 a month to $33.83.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:10 pm
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