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7 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Police stations accept old prescription pills at 'take back' disposal event

Police stations in San Rafael, Mill Valley, Novato, Tiburon, Belvedere, as well as the Kentfield campus of College of Marin, are drop-off sites.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Novato, CA, Tiburon, CA, Belvedere, CA, Kentfield, CA

11 hrs ago | Petaluma360

Graton Rancheria leaders: Found remains, artifacts at Larkspur site a tribal matter

What archaeologists call a "staggering" trove of ancient Coast Miwok remains and artifacts found during a construction project in Larkspur last year has been reburied after Sonoma County tribal leaders rejected scholarly efforts to study the site.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Graton, CA, Larkspur, CA, Sonoma County, CA, UC Davis

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Best bets in Marin County, April 24 through May 1, 2014

The Creole Belles and Andrew Carriere perform at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center.

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Related Topix: San Geronimo, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Entertainment

SFGate

Underage decoys sting Bay Area booze buyers

The phrase was likely uttered countless times by legions of teenagers last weekend around the Bay Area.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Novato, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Patch.com

Zero Breast Cancer Celebrates Local Breast Cancer Heroes May 8th

Honorees have contributed in diverse ways including to greater understanding of breast cancer, to the healing process of women facing breast cancer, and to the greater health of the broader community.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Mill Valley, CA, San Rafael, CA, Non-Profit, California, Opinion

SFBG Politics Blog

SF may go through Marin County to bypass CleanPowerSF subversion

Just in time for Earth Day, a renewed effort to reduce the city's carbon emissions was introduced at the Board of Supervisors yesterday [Tues/22].

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Richmond (San Francisco, CA)

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County's unemployment rate dips in March

After two months holding steady at 6.2 percent, San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate fell slightly to 6.1 percent in March — down 10.3 percent from the 2013 estimate of 6.8 percent.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, California, Santa Clara County, CA, Colusa County, CA, Oceano, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

Let’s not kill off local power

Since 2010, Marin County has been making use of a Community Choice Aggregation program to procure its energy from clean, renewable sources.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Sacramento, CA

Patch.com

Drop Off Unused Meds on Drug Take-Back Day

The following was submitted for publication by the County of Marin: To address a vital public safety and public health issue, many law enforcement agencies and fire stations around Marin County plan to participate in Drug Enforcement Administration eighth annual Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Take-Bake Day is designed to prevent ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, Drug Enforcement Administration, San Rafael, CA, Tiburon, CA, Mill Valley, CA

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Patch.com

Decades Later, Marin Woman's Efforts Pay Off To See Deceased Father Honored for WWII Service

The following was submitted for publication by the County of Marin: After a decades-long logistical effort by her daughter, a woman whose husband served as a merchant mariner and in the U.S. Army during World War II will accept a prestigious medal to honor the man's heroic service April 30 at the Marin County Civic Center.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Life, Veteran Affairs, Mill Valley, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

San Francisco Chronicle

Indian artifact treasure trove paved over for Marin County homes

The $55 million Rose Lane development in Larkspur is being built on the site of a 4,500-year-old Indian burial mound.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CA, Indio, CA, Graton, CA, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, UC Davis

Marin Independent Journal

Marin man accused of attacking hospital staff with traffic cones in San Rafael

A Tomales man was arrested early Tuesday on allegations he threw two large traffic cones at hospital employees in Terra Linda.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Tomales, CA

Kevin, M.D.

Measles and the media: Are parents are being duped?

Something is in the air right now. There's a strange mix of vaccine-preventable illness sweeping the country and a strange bump in media coverage for celebrities and vocal opponents to tested and recommended vaccine schedules.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Pediatrics, Medicine, Parenting

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Take Earth-friendly precautions

IN A SURVEY taken last year by the Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program , 43 percent of Marin residents who responded indicated they don't shop for pesticides.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Tiburon, CA, Mill Valley, CA, San Rafael, CA, Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Social scene in Marin County for the week of April 22, 2014

Left to right: Casey Lee, Ben Fenkell and Amy Brees at the Angel Island Conservancy benefit aboard the Acania.

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Related Topix: Belvedere, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Tiburon, CA, San Rafael, CA, Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Tails of Marin: Does your cat need to go outside to be happy?

Courtesy of the Marin Humane Society The Marin Humane Society in Novato offers a 'Feline Environment Enrichment/Outdoor Enclosure' class at 1 p.m. May 4. MANY PEOPLE believe that cats need to go outside to enjoy their day.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael police arrest three burglary suspects with allegedly stolen car

The incident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday, when police noticed a car parked outside the Burger King at 969 Francisco Boulevard East.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Richmond, CA, Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin coroner suspects no foul play in death of Mt. Tam hiker, but inquiry continues

The Marin County coroner's division does not suspect foul play in the death of Marie Sanner, the Mill Valley woman found dead last week on Mount Tamalpais, but the investigation is continuing, the assistant coroner said Monday.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Voice: Earth Day volunteering -- What's in it for you?

WHILE TRAIPSING through neck-high shrubs, diligently surveying the land for pieces of litter during a recent volunteer project at McInnis Park, a 6-year-old volunteer looked up at her mother and declared with confidence, "It's my destiny.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Tiburon, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Novato, CA

Breitbart.com

4/20 Day: Marijuana on California's Other Religious Holiday

Easter Sunday 2014 coincides with the 20th of April--otherwise known as 4/20 Day, for 420, a number that has come to symbolize marijuana smoking for the pot subculture.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, San Rafael, CA

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