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26 min ago | Marin Independent Journal

Marin judge declines to toss confession by alleged serial bank robber

A Larkspur man was ordered to stand trial for 11 Marin County bank robberies after a judge refused to suppress his hospital-bed confession to police.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CA, San Rafael, CA

3 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Best bets in Marin County, Aug. 21 through 28, 2014

The Bard conjures a web of love, magic, treachery, revenge and redemption on a small island in "The Tempest."

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Fairfax, CA, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael theft suspect arrested after returning to scene

A San Rafael man was arrested after allegedly stealing a backpack from a fellow bar patron and then showing up at the same bar 90 minutes later, police said.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA

8 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Mill Valley man arrested on gun threat allegation

A 58-year-old man was arrested on allegations he threatened a woman with a loaded gun in Mill Valley.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA

13 hrs ago | KRON 4

Sausalito Wreck Sends Car into Popular Restaurant

A popular Sausalito eatery hopes to re-open soon after it was closed because of a serious accident Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Sausalito, CA

17 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Compromise reached for Point San Pedro Road bike lanes in San Rafael

San Rafael opts to go with a compromise for Point San Pedro Road bicycle lanes after holding a City Council meeting with more than 110 attendees and two hours of public testimony on Monday.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Santa Cruz, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

SFGate

Video: fleeing car crashes into Sausalito cafe

Surveillance video has emerged of a crash that injured four people at a popular cafe following a police pursuit in Sausalito Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Sausalito, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Part of Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" Larkspur train trestle removed for new bridge

Part of an old railroad trestle - famously used for the 1971 movie "Dirty Harry" - is being removed this week as a new pedestrian overpass is built across busy Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CA, Crime Movies, Dirty Harry, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Thriller, Celebrities, Clint Eastwood, San Rafael, CA

Norwalk Citizen News

Decorating touches help retreats sparkle

This July 31, 2014 photo shows interior designer Jan Showers holding her book "Glamorous Retreats," at her home in Dallas.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Interior Design, Home Decorating, Arts

KSBW-TV

Letterman pays tribute to Robin Williams

David Letterman paid tribute to his longtime friend Robin Williams in a 10-minute segment on Monday's "Late Show With David Letterman."

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Related Topix: Mork and Mindy, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Late Show With David Letterman, Celebrities, Robin Williams, David Letterman

Inside Bay Area

Marin County: Pilot killed in plane crash that ignites 40-acre grass fire

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed after crashing near Hicks Valley, sparking a 40-acre grass fire reported early Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Air Accidents, San Mateo County, CA, San Carlos, CA, Novato, CA, Petaluma, CA

ABC News

Decorating Touches Help Retreats Sparkle

From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating.

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Related Topix: Interior Design, Home, Home Decorating, Arts

Noozhawk

Santa Barbara County Unemployment Inches Up in July

Unemployment rose slightly in Santa Barbara County last month, although the percentage of jobless residents was a full point lower than a year ago.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara County, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Solvang, CA, Santa Maria, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Bold Italic

Should We Rename Rainbow Tunnel 'Robin Williams'?

It's been a week since the tragic loss of our favorite childhood everyman, Robin Williams, and it seems this one is hitting much harder than other celebrity deaths.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Mrs. Doubtfire, Celebrities, Robin Williams, Rainbow, CA, Sausalito, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Novato's 'gateway' bus hub renovation moves ahead

Plans for a $3.5 million bus stop renovation providing a "gateway" to downtown Novato are moving ahead as county transit officials seek city advice on final design alternatives.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County's unemployment rate rises to 6 percent in July

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate increased to 6 percent in July, though it stayed well below the year-ago rate of 7.2 percent.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Business Journal

Buck Institute, Marin startup target lupus in drug deal

A startup biotech company in Marin County is licensing a library of compounds from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, aiming the potential drugs at the debilitating disease known as lupus.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KRON 4

Teen Burned in Explosion Involving Combustible Powders

A teenage boy was severely burned in an explosion involving combustible powders in unincorporated Novato on Friday morning, a Marin County Sheriff's spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

As yellow buses fade away, school traffic congests roads in Marin

Student First Bus Service is getting its fleet of buses ready for the coming school year on Friday in San Rafael.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., San Rafael, CA, Family, Kids, Bolinas, CA, Bodega Bay, CA

The Daily Republic

Solano County unemployment rate rises

The unemployment rate in Solano County rose slightly in July - a change that partly reflects students entering the labor force, a state agency says.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, Imperial County, CA

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