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1 hr ago | 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

Jim Parsons takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (August 17, 2014)

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

3 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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

21 hrs ago | 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

SF Appeal

Farewell, Summer: SF Kids Head Back To School On Monday

Students in the San Jose Unified School District were already back in their seats as of Wednesday, as were students to the north in the Napa Valley Unified School District.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Novato, CA

Wall Street Journal

Robin Williams and the Bike Builder

By now, you may have heard that Robin Williams was a cycling fanatic. He loved the sport-its history, its pageantry, its champions magnificent and raffish.

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Marin Independent Journal

Marin jobless rate rises to 4.4 percent

Marin County's jobless rate rose slightly in July to 4.4 percent - up from 4 percent in June, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA, San Rafael, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael residents at odds over Point San Pedro Road bike lanes

Bicyclists and neighbors are at odds over a plan to place updated bike lanes on Point San Pedro Road in San Rafael - a move that would eliminate parking spots and create a dedicated bike lane.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA

The Business Journal

Labcon leases large Petaluma facility to Synergy Health

Labcon, a manufacturer of disposable laboratory equipment based in Petaluma, today released plans to lease a 31,000-square-foot building to Synergy Health, which provides electron-beam sterilization services to health organizations.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England

The Business Journal

North Bay jobless rate rises in July

Unemployment rates ticked up across the North Bay in July, as end-of-school-year staffing changes dragged on jobs data for a second month, according to preliminary state figures released Friday.

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Related Topix: Sonoma County, CA, Graton, CA, Solano County, CA

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