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10 hrs ago | SFGate

Mother of journalist Jason Rezaian pleads for Iran release

The message from Mary Rezaian, who lives in Turkey, was published online by the Washington Post, which hired Jason Rezaian in 2012 to cover Iran, his father's homeland, and its fraught relationship with the United States.


Related Topix: Journalism, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA

19 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area

Baby delivered by Marin dad on Highway 101 offramp 'a gift'

Luis and Lucia 'Lucy' Renteria hold their new son Jesse on Monday in Novato. The couple were on their way to the hospital in Santa Rosa but the baby came early.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Women's Health, Health

21 hrs ago | SFGate

Bay Area home to the snobbiest cities

According to Movoto Blog , a site that covers real estate "for those who like to have fun," the Bay Area is not only home to the U.S.'s snobbiest city , but it also has a reoccurring presence on the site's list of 50. Frankly, some of these rankings left us a little perplexed.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, San Rafael, CA, Novato, CA, Mill Valley, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Mom booked on child endangerment DUI after Highway 101 chase at 90 mph

A 32-year-old Pacifica woman speeding in a sport utility vehicle with her 6-year-old daughter was booked on suspicion of felony child endangerment, drunken driving and other violations Sunday evening after trying to flee from a California Highway Patrol officer.


Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Corte Madera, CA, Madera, CA


Operation Yurok ends with nearly 13,000 marijuana plants seized, no arrests made

From July 21 to July 24, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs, California Department of Justice, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Marin County Sheriff's Office, Humboldt County District Attorney's Office, Yurok Police Department and Eureka Police Department in eradicating marijuana grows on Yurok Tribal Land ... (more)


Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA

Free hands-on space museum in Marin County strip mall

They encase their treasures in hermetically sealed Lucite, post all-caps "Do Not Touch" signs, have blue-blazered guards hovering nearby, lest these valuable artifacts be sullied by contact with the unwashed masses.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Novato, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014


San Rafael Man Admits To Stealing $6K From Elderly Woman

A San Rafael man pleaded guilty to robbing an elderly Sausalito woman of her checkbook and stealing over $6,000 from her in 2012, police said.


Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Sausalito, CA

San Francisco Bay View

Special assignment: George Jackson funeral

This is the front page of The Black Panther newspaper that came out Aug. 28, 1971, the day of George Jackson's funeral, alerting mourners to attend; 8,000 came.


Related Topix: San Quentin, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin municipalities asked to support year-round homeless shelter

A group seeking to expand Marin's emergency winter shelter program for the homeless to a year-round program has launched a bid to garner the political and financial support of all of Marin's municipalities.


Related Topix: San Anselmo, CA, Tiburon, CA, San Rafael, CA

San Francisco Chronicle

Planned Parenthood gripes about S.F. protesters

Planned Parenthood executives say San Francisco police and the city attorney aren't doing enough to protect patients and staff from "harassment and intimidation" at the organization's health center on Valencia Street.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Jeff Burkart's Barfly: Reader share thoughts on getting the service they expect

Jeff Burkhart mixes a drink in a shaker on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 in Novato, Calif.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Sausalito, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Police dog finds meth, drug paraphernalia in car

Two men were arrested in Novato late Friday night following a search of their car by an officer and his canine partner, which detected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside, a police sergeant said.


Related Topix: Drugs, Novato, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Former Marin parks superintendent Ed Hulme dies

Former Marin parks superintendent Ed Hulme, an 18-year Civic Center veteran who capped his career by orchestrating the county's award-winning organic war on pests, died July 20 after a two-year battle with ALS.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Corte Madera, CA

San Jose Mercury News

Marin County: Couple delivers son on Highway 101 landfill offramp Saturday

A very special baby boy got an unusual start in life Saturday afternoon when his father pulled off northbound Highway 101 and delivered his son in approximately six minutes on the landfill offramp south of Olompali State Park.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Fire, Science / Technology

Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: SMART leaders should learn from grand juries' questions

A flagman stops traffic as an engine pulling trolleys loaded with 1,600 foot-long sections of train track passes through Novato, on May 8. The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District board got a double-barrel dose of criticism from the civil grand juries in Marin and Sonoma counties.


Related Topix: Novato, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Cloverdale, CA, Larkspur, CA, Opinion

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Golden Gate Baptist seminary sells Strawberry campus for $85 million

The view from a hallway between buildings of the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary affords a sweeping view of San Francisco Bay on April 2, 2013, in Mill Valley.


Related Topix: Strawberry, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Ross, CA

Requirement to Dial Area Code for All Calls in Marin County Fast Approaching

The County of Marin would like to remind local residents that a new telephone area code - 628 - is being added to the area served by the existing 415 area code to accommodate demand for new phone numbers.


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


Grounds for Peace in Afghanistan and the Middle East

As a mother and CEO, I have walked the minefields of the world to witness the repercussions of war and its devastating effects on children.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Israel, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Thu Jul 24, 2014


Artist Eleanor Kent of S.F. dies

Artist Eleanor Kent died of lung disease at her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83. Photo: Dan Brazelton Eleanor Kent , one of the early Bay Area artists to pioneer new technology as an art form, died of lung disease in her San Francisco home on July 17. She was 83. Born in San Francisco, Ms.


Related Topix: Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA), Victor, CA

NBC Bay Area

Bay Area Tax Dollars For Private Clubhouse?

A proposal to use $2 million of taxpayer funds to rebuild a private clubhouse has sparked debate in one unincorporated town outside of San Anselmo.


Related Topix: San Anselmo, CA