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19 hrs ago | 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.

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

22 hrs ago | Patch.com

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.

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

Yesterday | AlertNet

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.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

SFGate

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: San Anselmo, CA

Patch.com

Mill Valley Needs Representative on Marin Women's Commission

Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Tiburon, CA, Belvedere, CA, Sausalito, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Marin: Mother and son in same car arrested for suspected DUI

A San Rafael woman and her son were arrested on suspicion of DUI in Marin County on Tuesday, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

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

Marin Independent Journal

Novato City Council approves Mt. Burdell Habitat for Humanity affordable housing

Final approval for a 10-home Habitat for Humanity affordable housing development near downtown Novato got unanimous approval this week from City Council members and glowing endorsements from residents.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Marin Independent Journal

Marin Office of Education wins another round over special ed facility in Kentfield

The courts sided again with the Marin County Office of Education on Wednesday in its ongoing tussle with the Kentfield School District over Grant Grover School, leaving the district with one less chance to argue why it has rights to the building.

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Related Topix: Kentfield, CA, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

Getting Their Goats: Four-legged Fire Fuel Suppressors

Close to a thousand goats are taking a bite out of the high fire danger by munching their way through tall weeds, grass and blackberry bushes in Marin County.

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Related Topix: Fire, San Rafael, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin officials reject grand jury's airport safety, security proposals

A civil grand jury report on the Marin County airport at Gnoss Field was all but tossed into the Civic Center round file this week as officials trashed several recommendations, said a few are already in place and promised that others will be studied or dusted off when funding is available or staff has time.

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Marin Independent Journal

Marin voters face $29 public safety tax in November

A new $29 countywide parcel tax to pay for a police and fire radio communication system was placed on the November ballot by county supervisors after a parade of officials called it critical to ensure public safety.

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Related Topix: Novato, CA, Mill Valley, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County unemployment rate falls in June

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate was 5.3 percent in June, far below the year-ago rate of 6.9 percent — tying with Sonoma County for sixth-best among California's 58 counties.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Sonoma County, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Dramatic decline in California's teen birthrates over 22 years

California's teen birthrate has plummeted 63 percent since 1990, the most dramatic drop of any state in the nation, according to an annual report released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: California, Health Care Policy, Health, us Travel, Travel, Family, Kids, Tulare County, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin reports elevated incidence of deadly skin cancer

The incidence of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is higher in Marin County than the rest of the Bay Area and California, and has increased rapidly in the past decade, according to a new report.

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Related Topix: Skin Cancer, Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Mill Valley home gutted in two-alarm fire

Firefighters battle a fire Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the Homestead Valley area of Mill Valley, Calif.

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Related Topix: Fire, Mill Valley, CA

Contra Costa Times

Marin County parks warns visitors about man posing as park ranger

Marin County Parks officials are cautioning visitors to the Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve above Mill Valley and Corte Madera about a man who is posing as a park ranger.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA, Corte Madera, CA

Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael gunman gets 47-year prison term for downtown attack

A Marin County man was sentenced to 47 years in prison on Tuesday for trying to kill a man in a shooting ambush at the San Rafael Transit Center in 2012.

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Related Topix: San Rafael, CA, Violent Crime

KRON 4

Overturned Truck Blocks Lanes on Highway 101 in Marin County

Multiple lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 are blocked near Mill Valley Tuesday afternoon because of an overturned truck with a trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Mill Valley, CA

Inside Bay Area

Sausalito police say deaths of resident, girlfriend occurred after party

Two people found dead inside a Sausalito residence after a flurry of gunfire were identified as the homeowner and his girlfriend, police said Monday.

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Related Topix: Sausalito, CA, Sacramento, CA

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