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37 min ago | 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

Marin Independent Journal

Pockets of rain, lightning rumble across Marin on Tuesday morning

Pockets of rain punctuated by lightning and thunder rumbled across Marin County on Tuesday morning, with unsettled weather expected to continue through the day in the North Bay.

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Related Topix: Weather, Fairfax, CA, San Anselmo, CA, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

At disputed Kentfield school, students acquire skills for life

Reed Feshbach and Alessandra Lituanio, in wheelchair, hold hands and dance with student teacher Glorinanna Sweeny, left, and fellow student Christopher Miller, right, at Grant Grover School on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Kentfield, CA, Chris Miller

KRON 4

Man Found Shot in Head and Face in Marin City

Marin County sheriff's deputies are trying to determine what a man in his 30's who was shot late Sunday night was doing in the Marin City area.

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Related Topix: Sausalito, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

SFGate

2 dead in Sausalito home after shots fired

Sausalito Police Chief Jennifer Tejada, center, checks her phone while members of the Sausalito Police Department, Marin County Sheriff's Office, Central Marin Police and Marin County Coroner's Office investigate two deaths inside a residence, top, after a report of shots fired on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in the 100 block of San Carlos Avenue in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sausalito, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Marin among 10 counties to win $19 million settlement in food safety case

A major food distribution company accused of improper food storage will pay more than $19 million to settle a complaint by prosecutors in Marin and nine other counties.

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Related Topix: Greenbrae, CA, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Discoveries: Free hands-on space museum in Marin County strip mall

Most museums discourage the tactile. 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.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Libraries help Marin patrons struggling with 'digital divide'

Diana Lopez speaks to students during a class at the Marin City Library. She works on the Webstar program in which high school age students and others tutor patrons in basic computer skills.

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Related Topix: Libraries

San Francisco Chronicle

Legal battle over Drakes Bay Oyster Co. is not quite over

With two weeks to go before the scheduled closure of Drakes Bay Oyster Co. , restaurants and other supporters have asked a judge to keep the company open.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Seafood, Point Reyes Station, CA, Inverness, CA

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