Farmer’s markets merge

The Tam Valley Farmers Market will join the Mill Valley Farmers Market at its CVS parking lot location at 759 E. Blithedale in Mill Valley. The Market will be held every Tuesday, from 3 to 7 p.m. The existing Mill Valley Farmers Market will continue as usual on Fridays, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. year-round at the CVS parking lot.

DAR award

Novato High School student Emma Lagenbacher was awarded an Outstanding Cadet Certificate and Badge and $500 on May 18 by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Regent Joan Blanchard, Past Regent Co Jenkins and Registrar Marie Lazzari of the El Marinero Chapter. Emma is a Cadet Staff Sergeant of the ROTC and is a competing member of the Elite Color Guard. She maintains an average 4.7 GPA, plays varsity volleyball and track. She also is an active member of several clubs on campus.

Pot applications accepted

Applications for medicinal cannabis delivery-only retailer licenses are now being accepted by the County of Marin. Applicants may apply through July 5 and find all associated forms on the County’s webpage, www.marincounty.org/cannabis.

Ship kills whale

The female fin whale that washed ashore in Bolinas recently was killed by a ship. It’s the third whale found in the Bay Area this month that died because of human causes. A necropsy performed Friday, May 25, revealed broken ribs and severe tissue hemorrhaging, as well as fractured cervical vertebrae and a fractured skull.

Car full of kids crashes

Angel Negro-Clay, 18, was arrested Saturday night, May 26, after fleeing his vehicle following a car crash near the Robin Williams Tunnel, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP responded to an overturned SUV on southbound U.S. Highway 101 at 8:45 p.m. Witnesses told officers that the car overturned and a large group of teenagers, more than the car’s capacity, scrambled out into the roadway.

The driver fled the scene but was found hiding in the nearby woods. Negro-Clay was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, felony hit and run and causing injury and driving without a license. Passengers in the car spanned the ages from 16 to 21.

Looking for work?

Who’s looking for work? Is it you, a friend, a client or family member? Don’t miss the opportunity to interface with 60-plus employers at Marin County’s first free Community Job Fair on Thursday, June 7, at San Rafael’s B Street Community Center.

The event will be hosted by the County of Marin and CareerPoint Marin in conjunction with the City of San Rafael, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Streets Team and Homeward Bound of Marin. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the fair will give visitors the opportunity to meet with professionals from industries that include construction, healthcare, food service and social services. Participating employers include Peet’s Coffee, Villa Marin, Marin General Hospital and Platt Construction.

Sea rise demonstration

Visitors to the Larkspur Landing area on Saturday, June 9, will get to view a dramatic illustration of how projected sea level rise will affect that busy area in the years to come.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marin Country Mart’s Saturday Farmer’s Market, planners with the County of Marin’s Community Development Agency (CDA) and the City of Larkspur will host Shrinking Shores, an informational event about sea level rise. Signs will be posted showing the projected levels of bay water in 2030, 2050 and 2100 to demonstrate how commerce, transportation, emergency response rates and other facets of life in the area will be impacted by future flooding.

Visitors can learn about adaptation measures by spinning the Wheel of Floods, find out more about the process of planning for a coordinated response to sea level rise, and learn about how residents can adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Roving bands of burglars

Police in Monterey arrested 17 people in connection to “roving groups” of burglars that hit the area. Police said the gangs of bandits come from poorer parts of the Bay Area to prey on wealthy neighborhoods, like those in Marin and other upper-income areas in the Bay Area. 

In this latest wave, five of the people arrested were from Monterey, four were from Seaside and eight others were from Salinas, Marina, San Francisco, Pacific Grove, Stockton and Sand City.

Big arson probe begins

An apartment complex under construction that burned in Concord last month has been determined by federal investigators to be arson, a Contra Costa County Fire Protection District spokesman said last week.

The fire started early on the morning of April 24. It was similar to others involving large apartment buildings under construction in Oakland and Emeryville in 2016 and 2017 that were also determined to be arson. The ATF has posted a $100,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s arrest and conviction.

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