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San Quentin State Prison doesn’t really fit in with its Marin County neighbors — some of the most dangerous criminals just a stone’s throw from a community with a serious hippie background. Also, in a liberal environment, the prison is one of the state’s few providers of the death penalty. It’s just not a match made in Heaven.

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There were smiles all around as local politicians joined bicyclists and others on Friday to celebrate a new bridge that crosses Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur.

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With every legal appeal exhausted, College of Marin is left with no choice but to comply with sanctions imposed by the California Community College Athletic Association as the result of improper activities by its former men’s basketball coach.

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A Marin resident recently visiting Central America was last week diagnosed with the Zika Virus — the notorious affliction making news for its traumatic impact on pregnant women’s unborn babies.

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This graduation season there is one less hurdle toward getting a diploma in California, which is allowing former students a better outlook on the future and current students one less worry as they wind down their high school years.

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A study showing fewer large aircraft flying in and out of the Gnoss Field Airport in Marin County has led to a reduction in a planned runway extension.

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A month short of its second birthday, the Marin County Fire Department’s Water Rescue Program is recognizing its “saves” – the term used for successful rescues of people struggling in the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean, Tomales Bay, San Francisco Bay and occasionally floodwaters after bad storms.

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It sounded like great news when the National Park Service reported that 24,376,931 visitors to NPS sites in the Bay Area in 2015 “spent $735,470,400 in communities near the parks and that spending supported 9,389 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $897,889,400.”

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Coralie Langston-Jones fervently supports the idea of making the world a more beautiful place through art. This weekend, she and her daughter, Jasmine Wickens, along with a selection of young artists, will share pieces of art, mostly inspired by the scenery of Marin County.

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The talents of the next Twain, Hemmingway or Poe may be blossoming at Bacich Elementary School. The Greenbrae grade school earned a Gold Ribbon from the California Department of Education for its Writing Workshop.

 

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As if murder trials aren’t salacious enough, legal maneuverings are turning one local case into a First-Amendment skirmish.

 

 

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Most people view the water company the same as their electric company, phone company and cable company — utilities responsible for bringing things into their homes.

 

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A tortuous climb up 671 steps helped make The Dipsea a legendary foot race, one which can take its toll on the best of runners, and which regularly draws more than 1,500 requests for entries from around the world trying to prove their mettle.

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Two of Novato’s published authors – Sere Prince Halverson and Melissa Cistaro – sat down with the Novato Advance to chat about life as girls growing up here.

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It took nearly two decades, but Lynnette Shaw, founder of the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, has finally defeated the federal government.

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In preparation for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 30, the County of Marin is participating in a community wide commitment to get pain medications out of the hands of those intending to use pills recreationally – a commitment that includes the use of law enforcement.

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Walking from Petaluma, Alexis Ryon-Melcher and her dog, Chandler, arrived in Novato Thursday. The 12-mile jaunt was the latest leg of a town-to-town odyssey in which she walks the country and engages strangers in conversations about peace.

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The California Highway Patrol arrested a Sausalito man for DUI today when he went to file an accident report in the CHP's Corte Madera office's front lobby.

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The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District received an award for its environmental efforts and also announced that it was about to initiate system-wide testing of its route.

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In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an additional 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted drivers in the U.S. That same year, inattention collisions resulted in the death of 104 people and the injury of 11,436 others in California.

 

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Three nonprofit agencies were the happy beneficiaries of a legal battle taking an embezzler to task for pilfering some $500,000.

 

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The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recently passed tough regulations aimed at tobacco sellers and users, especially minors. It was a contentious, year-long political battle and it made Sonoma the first county in the state to create a minimum price tag ($7) for a pack of smokes.

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Marin County firefighters and a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew rescued a hiker who fell from a cliff at Tomales Point in the Point Reyes National Seashore Tuesday evening.

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