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The predictions for El Nino are giving California residents hope that the drought might soon be over, but the winter rains have ignited a new urgency on flood protection in Ross Valley. Developing a plan to hold back the floodwaters has become a contentious issue, however.

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Nearly 1,900 Marin County property owners living in unincorporated areas are getting a break on federal flood insurance premiums thanks to county officials.

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When voters in Marin and Sonoma County approved a quarter-cent sales tax to create the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, they were mostly thinking about a commuter rail that would connect Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County to Larkspur — an environmentally sound way to move commuters who regularly clog Highway 101.

  • By Joe Wolfcale Marinscope Newspapers
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Novato police officer Michael Manuel Ramirez – charged with two felony counts of child pornography and a related misdemeanor -- resigned from the force Friday, according to Police Chief Jim Berg.

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Captain John Rohrbacher will lead the Sausalito Police Department as Chief of Police starting Feb. 1.

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Many locations in the Bay Area received more than an inch of rain between Thursday and Friday evening, with one location recording four inches, according to the National Weather Service. 

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Police Chief Todd Cusimano and the Central Marin Police Authority have been named the recipients of this year’s Benjamin Dreyfus Civil Liberties award by the Marin County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Despite a rescue attempt by two fellow surfers, the body of a San Rafael man was identified last week after his body was recovered near Rodeo Beach.

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The latest El Nino casualty is Stafford Lake Bike Park, closed by Marin County Parks officials for the rainy season while erosion-control measures are installed to protect the park and minimize the time it will take to reopen.

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Heavy rainfall expected this winter will not negate rules put in place to enforce water conservation.

  • By Joe Wolfcale Marinscope Newspapers
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Novato police Sgt. Daniel Jenner, charged with felony embezzlement last month by the Marin County district attorney, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge and has submitted his resignation, effectively immediately, according to police chief Jim Berg.

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Mayor Jill Hoffman announced the creation of a blue ribbon committee last week to address the closure of Sausalito’s only movie house. 

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Residents along Tamal Vista Boulevard who might enjoy the early morning sun are concerned about the shadow cast by a controversial proposed hotel renovation.

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The lack of support offered military veterans is a national shame, but a new program among local libraries promises some helpful assistance to those who fought for their country.

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Mary Hao, a labor-relations professional who worked for the City and County of San Francisco for the past 16 years, is the County of Marin’s new director of human resources.

  • By Joe Wolfcale Marinscope Newspapers
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The Central Marin Police Authority – realizing a need to bridge the gap between police and the community – have hired a veteran public information officer, former San Rafael police spokesperson Margo Rohrbacher.

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Mill Valley will begin installation this spring of a solar array at the Community Center that city staffers hope will save $1,522,800 over the next 25 years.

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A former physician with Marin Community Clinics faces charges of possessing morphine, hydrocodone and codeine for sale and possession of medications without a prescription in Marin County last month.

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Marthe Cohn, age 95 and feisty as ever, held the audience spellbound with her first-hand accounts of World War II, done spontaneously without notes. Her husband, seated beside her, was there to remind her if she strayed too far off track, but she never did.

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With the return of herring to the San Francisco Bay and fishing boats on the water members of the Sausalito Community Boating Center are gearing up to celebrate the small silvery fish at the fourth annual festival. 

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The first phase of parking restrictions and an eventual parking registration system at the Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County will get underway early this year, a National Park Service spokeswoman said last week. 

  • By Joe Wolfcale Marinscope Newspapers
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The Novato police officer suspected of exchanging explicit images and communications with a girl in Texas over a several-month period did so with a smartphone app called Kik, investigators said.

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The Marin County Probation Department spent the holiday season trying to ensure that probationers were steering clear of bad behavior.

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