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An unlikely journey, perhaps, but one that might inspire generations. Presidential hopeful Julian Castro’s story resonates with communities where poverty and crime might be commonplace, but everyone is looking for an opportunity for a better life.

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BCN -- Marin County sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in a shooting that killed one person and injured two others at the Helen Vine Recovery Center early this morning, a sheriff's sergeant said.

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If you bought a Mega Millions lotto ticket in Marin last week, you missed it by that much. The winning ticket was sold not in Marin, but at Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose. It had a jackpot of $522 million. The winning numbers were: 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29, plus the Mega number is 20.

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Some kids are a little too young for a part-time summer job bagging groceries, scooping ice cream or lifeguarding, but they can still earn Book Bucks from the Marin County Free Library (MCFL).

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It was a perfect evening for hundreds of Schools Rule Marin supporters to gather under the big tent at the Marin County Fairgrounds. The annual circus-themed dinner was sold out with hundreds of smiling patrons chatting over Lynchburg Lemonade cocktails and Garnet wines. Appetizers were pass…

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There are some people with scars or ailments that might make them feel different from others, who wish to hide from the public. It is understandable.

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Bicyclists riding in downtown San Rafael Thursday morning stopped at the SMART train station and met volunteers offering fruit and bagels plus chatted with other bicycle commuters on Bike To Work Day.

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(l-r) Supervisor Katie Rice, Supervisor Damon Connolly and aides Lorenzo Cordova and Mary Sackett, and Bjorn Griepenburg with the MCBC are all smiles at the downtown San Rafael Energizer Station on Bike to Work Day.

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Marin County on Thursday will celebrate the Bay Area’s 24th annual Bike to Work Day by trying to make it easier and more rewarding for people to leave their cars behind and get their bikes out of the garage. There will be nearly 20 energizer stations to tune up riders and their bikes at key …

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Intriguing that the word “family” comes from the Latin word familia referring to “a household of slaves or servants.” It is a decidedly NOT sentimental way to think of your relatives. But, oddly enough, it’s the perfect metaphor.

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Editor’s Note: Anthology is our weekly compilation of news stories important to life in Marin, from Novato to Sausalito and West Marin to San Rafael. Enjoy.

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Earth Day is going to be a public education bonanza out at Stinson Beach this year as environmentally conscious nonprofits and government agencies get together Sunday, April 22, to share earth-friendly information with beachgoers. It’s the 14th annual Earth Day Stinson Beach.

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Is your child a budding sports star? Find out what the future generation of athletes is up to in the youth sports reports from around Marin County

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Sawyer the Labrador does his ambassador thing by checking out an adult beverage held by Steve Rikli from Kentfield. All of the ambassador dogs like Sawyer are used for therapy, hospice and shut-ins, etc. 

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In the picture at left, Mary Nicollini, a volunteer, and Lisa Bloch, Director of Marketing for Marin Humane, take a moment with Sawyer, a white Labrador owned by Nicollini, who serves as an “ambassador” — a therapy dog at the annual Marin Humane Gala. 

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We compile, keep track and generally fret over community events in and around Marin so you don’t have to. It’s an eclectic list reflective of the Marin spirit. To get your item listed, email Marinscope’s “Calendar Queen” Karen Carlson at KCarlson@marinscope.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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“Larkspur: Past and Present” describes the history of the city, but also captures the passion one of its leading citizens felt in preserving Larkspur’s heritage for all, while at the same time inspiring political and social change. 

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Photo by Elliot Karlan

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Over the course of a year, teen suicides in Marin County doubled. Yet, during the same time, overall suicides were on a decline. What’s behind the rise in teen self-fatalities? More urgent, what can be done to address it?

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