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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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A report of a man with a gun in a medical office on Bon Air Road in Greenbrae turned out to be an employee with a BB gun and there is no danger to the public or to two schools in the area, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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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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Mayors of cities across Marin joined volunteers with Whistlestop’s Meals on Wheels to deliver food last week and raise awareness of senior hunger. 

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According to Ross Valley Charter School (RVC) officials, the new academy is nearly filled to capacity after its very first enrollment lottery, held at the end of February.

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Tom Bodle sat in the company of his friends, eating a cup of soup, and just enjoying the warm spring weather that graced the North Bay on Friday. Except for a radio playing nearby, it was a quiet day, until a woman called for security to deal with a problem. That was quickly handled and life…

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Image For Success, a San Rafael-based nonprofit agency, has changed the lives of many Marin County women over the years and among the latest is Novato’s Christina Herrera.

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While most political talk focuses on names like Trump and Clinton, there are some compelling local measures and campaigns on the June ballot for Marin County voters. And a lot of voters are expected to make their voices heard. 

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A local kid who went to San Jose Jr. High and Novato High School, Angulo earlier this year was the featured lecturer at a pivotal conference hosted by the Centre for Global Animal Diseases, discussing such heady topics as Ebola and growth hormones. 

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The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has asked for feedback to its proposed rules for dog management in regional parks and it’s gotten an earful.

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So far, the well-hyped El Nino season has been pretty much a welcome deliverance. The predicted massive storms, floods and mudslides have yet to materialize in great form; instead, the depleted water reserves from a years-long drought have been replenished.

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Customers every day at grocery stores and farmers markets load up their shopping bags with fresh fruit and vegetables, destined to be presented as part of a gourmet meal at the dinner table that night. 

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1 Marin County winemaking pioneer Susan Korol Pey died March 1 at the age of 52. Pey helped bring a renaissance of wine growing to west Marin County with the development of her Pey-Martin Pinot Noir.

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No one had seen a train rolling into downtown San Rafael in the past 58 years before Friday, when SMART arrived. 

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Marin County’s ongoing efforts to act as responsible stewards to the land were praised by a recent pest-management report. 

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It’s been a tumultuous year for the Marin History Museum, but a new chapter is being written as the board of directors has finally agreed to step down.

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Nearly every community has artists who are deemed beloved local icons, but Phil Frank’s relationship to Marin County is something unique. 

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Students at Bahia Vista Elementary School are getting energized to learn even before they enter the classroom.

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A handful of residents attended an open house Thursday at Novato City Hall to review and discuss proposed local and regional changes to public transportation.

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YouTube is already clogged with precocious puppies and cute kitties, but the next viral-video scamp just may trump them both in the “awww” factor — because ferrets are making a move.

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The heavy rains expected through March may have a negative impact on local creeks and waterways, as something as common as water from a downspout can contribute to erosion and poor water quality. 

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