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Marin Independent Journal
October 16, 2013 - 9:52am
A 43-year-old Novato man was arrested on suspicion of rape Wednesday after an acquaintance said she was assaulted while on a custodian job in Sausalito.
Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 9:00am
In the past year, the amount of illegally dumped junk has shot up by 34 percent, according to the Oakland Public Works Agency, which logged almost 18,000 incidents in 2012. San Francisco, which has twice the population of Oakland, had just 22,000 incidents.
Oakland North
October 16, 2013 - 12:40am
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) local 1555 announced on Twitter shortly after 10pm that there would be no strike on Wednesday.
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 10:53pm
Governor Jerry Brown is weighing a request by AC Transit management for a 60-day cooling off period in the planned strike by the bus line’s workers, which otherwise could happen as early as this Thursday.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 10:23pm
World renowned chimpanzee expert and environmentalist Jane Goodall appeared in Sausalito Tuesday night to accept an award from a Marin wildlife group and to praise its efforts to protect animals.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 10:02pm
John Rauschkolb, a local leader of Pearl Harbor survivors and one of only three living in Marin County, died Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael after a sudden heart attack.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 10:02pm
Marin's public schools keep growing. The county Office of Education released enrollment numbers for the 2013-14 school year Tuesday, showing that all but one of Marin's school districts have more students this year than they did to start last school year, continuing a trend that is causing
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 9:57pm
The Marin County Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Health Services has concluded its investigation of an outbreak of E.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 9:57pm
Three incumbents on the Dixie School District school board will face two challengers in November as increasing attendance, a new curriculum and the budget emerge as issues.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 9:57pm
Avito Miranda, a private detective in Point Reyes Station, detects a need in the Shoreline Unified School District.
Mountain View Voice
October 15, 2013 - 6:10pm
by mv-voice.com There are major socioeconomic forces at work in keeping the inventory of property in the Bay Area at historic lows and in many cases prices at historic highs. Understanding these forces will make you a more informed buyer or seller.
Mountain View Voice
October 15, 2013 - 6:09pm
by mv-voice.com Home staging usually involves a designer coming in and making changes to spruce up a property. The process can involve decluttering, replacing outdated fixtures, repainting, adding plants, rearranging furniture and renting eye-catching pieces for the home.
Political Blotter
October 15, 2013 - 5:35pm
As third-quarter Federal Election Commission reports trickle in on today’s deadline, it looks as if freshman Rep. Eric Swalwell still doesn’t have much to worry about money-wise from his Democratic challenger. Swalwell, D-Pleasanton, raised $277,928 and spent $69,599 in the third quarter, leaving...
Mountain View Voice
October 15, 2013 - 4:08pm
by Daniel DeBolt A march down Castro Street is planned for Thursday evening in support of "commonsense measure to prevent gun violence."
Political Blotter
October 15, 2013 - 3:41pm
An effort to force a House vote on a “clean” continuing resolution to re-open the federal government “may become the parachute that saves us from crashing” if other plans fall through in the next day or so, Rep. George Miller said Tuesday afternoon. A plan for the House to vote Tuesday evening on a...
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 3:27pm
An elite squad of Marin County sheriff's volunteers played a key role in the weekend rescue of a 72-year-old man who survived a three-week ordeal lost in a remote Mendocino County wilderness.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013 - 3:07pm
By Nels JohnsonMarin Independent JournalA Silicon Valley high-tech pioneer with plans for a solar-powered 15,240-square-foot mansion on a Tiburon ridgetop got permission from county planners this week for a driveway along a historic preserve next door.
Calitics
October 15, 2013 - 3:05pm
by Steve Smith, California Labor Federation It's official. San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, a career politician with backing from a Texas billionaire and former Enron trader, has filed a ballot measure to strip away retirement security from current teachers, firefighters, sanitation workers and other...
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 3:00pm
Oakland's own Twin Steps, a chameleon band, blends angst-ridden lyrics with incongruous sounds from soul to pop to punk, in an eclectic show.
Mountain View Voice
October 15, 2013 - 1:28pm
by Elena Kadvany The massive facelift of Mountain View's San Antonio Road corridor has already begun -- with the first phase of redevelopment at San Antonio Shopping Center currently near complete and much more development for the area in the pipeline.
Mountain View Voice
October 15, 2013 - 1:14pm
by Renee Batti Italian grand opera isn't known for happy endings, but local opera lovers are likely to exit West Bay Opera's latest production of Puccini's Tosca with a grand, satisfied smile.
Calitics
October 15, 2013 - 1:03pm
by Steve Smith, California Labor Federation It's easy to be pessimistic about the future these days. Tea Party extremists are threatening to push our federal government into default. Federal immigration reform is on the back burner until the shutdown and debt ceiling messes are sorted out. In a...
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
Despite having to wake up early on a Saturday, a group of about 20 kids participated in Oakland’s Punt, Pass and Kick 2013 competition at the Arroyo Viejo recreation center on Oct. 12.
California Budget Bites
October 15, 2013 - 12:31pm
A new report from the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) estimates the public costs of low-wage work in the fast-food industry. In doing so, the report highlights a key and underdiscussed point about low-wage jobs: They don’t just...
Mission Loc@l » Government & Non Profits
October 15, 2013 - 12:18pm
On a brisk, cold night in the Mission, a group of neighborhood residents gather to discuss whether or not it is appropriate to drink water out of the toilet tank. En Español