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Calitics
October 15, 2013 - 10:55am
Republished with permission from Beyond Chron by Dean Preston Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed the most important housing bill before him this year. AB 1229 (Atkins) would have restored to cities the power to enforce inclusionary housing laws that require affordable rental units as part of new...
Mountain View Voice
October 15, 2013 - 10:37am
by Nick Veronin There's a new addition to the team, and now that she is up to speed and the rest of the district's health services department has gotten comfortable with the paperless student-tracking system, everything is moving faster, according to Sue Barrie, the district's most senior nurse,...
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 9:00am
Dashiell is a handsome and refined 5 month old tuxedo-clad male kitten. Despite his sophisticated appearance, Dashiell is very easy-going and friendly.
Oakland North
October 15, 2013 - 1:32am
BART talks will continue into Tuesday, despite union threats to strike at midnight Monday.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 9:32pm
The three candidates competing in the November election to fill the two-year opening on the San Anselmo Town Council have a lot in common, so voters will have to take a close look to discern the differences.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 9:24pm
Starting an all-girls high school in Kenya wasn't without difficulties.There were the challenges that Jason and Jenni Doherty knew they would face, such as coming up with funding to provide free educations for students, while housing them at their planned boarding school.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 9:23pm
The Marin Energy Authority is partnering with two banks to offer low-interest loans to authority customers to upgrade their homes or businesses to make them more energy efficient.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 9:22pm
Marin property values are up 3.6 percent this year, an apparently slower rate of growth than the rest of the Bay Area, according to figures released Monday by the state Board of Equalization.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 7:21pm
Hollywood can help us deal with our greatest fear — death — and how it can be spiritually transformative, a topic Lyn Davis Genelli and her husband, Tom, explore in their book, 'Death at the Movies: Hollywood's Guide to the Hereafter.'
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 5:17pm
For more than 20 years, the neighbors on postal route No. 9 in Sausalito could depend on a couple of things every day — that letter carrier Tina Chew would deliver the mail on time, and that she would to it with a smile and a kind word for everyone.
Oakland North
October 14, 2013 - 5:00pm
Fire stations throughout Oakland are shutting down for days at a time in response to a cost saving measure that came out of City Hall last year.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 3:43pm
Three inches of red tape is hanging up a Marinwood remodeling project.County planners, saying their hands were tied by inflexible rules, refused to give a break to a homeowner because his project intruded on sideyard setback regulations by three inches.
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 3:25pm
A new home will rise at Seadrift, but not as high as owners initially envisioned — and they won't be barbecuing on a deck off the kitchen.
Political Blotter
October 14, 2013 - 2:33pm
Those who wanted Oakland to be able to pass its own, stricter gun laws seemed unwilling to criticize Gov. Jerry Brown for his veto Monday. AB 180 would’ve let Oakland establish its own ordinances – stricter than state law – on registration or licensing of firearms. “The State of California has...
Mountain View Voice
October 14, 2013 - 11:32am
by Andrea Gemmet Firefighters rescued two cats from an apartment fire Sunday night on Calderon Avenue. All the apartment's residents had safely evacuated before emergency personnel arrived.
Mountain View Voice
October 14, 2013 - 10:44am
by Sue Dremann Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District "vision plan" unveiled Wednesday night.
Calitics
October 14, 2013 - 10:20am
Governor vetoes a few notable pieces of legislation on last weekend by Brian Leubitz When you have both the legislative and executive branches controlled by the same party, you would expect a pretty high percentage of legislation signed. However, while the odds have been better for Democratic...
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 6:15am
Actor and director Ben Stiller and his actress wife Christine Taylor closed the Mill Valley Film Festival in style of Sunday night. The couple was on hand for a showing of the Stiller-directed "Secret Life of Walter Mitty."
Marin Independent Journal
October 14, 2013 - 5:20am
Cristina BattanI's e-mail address rocknrower is clever and apropos.The 48-year-old mother of two twin teenaged boys really does rock and row. And in fact, she is quite talented at both.
Oakland North
October 13, 2013 - 11:44pm
The Bay Area’s Monday commute won’t be affected by a BART strike, but workers make no promises about Tuesday.
Mountain View Voice
October 13, 2013 - 9:55pm
by Daniel DeBolt Lingering toxic chemicals in the groundwater and soil under 2274 Mora Drive is being blamed for the delay of the development of as many as 250 homes on a 10-acre site.
Marin Independent Journal
October 13, 2013 - 8:47pm
Marin County's pension fund soared $225 million last fiscal amid a buoyant stock market, bringing assets to $1.
Marin Independent Journal
October 13, 2013 - 5:36pm
A fire that caused about $30,000 in damage to one apartment in a three-story building in Tiburon Saturday was put out quickly with no injuries, only a bit of lightheadedness on the part of a building resident, officials said.
Marin Independent Journal
October 13, 2013 - 5:11pm
Questions about odor, sludge and oversight flew at an informational meeting about a proposed facility that would turn lawn clippings and food scraps into compost at the Redwood Landfill site north of Novato.
Marin Independent Journal
October 13, 2013 - 4:02pm
The Kentfield Association of Firefighters held its annual pancake breakfast Sunday morning at the firehouse on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard across from the College of Marin in Kentfield.