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Woolsey endorses Huffman

06/14/2012
Representative Lynn Woolsey has endorsed Assemblyman and congressional candidate Jared Huffman as her successor for the new second district. “I congratulate Jared Huffman on his impressive showing in Tuesday’s primary, and regardless of the final vote tally, I am proud to endorse him in the November election,” Ms. Woolsey said...

Deputy car hit near golf course

06/14/2012
California Highway Patrol are still investigating a crash involving a Marin County sheriff’s deputy and a Moraga woman, whose 2007 Honda Civic swerved into oncoming traffic near the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course Sunday just after 4 p.m. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor in the crash,...

New nuclear contractor banned

06/14/2012
The Marin County Peace Conversion Commission has designated county contractor URS Corporation as a nuclear weapons contractor. This designation, as defined under Marin’s Nuclear Free Zone law, means that all county departments are required to seek other vendors not involved in nuclear weapons production. Corporations currently on the county’s list...

Foundation awards Ben Nixon

06/14/2012
This week, Mill Valley resident photographer Ben Nixon was recognized as the second recipient of the Visual Artists Support Program Grant. The $25,000 grant, which was established in honor of Marin photographer Pirkle Jones, who died in 2009, supports promising emerging and mid-career artists living in Marin County. Mr. Nixon...

Alcatraz escapees still at large

06/14/2012
Fifty years since their escape from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and brothers Clarence and John Anglin — the only men to escape from Alcatraz Island and remain unaccounted for — are still at large. The convicts were ages 35, 32, and 31 when they crawled their way...

Olema RV campground forecloses

06/14/2012
A Novato trial lawyer plans to take possession of The Olema RV Resort and Campground, the only privately owned public campground near the seashore, at an auction next Tuesday. Alan Brayton said he is foreclosing on the property to recover an outstanding balance of over $1.1 million on a second...

Mrs. Doss, Hell’s Kitchen native, retires

06/14/2012
Elaine Doss, probably West Marin’s only elementary school teacher known to ride horseback an hour and a half each way to class, retired this week after 20 years at Nicasio School. Students and faculty celebrated her last Friday with a barbecue, potato sack race and water balloon catching contest. During...

Ocean refuse hits the activist runway

06/14/2012
To rephrase the old adage, one person’s trash is another person’s haute couture. This Saturday, Project Green Runway will be adding some glitz to the unglamorous topic of ocean trash by inviting local artists and designers to showcase their trash-based clothing designs on a catwalk at Marin Recycling and Sanitary...

Padres drafts Valley player

06/14/2012
Former Lagunitas School student and Forest Knolls resident Cory Bostjancic has been selected to play for the San Diego Padres, in the 2012 Major League Baseball first-year player draft. “It’s corny but true that it’s just what I have always wanted to do,” Mr. Bostjancic, a College of Marin sophomore,...

Brawl tops off Western Weekend

06/07/2012
A brawl broke out at the Old Western Saloon in Point Reyes Station early Sunday evening following Western Weekend festivities, leaving several injured and two men jailed. Witnesses said a 23-year-old Iraq war veteran from Olema may have verbally attacked another veteran, a 25-year-old from Petaluma, inside the bar. A...

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