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Voters Say Yes to Gun Control, Sales Taxes and Some School Bonds

November 6, 2013 | 9:53 am

Voters Say Yes to Gun Control, Sales Taxes and Some School Bonds

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Controversial measure on gun control passes in Sunnyvale, school bonds across the Bay Area prevail.

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Election 2013: Guide to Marin County Ballot Measures A to J

November 5, 2013 | 5:00 am

Election 2013: Guide to Marin County Ballot Measures A to J

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Marin County residents are voting on sales tax increases and bonds.

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Health Officials: Marin Parents Opting Out of Vaccines Put Community at Risk

October 18, 2013 | 3:19 pm

Health Officials: Marin Parents Opting Out of Vaccines Put Community at Risk

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County health experts see an alarming downward trend in childhood immunizations.

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Marin Supervisors Approve Contested Affordable Housing Plan

September 24, 2013 | 6:28 pm

Marin Supervisors Approve Contested Affordable Housing Plan

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Marin County supervisors approved a plan on Tuesday that allows affordable housing developments along Highway 101 to be built.

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Bay Area Hunger Games: In Solidarity, Eat A Little Less This Coming Week

September 6, 2013 | 4:22 pm

Bay Area Hunger Games: In Solidarity, Eat A Little Less This Coming Week

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Hunger Challenge 2013 raises awareness to the struggles faced by low-income residents in our cities.

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Marin Vaccination Opt-Outs Increase, Despite the Science

August 21, 2013 | 1:20 pm

Marin Vaccination Opt-Outs Increase, Despite the Science

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by Amy Standen and Jon Brooks Many Bay Area children are heading back to school this week, and in some of those schools kids are in more danger than ever of contracting preventable diseases because of parents who decline to vaccinate their children. Last year, 7.8 percent of Marin County parents – a 1 percent […]

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45- to 50-Foot Whale Dies on Stinson Beach

August 19, 2013 | 9:36 am

45- to 50-Foot Whale Dies on Stinson Beach

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A 45- to 50-foot fin whale died after stranding on the north side of Stinson Beach early this morning. Veterinarians are assembling a necropsy team to explore the cause of death. “What they’re doing is trying to see if they can actually pull the animal out of the water higher up on the beach, so that […]

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Salmon Sharks Wash Up on Stinson Beach; Video, Photo

August 13, 2013 | 12:55 pm

Salmon Sharks Wash Up on Stinson Beach; Video, Photo

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That little beauty is a salmon shark that washed ashore at Stinson Beach in Marin on Sunday. KQED’s Sarah Baughn was visiting the beach when this turned up next to her boogie-boarding 9-year-old. A beach lifeguard estimated the length at about 2½ feet. It’s not the only salmon shark sighting. Someone posted this YouTube video […]

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The Long, Strange Saga of Brett Richards and the Ross Valley Sanitary District

July 17, 2013 | 2:40 pm

The Long, Strange Saga of Brett Richards and the Ross Valley Sanitary District

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Yesterday, the Marin County district attorney announced that former Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) general manager Brett Richards had been arrested in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, following a bizarre year that started with his abrupt emailed resignation from the agency in July 2012 and his subsequent disappearance. The arrest happened on July 11. Since then, the […]

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News Pix: Lake Merritt Restoration, Oakland Ex-Cons Give Back, Environmental Drones

June 7, 2013 | 12:34 pm

News Pix: Lake Merritt Restoration, Oakland Ex-Cons Give Back, Environmental Drones

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Workers began demolishing parts of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge over San Pablo Bay this week in preparation for repairs on the eastbound section. The work is expected to take 90 days. (Tawanda Kanhema / Richmond Confidential) More than 10 years after Oakland residents approved the nearly $200 million Measure DD, the restoration of Lake Merritt […]

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