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Meet the Man Who Has Lived Rent-Free Near Sausalito for 50 Years … On an Illegal Boat

May 22, 2013 | 5:30 am

Meet the Man Who Has Lived Rent-Free Near Sausalito for 50 Years … On an Illegal Boat

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Marin County is one of the most expensive places to live in the Bay Area, which in turn is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Unless you live in an anchor-out, that is—then your housing costs are practically nil. Anchor-outs are boats that people are living illegally off the coast […]

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Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm Files New Suit to Stay in Point Reyes

April 11, 2013 | 11:48 am

Drake’s Bay Oyster Farm Files New Suit to Stay in Point Reyes

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Pick one: local food or protected wilderness. It’s the kind of dilemma that could lead Bay Area liberals to tear their hair out. That may be why the battle over Drakes Bay Oyster Co. has gotten so hot. Facing a death sentence as its lease runs out, the farm and an activist group on Friday […]

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Golden Gate Bridge Says Goodbye to Toll-Takers — and to a Personal Touch for Travelers

March 12, 2013 | 8:00 am

Golden Gate Bridge Says Goodbye to Toll-Takers — and to a Personal Touch for Travelers

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By Danielle Venton Dawnette Reed started working at the Golden Gate Bridge gift shop one summer when she was 17. Now, at 43, she’s a toll collector, and loves it. She’s even got her favorite lanes, Number 1 and 2. But by the morning commute on Wednesday, March 27, Reed and the other eight full-time […]

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Deal Will Keep China Camp, Olompali, Tomales Bay State Parks Running

February 15, 2013 | 12:31 pm

Deal Will Keep China Camp, Olompali, Tomales Bay State Parks Running

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China Camp Village lovers will be celebrating Saturday as the California Department of Parks & Recreation officially signs a new agreement that keeps the park running. And Olompali State Historic Park near Novato. And Tomales Bay State Park, too. Now for the back story. The Marin State Parks Association, Friends of China Camp, and a […]

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News Pix: Super Bowl; Oakand Lunar New Year Celebration; Elephant Seals Hit the Beach

February 8, 2013 | 10:14 am

News Pix: Super Bowl; Oakand Lunar New Year Celebration; Elephant Seals Hit the Beach

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San Francisco 49ers’ fans filled the bar Hockey Haven with screams and cheers during the Super Bowl. (Debbie Svoboda/KQED) A Red Panda Acrobat shows off his skills at Oakland Chinatown’s Lunar New Year Bazaar on Feb. 3. (Wendy Goodfriend/KQED) Northern elephant seals are crowding California beaches this week for the peak of breeding and mating […]

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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Bay Area, 2012/2013 Edition

January 1, 2013 | 2:16 pm

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the Bay Area, 2012/2013 Edition

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Don’t go over your city or county’s Christmas tree composting/recycling  cliff. Find out when and how to get rid of that tree with our annual guide. No county or city accepts flocked or decorated trees for curbside pickup, although some Boy Scout troops do for a charge. Most counties compost their trees. We’ve included city […]

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News Pix: Cap-and-Trade Auctions; Scanning the Skies; Richmond Football!

November 16, 2012 | 12:48 pm

News Pix: Cap-and-Trade Auctions; Scanning the Skies; Richmond Football!

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Six-year-old Aubrey Bown places a red carnation to honor her uncle, James Suh, a U.S. Navy SEAL, who was shot down in Korangal Valley, Afghanistan. Cupertino hosted the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park.  (Anna Li/Peninsula Press) California held its first cap-and-trade auction this Wednesday, where companies will pay for permission to emit greenhouse […]

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November 14, 2012 | 12:00 pm

Wealthy Larkspur Ties for Worst in Bay Area Pavement Quality Survey

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen For the past 43 years, David Slopak has delivered mail to the residents of Madrone Canyon, a redwood-shaded enclave in Larkspur where homes sell for more than $1 million. Slopak estimates that he’s twisted his ankles at least 50 times because of potholes and cracked pavement in the winding, […]

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‘Knuckleball Princess’ Makes Her Bay Area Debut — Part of Long History of Women in Baseball

July 6, 2012 | 11:39 am

‘Knuckleball Princess’ Makes Her Bay Area Debut — Part of Long History of Women in Baseball

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Friday’s game San Rafael Pacifics game will be the first chance Bay Area baseball fans have to see Eri Yoshida play.  Yoshida, a pitcher for Na Koa Ikaika Maui (translated as “The Strong Warriors of Maui”), is the first woman to play professional baseball in two countries, the U.S. and her native Japan.  Her first […]

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July 5, 2012 | 1:29 pm

1K Gallons of Sewage Spilled in Marin County

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) _ Ross Valley Sanitary District officials say 1,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a Greenbrae creek due to an equipment failure at a pump station. The Marin Independent Journal reports that the spill occurred Tuesday afternoon at Bon Air Shopping Center station. District officials said a pipe leading to an air-release […]

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