Novato police arrest suspects in theft probe
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Cameron Macdonald
3d ago
Novato police have arrested three suspects accused of stealing merchandise and selling it online. Officers detained the suspects after a reported theft Friday evening at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center. Police found thousands of dollars worth of stolen items and suspected drugs in their vehicle and linked the suspects to thefts from stores in the Bay Area, Sgt. Wes Carroll said. The suspects are Stephen Edwards, 34, of Eureka; Amanda Edwards-Evers, 46, of Eureka; and Said El Jamali, 33, of Mountain View. They were booked on suspicion of organized retail theft with the intent to sell stolen go ..read more
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In Your Town for June 7, 2024
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Marin Independent Journal
1w ago
CENTRAL MARIN Shoplifting suspect wanted for thefts Authorities arrested a suspected shoplifter wanted on theft charges this week. Hunter Bass Prater, 24, of San Rafael was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, and for having seven bench warrants. Police were called at about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday after the suspect allegedly stole from the REI store at Town Center in Corte Madera. The police later detained the suspect at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and found stolen property and illegal drug paraphernalia, Central Marin police Sgt. Jeff Peterson said. Prater had ..read more
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Marin grand jury calls for countywide coordination on sea level rise
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Krissy Waite
1w ago
Marin County needs to create an agency to enforce sea level rise adaptation efforts in every city and town, according to a report released by the Marin County Civil Grand Jury. Sea levels are expected to rise by 1 foot in the San Francisco Bay Area between now and 2050, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While many cities and towns in Marin County have their own plans to address climate change-induced sea level rise, the jury argues local government leaders may prioritize seemingly more immediate issues. “The consequences of sea level rise will not suddenly bubbl ..read more
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David Nelson, Jerry Garcia’s ‘perfect sidekick,’ heads to Novato’s HopMonk Tavern
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Paul Liberatore
1w ago
The David Nelson Band, from left, Wally Ingram, Barry Sless, David Nelson, Mookie Siegel and Pete Sears, will perform June 16 at HopMonk Tavern in Novato. (Photo by Bob Minkin) David Nelson performs at the opening of the Jerry Garcia exhibit at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum in March. (Photo by Emma McCoury/Courtesy of Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum) A performance by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band with Jerry Garcia, right, and David Nelson, center. (Courtesy of Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum) David Nelson, second from left, and Jerry Garcia, secon ..read more
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In Your Town for June 6, 2024
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Marin Independent Journal
1w ago
NOVATO School district hires new staff Two longtime educators have been selected as administrators at Novato Unified School District. Andy Boone has been named principal of San Marin High School. Lynzie Brodhun was chosen as PK-8 educational services. Both will start their new roles July 1. Salaries, which are pending board approval on June 11, are $173,601 for Brodhun and $165,138 for Boone. Boone, who has 20 years experience in education and in health and wellness programs, is a former social science teacher and assistant principal at Novato High School. He also served as assistant principal ..read more
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3 fun festivals coming up in Marin
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Daniel Bromfield
1w ago
• The Novato Art, Wine & Music Festival features live music, art vendors, children’s activities and food and drinks from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Grant Avenue between Redwood and Seventh in downtown Novato. Admission is free. Go to novatochamber.com/2024-art-wine-music. • The 45th Fairfax Festival and Ecofest kicks off with a family-friendly movie night at 8 p.m. Friday at the Contratti Park Ball Field in downtown Fairfax, followed by a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday from Good Earth Natural Foods to Peri Park. The celebration continues this weekend with music ..read more
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Marin authorities launch software for emergency planning
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Adrian Rodriguez
1w ago
Marin emergency planners have rolled out a new mapping tool that uses real-time and historical traffic data to evaluate evacuation routes and shelter destinations. The new Ladris AI software will help emergency responders coordinate more efficiently in the event of a wildfire or other disaster, said Woody Baker-Cohn, assistant manager of the Marin County Office of Emergency Management. “This basically gives us opportunity to simulate situations and train,” Baker-Cohn said. Mark Brown, executive director of the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, presented the new software along with an evacua ..read more
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Teen accused of Novato campus arson
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Cameron Macdonald
1w ago
The Novato police arrested a suspect accused of starting a small grass fire on the Novato High School campus. No injuries were reported. Around 12 p.m. Thursday, officers were alerted about the fire at 624 Arthur St. Police determined that a student started it, police Lt. Christopher Jacob said. The fire was set near the science department building and faculty members extinguished the flames, the school’s principal, Liz Seabury, wrote in a May 30 letter to school staff and parents. Oscar Quintanilla, 18, of Richmond was arrested on suspicion of arson. He was released from the Marin County jail ..read more
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Pride flag raised at Novato City Hall
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Marin Independent Journal
1w ago
Rosita Buchignani of Novato looks over Pride-themed items at Novato City Hall on Saturday, June 1, 2024, during an event to mark the start of Pride Month. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) The Pride Flag flutters at Novato City Hall on Saturday, June 1, 2024, after being ceremonially hoisted to kick off Pride Month. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) A crowd gives Mayor Mark Milberg a hand during a flag-raising ceremony to kick off Pride Month at Novato City Hall on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal) Mayor Mark Milberg addresses att ..read more
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North Bay WWII vet heads to Normandy for D-Day anniversary
Marin Independent Journal » Novato
by Giuseppe Ricapito
1w ago
Longtime Marin resident and concentration camp liberator Dan Dougherty will join a veterans’ expedition to France to take part in a D-Day anniversary event. Dougherty — who turned 99 on Thursday — served in World War II and was a part of the liberation of the Dachau and Allach concentration camps. It will be his first time in Normandy since he landed there with an American force in the weeks following the historic Allied invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944. World War II veteran Dan Dougherty holds a photo of himself, taken while deployed in Germany in April, 1945, at home in Fairfield, Calif ..read more
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