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February 28, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former President George Bush told a newspaper he is sorry he maligned this area by describing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh as "some misguided Marin County hot-tubber." The Marin Independent Journal invited residents of the bucolic county just north of San Francisco to tell the former president about their home. The newspaper ran excerpts. Many of the writers scolded Bush. "Call off the dogs please," he wrote. "I apologize.
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December 27, 2009 | By Julie Cart
Kevin Lunny is an oysterman, the proprietor of Drakes Bay Oyster Co., the largest oyster farm in California. He operates this and other family businesses from the lush coastal enclave of Point Reyes National Seashore, which means he has the National Park Service as a landlord. His might otherwise be a familiar tale: a tenant engaged in an acrimonious battle to avoid eviction. But that's where this story veers into a complex web of alleged conspiracies and politicking worthy of a Cold War spy novel.
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May 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Four Marin County high school students were suspended after they allegedly released dozens of chickens in school hallways as part of a senior prank and eight of the birds died, school officials said. The seniors at Redwood High School in Larkspur, north of San Francisco, could be barred from graduation ceremonies and face animal cruelty charges for their involvement in the prank, according to school and animal control officials.
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July 31, 2007 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
For decades, Marin County Coroner Ken Holmes preached against publicizing the grim frequency of suicides from the Golden Gate Bridge. He claimed that media tallies of the deaths created a circus atmosphere and even encouraged some people to jump. His campaign came to fruition in 1995, when Bay Area newspapers and TV stations agreed to stop treating the untimely deaths as news.
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August 11, 2003 | Donna Horowitz, Special to The Times
The old train trestle where Clint Eastwood gazed menacingly at the bad guy in "Dirty Harry" is no more. It was torn down last week after a crane on a truck struck it in June. About a dozen protesters, including bicyclists and rail enthusiasts, opposed to the dismantling stood vigil last Monday night at the start of demolition. "This is part of Marin's heritage," said David Schonbrunn, a protester and president of the Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund in Mill Valley.
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January 14, 2003 | Carol Pogash, Special to The Times
In this quiet community, better known for succulent Tomales Bay oysters than irate protesters, Donna Sheehan couldn't imagine what she alone could do. The statuesque 72-year-old with large feet and larger ambition wanted to protest looming war with Iraq. But living in this rural Marin County hamlet of 50 -- or 51 if you believe the hand-painted correction on a California 1 sign -- she knew she had to be creative. Then in November, it came to Sheehan in a dream.
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September 14, 1998 | VERONIQUE de TURENNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With Marin County home prices ever rising, the more than 400 houseboats moored near Sausalito have become popular for reasons that have nothing to do with atmosphere. Life on the water, exotic and romantic though it may be, has become a prosaic thing--an affordable housing alternative. Marin County's median home price is $375,000 and climbing, said John Karevoll of ACXIOM-DataQuick Information Systems. It's the hottest real estate market in the nation, he said.
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November 16, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A fast-spreading disease is infecting Monterey pines throughout Marin County, leaving behind dead and dying trees that present a fire hazard and cost thousands of dollars to remove. Pine pitch canker, which spread to the San Francisco Bay Area after appearing along the Monterey Peninsula two decades ago, arrived in Marin about five years ago. Fire officials are asking residents to watch out for the disease because dying Monterey pines present a safety and fire hazard.
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August 22, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Marin County's median home price hit a record $739,000 in June, powered by the lowest mortgage rates in half a century. The June median was a 5.2% increase over the $702,500 median in June 2002, the county assessor's office reported Wednesday. The median price is middle ground, with half the homes sold costing more and half costing less. Sales also rose, with a total of 311 single family homes sold in June, up from 248 a year earlier.
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November 28, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State officials recommended Tuesday that a convicted Marin County serial rapist remain locked up at a state mental hospital for at least two more years because they believe he is a danger to society. The state Department of Mental Health asked the Marin County district attorney to petition a judge to keep Patrick Henry Ghilotti from becoming the first sexual predator to be released after completing a controversial medical treatment program designed to crack down on repeat sex offenders.
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February 14, 2007 | Patrick Comiskey, Special to The Times
UNLESS you've been living under an air-conditioned rock for the last couple of decades, you may have noticed signs that the world seems to be getting warmer. It's been widely reported that the trend is likely to wreak some interesting havoc upon California's wine regions in the not-too-distant future, leaving Napa and parts of Sonoma with conditions that resemble the Central Valley.
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January 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Victims of last winter's flooding in Marin County are seeking more than $1 billion in lawsuits filed against government agencies that they blame for the devastation. Each of the 265 individuals and businesses named in the six lawsuits is asking for $4 million in damages and an additional $250,000 in legal fees, said attorney Herb Rowland, who is defending the city of San Anselmo. The flood that began Dec. 31, 2005, damaged about 1,200 homes and 200 businesses.
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January 2, 2007 | Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writer
On one side of sea grass-tufted dunes at Lawson's Landing, the mouth of Tomales Bay opens toward sparkling waves, rocky outcroppings and, in the distance, the brown bluffs of Bodega Head. On the other lies a hodgepodge of more than 200 weather-beaten trailer homes along with a boathouse, a snack bar and sheds. Nearby sprawls a 1,000-vehicle campground dotted with picnic tables, fire rings and portable toilets -- all amid coastal wetlands at the base of towering dune formations.
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May 28, 2006 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Robert Plotkin, the upstart newspaper publisher in this isolated hub of organic farmers, bistro owners and wealthy Bay Area refugees, is on the move, his journalistic campaign in overdrive. He seems to be everywhere at once -- snapping news photographs, reporting stories, schmoozing with subscribers and courting advertisers -- as he whisks about west Marin County in his racy black BMW.
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May 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Four Marin County high school students were suspended after they allegedly released dozens of chickens in school hallways as part of a senior prank and eight of the birds died, school officials said. The seniors at Redwood High School in Larkspur, north of San Francisco, could be barred from graduation ceremonies and face animal cruelty charges for their involvement in the prank, according to school and animal control officials.
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January 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A missing hiker found dead in the Marin Headlands over the weekend drowned face-down in a creek, Marin County coroner's officials said Monday. The body of Jim Phiffer, 60, of Sausalito was discovered Saturday night.
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March 16, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Work has begun in Marin County on a test operation to turn bay saltwater into drinking water. The Marin Municipal Water District is building the $1.2-million test plant near the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
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December 14, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sen. Barbara Boxer says she will push Congress for $1.5 million to help figure out what's causing what appear to be elevated breast cancer rates in Marin County. Boxer also said she would ask the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency for a staff worker to help research efforts and map toxic sites.
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January 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 20-year-old woman was ordered to stand trial for allegedly hiring out young girls to work as prostitutes in Marin County. Mehgan Elizabeth Hansen of San Jose faces five felony pimping and pandering counts and one misdemeanor.
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November 6, 2005 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Any chance that Charles, prince of Wales, and Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, might have a rough go of it in this decidedly un-royalist west Marin County town was dispelled by the scene that awaited their nine-car motorcade Saturday morning. More than 1,000 people lined the main road in this picturesque town while the farmers at Point Reyes Farmers' Market expectantly waited at their stalls, their vegetables placed just so.
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