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August 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police are blaming three teenagers for at least 100 thefts that have plagued Marin County residents for the last 10 months. Authorities say the trio -- a 19-year-old and two juveniles -- broke into cars and houses and stole mail in San Anselmo, Fairfax, Ross and Sleepy Hollow. Police say none of the suspects has been arrested, but they have sent the case to the district attorney's office for possible charges.
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May 13, 1990 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marin County suffered greatly during the last major drought, in the 1970s--slashing water use between 30% and 65% to avoid running out completely--so it's not surprising that Marin is serious about conserving in the current dry spell. Even so, the North Marin Water District is raising eyebrows with its latest attempt to lower water use: It pays customers to tear out their water-guzzling grass lawns and replace them with "xeriscapes" of drought-tolerant plants.
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November 18, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Environmentalists in west Marin County want to sow the California state flower--the golden poppy--along the coast highway for beauty and to prevent pesticide spraying for roadside weed control. "It will make Marin look like Oz," said Bert Crews, a member of Mow Our Weeds, a group that has been battling the California Department of Transportation for years over its use of pesticides along the winding California 1.
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April 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Marin County officials will be using decoys to catch bartenders and liquor store operators who sell alcohol to minors. County officials, concerned that past strategies to slow alcohol use by minors have fallen short, on Tuesday announced a tougher plan that calls for conducting stings against bars and liquor stores. Health officials also will try to enlist the help of youngsters in appealing to local city councils to amend their zoning laws to prevent new alcohol outlets from opening.
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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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September 23, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Scorching heat wasn't enough to daunt 75 walkers who trudged five kilometers for the seventh annual Marin End Hunger Walk. "It is an interfaith effort to alleviate hunger locally and around the world," said organizer David Griffis, who raised about $750 from 25 sponsors. The walkers, many of them members of Marin churches, parishes and synagogues, raised $15,000 to $16,000, compared with $12,000 last year, Griffis said.
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October 12, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposal to build a 3,000-slot casino and resort near the east side of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has run into opposition in Marin County. Marin officials are concerned that a sprawling project would add to the congestion on the county's roads. Emeryville developer Upstream Development, working on behalf of the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians and backed by Harrah's, is seeking permission to build the project near the bridge at Point Molate.
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May 1, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A Novato police officer involved in several dramatic incidents last summer is Marin County's peace officer of the year for 2002. In July, Officer Jeff Ames, who joined the department last year, performed CPR on a 2-year-old girl after a television set fell on her head. The girl survived. In August, a man shot at him during a classic car show. He helped arrest the 48-year-old gunman, who pleaded guilty last month to a charge of attempted murder.
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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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May 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Service Reports
A computer technician who works for Marin County was booked into jail Thursday on suspicion of transmitting child pornography over the Internet, police said. Curtis Alan McCutcheon, 44, of Novato was arrested after allegedly sending explicit pictures to law enforcement officials in Irving, Texas, according to police.
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