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February 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Six Marin County teenagers are facing charges stemming from the theft of nearly $75,000 worth of goods from schools and homes. Ross police say the teens stole jewelry, cameras and computer gear from two schools and about a dozen Ross Valley homes. The teens, all 15 or 16 years old, include three from Ross, two from Kentfield and one from San Anselmo.
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November 6, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
In an attempt to put a stop to what seems to have become a Bolinas tradition, an advisory ballot measure this week will ask residents of this picturesque hamlet in northern Marin County to stop yanking signs directing would-be visitors to the town. Apparently motivated by a desire to keep tourists to a minimum, residents have uprooted at least 36 signs along California 1 over the past two decades. "We're all pretty tired of this nonsense," said Louise Pepper, a Bolinas real estate agent.
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July 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Some Marin County residents have begun a petition drive to change the name of the Dixie School District, saying it raises images of slavery. District Supt. Thomas Lohwasser was presented with a petition signed by 23 residents who want the name changed to the Miller Creek Elementary School District.
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December 11, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mill Valley police and the Marin County Sheriff's Department are investigating a series of suspected hate crimes directed at a 17-year-old Tamalpais High School student who was a member of a gay club, police said. Police said the girl, her locker, her car and her Mill Valley home have been the target of repeated vandalism in recent weeks.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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