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January 13, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Two of the last five winners of the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes, which will be run today at Santa Anita, have gone on to glory in the Santa Anita Derby. Came Home won both races in 2002 and Brother Derek upset Stevie Wonderboy in the San Rafael before winning the local derby. Whether any of the seven 3-year-olds entered in the one-mile San Rafael can complete the same double remains to be seen, but one will be a graded-stakes winner after the race is official.
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WORLD
March 29, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
KABUL, Afghanistan - Suicide bombers dressed as women broke into a private home on Saturday and began firing rocket-propelled grenades at their target next door: the headquarters of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, the latest insurgent assault on this country's closely watched presidential vote. The attackers died but there were no other reports of fatalities. Two police officers were wounded in the assault, which lasted for more than five hours, officials said. Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility in what has become an all too familiar occurrence in Afghanistan's capital one week before a pivotal election to choose President Hamid Karzai's successor.
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NEWS
March 19, 1988 | JOHN McKINNEY
San Rafael Wilderness, part of Los Padres National Forest, was the first Wilderness Area in California set aside under the federal Wilderness Act of 1964. "San Rafael is rocky, rugged, wooded and lonely," President Lyndon B. Johnson remarked when he signed the San Rafael Wilderness bill on March 21, 1968. "I believe it will enrich the spirit of America."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Ari Bloomekatz
FBI officials are hoping that a $250,000 reward may lead to the capture of a  suspected domestic terrorist -- wanted for three bombings in Northern California -- who they believe may be hiding in Hawaii. Authorities are combing Hawaii's Big Island and focusing on the Puna and Pahoa communities south of Hilo on the island's eastern edge, where animal rights activist Daniel Andreas San Diego may be hiding, FBI officials said. A federal arrest warrant was issued for San Diego, 36, in October 2003.
SPORTS
February 27, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten horses, among them Prime Timber, the second-place finisher in the Hollywood Futurity, will run at Santa Anita on Sunday in the $200,000 San Rafael Stakes, one of two important preps for the Santa Anita Derby. Prime Timber, one of several Kentucky Derby hopefuls in trainer Bob Baffert's barn, hasn't run since Dec. 12, when he finished half a length behind Tactical Cat in the Hollywood Futurity. Tactical Cat was injured in the race and won't run in the Triple Crown races.
SPORTS
January 15, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Texcess, a 3-year-old gelding who has won his last three races, was on his way to Golden Gate Fields, near San Francisco, in a van Thursday, but he didn't get far. Trainer Paul Aguirre had second thoughts and sent his horse back to the barn at Hollywood Park. This is what can happen when a trainer enters a horse in a couple of stakes races at different tracks on the same day.
NEWS
May 30, 1991
Pasadena's 69-year-old San Rafael Bridge is open to traffic after about $1.2 million in repairs. The bridge, reopened May 13, is in the San Rafael neighborhood and spans the Arroyo Seco. It was closed in September while workers hired by Western Waterproofing Co. of San Francisco replaced crumbling concrete. Still pending is $8 million in earthquake safety work on San Rafael Bridge and four others: on Holly Street, La Loma Road and two on Oak Grove Drive.
NEWS
July 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fire erupted on the top floor of a four-story 1889 convent near Dominican College, forcing the evacuation of 30 nuns from the Marin County landmark. The blaze quickly went to greater-alarm status and snarled traffic along U.S. 101 near the college, a San Rafael Fire Department spokesman said, adding that about 100 firefighters from the city and 10 surrounding communities brought the blaze under control.
SPORTS
March 2, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trainer's wife might be on crutches, something to do with painful toe injuries on both feet, but there's nothing wrong with her husband or his sound-of-foot 3-year-old.
REAL ESTATE
June 6, 1993 | PAMELA WATERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Waterman is a free-lance writer who lives in Pasadena. and
Bill and Valerie Bauman found their dream house on a quiet street in the San Rafael section of Pasadena. Just a few steps from a park, a block from the local library and grammar school and close to Bill's parents, the location was perfect. But at $459,000, the three-bedroom, 1 3/4-bath house was too costly for the newly married couple. Eventually they gave up house hunting in Pasadena, which had been their first choice for location.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
A Marin County 19-year-old was found guilty Wednesday of stealing celebrity chef Guy Fieri's $200,000 bright-yellow Lamborghini from a San Francisco dealership. The jury found Max Wade guilty of commercial burglary and auto theft after hearing evidence that Wade had rappelled into British Motors in 2011 to take the convertible. The car was in the shop for repairs at the time. More than a year went by before police were able to recover the car at a Richmond storage facility where investigators said Wade had rented a space.
NEWS
April 11, 2013 | By Jay Jones
A California teenager is lucky to be alive, officials say, after falling 25 feet down a scorchingly hot crack in the Earth's surface at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii . Rescuers were summoned shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday to a steam vent between the Kilauea Visitor Center and the Volcano House hotel , not far from the park's main entrance. The 15-year-old boy from San Rafael, who was not identified, fell into the crack while trying to leap over the protective railing that's intended to keep visitors away from the hole.
FOOD
August 11, 2011 | By David Karp
Where to find them Devoto Gardens (Stan and Susan Devoto). Organic Gravenstein apples grown in Sebastopol, at St. Helena (Friday), San Francisco Ferry Plaza (Saturday) and San Rafael (Sunday) farmers markets;
 devotogardens.com FruitGuys. Gravenstein apples grown in Sebastopol by mail order, 5 pounds for $20, including shipping within California, available Aug. 15-26; (650) 246-1200; fruitguys.com/gravenstein.shtml Gravenstein Apple Fair. Gravenstein apples and products, cooking demonstration.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2010 | By E. Scott Reckard
Koreatown-based Center Bank took over a failed financial institution based in Oakland after it was seized late Friday by regulators. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Innovative Bank's four branches, including one in Los Angeles, would reopen Saturday as offices of Center Bank. In a deal with the FDIC, the L.A. bank agreed to assume Innovative's $225 million in deposits and buy nearly all its $269 million in loans and other assets. The FDIC agreed to absorb most of the losses on Innovative's loans.
SPORTS
January 13, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Two of the last five winners of the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes, which will be run today at Santa Anita, have gone on to glory in the Santa Anita Derby. Came Home won both races in 2002 and Brother Derek upset Stevie Wonderboy in the San Rafael before winning the local derby. Whether any of the seven 3-year-olds entered in the one-mile San Rafael can complete the same double remains to be seen, but one will be a graded-stakes winner after the race is official.
SPORTS
January 15, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
In the eyes of many at Santa Anita on Saturday, the wrong horse won the $147,000 San Rafael Stakes. Don't count trainer Dan Hendricks, owner Cecil Peacock or jockey Alex Solis among them. Brother Derek, a California-bred son of Benchmark that Hendricks trains for Peacock, spoiled the 2006 debut of Stevie Wonderboy, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and soon-to-be 2-year-old Eclipse Award winner, with a wire-to-wire victory under Solis over a track moistened by rain earlier in the day.
SPORTS
February 24, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Looking for a way to bet Smarten Up in Saturday's San Rafael Stakes, most of Santa Anita's horseplayers couldn't come up with a reason other than the jockey's name being Rafael Meza. Which, for the serious players, is not enough reason to bet. As a result, Smarten Up went off at 60-1 odds, longest price in the field of nine, and the San Rafael came up Rafael--Meza riding the 3-year-old colt to a startling 1-length victory in the $162,500 race before 42,178 fans.
SPORTS
January 16, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Same ownership, same trainer, same running style, same 3-year-old break-in race at Santa Anita. Patrick Biancone is just hoping for a slightly better long-term result from Spanish Chestnut than Lion Heart, whom he saddled for a second-place finish in last year's Kentucky Derby. Spanish Chestnut, trained by Biancone and owned by Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, won Saturday's $150,000 San Rafael, a stake in which Lion Heart ran second.
SPORTS
January 15, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Texcess, a 3-year-old gelding who has won his last three races, was on his way to Golden Gate Fields, near San Francisco, in a van Thursday, but he didn't get far. Trainer Paul Aguirre had second thoughts and sent his horse back to the barn at Hollywood Park. This is what can happen when a trainer enters a horse in a couple of stakes races at different tracks on the same day.
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