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    Marin County is bolstering its roster of Spanish-speaking public health workers in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus among the county’s Latino residents. The county Department of Health and Human Services is set to hire five temporary workers who speak Spanish next week through a contract with the nonprofit Canal Alliance, a...
    When Marin school moms Darcy Alkus Barrow and Kristen Vandivier set up their private Facebook page on micro-pods three weeks ago, they didn’t anticipate the flood of interest. At last glance, more than 1,500 members had signed up. They are hoping to be matched with other like-minded Marin school families to cope with distance learning issues...
    The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank lost the use of five delivery trucks after detergent was poured into the gas tanks in San Rafael, the nonprofit reported. The organization was forced to rent trucks to meet their six scheduled deliveries on Monday, said Keely Hopkins, a spokesperson for the nonprofit. “We filed a police report and...
    LARKSPUR (CBS SF) – A learning session will be held Wednesday to present the history of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Marin County as part of a longer discussion about potentially changing the name of the boulevard. A representative from a local indigenous tribe and a history professor will be the featured guests for the...
    Former WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann is selling a Corte Madera, Calif. mansion once owned by famed music promoter Bill Graham for $27.5 million. Click here if viewing from a mobile device. The property, known as the Guitar House, lives up to its entertainment roots with a music studio, theater, and a waterslide. The...
    Most things are bad these days, but not everything. Consider: the wedding of Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin, who married her longtime partner Markus Räikkönen this weekend.  Like Princess Beatrice’s scaled-back ceremony last month, which briefly reminded us of How Things Used to Be, Marin’s nuptials were, for a certain class of millennial bride, so...
    Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Sunday that she had married her longtime partner and former Finnish soccer player, Markus Räikkönen. The pair have been together 16 years and have a 2-year-old daughter together, the government said. Marin, a Social Democrat, posted an announcement on Instagram and wrote "of all the people, you're right for...
    Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin Getty Estonia is apologizing after one of its government ministers called the newly elected leader of Finland, Sanna Marin, a "sales girl." The remarks were made by Mart Helme, Estonia's interior minister and leader of the country's far-right Estonian Conservative People's Party. While talking on a radio show, 70-year-old...
    Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin has married her long-term partner Markus Raikkonen. The couple, both 34, who share two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Emma Amalia Marin, have been together for 16 years after meeting when they were 18. Their wedding yesterday was at Kesäranta, Ms Marin's official residence, and attended by 40 guests made up of close friends...
    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Sunday that she has married her long-time partner, eight months after becoming the head of government. Marin, 34, said on her Instagram account that she married Markus Raikkonen on Saturday and posted a picture of the couple in their wedding outfits with a bunch of white...
    HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin announced Sunday that she has married her long-time partner, eight months after becoming the head of government. Marin, 34, said on her Instagram account that she married Markus Raikkonen on Saturday and posted a picture of the couple in their wedding outfits with a bunch of white...
    A jogger on a Marin County trail allegedly assaulted a hiker who told him to wear a coronavirus mask. The hiker, a 59-year-old Larkspur man, reported the incident at about 10 a.m. Wednesday. He said it happened at Phoenix Lake near Ross. The man said he and his wife were on the Gertrude Ord Trail...
    Marin County’s battle over Sir Francis Drake accelerated on two fronts Wednesday, with officials removing a controversial statue in Larkspur and signs from the namesake high school in San Anselmo. Larkspur had the 30-foot roadside sculpture hauled off at about 3 a.m. and placed in an undisclosed location. Officials cited concerns that the piece —...
    SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County's Tamalpais Union High School District is in the process of changing the name of Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, the district confirmed Wednesday afternoon.According to the district superintendent, "the name change process has begun."This news comes after a 30-foot tall sculpture of Sir Francis Drake...
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- With fairs across California canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sights and sounds of carnival rides and games have become a distant memory. But longtime fair vendor and CEO of Stream Food and Beverage, Phillip Delahoyde, wanted to make sure that people didn't miss out on another important part of...
    LARKSPUR (CBS SF) — In the predawn darkness, a Larkspur city work crew removed a large statue of Sir Francis Drake from Larkspur Landing early Wednesday morning. As has been the pattern arounnd the country, protesters or city officials have been removing statues of historical figures associated with social injustice. A group called the Tam...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A statue of Sir Francis Drake is being removed near the Larkspur Ferry Terminal in Marin County.The 30-foot tall steel sculpture was put up next to the terminal in 1990.RELATED: Movement underway to erase Sir Francis Drake namesake, sculpture from Marin CountyA petition has been circulating to remove the statue...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — The Marin County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a county eviction moratorium for the fourth time for residents economically suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension will last until Sept. 30 following the original moratorium passed March 24, according to the county. As long as a tenant gives notice...
    POINT REYES STATION, Calif. (KGO) -- The Bay Area has changed a lot in the past 100 years, but not around Point Reyes.The area looks similar to when Bob Giacomini's grandfather opened a dairy farm in Petaluma around 1900."He had about 10 cows, 400 to 500 chickens and raised six kids," said Giacomini, whose father...
    Contra Costa could soon become the third Bay Area county to authorize administrative citations for anyone violating public health orders. A vote on the proposed ordinance, which is similar to those in Marin and Napa counties, is on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda for their meeting Tuesday. It would give city and county officials the...
    California had at least 5,507 new cases of the coronavirus and 23 new deaths reported as of Sunday, July 26, according to unofficial counts from county websites. Many counties did not report their numbers Sunday. That raises the state’s total cases to 450,799 since reporting began, and 8,447 people have died. For the second consecutive...
    Coronavirus tests that deliver results in 15 minutes are available in limited supply in Marin’s hospitals. But will they ever be widely available? Marin County’s Public Health Department, which administers dozens of tests each day in nursing homes, workplaces and other coronavirus hotspots, doesn’t have any 15-minute tests available, officials said. Dr. Matt Willis, the...
    Show Caption of Expand Marin County oncologists are urging residents to resume their regular cancer screenings, which have yet to recover to normal levels before the coronavirus pandemic. At the start of the stay-at-home period in March, cancer specialists and local doctors initially recommended that patients delay non-urgent appointments...
    A San Jose, California, police officer is on desk duty after a viral video showed him charging a woman, kicking her, and dragging her across hot pavement during a recent traffic stop. What are the details? The incident took place on Wednesday in a McDonald's parking lot. A bystander captured...
    Marin County’s investigative police unit that probes illegal drug activity and major crimes will dissolve this fall after 43 years due to the coronavirus’ strain on city budgets. The decision to end the Major Crimes Task Force, which is led by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, came after city managers representing municipalities that contribute to...
    As California’s coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise, some Bay Area officials are threatening to crack down on those who refuse to wear masks and practice social distancing — hoping to stop the virus before it overwhelms our health systems. Napa and Marin counties were the first to approve fines of up to $500...
    Eighty-nine people have contracted the coronavirus at a San Rafael nursing home and 12 of them have died, according to the state Department of Public Health. The infections at Marin Post Acute include 69 residents and 20 employees, state data show. The outbreak at the 170-bed center on North San Pedro Road has grown rapidly...
    A Novato man was arraigned on a hate crime charge for allegedly using a racial slur against a neighbor. Christopher Robert Grunebach, 36, was also charged with battery against the neighbor. Grunebach pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges. Grunebach is no longer in custody. The next court hearing is set for Jan. 19. In...
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KGO) -- Across the country, communities of color are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus pandemic. In California, Latinos make up more than 50% of COVID-19 cases. But in the Bay Area, specifically Marin County, the disparity is worse.Latinos make up 16% of Marin County's population, yet currently account for nearly 80%...
    Another North Bay county has the newfangled authority to fine anyone not wearing a mask or complying with social distancing protocols. The Marin County Board of Supervisors approved a temporary measure to make violations of public health orders punishable by administrative fines, following in the footsteps of officials in Napa County, who put a similar...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here’s a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours. Good News — Neighbors Helping Neighbors Michelin Star...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County supervisors have approved a temporary ordinance that imposes civil penalties on people and businesses who fail to follow orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.RELATED: Coronavirus crisis: Face coverings mandatory in Fremont, coming soon in Sonoma, Marin countiesPart of the ordinance calls for allowing more...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) – The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt an ordinance that allows county enforcement officers to cite individuals who are not complying with COVID-19 safety measures. Specifically, citations ranging from $25 to $500 can be given to individuals who are not wearing masks, according to Assistant County...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Marin County supervisors are considering a temporary ordinance that would impose civil penalties on people and businesses who fail to follow orders aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.RELATED: Coronavirus crisis: Face coverings mandatory in Fremont, coming soon in Sonoma, Marin countiesPart of the proposal calls for allowing...
    Scientists at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato are advocating for research to determine whether eating fatty foods could be protective for the coronavirus. In an article published in the science journal Med, researchers at the institute and the University of California, San Francisco, assert that further investigation is warranted to discover...
    As coronavirus cases in Marin continue to rise, health officials are focusing containment efforts on senior centers, which account for 80% of the county’s COVID-19 deaths. A team of health care workers is testing the residents and staff on a weekly basis at the centers in Marin with confirmed cases, officials said. Since the beginning...
    Christopher Barrow, left, looks on while his daughter Scarlett, 6, son Grayson, 1, and his wife Darcy Alkus-Barrow play in the backyard of their home in San Rafael on Tuesday, July14, 2020. (Sherry LaVars/Marin Independent Journal)  If they can find the right combination of kindred  families and qualified teachers or tutors, Marin moms  Darcy Alkus-Barrow...
    Marin County experienced a third consecutive month of record-high unemployment in June as the economy continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at home orders. June unemployment was 10% in Marin, which is the county’s third-highest unemployment rate on record. The second-highest rate was recorded in May at 10.5% and the highest was in...
    The median price for detached homes in Marin County rose 5.3% in June over the prior year, marking the first solid gain since the coronavirus arrested the market. The price — $1.45 million — was based on 254 sales last month, exactly even with the sales volume in June 2019. That reversed the steep declines...
    Remember long ago, in the Before Times, when people concerned about litter and plastic pollution in the ocean brought reusable bags to grocery stores in California? After a pause of about three months, those days are back. Reusable grocery bags are making a comeback at supermarkets across the state. They are allowed again in seven...
    INVERNESS, Marin County (KPIX 5) — As if pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty weren’t enough, the community of Inverness is facing a water shortage. The unincorporated census-designated place doesn’t have reservoirs. It doesn’t have wells, nor is it connected to a nearby water district. They only have small streams and rainfall, said Wade Holland,...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Marin County’s Office of Education and its Health Department has jointly recommended a gradual reopening for local schools with new protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including daily screening of students and teachers. In the guidelines released Wednesday, county officials will allow teachers to meet with students individually or...
    By Frances D’Emilio | The Associated Press ROME — An Italian police officer testified Wednesday at the murder trial of two former Marin students about trying in vain to stop blood pouring out like a “fountain” from his partner who was fatally stabbed last summer on a Rome street. The two young men were in...
    SAN RAFAEL (KPIX) – Counties have been dealing with the pandemic for more than four months now and officials say it’s time to beef up enforcement of public health orders. In Marin County, residents may be keeping an eye on their neighbors. Marin County actually does a pretty good job when it comes to wearing...