Marin County

Boys & Girls Club charts new path after tumult

<b>(1 of )</b> Petaluma, CA, USA. Monday, September 18, 2017._ Exterior of the Boys & Girls Club at Lucchesi Park (CRISSY PASCUAL/ARGUS-COURIER STAFF)<p>After …

Sonoma County

Living in a liquefaction zone — the Bay Area's riskiest neighborhoods

Now Playing:<p>If the Bay Area is indeed overdue for the "Big One," as many scientists believe, it's important to know what kind of soil your home is built on.<p>"The most recent scientific study indicates that for the entire San Francisco Bay Area there is about a 70% chance of a magnitude 6.7 or …

San Francisco

Planned California Home Seeks $65 Million

Previously owned by former Yahoo CEO Tim Koogle, the property in Marin County, Calif., comes with approved plans for a five-bedroom house

Real Estate

Recycling The Body

On the bike, thoughts come for you. Exposed and vulnerable, distance and landscape bring messages from your past, images of paths not taken, …

Running

Oculus Virtual Reality Tech Rolls Out in California Libraries

Library shelves have long presented an opportunity for patrons to escape the real world in the pages of a good book. But at libraries all over …

Virtual Reality

How a joke in a hotel hot tub turned into a massive drug bust

A man was arrested shortly after undercover deputies from Marin County learned of his drug operation while chatting in a hotel hot tub, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.<p>The aforementioned events were described in a search warrant affidavit obtained by the newspaper last week. According to the …

Crime

Don’t be alarmed if Legislature’s housing package makes things worse

SACRAMENTO — I’ve occasionally quoted journalist H.L. Mencken’s quip that the “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and …

Housing

Man killed doe and her fawn for eating his yard plants

A Marin County man fatally shot a doe and her fawn that were munching on his yard plants.

Crime

The house I bought for $130,000 in 1983 is now worth a fortune, and that's a big problem for California

Out of curiosity, I looked up the value of a two-story tract house I bought in a middle-class San Jose neighborhood back in 1983, for about $130,000.<p>The home — which I sold for about $140,000 in 1985 — would now haul in an estimated $1 million or more, based on recent sales in the same neighborhood.<p>…

Housing

Early Stage: Last minte camping trip? This startup finds you a spot to pitch your tent

<i>Startup of the week:</i><p><b>Who they are:</b> Hipcamp<p><b>What they do:</b> Connect rural landowners with campers looking for a spot to pitch a tent that’s off the beaten …

Online Life

Search underway for missing plane near Point Reyes in Marin County

A search for a possible missing plane is underway on Friday, south of the Point Reyes National Seashore, a spokesman said.<p>A signal was transmitted …

San Francisco Bay Area

How an off-duty deputy's poolside joke turned into an undercover drug sting

Sarcasm can be a tricky thing. Just ask Andrew James Harris, who, according to court records, discovered the joke was on him when he ended up the subject of an undercover drug sting.<p>It all started at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Mission Valley on March 26, where Harris got into a friendly …

Crime

The Bay Area scores high when it comes to roadkill

The folks up at UC Davis have a nice innocuous name for a quite deadly phenomenon:<p>They call it “wildlife-vehicle conflict.”<p>And while it can sometimes …

San Francisco Bay Area

How an off-duty sheriff's deputy's poolside joke turned into an undercover drug sting

Sarcasm can be a tricky thing. Just ask Andrew James Harris, who, according to court records, discovered the joke was on him when he ended up the …

Crime

One man’s DIY Internet service connects isolated Marin County hamlet

Image 1of/11<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Brandt Kuykendall’s daughter needed fast Internet access to help her excel at school. But he couldn’t find cheap, reliable …

San Francisco Bay Area

How to spend a weekend in Nor Cal's Marin County | GrindTV.com

Marin County is the greener, quieter sister of San Francisco. While some only know it as “the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge,” Marin holds …

San Francisco Bay Area

Tiburon Man Arrested For Allegedly Fatally Shooting Deer And Fawn

A Tiburon man stands accused of animal cruelty in the deaths of a deer and her fawn whom he allegedly shot with a pellet gun for eating his expensive …

Crime

Body found on Marin County offramp; CHP seeks possible hit-run driver

SAN RAFAEL — Authorities are seeking witnesses to a suspected hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was killed Tuesday night after apparently being …

California Highway Patrol

20 small Bay Area towns you need to visit right now - Curbed SF

When the city grid starts to feel like too much or too little, we San Franciscans are lucky to have our choice of getaways. All of the destinations on this list make perfect weekend escapes and are less than two hours out of town. And, depending on what direction you head, there is a wealth of …

San Francisco

Gov. Brown and legislature push housing deal

San Francisco state senator’s sweeping development bill is part of compromise package<p>After more than a year of wrangling various housing bills and ideas for housing bills, Capital Public Radio reported Monday night that Gov. Jerry Brown and state lawmakers have agreed on a housing package, …

Housing

Coal producer Peabody says bankruptcy protects it from climate-change lawsuits - MarketWatch

Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp. says its recent emergence from bankruptcy shields it from lawsuits brought by three coastal California communities …

Climate

Bay Area weather: Excessive-heat warning still in effect

Temperatures as high as 112 feared in East Bay<p>Summer has decided to go out on a hot streak in the Bay Area, as the National Weather Service (NWS) continued an Excessive-Heat Warning for much of the region Monday, warning of triple-digit temperatures that put the “entire population at risk” in parts …

Weather

Relationship Tips: 5 Communication Strategies For Couples By Lisa Brookes Kift, Mft

theopening.club<p>Whether you’re in a new dating relationship, engaged or married for years, one of the fundamental elements of a solid relationship …

Marriage

The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

The California Bucket List is your daily guide to essential California adventures, from easy to edgy. Check in every day for a new must-do adventure, each tried and tested by one of the Travel section's staffers and contributors.<p><i>Tell us what's on your California bucket list. Email</i> …

California

California seeks new one-drug execution method

SAN FRANCISCO – California correctional officials on Friday asked state regulators to approve a revised method of carrying out death sentences after years of delays that have stalled executions since 2006.<p>The new regulations would allow California's death row inmates to be executed using one of two …

News (U.S.)

Steeped in controversy: Marin tea guru in the fight of a lifetime

David Lee Hoffman will not show me his tea cave.<p>The Lagunitas cave where Hoffman, owner of the Phoenix Collection, is aging tens of thousands of …

Tea

Study finds whiter Bay Area cities are shirking their affordable housing goals - San Francisco Business Times

A new report from UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute has found that an increased percentage… more<p>Whiter Bay Area cities are held to a lower standard in …

Housing

Shingle-Style Californian Home Blends Natural Majesty with Modernity

Taking cues from local architecture and the buildings cherished past, the <b>Marin County Residence</b> was designed by Walker Warner Architects to create a …

Houses

Bike-Thieving Family Arrested After Three-Month Spree

Four brothers allegedly took to the California and Nevada mountains to steal high-end mountain bikes, frustrating cyclists—and cops—for months<p>It sounds like the plot to a Paul Newman film: A family of criminals takes to the mountains of Northern California and goes on a thieving spree, frustrating …

Cycling

Suit: Marin deputy DA scammed dying man out of mountain cabin

A Marin County deputy district attorney has been accused in a lawsuit of conning a dying man into signing over the deed to the mountain cabin where …

Crime