Voting by mail starts this week. Marin County residents can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot at the Elections Office in the Marin County Civic Center Administration Building, 3501 Civic Center, Suite 121, San Rafael. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 100,000 Marin residents are expected to cast their vote by mail.
Meet the four candidates running for three seats on the Novato Unified school board at a candidate forum on Monday at 6 pm. The event will be held at The Quest church at the corner of Novato Blvd. and Arthur. If you can’t make it, Novato Public Access (Channel 32) will have a rebroadcast.
On Tuesday, the Novato City Council is expected to award a contract to start the Bel Marin Keys pedestrian and bicycle path rehabilitation project. The work will consist of removing the existing path between Frosty Lane and Marsh Road, regarding and then repaving. The project was initially going to include lights along the path, but planners determined there was insufficient funding for it.
Also on Tuesday, the Novato police will ask the city to approve a new plan to share information collected by license plate readers with nearby agencies, including the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, San Rafael police and the Central Marin Police Authority. Novato police say the info sharing program helps them recover stolen vehicles and “research” cars involved in serious crimes. Tuesday’s Council meeting starts at 6:30pm at 901 Sherman Ave.
On Wednesday, author of "The Order of the Magi" Connor Pritchard kicks off his Bay Area-wide treasure hunt at Novato’s Loveable Rogue bookstore. Pritchard has hidden 16 bronze playing cards throughout the Bay Area. Anyone who finds a card will gain entry to a party held November 15 in San Francisco and one lucky person who finds the winning card, will win $5,000. At Wednesday’s event, the author will release the first clue, sign books and chat with fans.
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