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Jennifer Hammond April 23, 2014 at 09:42 am
This article leaves out the TAKE BACK event in Fairfax on Saturday! Not only will the FairfaxRead More Police be collecting unused prescription drugs, medications and supplements as part of the National Drug Take Back Day. But the Town of Fairfax, Marin Sanitary Service and Sustainable Fairfax have expanded this TAKE BACK DAY to include electronics waste recycling and paper shredding services. There will also be zero waste education, and free compost (for Fairfax residents only). http://sananselmofairfax.patch.com/groups/events/p/fairfax-take-back-day
(From left) Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Paul Liberatore, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy.
Sylvia "Chipps" Newsom Barsky April 15, 2014 at 09:32 am
Congratulations Paul! What a wonderful honor. I always enjoy reading your articles and interviews.Read More You deserve to be recognized for your contributions to the Arts and Culture of Marin. Keep it going!
Diane Curtis April 15, 2014 at 09:51 am
Congratulations, Paul! Well-deserved!
novato 3per April 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Damn, Wavy looks like a bag of gravy...seems the years of weed have resulted in severe testosteroneRead More deprivation . What songs did he do again ?
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 02:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 06:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Bikers get a tour of the site of the future Stafford Lake Bike Park in 2012.
novato 3per April 11, 2014 at 02:24 pm
On biking to the park from town, it can be a dangerous option. The path could be upgraded withRead More safety measures. The intersection with the road to indian valley golf course is especially troubling, i beleive a bicyclist was just hit there last week. Wasnt there also a plan for development of a park that stretched from OHair park all the way to the lake? What are the chances of a bike/ pedestrian friendly path being added to the road to the golf course, and perhaps continuing to the park from the south side of the lake ? Its my ubderstanding that is all county land, leased to Indian valley golf club.
Al Nymous April 11, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Thanks Craig...Oathkeeper, that is a good idea to connect the dirt trail in O'hair park to staffordRead More lake.
craig anderson April 11, 2014 at 04:06 pm
Marin Parks has been working on their official Road and Trail Management Plan and are nearing theRead More final stages. The RTMP will help guide the process of determining which new trails are built or modified to allow bike access and there's a quantifiable system (kind of) built into the plan. Part of the process is to hold local workshops by opens space preserve where multiple preserves have been grouped into Regions. Novato has 2 Regions which are scheduled for the second wave of workshops probably about 1 1/2 years out but for sure it will happen. The most recent meeting (3+ years into this process) presentation deck is here - http://www.marincountyparks.org/depts/pk/our-work/os-main-projects/~/media/Files/Departments/PK/Projects/Open%20Space/RTMP%20EIR/RTMP-EIR_CommunityWorkshop_Presentation_031514.pdf you can find the Regions on slide 46. It has been a long process but the county is doing a great job of taking input from all types of users.
Jay Conner April 8, 2014 at 10:18 am
And walkers too. And viewers. Anybody who even looks at the bridge should pay SOMETHING ! We'veRead More got this Golden Goose Bridge, let's take advantage...
Michael April 8, 2014 at 02:00 pm
No! we already pay out the nose in current taxes of all kinds (the people who pay taxes that is toRead More support those who don't pay taxes). There should be no toll on this or any other bridge. ZERO$ So why is there a GGB toll? Why does there continue to be a separate GGB Authority flush with high paid directors and lots and lots of overhead? Out of control this is.
Kim April 8, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Bicyclists & tourists use the bridge also and they should have to pay at least $1-2. To me, thatRead More is just common sense. Something that seems to be lacking around these parts.
novato 3per April 3, 2014 at 05:58 am
Selling blacks that the democrat party is the best thung for their future was a helluva sales job,Read More especially considering their racist roots, at least in the south. Obama convincing blacks to vote for him a SECOND time was also a piece of work after ignoring them for 4 years and refilling their jobs with illegals. You will still get the highest approval level from black voters, even though unemployment for them is higher than illegals.
novato 3per April 3, 2014 at 06:13 am
"Everyone makes fun of rednecks until the apocalypse"
Jim Caldwell April 3, 2014 at 09:12 am
Bubba, the Massachusetts plan was driven by overwhelming Democrat majorities in one of the leastRead More Conservative states. The ACA was 100% inclusive of Democrats, most if course not knowledgable of the law and/or willing to let HHS figure it out in implementation. Republicans were shut out in all attempts to amend or alter this shell game of a law. The ACA - for good or bad - is ENTIRELY the product of the Democrat party and parliamentary tricks. You need to be honest and be proud about it. Trying to pass it back on the Republicans likely indicates you admit to it's failure. And, no, "at least it tries" is not sufficient.
Photo credit: McDonald's.
KAC March 30, 2014 at 10:30 am
No thanks..
Syrah March 30, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Ewww, you couldn't pay me to drink that swill if it were the last drop on earth. I only pullRead More espresso shots at home via my chrome beast!
"The Black Panther of Poetry" March 30, 2014 at 11:43 pm
No thank you. I like my coffee like I like my heroes (Black and Strong) not weak andRead More pale!!!...........Peace Out!!
novato 3per March 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm
All I ever said is that IF we are in a global warming pattern ( and if theres one thing constantRead More about the earth it is change ) I give a lot less credit to man and our activities than some of you athiests and agnostics. Now having said that, I do beleive that nuclear war would wreak havoc on the environment as predicted by this recent study:................................... http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/03/26/study-small-nuclear-war-would-destroy-the-world/
M. Manzano March 30, 2014 at 11:17 pm
You guys are so 2000, man. Global warming is now called climate change. You need to get hip andRead More fight those evil right wing deniers trying to oppress you. Stick it to The Man and buy a hybrid!
Al Nymous March 31, 2014 at 07:53 am
To save the environment, kill yourself.
DJ Pierce, chief of alcohol drug and tobacco for Marin Health and Human Services, reviews drug data at the countywide Prescription Drug Task Force.
james thomas March 27, 2014 at 06:21 am
The last paragraph about household wealth should be the headline. Recent studies have shown a directRead More connection between income and longevity- Marin, with it's abundance of wealth ranks at the top. It's less about parks and more about $$$.
craig thomas March 27, 2014 at 08:49 am
Question: Senator Leland Yee in question AB 1234 Ethics Background on Requirement for EthicsRead More Training As mandated by AB 1234, all elected and appointed officials are required to take two hours of ethics training every two years. This requirement applies if elected officials receive compensation for their service or are reimbursed for their expenses. (Note that employees are covered by AB 1234’s requirements only to the extent so designated by their governing bodies.) For more information on public service ethics and AB 1234 compliance resources, go to the Institute for Local Government's website at www.ca-ilg.org/trust.
Stafford Lake County Park, just west of Novato, is the planned home of a future biking facility.
Hopkin March 25, 2014 at 01:55 am
Seems like they might be getting quite a bit of mileage for their 75k. Would the naming rightsRead More include sub-letting the name of it?
novato 3per March 25, 2014 at 05:34 am
Good call Hopkin, I guess this is what happens when the towns pockets are inside out .TheseRead More construction costs are pretty high. They have us over a barrel, but we should stipulate that we will not name it after any Chinese companies, bottom line.
Mark Cwirko March 25, 2014 at 08:23 am
Great job Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park for persevering and getting this built despite the CityRead More of Novato turning it's back on the project!! I hope the sponsorship gets approved and this dream of yours becomes a reality!
Rico March 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
It looks like were in real good shape here in the MMWD. I was out at Alpine reservoir yesterday andRead More it was full to the top and overflowing down to Kent Lake. So far we have got 36 inches of rain since December at our house above Mill Valley. And things are looking good up in Sonoma County too, the SCWA is selling their 5 year old headquarters to apartment developers and moving to another bigger location. The proposed Train Oriented Apartment Development (TOAD) is set to have a density of 18 to 30 units per acre. No water shortage in Sonoma County at all if they are approving a high density project like that, and of course, there never was a drought up there either.
novato 3per March 23, 2014 at 09:29 pm
Do any fishing Rico ?
Dave Robertson March 19, 2014 at 11:01 am
I think this article is a bit one sided. The insurance available from Covered California), in manyRead More cases) is far less than stellar. Subsidized or not, the insurance is mostly inferior to that available last year (before the ACA took effect). Unfortunately, ACA insurance is all that is available on the individual market for any price. The enrollment numbers do not reflect the people who were cancelled from perfectly good policies - and were forced to seek coverage elsewhere. In fact, many of the people enrolled through Covered California had health insurance in 2013, and were not previously uninsured. Anyway, people can also enroll through brokers or directly through the insurance companies.
Jim Caldwell March 19, 2014 at 12:23 pm
I think the County needs to make more cloyingly annoying videos.
Rico March 20, 2014 at 09:05 am
I checked out the Covered California private insurance marketplace, they only direct shoppers toRead More private healthcare insurance carriers on that site (some of it taxpayer subsidized). If an individual qualifies for Medi-Cal, they cannot apply for it on Covered California, they are instead instructed to contact their local County Health and Human Services office. Also, there is no law that says anyone must shop for insurance on the Covered California site, they are free to contact any insurance broker or buy directly from the insurer. Another bit of good news for poor people, if you qualify for Medi-Cal (earning under $19,000 per year adjusted gross income) and you are healthy, there is no mandate that an individual apply for Medi-Cal until they might need it, and they can apply at any time. There are no deadlines or penalties to force individuals to sign up for Medi-Cal, or Medicare either when eligible after age 65.
Bubba six pack March 15, 2014 at 09:18 am
Carbon footprints are for pussies. I got a carbon CRATER. I eat at Jack in the Box, leave myRead More Christmas lights up, drive an old smokey pickup, and only recycle when the bitch stops putting out. They say the meek shall inherit the earth. You wusses can have this rock when I'm done. Why should China have all the fun? Let's stink up this planet together, as it's the only thing we do we'll and in unison.
novato 3per March 15, 2014 at 09:54 am
Bubbles is just one of those libs with a guilt complex , that believes humans are so bad and weRead More should all hate ourselves like he/she does. Gives too much credit for human impact on the earth, buys into the control scheme of environmentalist politicians like Al Goreleone and the rest of the carbon con men.
novato 3per March 15, 2014 at 10:06 am
Effing hypocrite Gore, whose family got wealthy on fossil fuels, owns property in San FranciscoRead More that is in a potential flood zone, which would be destroyed if his predictions were correct. I suspect even he doesnt believe what he says.
novato 3per March 14, 2014 at 04:24 pm
Someone gave Frank Oshea a thumbs up for his random a$$ comment. Can anyone explain what he means?
novato 3per March 14, 2014 at 04:26 pm
Perhaps his first comment would have explained where he was coming from but it was apparentlyRead More deleted, maybe by him.
novato 3per March 14, 2014 at 05:10 pm
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