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2009-10-27 12:30:00

NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco today introduced its first home in Marin County after more than 15 years of efforts to bring affordable housing from Habitat to the county. With growing community support, Habitat has acquired a vacant and neglected foreclosed home in Novato as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) -- helping to revitalize neighborhoods that have been destabilized by foreclosures and creating...

2009-02-04 18:41:00

MARIN COUNTY, Calif., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) and 511 Rideshare announced today that they are offering financial assistance to new vanpools with a Marin County origin or destination, up to $3,600 in cash to motivate Marin County commuters away from solo-driving. 511 Rideshare will administer the TAM-sponsored incentive to eligible vanpools. With the opening of the new southbound HOV (diamond) lane, Marin County commuters who travel in a vanpool,...

2009-01-13 23:00:00

Alliance to give consumers instant access to Blockbuster digital movie service across extensive range of home and portable devices MARIN COUNTY, Calif. and DALLAS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B), a global leader in entertainment, and Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq: SNIC), the leading technology and service provider for premium movie content, today announced an alliance to give consumers access to a vast library of premium digital entertainment across a wide...

2009-01-10 14:05:27

The number coho salmon returning to Marin County, Calif., creeks to spawn is so low it has reached crisis proportions, marine biologists say. Only a few coho were spotted and only 20 egg nests, called redds, were counted in the Lagunitas Creek watershed's two main tributaries during the annual winter survey of fish, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. The decline is being blamed on the lack of winter rains. It's just frightening, actually, Paola Bouley, conservation program...

2008-10-27 15:00:00

GoSolarMarin(SM) and SolarCity(R), whose community programs have helped 800 California home and business owners adopt solar power, announced a collaboration today that can make it possible for Marin County property owners to install solar power and pay less than they currently do for electricity. The selection of SolarCity as vendor of choice for Phase II by GoSolarMarin (GSM) combines two innovations -- community group discount pricing and no-money-down lease financing -- into the most...

2008-10-01 12:00:27

San Domenico School, the oldest independent Catholic school in California, and Recurrent Energy, a leading solar power developer and the industry pioneer in Solar as a Service(SM), today announced the planned installation of a 412 kilowatt solar energy system. The project will require more than 2,300 photovoltaic panels, spread across several roof- and ground-mounted arrays - in total, offsetting nearly 85% of San Domenico's expected annual electricity costs. Scheduled to be completed by...

2008-09-15 09:00:57

Dr. Kathryn Najafi-Tagol, founder and CEO of the Eye Institute of Marin, has been nominated by KRON 4 TV's "Best of the Bay" viewers as Marin County's "Best Ophthalmologist." She is the first ophthalmologist in the Bay Area to receive the prestigious designation and will be featured on KRON 4's "Best of the Bay" television program on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The program will air again on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. "This recognition is truly an honor for me and the Eye Institute...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Ptak, Elisabeth This excerpt from a new book showcases six artists who participate in the annual Ranches & Rolling Hills art show, which helps protect California's unspoiled western Marin County By Elisabeth Ptak FEW PLACES in the United States provide a pastoral landscape as appealing and memorable as that of western Marin County. Winding roads curve around vast panoramas of land and sea. The passing scene is enhanced by family farms that line the shores and are tucked into...

2006-01-03 17:28:58

By Jim Christie SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - As California towns hit hard by flooding after days of heavy rains cleaned up on Tuesday, a state lawmaker said officials would add affluent Marin County, north of San Francisco, to a list of counties eligible for disaster funds. Separately, lawmakers in the state capital of Sacramento predicted the flooding would add momentum to plans for a massive state infrastructure bond that would include funding for upgrading the state's aging...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.