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2010-05-20 10:46:00

NOVATO, Calif. and HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marin Independent Journal (www.marinij.com) and eVoter (www.evoter.com) today announced a partnership that connects voters in Marin County to polling place locations, election information, candidate profiles and endorsements for California's June 8th Primary Elections. eVoter is a non-partisan website that allows voters to directly interact with candidates and access accurate, up-to-date information to make informed decisions...

2008-08-07 00:00:30

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 6--Mark Bell, a new graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, was one of 12 students learning how to culture human embryonic stem cells Wednesday in a gleaming new research laboratory at the Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato. Bell said he wants to explore the use of stem cells in treating Parkinson's disease. There is, however, no stem cell research being done at the University of Oklahoma, he said....

2008-08-06 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--The endangered brown pelican, which faced extinction in California 50 years ago, is returning in record numbers to the Farallon Islands, according to the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. "It's good to see that there are that many on the Farallon Islands," said Melissa Pitkin, the observatory's education and outreach director. "It's an amazing story." The bird observatory -- now known as PRBO Conservation Science- has been...

2008-08-05 21:00:13

By Joe Wolfcale, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--Wetlands, endangered species and aircraft safety will be among the topics when the county hosts a forum Aug. 14 on a proposal to lengthen the runway at Gnoss Field north of Novato. County officials say the 1,100-foot extension to the north end of the runway is necessary for safety reasons. In addition, the extension will enable heavier planes to land and take off in poor weather. "There's very much a logical reason...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--AGENCIES AND DOCTORS providing critical health services in Marin are being buffeted by cuts in government financial support and payment delays caused by the perennial state budget impasse. Although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature continue to battle over the governor's proposed budget, they have agreed on and approved one component of that budget: a 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements. That...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Aug. 5--Agencies and doctors providing critical health services in Marin are being buffeted by cuts in government financial support and payment delays caused by the perennial state budget impasse. Although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature continue to battle over the governor's proposed budget, they have agreed on and approved one component of that budget: a 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements. That...

2008-07-30 09:00:00

By Leslie Harlib, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 30--Leslie Burnside loves comfort food and good times so much, she bought the Flatiron Bar & Grill sports bar at 724 B St. (on Second) in downtown San Rafael. "It was a random thing; it kind of happened by accident," said the San Rafael chef who has owned Theresa & Johnny's on Fourth Street for the past five years. The routine was getting to her, she said; she was looking for a new challenge. A longtime...

2008-07-25 00:00:34

By Joe Wolfcale, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 24--The letter all military families hope never arrives hangs above a Purple Heart certificate at the entrance of Ed Davis' military aviation museum in his Novato home. The letter signed by Harry Truman begins "Our deepest sympathiese" It was addressed to the family of Second Lt. Lawrence Downey Jr., killed in battle Dec. 4, 1944. Downey's Purple Heart memorabilia was given to him by the B-17 pilot's family, but Davis...

2008-07-25 00:00:27

By Jennifer Upshaw, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 24--Trainees from two-dozen federal, state and local agencies converged Thursday at the mouth of Bolinas Lagoon to test oil spill skills as they prepared for the next disaster. The emergency response drill coordinated by the Marin County Parks and Open Space Department capped several days of classroom training aimed at preparing participants for a spill. "This is the process having evolved from the lessons that...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 23--A plan to put a quarter-cent sales tax on the November ballot to raise money for open space, fire prevention and farmland protection got the green light from three county supervisors Tuesday. In an effort to attract voters, the tax plan also is billed as boosting "clean water," although it does not finance water projects. The proposal received mixed support during a two-hour public hearing. Supporters of the...