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Marin County (California)

Creation date 2009-7-1, Created by kdeweese
Creation date 2009-7-1, Created by kdeweese « Show less

Top Marin County (California) Articles

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  • PASSINGS: Dan Walker, Norman Simon

    Dan Walker Veteran buried flag burned by protester Dan Walker, 81, an Army veteran who was honored for retrieving and burying a U.S. flag that had been burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, died of prostate cancer...
  • Jane Weinberger dies at 91; author, publisher and wife of Defense secretary

    Jane Weinberger dies at 91; author, publisher and wife of Defense secretary
    Jane Dalton Weinberger, who coaxed her husband, Caspar W. Weinberger, into politics and was a loyal Washington wife during three Republican administrations before she began to write and publish children's books, died Sunday at a nursing facility in Bar...
  • Army Spc. Jeremiah McCleery, 24, Portola; killed in attack by Iraqi soldiers

    Jeremiah McCleery was only 4 when his father drove him from the family's home in Rialto to Twentynine Palms, Calif., to watch the triumphant -- and emotional -- return of U.S. soldiers from the 1991 Persian Gulf War. The outpouring that greeted...
  • Doris Brin Walker dies at 90; radical lawyer helped acquit Angela Davis of murder

    Doris Brin Walker dies at 90; radical lawyer helped acquit Angela Davis of murder
    Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...
  • Beverley Thorne: man of steel

    Shortly before 7 a.m., Beverley Thorne stepped out of his home in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. A roll of drawings under his arm, the 85-year-old was off to meet the contractor on one of his new projects: a rectory under construction at Christ...
  • A supersonic master

    A supersonic master
    SKYWALKER RANCH, Calif. -- What does an Oscar nomination sound like? For Randy Thom, it sounds like chalk raking down a blackboard combined with a stallion's whinny and an elephant trumpeting. It can also sound like 200 gas ovens flaring to life in unison...
  • 'Imperfect Birds: A Novel' by Anne Lamott

    'Imperfect Birds: A Novel' by Anne Lamott
    Imperfect Birds A Novel Anne Lamott Riverhead Books: 274 pp., $25.95 From the very first line of the very first page, Anne Lamott defines what's at stake in her new novel, "Imperfect Birds": "There are so many evils that pull on our children. Even...
  • William T. Wiley retrospective at Berkeley Art Museum

    William T. Wiley retrospective at Berkeley Art Museum
    Bay Area artist William T. Wiley's career could easily be viewed as a historical timeline of political and social issues of the last half century, touching on hot topics, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989, the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown, 9/11...
  • Book Review: 'Golden Gate' by Kevin Starr and 'Colossus' by Michael Hiltzik

    Book Review: 'Golden Gate' by Kevin Starr and 'Colossus' by Michael Hiltzik
    Golden Gate The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge Kevin Starr Bloomsbury Press: 216 pp., $23 Colossus Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century Michael Hiltzik Free Press: 498 pp., $30 The Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam are...
  • Fire retardants that protect the home

    Scott Garrett got the evacuation order at 6 a.m. on Oct. 22. His Lake Arrowhead home lay in the path of the Grass Valley fire, and flames would arrive within hours. Garrett rushed to his garage, where he kept 15 gallons of a flame-retardant spray...
  • Rise in measles prompts concern

    The United States is on track to report its highest incidence of measles cases since 2001, exacerbated by a rise in outbreaks worldwide and by clusters of people who are opting out of the vaccine because of religious beliefs or fears of a purported link...