News Roundup from Aug. 1-5

Catch up on any news stories you missed this week.

Here's what you missed:


  • An 84-year-old San Rafael man was in police custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Friday after he crashed his sedan into a downtown Novato auto parts store, said.


  • Towing service fees increased approximately 24 percent after the San Rafael City Council approved a new master fee schedule earlier this week. The fee increase comes in the wake of recent complaints from residents in the Canal neighborhood, whose cars are often towed at DUI checkpoints for driving without a license.


  • Although the state , Samuel P. Taylor may manage to avoid the chopping block. No, the state isn’t going to keep the park open – but a brewery may be. Lagunitas Brewing Company says it is in the final steps of negotiations with the state to take over the management and funding of the popular San Geronimo Valley park.


  • Two suspected San Rafael gang members were arrested early Tuesday, after they allegedly intimidated and assaulted a man walking home from work on 400 Canal Street, according to Officer Justin Graham. Read more...


  • An inmate who was found unresponsive in his on Saturday has been identified by the Sonoma County coroner's office as 27-year-old Anthony Carmignani, of Alameda. Carmignani was found unconscious in his cell at 12:02 p.m. Saturday, Marin County sheriff's Lt. Barry Heying said.
  • In the hopes of increasing annual revenue by approximately $250,000, the San Rafael City Council approved a new master fee schedule that raises some charges for city services on Aug. 1.


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