News Roundup from June 13 to June 17

Catch up on what you missed during the week.

Here's what you missed:


  • Marin County’s representative in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, announced that she will be hosting a rally to call for peace and an end to American involvement in wars around the world from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown San Rafael.
  • Hanna Anki, chef and owner of the Italian and Mediterranean restaurant Hanna's on Fourth shared his recipe for a sirloin of lamb with port pomegranate sauce.


  • Non-profit Marin ReLeaf hopes to plant between 10 and 20 trees in three San Rafael neighborhoods by November. At a meeting with the Federation of San Rafael Neighborhoods on Wednesday, members from Marin ReLeaf passed out brochures and applications to get at a maximum three trees per property by the end of the year.


  • Marin sheriff’s deputies arrested two men suspected of robbery after chasing them from to Petaluma earlier today, according to Lt. Barry Heying. At approximately 1:58 p.m. at China Camp, a woman reported that two men grabbed her backpack and fled in a white Ford van, Heying said. When two Marin County Department of Public Works employees attempted to stop the van by blocking the road with their truck, the suspects rammed into them and fled down North San Pedro Road.
  • The Internal Revenue Service stripped approximately 122 San Rafael groups of their non-profit status for failing to file annual tax forms over the past few years. Although many of the groups are defunct, some of the names that appear on the list include the Lincoln-San Rafael Hill Neighborhood Association and the Marinwood Firemens’ Association.


  • San Rafael's William Cooney, a senior at Marin Catholic High, was among five high school seniors awarded a total of $22,500 in college scholarships by the Dipsea Race Foundation at the Dipsea Hall of Fame Dinner at the Mill Valley Outdoor Club. Cooney plans to attend the University of Michigan. Also earning scholarships through an application process that weighed athletics, essay writing, letters of recommendation and Dipsea participation were Tam’s Daniel Milechman and Hannah Berman, Redwood's Benjamin Vogensen and Rachel Skokowski Castilleja High in Palo Alto.
  • San Rafael's , a senior at Branson High, was awarded the Marin County Athletic League's top two honors when the league announced its all-league golf teams Monday. Mroz was named the MCAL Player of the Year and also claimed the MCAL Bobby Jones Sportsmanship Award.


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  • San Rafael police officers arrested a San Rafael woman suspected of causing two brush fires near Falkirk Mansion earlier today. Hope Windom, 38, was arrested after she came in to the San Rafael police station to talk about the fires. She seemed to be involved in the incident, Sgt. Mike Vergara told reporters.


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