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- Alex Varner has recorded the fast times in each of the past two Dipseas, but has nothing better than a fourth-place finish to show for it thanks to the race’s unique handicapping system. “So much of that is out of my control,” Varner said of his chances of winning the 101st Dipsea on Sunday. “Basically everybody starts in front of me and I can’t control how fast they run.
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- Detectives arrested a man in the East Bay who is suspected of robbing a San Rafael Subway restaurant at gunpoint in May, according to the San Rafael Police Department. At approximately 1 p.m., local police and San Rafael detectives arrested Arthur Luis Martinez, 43, while he was eating lunch at Carnitas Tijuana on Rail Road Avenue in Pittsburg. Luis is accused of pulling out a black semi-automatic handgun and demanding money from the Subway restaurant on Bellam Boulevard on May 27. The incident was recorded on the sandwich shop’s surveillance video. The suspect fled and took approximately $400, two sandwiches and two soft drinks with him, Manager Bill Singh said.
- Honda officially opened its doors in San Rafael.
- San Rafael Vice Mayor Greg Brockbank announced his intention to replace Mayor Al Boro when he retires this fall after 20 years of service. If elected, Brockbank hopes to bring a more inclusive and open atmosphere to meetings than his predecessor, who he said has kept tight control over agendas and public comment. He would nix the three-vote requirement for council members to place a topic up for discussion at meetings, and he would aim to involve and empower San Rafael neighborhoods “to have a voice at City Hall.”
- Months of rumors were confirmed Monday when theannounced that is moving out of Novato after 30 years back to its original home of San Rafael.
- Local boxing champion Paul Nave doesn’t shy away from a tough fight in the ring or in San Rafael City Hall.“The Marin County Assassin” went up against city staff after his request for a permit to convert Albert Field into a professional boxing ring one night a week was denied in May. And the prize fighter was once again victorious. Amid the cheers from supporters and fans, the San Rafael City Council reversed city staff’s decision and allowed Nave to apply for a permit in a 4-1 vote.