News Roundup from May 30 to June 3

Check out any news you missed this week.


  • The FBI said Thursday that the director of a San Francisco nonprofit children's art organization that has worked with has been charged with possession of child pornography. Anthony Josef Norris, 46, of San Francisco, the founder and director of Kid Serve, surrendered to FBI agents Thursday morning, according to Julianne Sohn, spokeswoman for the FBI's regional office.


  • About two dozen transportation advocates — mostly bike fans — offered some late-night advice to the Transportation Authority of Marin commissioners Thursday night as the board contemplates pitching in to help launch a controversial passenger rail effort in Marin and Sonoma counties. It was made clear by TAM Chairman Steve Kinsey that no decision would be made at the meeting, but the 11 commissioners were eager for public feedback in an effort to be as transparent as possible with the decision whether or not to silver-platter $8 million to the cash-strapped Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit authority.
  • After almost 20 years of service, Mayor Al Boro announced that he will be retiring.  "I've really enjoyed having the opportunity to help lead the city — to get us where we are today," Boro told the Marin Independent Journal. "We are the largest city (in Marin). We have the most diversity. I'm very proud of how we've dealt with diversity."
  • San Rafael police officer Michael Augustus was fired on May 17 after accusations that he pulled his gun on a restaurant patron in Petaluma last year, according to police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher.
  • Two defendants accused of in May plead "not guilty" in Marin County Superior Court today. “This is a self-defense case,” said attorney Terrance Bennett, who is representing 18-year-old Carlos Eduardo Gutierrez. Gutierrez and Bryan Sandoval Rocha, 17, are accused of murdering Jeffrie Lee Olmstead in a gang fight that started near the and ended at Woods Street in Gerstle Park on May 11.


  • The San Rafael Police Department released security footage of a suspect brandishing a handgun and stealing $400 from a restaurant on Bellam Boulevard on May 27. Last Friday, at approximately 4:44 p.m. a man walked in to the restaurant and ordered two sandwiches. When he came to the cash register, , placed it on the counter and told the cashier to give him the money, Subway Manager Bill Singh said.


  • The entire length of a Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk will close for several months starting Tuesday and remain closed until September for a retrofitting construction project, bridge district officials said.


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