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Carin Raynal April 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Needless to say, if you are a woman, don't go hiking alone in this area...scary!
Lou Judson April 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm
*I* wonder if trail maintenance is a bit lacking these days. I doubt the Trailside serial killer isRead More back. Is there any chance they both fell of a dangerous trail needing some safety work? Juts asking an obvious question. Not enough information abdou the location ot=r the circumstances in this weak excuse to a news source...
guypalmer April 20, 2014 at 09:17 pm
From what I understand - the second woman was hiking back to her car - at night. And something sheRead More may not have realized was that it gets dark in the forrest way sooner than out in the open and it also get's a lot darker, even in a full moon. She was found down in the drainage of the Fern Canyon creek. It's extremely steep once you step off the trail. More than likely - she misstepped and went cartwheeling down the hill and crashed into one of the giant boulders that line the creek as it hurtles down to muir woods. The earlier woman may have been distracted by wearing headphones or such, but this is pure speculation on my part. From what I have read - she was found fairly close to Bootjack camp where authorities found her car. And - re: the maintenance issue, the state park folks are doing a better job than they have in years. For example, there was a tree that - for years - stood right next to the trail. And when it fell - it left a cavernous and treacherous hole in the middle of the trail. That thing was fixed within a month, which in the past, probably would've been more like a year, if it had been fixed at all. I've been running on those trails for a little over 40 years now and I would say they're being better taken care of then they had in a long time. The trails aren't perfect but the bottom line is, it's an assumed risk activity. Despite that - these horrible tragedies really serve to illustrate that the slightest lapse in attention can be deadly.
novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 05:05 pm
We can always form an armed posse and do a little trail exploration ourselves.
novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 05:59 pm
If we are to take law enforcement's position as stated ( natural causes, coincidence, nothing to seeRead More here) we might come off thinking that they are not exploring all possibilities. I suspect that is NOT the case, and I assume we would be hearing more of an outcry from friends and loved ones of the deceased had they not been briefed by law enforcement
DB April 19, 2014 at 06:13 pm
The 33-year-old (Magdalena Glinkowski) was very new to the SF Bay Area, and possibly why she wasRead More hiking solo. Her family is from out of the area. As for the latest case (50 year old) ... I agree, I think there's more law enforcement is *not* saying (for now)
When ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents searched Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz's Sunnyvale residence, they say they found more than 100 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop computer and other digital media.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Im not on a ledge brother. We are only talking here. When you cover your ears and run from the roomRead More at the sound of the word "revolution" is it because you believe it is improbable or is it just too terrifying. We are still a young country, but look at what has happened already. Revolution is not something I want, to be clear, but when legitimate means to reject tyranny and replace regime after regime of corporate puppets and big government dictators, ONES FAITH IN THE LEGITIMATE ELECTORAL PROCESS BECOMES TESTED to say the least, and one wonders which way things will go. I hear murmurings from the underground factions that are indeed growing restless. . You tell me what options are left? If and when it comes, I will guarantee you the first shots will be fired by the " government " thugs.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 03:45 pm
From TL Davis : "..the coming hot war was instigated by the government over one hundredRead More years ago, but only recently, with the total corruption of the government, with politicians in violation of their oaths: stealing lands; stealing water rights; stealing funds; as they have grown more desperate and more despotic as the inevitable bankruptcy of the federal government looms. They have cast off the pretense. The president operates in total disregard for the wishes of the people and the Constitution, refuses to enforce borders, invites criminals into the nation in contravention of Section 8, Clause 4, where it states: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States. To enforce rules of naturalization on some immigrants and not on others violates the "uniform rule" requirement.". The list of offenses and abuses of the government are endless. The creation of bureaucracies headed by the unelected who wield the entire power of the federal government including the power to execute citizens in the open for minor offenses is the step that went far, far beyond anything conceivable as "necessary and proper" .
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 03:57 pm
How to seal the border. When there is political will, focus our top military technology in the formRead More of night vision enabled infrared heat detecting drones to fly in constant formation over our border in a 25- 50 mile swath ONLY ( im against monitoring of citizens in the interior by drone ) This network will be perhaps be linked with sattellites. Aliens encountered can be engaged in an escalating series of consequences to be decided. Word will get out about our change in policy and aliens will be informed in several different languages before deterrent action is taken if they fail to turn back.( This may even include death when enough Americans have been killed by international terrorists and violent drug cartels ).
Screenshot of the scene following the shooting via KTVU.com
Mike Adams April 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm
SR has become a very dangerous town to live in! It has been going "down" for years!Read More Probably due to all the drugs floating around SR!
Photo courtesy: San Rafael Fire Department.
Mike Van Horn April 10, 2014 at 09:46 am
It amazes me how strong a frame house like this can be. You'd think an oak tree trunk this largeRead More would just crash completely through the house.
Kyle Kleinschmidt.  Photo courtesy: San Rafael Fire Department.
J D Harris April 8, 2014 at 08:59 pm
You'd hopefully be singing a different tune if your life or those any of your family members orRead More friends are saved by these firefighters who you think are nothing special. Without the SRFD, two family members of mine would not be alive today. A couple of years ago, one of my co-workers went into firehouse in San Rafael when she was having chest pains. Turned out she was in the initial stages of a heart attack. The firefighters there saved her life, too. HELL YEAH, I think firefighters, paramedics & police officers are extraordinary public employees. They put their own lives on the line for us every day. I hope you never have an medical, fire or other emergency, Michael, but if you do, perhaps you should call a street sweeper instead of 911.
Don Dressel April 9, 2014 at 01:35 am
congratulations guys! My dad retired on the san rafael fire department in 1984.
Michael April 10, 2014 at 01:41 pm
JD Harris you either did not read my post or only read into it what you wanted to read. This partRead More specifically spoke of my respect for and the need for fire fighters. "we need police and firefighters just like we need street sweepers, electric line repair persons, restaurant workers, administrators, school teachers, sales people, ditch diggers etc. I respect people who want to be firefighters just like I respect all people no matter what kind of a job they do." You completely missed my main point. So be it. Fire staff are no more special than any other job no matter how some claim. But we live in a world where many want to be considered as 'special'. So be it. If I ever need the assistance of the fire or police I EXPECT them to help me. That is what we pay them to do. That is the job they applied for and took (I assume they take the jobs with their own free will and are not coerced) and that is the job most of them love and WANT to do. And yes I respect them. Jeeze.
Ginny April 2, 2014 at 06:31 am
What am I missing... "A few hours later, a body was found" Who was this?
markrpope April 2, 2014 at 08:32 am
First, good thing he didn't kill someone. Second, that's why most states much poorer that CaliforniaRead More install guard rails.
NovatoRes April 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm
The fact that he had a condition that would make him susceptible to disorientation is a huge riskRead More factor for driving - especially someone his age. Hopefully this will move more to have "the talk" with aging family members that its time to retire the car keys. If not for their sake, for the sake of others on the road. My condolences to the family.
Rick Voorhees April 2, 2014 at 08:58 am
I'm going to make sure I'm not near you Craig when I drive... I hate to tell ya your wrong on thisRead More issue..Cell phones are the new hazards of the road now. There are some bad drivers but when you have a bad driver texting or talking you have yourself a hazard on the road period....As far as eating, brushing your teeth well that's just as bad....
Al Nymous April 2, 2014 at 09:30 am
....And the state is cashing in on all the citations for cell phones when the real problem isRead More distracted driving. So, how long do we allow the arm of the law to reach into your life? If law is written that distracted driving is a violation, then that gives an officer infinite reasons to pull you over.
Rick Voorhees April 2, 2014 at 09:49 am
Hey, the moral of the story is focus on driving the freaking car and pay attention so you aren'tRead More distracted. Then you don't have to worry about the cops.. Common sense here...
Phil Shea March 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm
@unclemookie: I think it's NRA's gift basket for this year. They're calling it Box 'o Gun. RetailRead More price: your second grade child and one year subscription.
Kim March 31, 2014 at 04:45 pm
The real question is why are they removing trees!?! I don't care what kind they are. We need everyRead More tree out there. Btw, CalTrans needs to replace all the trees they killed along the roadway here in Novato when putting in the extra lanes. You can still see them , tall beautiful trees... Dead.
novato 3per March 31, 2014 at 04:50 pm
As far as Im concerned they can take every last eucalyptus.
Petaluma Target security photo from Feb. 21.  Photo: PPD.
Lou Judson March 30, 2014 at 08:44 am
That is wallet and credit card theft, not "identity theft" which happens in computers.
Concerned Citizen March 30, 2014 at 09:53 am
Lou correct. Identity theft is way more insidious. those that destroy other peoples lives should beRead More made to make their victims whole. It is time for a little practical "eye for an eye" justice. Imagine when they find out it will take 10 years at minimum wage on a road gang or whatever else criminals should be doing to pay society back for their misdeeds instead of being released early for overcrowding bcause there are no real consequences for breaking the law.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 30, 2014 at 03:12 pm
Is it really a criminal offense if someone is so stupid as to leave their wallet in their car? WeRead More do have pockets in clothing now. I did not read anything about the car window being broken either.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 30, 2014 at 03:15 pm
BMFH
novato 3per March 30, 2014 at 06:16 pm
If this was a dead , barely legal 19 year old girl at the hands of her almost pedophileRead More "lover" nearly 3 times her age I think the story would be generating more controversy. Is it just dismissed because its a gay thing?
novato 3per April 9, 2014 at 04:54 pm
Angela , looks like your comment is deleted. Sorry about the loss of your friend.
novato 3per March 27, 2014 at 08:50 am
The "partner" that was not arrested just killed himself. Someone needs to investigate justRead More what the hell was going on here. --------------------------------------http://www.marinij.com/crimebeat/ci_25427844/tehama-sheriff-sees-no-foul-play-death-dillon
Photo: Petaluma PD.
Green T March 26, 2014 at 09:12 pm
Why didn't Target ask for a second piece of ID on such an expensive purchase?? Actually for anyRead More purchase using a credit card, another ID should be required.
The term "shoulder tap" refers to the method used by minors to illegally obtain alcohol. Patch file photo.
Bettye Kray March 22, 2014 at 11:48 am
I am very happy this has happened, and am encouraged that this is getting attention. Can you tell usRead More the locations, or stores in San Rafael?
novato 3per March 21, 2014 at 08:00 am
Man - boy love triangle gone bad!
Hopkin March 21, 2014 at 10:08 am
http://www.marinij.com/crimebeat/ci_25383618/teen-shot-death-at-dillon-beach?source=most_viewed
Meth found at the San Clemente checkpoint last month. Photo courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.
novato 3per March 21, 2014 at 10:10 am
Hopkin I was just thinking of a Dick Cheneyesque hunting "accident".
Michael March 21, 2014 at 11:12 am
our elected officials continue their totally failed war on drugs because it is such a big moneyRead More maker for all of them. Most drugs need to be decriminalized and many need to be made legal. The failed policies by our government are directly to blame for the out of control problems with drugs. Our controlling lawmakers think they can control drug use through laws. THEY HAVE BEEN PROVEN WRONG AT EVERY TURN YET THEY CONTINUE WITH THE SAME POLICIES. That is called insanity but the game they play is with our money. They have created huge government to waste money on. All a failure yet they continue. We must find a way to take back control from the now many in politics who continue to flat our lie to us all in the name of protecting us from ourselves. Insanity? YES! Feinstein's comments yesterday regarding her personal concern about legalizing marijuana tell us all we need to know about an out of touch old guard government. I don't care what Feinstein thinks and we need to get rid of all of the politicians like her who enrich themselves at taxpayer expense while working on their own agenda. And you can't blame just old men as CA has been represented by mostly women for some time now. Different sex... same out of touch manipulating focus. Change is coming.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 23, 2014 at 11:24 am
There was nothing "broken" about our immigration laws when LBJ threw all of them out, withRead More the bath water. The Bracero program provided needed agricultural workers, and it worked from 1945 to 1964. The US still makes legal immigrants of through five years of hoops, while anyone who sneaks in gets a "Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free" pass. Anyone and everyone who entered illegally should be returned to their country of origin. Asylum is afforded to anyone who fears return to their country of origin; that applies to 98% of the world's population, including imported criminals. There are more exceptions than rules. And do not speak out or the political correctness police will arrest YOU.
Dave Jones March 21, 2014 at 07:43 am
Ever since moving here in 2010, I have wondered why Californians have such little respect for theRead More earth so many vehemently fight to "protect." California highways are some of the trashiest I have ever driven on.
novato 3per March 21, 2014 at 08:04 am
California has a large population of foreigners who give a rat's ass about the beauty of our land,Read More they are only here to take benefits and send send tax free income to their home country. California also has liberal policies that create irresponsible selfish people. I'm all in favor of steeper penalties and better enforcement of litter laws.
Photo courtesy: National Park Service
Syrah March 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Lotsa rescuing in the news lately...
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 12, 2014 at 07:53 am
Thank you to the Park Service, Coast Guard, and CHP rescuers because we all have a more secure lifeRead More knowing that they are there for us when we would need them most, not just in the ocean, but on the trails, mountains, and roads; whatever our emergency.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 12, 2014 at 07:57 am
Still? No Police Blotter. Has George Orwell taken over records at the Novato Police Department andRead More reserved dispatches are now covered by Newspeak laws that forbid online newspapers from reporting the news? It seems so. Remember, YOU elected them. I did not. Read "Nineteen Eighty Four". It is now a history book.