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Hopkin April 16, 2014 at 08:13 am
Don't worry if unincorporated areas aren't near any mass transit or roads at all - we will build allRead More that once you put in the housing!
DMC April 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Hopkin--Our Novato leaders seem to be preparing for that ---judging by the Train StationRead More location-----and new---stealth Grand Central Bus Station-----(that no one know's about except the city council and Mayor
Mary L Holman April 19, 2014 at 09:32 am
Why don't the rich people house and insure their own servants? Now we are supposed welcome moreRead More low-income housing to be stacked everywhere. We pay extra to import our water from Sonoma - let the rich people buy google buses and import their own servants, who can live where it's already cheap.
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Al Nymous April 10, 2014 at 02:15 pm
Obamacare is a fee not a tax. The government is not allowed to force a service on the people.
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Deuce April 10, 2014 at 07:38 pm
The only reason our legislators push this feel-good legislation is for re-election. There is mostRead More definitely a concerted effort from the top down to coerce us into givingup our liberties. The only folks who believe this garbage are the one that refuse to think for themselves. 3per makes an excellent point in regard to the county's methods to estimate green house gases. Can we analyze some non-biased data before this is crammed down our throats? Maybe the Golden Gate bridge district should stop extorting vehicle commuters to pay for a failing and polluting ferry system. But alas, the push to get us out of cars...
novato 3per April 10, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Out of our cars.?..They can have my car when they pry the wheel out of my cold dead hands. I willRead More always call BS when I smell it.
Hopkin April 11, 2014 at 12:35 am
3per, we are supposed to give up our cars when we move into all the housing by the train stationsRead More and bus depots. We don't need cars to go to work, or visit our friends who also live in housing by a train station or bus depot, and we can just take a shuttle to Grant Ave for shopping excursions.
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dorthy manser April 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Thank you, Amy. I've also had a very hard time figuring out how to confront this issue. It isRead More difficult when it becomes apparent that it just isn't nonsense anymore, it's dangerous nonsense. People will literally die if the anti-vaxx crowd is successful at convincing people not to vaccinate their kids. Potentially a lot of people. When you combine that with the stupidity, outright lies and paranoia displayed by celebrity spokes-people like Jenny McCarthy it becomes really hard to maintain ones composure (oops, I just lost mine). I suppose it's best to treat everyone as one would treat a good friend who is skeptical of modern medicine and scared for their children. As far as the black helicopter people go, I'm not sure what can be done to convince them, since they invariably believe that any data not conforming to their beliefs must the due to a conspiracy of some kind. I've known a lot of publicly funded scientists over the years, and the idea that they could all somehow be conspiring to harm public health in order to enrich corporations is ludicrous and insulting. Part of the problem is that as a result of reasonable skepticism of expert opinion, many people have decided that there is no such thing. Or, even worse, they pick people who have zero expertise but who are good at manipulating their fears. So now we have a huge population of scientifically illiterate people who no longer trust doctors, but are willing to put all their faith in internet scam artists like the "Health Ranger". This can't end well.
Lisbeth Allen April 9, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Costco makes millions off of supplements. Flip through their monthly magazine. Every other page isRead More some supplement for which people have no need. Not only are we a nation of consumers, we are a nation of gullible consumers.
Edward April 9, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I received my case of measels in 1967 in the ARMY at Fort Sill, Oaklahoma. When they startedRead More offering for my children I chose the imunization for them and now Public Schools Require them in California. Home Schooling by anti-vaxx parents will be the first ones to catch the bugs from "out of state" or "out of country" (Like UC Berkley with 14,000 of them) anti-vaxx or could not get the Vaxx.. TB is on the rise from the "out of county" rich kids at our colleges also. TB was eradicated in the U.S. 30 years ago but now it is back and we no longer give imunizations for it.
Michael March 26, 2014 at 04:36 pm
they have got to be kidding?
Jim Caldwell March 27, 2014 at 08:49 am
I assume the 14 mandatory criteria do not include "Computer System Implementation."
Joe Robinson March 27, 2014 at 08:59 am
So, do you think this will go to Staff's head?
Hopkin March 18, 2014 at 09:24 am
Concerned Citizen, one way to make new land is with "mixed use" - housing above retail aRead More la Whole Foods.
Hopkin March 18, 2014 at 09:26 am
Marin County April 3, 2014 at 05:34 pm
Baxter: You were correct about the Novato location. That RV park just off Atherton is just outsideRead More the city limits of Novato (by mere feet) and is within County jurisdiction. Bravo for pointing that out. Previous confusing comment deleted.
Elvis March 11, 2014 at 01:11 pm
The article does not mention the rate of return for the fines versus the amount the cameras cost toRead More run. Which is probably the real reason/best reason to cancel it. The san rafael system was very sophisticated in that there was a picture of the driver, a picture of the license plate from the rear and also a video of the vehicles moving thru the intersection when the light was red. Even though the ratio of drivers paying their fines compared to actual violations was higher than other camera systems, i.e. the ones in SF, I would assume the overall cost to run the program was more than the total fines brought in. That would be an excellent reason to discontinue the program. But it was effective in getting the red light violations down to 4-5 per day, from the high of over 10 per day. Another point is that the accidents did not drop that much since the cameras were put in, which means to me there were not many in the first place.
Michael March 11, 2014 at 05:58 pm
good riddance I say. We need far less government intrusion into our lives NOT more. Programs likeRead More this are a total waste of taxpayer funds. Its more about the goodie goodie feeling many get thinking that "now we will have more control over the lawbreakers and it will be a safer place". Pure BS. I am truly amazed at how easily people have accepted cameras being installed just about everywhere. Orwell's vision has indeed come true... 1984. The problem we really have is that the consequences of breaking some of the basic necessary laws (like traffic lights which without them would create chaos because of the basic "it's all about me and my needs" nature of human beings) is not severe enough. We are awash in a pile of laws with little to no teeth in them. And in CA we have a group of people who whine the loudest when we try to real in those scum who drive without a license or insurance. "Don't these poor misunderstood lawbreaking people have rights" they say. Can you say special interest groups!
Kevin Moore March 11, 2014 at 06:01 pm
This should be about PUBLIC SAFETY, not GOVERNMENT REVENUE. ------------- Red light tickets cost aRead More driver more than a ticket issued by an officer. Why does someone have to pay extra? ----- Not mentioned the company is being investigated for bribery.
Marin Civic Center.  Courtesy:  County of Marin
M. Manzano April 7, 2014 at 08:17 am
The first "right" that must be restored is to stop voter fraud by the 20+ year rulingRead More party of California, under the most corrupt administration in U.S. history.
Raul Rojas, Marin County’s new Director of Public Works, will start work at the Marin Civic Center on March 24, 2014.
novato 3per February 21, 2014 at 07:41 am
Work harder, millions are counting on you. Socialism works until you run out of other peoples money.Read More Lets see how many more businesses and working folks we can chase off to Texas. While we're at it, they've got a billion dollar bullet train from nowhere to nowhere to sell you!
M. Manzano February 21, 2014 at 08:06 am
Texas is looking better every day.
Hopkin February 21, 2014 at 10:05 am
Texas will be following behind CA soon enough. https://www.google.com/#q=texas+%22sanctuary+city%22
Elvis February 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
I cite the reports of the pet industry simply to show that it would not be unreasonable for a 3-1Read More ratio of people to want to allow favorable dog rules in the GGNRA, however balancing the needs of the local flora and fauna with those of nature loving dog owners is really what the discussion needs to be about. Certainly mountain biking can take its toll on the trails and should be in the discussion. I would agree with the notion of certain trails and beaches be available to off-leash activity while other beaches and trails be off limits to dogs and bikes.
Allen February 14, 2014 at 11:32 am
Now I get it. The 37,000 dogs in Novato as well as the 27,000,000 CA dogs should have access to moreRead More trails. I'm outa here . . .
DavethePragmatist February 17, 2014 at 09:35 am
Number 1 rule - be responsible and show respect for your neighbor and others on the trail with you.Read More You do not own the trail any more than I do. Just because you pay taxes to keep the Federal land up, doesn't mean you own more rights to a trail than I do. I always keep my dog on leash except in a designated dog park area. I hope all trails remain dog friendly for those on leash - but I do not appreciate dogs off leash on a trail as that is way too narrow a space in case a dog decides to go off on another. Beaches are fine as there is plenty of space. @LeahAaron - you show complete disrespect for others. @craigthomas - what is to say you are not disrespecting nature by your disregard for others?
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Richard Hall January 28, 2014 at 06:53 am
Meanwhile let's add thousands of new high density housing residents to Marin whose water demandsRead More will easily eclipse any savings by a very expensive gray water system expansion.
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Mary Larkin January 23, 2014 at 07:26 am
Many people in Marin use a reverse osmosis filter in their homes to get rid of theRead More hydrofluorosilicic acid that the MMWD puts into our water. Reverse osmosis filters use enormous amounts of water. So if the MMWD is serious about water conservation, then they should stop fluoridating our water so we would not be forced to use water wasting reverse osmosis filters.
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Mike Van Horn January 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm
This is not a "close look" at the two sides of the issue. This is a rant by somebody whoRead More is a strong partisan on one side of the debate. Not worthy of Patch or any other "objective" news source.