SAN FRANCISCO – Mihran Stepanyan, Artur Stepanyan, Yan German, and Khachig Geuydjian pleaded guilty today to crimes stemming from their respective roles in a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy involving diversion of prescription drugs, money laundering, bank fraud, identity theft, and additional … [Read more...] about Prescription drug racketeering
PG&E issued this press release on the use of drones and helicopters in Marin to check on electric transmission lines: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is conducting its updated System Inspections program in Marin County using drones and helicopters along electric transmission lines. … [Read more...] about PG&E alert: Drones and helicopters
Dear editor, Recology of Marin Sonoma has been excellent with weekly residential trash pickup, never missing a week during this Pandemic/quarantine. It is a dirty job. However, after one futile attempt to drive my recycle collection of plastic, cans and glass I faced a closed door. I phoned several … [Read more...] about Letters: Recycling?
Press Release Today, Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced his support for two bills that ensure that urgently needed relief continues to be available to Americans impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Huffman is now a cosponsor of the Paycheck Recovery Act, led by Rep. … [Read more...] about Rep. Huffman backs two relief bills
An emergency back-up hospital is set up and ready to go should the coronavirus pandemic take a turn for the worse in the coming months. Marin County has converted a portion of the Marin Center into a facility that could handle up to 100 patients. Marin hospitals on any given normal … [Read more...] about Back-up hospital beds in Marin ready just in case
Even in Marin, one of the most affluent counties in America, the COVID-19 lockdown has produced soaring numbers of hungry people. Marin County reported last week that applications for food assistance from CalFresh soared 343 percent from last year. CalFresh, which replaced food stamps, is for people … [Read more...] about Hunger in Marin is up 343 percent
Ever had a dream that makes perfect sense when you wake, but by the time you brush your teeth it sounds completely mad?Some coronavirus task force meetings must be like that. For example, how did the new rules on tennis come about? That had to be one weird discussion.Dr. No: We believe we can safely … [Read more...] about Coronavirus tennis, anyone?
Mill ValleyMay 14 - 21Howl Goes Bad: People on Underhill Road went out for the 8 p.m. howl only to be yelled at by a neighbor who said if anyone howls tonight he will sexually assault them, male or female. People were, of course, weirded out by the aggression and called the police.Shut The Front … [Read more...] about Cop Log: Howl goes bad
SausalitoMay 14 - 21, 2020Vandalism: Gas pumps on Bridgeway were vandalized overnight. Owner has a video of a suspect happering #5 gas pump with a hammer. Noisy Party: A real estate office on Second Street was having a party of up to 20 people, it was reported to police. People were coming and … [Read more...] about Cop Log: Cranky neighbors
Sherman R. FrederickMarinscopeEvery city faces budget woes stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. And Novato is no different. The city’s Council heard a report from city staff last week and hardly any of it was encouraging. As he turned the meeting over to new Finance Director Amy Cunningham to … [Read more...] about Cities face budget shortfalls