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Marin County pension contributions to rise

The board that oversees the pension investments of a large chunk of Marin County’s public employees decided Tuesday to cut a key investment return assumption, resulting in member agencies and employees paying more to finance the program. The nine-member board of the Marin County Employees Retirement Association, known as MCERA, …

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Major blazes at least half contained

• “Drive Up and Donate,” 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Village at Corte Madera, near The Gap. Checks or cash may be dropped off; 100 percent of donations will go directly to benefit fire victims. Run by newly established North Bay Fire Relief Fund (Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, …

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Former Tennis Pro Brad Gilbert Selling His San Rafael Home

Former tennis pro Brad Gilbert is offering his stunning San Rafael, CA, residence for $5.2 million. The 8,000-square-foot home sitting on 3 acres in Morthern California’s Marin County includes a legendary clay court where some of the world’s greatest tennis players have volleyed. In addition to the resortlike setting that would thrill tennis …

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Active compassion unites North Bay residents

We are the North Bay: Marin, Sonoma and Napa. Just a few decades ago, Marin was considered an adjunct of San Francisco and Sonoma a country backwater where old-timers vacationed. That’s changed. The infernos, which are only now being contained, remind us that we share many traits, problems and joys …

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Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

GOLDSBORO, N.C. A North Carolina woman is accused of slapping her boyfriend in the face with an uncooked pack of bacon during an argument over the weekend, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending news A 38-year-old man told police that he was arguing with his 33-year-old girlfriend on …

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Commitment to efficacy drives woman brand holder

Called Her Vital Way​​, the San Rafael, CA-based brand is the brain child of entrepreneur and herbalist Amy McKelvey. McKelvey said her early introduction into herbalism, and the peculiar position it has occupied in the industry over the years, led her to start a brand of her own. “​I started …

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