Politics Blogs

Marin Independent Journal
July 16, 2014 - 4:38pm
Citing decades of delays in California death penalty system, a Los Angeles federal judges finds system unconstitutional in a ruling expected to be appealed.
Marin Independent Journal
July 16, 2014 - 4:29pm
In a decision that could wipe California's death penalty off the books, a Los Angeles federal judge has declared the state's capital punishment law unconstitutional because of the decades death row inmates must inevitably wait before execution.
Marin Independent Journal
July 16, 2014 - 4:20pm
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Six months after federal regulators closed a Petaluma slaughterhouse and initiated a nationwide beef recall, two North Bay congressmen are calling on the U.
Marin Independent Journal
July 16, 2014 - 12:31pm
The Fairfax Town Council is expected to decide Wednesday night whether or not to repeal a controversial zoning ordinance that paved the way for creation of 124 affordable housing units in town.
Marin Independent Journal
July 16, 2014 - 12:26pm
The median price of a Marin home edged up 5 percent in June, to $989,000, while sales remained essentially unchanged, a real estate information service reported Wednesday.
Calitics
July 16, 2014 - 10:53am
State Water Board issues mandatory conservation order by Brian Leubitz We all know that the state is in a pretty serious drought. But while most of the state has at least made some headway in conservation efforts, it just hasn't been enough. I see you, SoCal, grinning sheepishly in the corner....
Calitics
July 16, 2014 - 10:53am
State Water Board issues mandatory conservation order by Brian Leubitz We all know that the state is in a pretty serious drought. But while most of the state has at least made some headway in conservation efforts, it just hasn't been enough. I see you, SoCal, grinning sheepishly in the corner....
Political Blotter
July 16, 2014 - 10:27am
The politically ugly recount now under way in the race for state controller has inspired a Bay Area Assemblyman to start working on a bill to reform the election recount process. Assemblyman Kevin Mullin, D-South San Francisco, announced Wednesday he’s researching ways to ensure the recount...
Political Blotter
July 16, 2014 - 9:46am
Santa Clara County stands ready to help efforts to care for unaccompanied Central American children flooding to the U.S. border, some local officials and members of Congress said Wednesday. U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose; Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto; and Mike Honda, D-San Jose, joined...
Mountain View Voice
July 15, 2014 - 11:11pm
by mv-voice.com One person suffered burn injuries during a residential fire in Mountain View Tuesday evening, a fire dispatcher said.
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 8:16pm
Basilio Nathan "Nate" Garza Jr., a longtime resident of Novato, an Eagle Scout and a San Marin High School graduate, died Saturday in a hit-and-run crash near Rohnert Park, authorities said.
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 8:16pm
Basilio Nathan "Nate" Garza Jr., a longtime resident of Novato, an Eagle Scout and a San Marin High School graduate, died Saturday in a hit-and-run crash near Rohnert Park, authorities said.
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 6:25pm
As Elena Dennis stood in the school kitchen, watching two of her students work, tears came to her eyes.
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 6:23pm
Highway 101 gridlock continues to be a top concern for drivers in the county, so much so that residents appear willing to support another sales tax for fixes, according to a new survey commissioned by the Transportation Authority of Marin.
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 6:22pm
A tiny fire department helped save the day — as well as the bay — after 4,000 gallons of gasoline spewed from a big rig fuel tanker that careened out of control and rolled over on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on Monday.
Political Blotter
July 15, 2014 - 4:08pm
A few voters from different parts of California complain that paid signature gatherers for a ballot measure to split the Golden State into six pieces lied to them, claiming the measure did the exact opposite of what it really does. Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper submitted signatures...
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 3:15pm
Jeffrey Fazzari of the Novato Fire District was awarded a service-connected disability pension with tax-free benefits by the Marin County pension board.
Mountain View Voice
July 15, 2014 - 1:49pm
by Daniel DeBolt The free community shuttle that has been long desired by some City Council members and residents is going to become reality this fall, thanks to a large contribution from Google.
Political Blotter
July 15, 2014 - 1:00pm
Rep. Mike Honda significantly outraised his Democratic challenger, Ro Khanna, in the year’s second quarter and has considerably more money with which to start their general-election showdown, according to Federal Election Commission reports provided by the candidates Tuesday. Honda, D-San Jose,...
Mountain View Voice
July 15, 2014 - 11:55am
by Kevin Forestieri Police are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed and groped a woman Sunday near Pioneer Park.
Mountain View Voice
July 15, 2014 - 11:53am
by Daniel DeBolt After a day of anxiety over his fate, border security agents in McAllen, Texas have released one of America's most prominent undocumented immigrants, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Mountain View High School graduate.
Mountain View Voice
July 15, 2014 - 11:47am
by mv-voice.com A Mountain View man was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter in a crash on U.S. Highway 101 early Saturday that killed one person and injured three, California Highway Patrol officials said today.
California Budget Bites
July 15, 2014 - 9:36am
The 2014-15 budget agreement (read our initial analysis here) made changes to California’s subsidized child care and state preschool program that one legislator described as “the largest investment in those two areas in a decade.” This reinvestment is a positive step forward in restoring funding...
California Budget Bites
July 15, 2014 - 9:36am
The 2014-15 budget agreement (read our initial analysis here) made changes to California’s subsidized child care and state preschool program that one legislator described as “the largest investment in those two areas in a decade.” This reinvestment is a positive step forward in restoring funding...
Marin Independent Journal
July 15, 2014 - 6:38am
A San Rafael man caught prowling at homes in Mill Valley is facing up to six years in prison following his conviction on four of five counts.