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    Purposely setting fires to reintroduce “good” fire to Marin’s landscape could be the key to lowering the risk of catastrophic infernos in the county, some fire officials say. The tactic, known as prescribed burning, might seem counterintuitive. But it’s a time-honored technique for forest management that shouldn’t be overlooked, said Bruce Goines, a retired forester...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — For the first time in since movie theaters were shuttered by the COVID pandemic six months ago, Mildred Otis got a chance Saturday to buy container of popcorn and enjoy a film. Across Marin County, movie theaters began reopening as local COVID restrictions were eased. “You’re pretty much sitting...
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A hike in Marin County's Tennessee Valley brings people close to nature.But the question is, how close is too close when a coyote roams the beach?RELATED: Coyotes caught on camera fighting at the Presidio now facing crowds during COVID-19 shelter-in-place"I was a little afraid," Dieredre Schaefer said after seeing one....
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was hospitalized this week after a coyote bit her leg on a beach north of San Francisco that is part of a recreational area where there has been an increase in interactions between humans and wildlife, authorities said. The woman told park rangers the coyote was acting aggressively as...
    A woman was hospitalized this week after a coyote bit her leg on Tennessee Beach in the Marin Headlands, authorities said. The woman told park rangers the coyote was acting aggressively as it approached her Tuesday afternoon on the remote beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. After the animal bit her, she walked...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Marin County announced Tuesday that it had successfully appealed to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to move into Tier 2 of the state’s COVID-19 response framework, allowing it to reopen more businesses. As the number of COVID-19 cases plateau in Marin County, the state moved Marin County’s community...
    MARIN CITY, Calif. (KGO) -- As California allows some schools to reopen for in-person learning, one school in Marin County recently received a waiver to welcome students back into the classroom on Monday.Principal David Finnane from Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin County gave ABC7 News a tour of the campus and explained...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments...
    Marin parents, educators and clergy are pushing back in force against a new level of hate speech on social media that includes targeting high school students and invoking Holocaust-tinged threats about making a list of Jewish students. An Instagram account associated with Redwood High School in Larkspur named specific Jewish students in Marin and asked...
    SAUSALITO, Calif. (KGO) -- Fifteen Marin County schools were allowed to reopen for in-person instruction Tuesday after receiving a waiver from the state. This despite Marin County is listed as purple, which is the worst category on the state's 4-tier reopening blueprint, indicating widespread coronavirus transmission.One of the school's allowed to reopen was Lycee Francais...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE (CBS SF) — The Marin County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday announced that the remaining evacuation warnings in West Marin due to the Woodward Fire would be lifted at 4 p.m. The wildfire that has been burning in the Point Reyes National Seashore area of Marin County since August 18 was 95...
    Businesses hoping to advance the reopening process in Marin will have to wait until Friday to learn whether state health officials consider it safe to do so. Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County’s public health officer, said state health officials assured him as late as Sunday that the county was on a trajectory to move from...
    NOVATO (KPIX) – Marin County approved waivers to allow more than a dozen schools to reopen Tuesday for in-person classroom learning. For many, it was a small step, but a welcome one. The sign outside Marindale School said it all: Every day is a new beginning. Indeed, Tuesday was a new beginning for Marindale...
    MARIN, Calif. (KGO) -- On Tuesday, Sept. 8, Marin County planned on moving from Tier 1 status to Tier 2, which would have allowed several businesses to reopen. But late Monday night, the state reversed their decision.The county released this statement: "The decision comes after the state reanalyzed its data and applied a new method...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Marin health officials announced Tuesday the county’s hopeful move to Tier 2 COVID-19 status by state officials will not happen at least until the end of the week. Currently, the county is on Tier 1, the state’s most restrictive status. “We want to move carefully and base our decisions on...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    Marin County’s public health officer has ordered all medical service providers and health care facilities in the county to begin providing COVID-19 testing to patients by Sept. 25. Dr. Matt Willis, Marin’s Public Health Officer, said the county needs to boost its testing capacity and ensure that patients can obtain test results in a timely...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    SANTA CRUZ (CBS SF) — Beaches across the Bay Area will be closed over Labor Day weekend to prevent events that could spread COVID-19. Recent heat waves sent thousands to their local beaches, despite state guidelines prohibiting large gatherings. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s over the weekend, so areas like Santa Cruz and...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — Marin County officials announced Thursday that it’s allowing 15 schools to reopen as COVID-19 data improves in the area. The Marin County Public Health Officer approved waiver applications for 15 elementary schools, which could switch from online to in-person learning as early as Sept. 8, as long as coronavirus infection...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments...
    Some evacuation warnings in West Marin were lifted Wednesday night as firefighters aggressively squeezed the wildfire burning in the Point Reyes National Seashore, officials said Wednesday. Officials lifted the evacuation warnings for Olema, Inverness, Drakes View and Sea Haven.The evacuation order for Silverhills and evacuation warnings for Inverness Park and Bear Valley remained. The Woodward...
    Editor’s note: Recent wildfires and coronavirus restrictions have resulted in new rules and closures at many Bay Area parks and attractions. Before you go, be sure to check whether your intended destination is still accessible and open to travelers. Couple Marin County’s stunning scenery with its mild microclimate, and you’ve got a great destination for...
    Nearly 16,000 firefighters continued working to contain lightning-sparked blazes across California on Sunday, continuing to gain the upper hand in a second week of pitched battle against the fiery rampage. In western Marin County, the Woodward wildfire in the Point Reyes National Seashore was 15% contained as of Sunday evening. It has burned about 3,100...
    INVERNESS (CBS SF) — Firefighters working to control the 3,072-acre Woodward Fire witnessed one of Mother Nature’s most frightening weather phenomena Saturday — a whirling column of flame known as a fire whirl or firenado. The rare event was captured on video during the burn-out operations near the Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center. ...
    VACAVILLE, Calif (KGO) -- The LNU Lightning Complex Fire burned thousands of acres in parts of Solano and Sonoma counties and left much destruction in its path.Heard & Flock Animal Sanctuary suffered major damage however, many of the animals were saved by the heroic efforts and huge hearts of people who rushed to move the...
    MARIN COUNTY (CBS SF) — The Woodward Fire in the Point Reyes National Seashore area of Marin County continues to cover 2,860 acres with 8 percent containment as of Thursday morning. There are still no residential structural losses, but there are a considerable number of structures threatened by the fire, according to Marin County Fire...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments...
    SAN RAFAEL (CBS SF) — The Marin County Board of Supervisors passed a voter-approval mechanism on Tuesday for any future development of onshore facilities supporting offshore oil and gas exploration. The ordinance ensures that any zoning changes for such developments will not be allowed unless they are passed by the majority of Marin voters. Currently,...
    MARIN COUNTY (KPIX 5) – For firefighters in the North Bay, a crucial morale boost is being provided by a four-legged visitor to the fire lines. Kerith, a two-year-old golden retriever, is a certified crisis response therapy dog, who has been hanging out with fire crews in Marin County. She’s been making daily visits to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from San Francisco Bay Area wildfiresHere are the latest developments...
    SONOMA COUNTY (KPIX 5) — The Sonoma County Sheriff’s helicopter rescue unit that just saved two Marin County firefighters trapped in the midst of the Woodward Fire last Friday night is at risk of being eliminated due to budget shortfalls. The unit has been saving lives for more than 50 years. Since the 1960s, the Sonoma...
    (CNN)The firefighters at the base camp in northern California have been braving wildfires for the last week, as the Golden State continues to see acres of land burn following a heat wave and lightning strikes. They wear helmets and goggles that are streaked with ash, and their faces often remain stoic as they work around...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 25, 20209:30 a.m.Marin County officials give...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 25, 20209:30 a.m.Marin County officials give...
    Marin County officials issued the first mandatory evacuation order Monday night for homes in West Marin threatened by the Woodward fire, which has burned 2,487 acres in the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office ordered residents on Silverhills Road, Fox Drive and Noren Way south of Inverness Park to evacuate immediately along...
    POINT REYES (CBS SF) — The Woodward Fire at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County has burned 2,689 acres and was 5 percent contained as of Sunday morning, the Marin County Fire Department said. The fire in a remote area of the national seashore started about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in and to date there...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A record-breaking heat wave combined with thousands of lightning strikes has sparked hundreds of wildfires around Northern California, burning homes and prompting evacuations.BAY AREA WILDFIRES: The latest on evacuation orders, road closures, containment numbersHere are the latest developments on the blazes in the Bay Area.Aug. 23, 20209:30 a.m.Woodward Fire burns 2,689...
    In July 1929, as concrete was being poured on what was then called the Manor to Point Reyes Road, Point Reyes Emporium owner Bill Scilacci felt the road’s name left much to be desired. In a letter to the editor to the San Rafael Independent that month, Scilacci made the first known suggestion to name...