JIM WELTE. Writer. Editor.

Goodbye and Good Wishes, Patch

This was one awesomely weird summer. We moved our family to the 94941 in May, leaving our San Francisco apartment of 17 years and allowing me to actually sleep where I’d been spending nearly every waking hour over the previous three years as the founder of Mill Valley Patch. The move was a great shot […]

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October 16, 2013 News, Patch

Plan to Repave Mill Valley Bike-Ped Path Slowed by Safety, Regulatory Concerns

Nearly three years after the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted to accept a $320,000 state grant to repave the heavily used Mill Valley-Sausalito multi-use path – and three weeks since theTransportation Authority of Marin backed another $320,000 of federal money for the path rehab – county officials say the project is at least two years from coming […]

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October 15, 2013 News, Patch

Bloody Teen on LSD Had ‘Superhuman’ Strength, Emergency Responders Said

Three teens were taken to Marin General Hospital and subsequently arrested Sunday morning after a party involving LSD and a host of other drugs spiraled out of control, with paramedics and law enforcement officers having to fight off teens covered in blood in order to treat a boy who was reportedly having a drug-induced seizure, […]

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September 30, 2013 News, Patch

Voters sue over Novato Sanitary election

A pair of voters, claiming they were disenfranchised because they weren’t given the chance to vote, filed a lawsuit late Monday to contest the results of the Nov. 3 election for three seats on the Novato Sanitary District board.

The complaint was filed by Suzan Sharpley and Robert Abeling, who say they represent a type of voter who should have been able to vote in the Novato Sanitary election but couldn’t because the race was excluded from their ballots. The lawsuit names as defendants Marin County Registrar of Voters Elaine Ginnold and district board member Bill Long, who defeated challenger Bill Scott by 15 votes.

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December 21, 2009 Marin IJ, News

Metallica’s Hetfield donates 330 acres to county

Metallica rock band leader James Hetfield has donated to the county a 330-acre agricultural conservation easement near his home on land overlooking Lucas Valley.

The Marin Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously accepted donation of the easement, which precludes development on the land known as the Luiz Ranch.

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December 15, 2009 Marin IJ, News

Protesters hound Sen. Boxer at book event

For U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, politics rarely takes a night off, even when she’s trying to tout her fledgling career as a novelist.

At a promotional appearance Wednesday night at Book Passage in Corte Madera for her second novel, “Blind Trust,” the former Marin County supervisor explained her passion for writing, the process she uses to pen her stories, and the similarities between the characters in her books and those she interacts with in the U.S. Capitol.

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August 12, 2009 Marin IJ, News