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Mill Valley is a city located in Marin County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 13,600. It is about 10 minutes north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. It is the hometown of rock stars Huey Lewis, Jeff Watson, Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Kathleen... (More Info and Source) Mill Valley Real Estate

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Albany settles with evicted Bulb residents

People living on a former landfill known as the Albany Bulb will have to move out by Friday as part of a settlement with the city of Albany.

The Albany City Council voted in May 2013 to begin a process of incorporating the Bulb into the McLaughlin Eastshore State Park and to start enforcing the city's no-camping ordinance there in October.

In October, the council approved a $570,000 transition plan that included assistance and temporary transitional shelter for homeless people.

A group of several law firms, including Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, the East Bay Community Law Center and the Homeless Action Center then sued the city on behalf of the landfill residents in November.

The civil rights lawsuit, lodged in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, asked for a temporary restraining order and/or an injunction barring Albany from removing homeless people from the site until the city found adequate shelter for them.

The complaint asserted that the city's offer to set up temporary shelter in portable trailers parked next to the entrance road to the landfill was insufficient.

It also said many Bulb residents would not have been able to access the trailers due to physical disabilities, there would not have been enough beds for all evicted residents, and that the trailers would not have offered people the right to privacy they enjoyed in their homes on the landfill.

As part of the settlement, 28 of the residents will be entitled to $3,000 in cash in exchange for leaving with all their personal property by Friday. They also have to stay away from the Bulb for a period of 12 months.

Craig Labadie, Albany City Attorney, says the city is pleased to have arrived at a resolution of the case. "We feel the settlement establishes a framework for the cooperative relocation of individuals at the Albany bulb," he said.

Osha Neumann of the East Bay Community Law Center said the settlement aroused more mixed emotions in him.

"I'm glad we got some of them a bit of compensation. That's more than they usually get when kicked out of town," he said. "But the fact that they're getting kicked out of town is the problem. And that struggle isn't over."

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:23 -0700

SWAT standoff in Daly City medical building

SWAT officers surrounded a Daly City medical building Wednesday, evacuating frightened office workers under armed guard after reports of a gunman inside the facility.

The incident began around 1 p.m. in a medical building containing numerous doctor and dentist offices at 1500 Southgate.

There were unconfirmed reports that an armed man may have confronted a doctor.

SWAT and other armed officers could be seen rushing into the office.

Nearby offices were ordered to shelter in place while workers at other offices could be seen being led by police out of the building in a single file with their hands in the air.

More details as they become available.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:24:15 -0700

Thursday Weather Forecast

Our next system will approach the region over the next 24 hours. Initially, clouds will be moving into the Bay Area. Rain chances will be going up Friday.

Your Thursday forecast features partly to mostly cloudy skies. Clouds will thicken up during the afternoon hours. Highs should range from the low 60s near the coast to the low 70s inland. A few isolated showers may develop during the evening hours.

Projected highs for THURSDAY:

  • Santa Rosa: 68
  • Napa: 69
  • Concord: 70
  • San Rafael: 67
  • Oakland: 66
  • San Francisco: 61
  • Pacifica: 60
  • Redwood City: 70
  • Fremont: 69
  • San Jose: 70
  • Morgan Hill: 71

The main part of our next storm moves in Friday. Rainfall should increase in coverage during the morning hours. Rain amounts could range between .10” to .50”. The weekend forecast is dry.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:12:51 -0700

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