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Kathleen Duich April 24, 2014 at 11:21 am
I would like the details so that I can judge the threat to my health and safety myself. Two womenRead More dying alone on our mountain without a clear explanation IS all of our business. I hike Mt. Tam alone all the time. If two women dying there in a three week period is a coincidence, it's the responsibility of officials to explain that to the public and back it up with facts so that the community can walk without fear.
Karen Popp April 24, 2014 at 02:19 pm
Because of the way the original story was crafted, the times and details only seemed to obscure theRead More tragic events and left more questions unanswered. The most thorough story I found on this sad story was actually written and published by the SF Chronicle, which apparently can still afford investigative editorial. The fact that Ms. Sanner was hiking, apparently at night. tells more about the fact that it was an accident. However, why the male friend who had parted ways and who was apparently staying at the Mountain Home Inn did not notice her car in the parking lot upon his return that evening is still a mystery. It does appear to be a sad, tragic accident, but again, I am a bit skeptical about the MVPD's ability to really investigate such an accident. They didn't find the first accident victim for weeks after her disappearance, and her car was also found abandoned in a parking lot, and they just quit looking for her. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/2nd-woman-to-die-on-Mt-Tamalpais-knew-area-well-5413348.php
teresa April 24, 2014 at 03:37 pm
exactly, and I think it is especially BECAUSE she was a 50-year-old avid hiker, having hiked Mt. TamRead More "a million" times, that we single females are very disconcerted about this...
Carin Raynal April 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Needless to say, if you are a woman, don't go hiking alone in this area...scary!
Lou Judson April 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm
*I* wonder if trail maintenance is a bit lacking these days. I doubt the Trailside serial killer isRead More back. Is there any chance they both fell of a dangerous trail needing some safety work? Juts asking an obvious question. Not enough information abdou the location ot=r the circumstances in this weak excuse to a news source...
guypalmer April 20, 2014 at 09:17 pm
From what I understand - the second woman was hiking back to her car - at night. And something sheRead More may not have realized was that it gets dark in the forrest way sooner than out in the open and it also get's a lot darker, even in a full moon. She was found down in the drainage of the Fern Canyon creek. It's extremely steep once you step off the trail. More than likely - she misstepped and went cartwheeling down the hill and crashed into one of the giant boulders that line the creek as it hurtles down to muir woods. The earlier woman may have been distracted by wearing headphones or such, but this is pure speculation on my part. From what I have read - she was found fairly close to Bootjack camp where authorities found her car. And - re: the maintenance issue, the state park folks are doing a better job than they have in years. For example, there was a tree that - for years - stood right next to the trail. And when it fell - it left a cavernous and treacherous hole in the middle of the trail. That thing was fixed within a month, which in the past, probably would've been more like a year, if it had been fixed at all. I've been running on those trails for a little over 40 years now and I would say they're being better taken care of then they had in a long time. The trails aren't perfect but the bottom line is, it's an assumed risk activity. Despite that - these horrible tragedies really serve to illustrate that the slightest lapse in attention can be deadly.
novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 05:05 pm
We can always form an armed posse and do a little trail exploration ourselves.
novato 3per April 19, 2014 at 05:59 pm
If we are to take law enforcement's position as stated ( natural causes, coincidence, nothing to seeRead More here) we might come off thinking that they are not exploring all possibilities. I suspect that is NOT the case, and I assume we would be hearing more of an outcry from friends and loved ones of the deceased had they not been briefed by law enforcement
DB April 19, 2014 at 06:13 pm
The 33-year-old (Magdalena Glinkowski) was very new to the SF Bay Area, and possibly why she wasRead More hiking solo. Her family is from out of the area. As for the latest case (50 year old) ... I agree, I think there's more law enforcement is *not* saying (for now)
When ICE Homeland Security Investigations special agents searched Jose Alberto Centurion-Cruz's Sunnyvale residence, they say they found more than 100 sexually explicit videos of minors on his laptop computer and other digital media.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Im not on a ledge brother. We are only talking here. When you cover your ears and run from the roomRead More at the sound of the word "revolution" is it because you believe it is improbable or is it just too terrifying. We are still a young country, but look at what has happened already. Revolution is not something I want, to be clear, but when legitimate means to reject tyranny and replace regime after regime of corporate puppets and big government dictators, ONES FAITH IN THE LEGITIMATE ELECTORAL PROCESS BECOMES TESTED to say the least, and one wonders which way things will go. I hear murmurings from the underground factions that are indeed growing restless. . You tell me what options are left? If and when it comes, I will guarantee you the first shots will be fired by the " government " thugs.
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 03:45 pm
From TL Davis : "..the coming hot war was instigated by the government over one hundredRead More years ago, but only recently, with the total corruption of the government, with politicians in violation of their oaths: stealing lands; stealing water rights; stealing funds; as they have grown more desperate and more despotic as the inevitable bankruptcy of the federal government looms. They have cast off the pretense. The president operates in total disregard for the wishes of the people and the Constitution, refuses to enforce borders, invites criminals into the nation in contravention of Section 8, Clause 4, where it states: To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States. To enforce rules of naturalization on some immigrants and not on others violates the "uniform rule" requirement.". The list of offenses and abuses of the government are endless. The creation of bureaucracies headed by the unelected who wield the entire power of the federal government including the power to execute citizens in the open for minor offenses is the step that went far, far beyond anything conceivable as "necessary and proper" .
novato 3per April 18, 2014 at 03:57 pm
How to seal the border. When there is political will, focus our top military technology in the formRead More of night vision enabled infrared heat detecting drones to fly in constant formation over our border in a 25- 50 mile swath ONLY ( im against monitoring of citizens in the interior by drone ) This network will be perhaps be linked with sattellites. Aliens encountered can be engaged in an escalating series of consequences to be decided. Word will get out about our change in policy and aliens will be informed in several different languages before deterrent action is taken if they fail to turn back.( This may even include death when enough Americans have been killed by international terrorists and violent drug cartels ).
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markrpope April 9, 2014 at 10:03 am
San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, who intentionally let the statute of limitationsRead More expire without charging PG & E for the deadly San Bruno fire that burned alive 8 people over three years ago is known for overcharging crimes to get ridiculously long sentences against those too poor to hire their own lawyer to fight him. With all the drug user, not seller, prosecution policy changes being recommended by the federal government he still spares no expense to go after ridiculously long sentences for drug possession for their own use crimes. An acquaintance of mine recently had to spend 7 weeks in jail there on a plea bargain for a mere possession charge, a crime that would not have even been charged in San Francisco County. It cost him all his savings and he is HIV positive so in addition to the cost to San Mateo County he is now indigent in San Francisco, so those taxpayers will pay for this absurd prosecution too. Who wins in this? Well in addition to the openly bong smoking bail bondsman getting big fees, apparently Steve Wagstaffe thinks it gets him re-elected. After all, we don't care who cares who gets burned alive as a result of big corporate fraud as long as poor people serve maximum time, right? Kamala Harris doesn't care either and won't prosecute. Should be some big campaign checks in the mail from PG & E next election for these two, or perhaps a cushy board of directors position is in the future! As for me, I'm spending my money anywhere but San Mateo County, and no, I've never bought an illegal drug in my life or been charged with anything but speeding, jaywalking, or failure to yield to an emergency vehicle. I fought and beat the bogus jaywalking rap and with the help of a lawyer, the failure to yield to an emergency vehicle rap. When you are innocent, all it takes is the money to hire your own good lawyer. As for this man's wife's injuries, since the Mill Valley Patch/Bay City News can't be bothered collecting any "facts" not twisted by the prosecutor, I think it is more likely her injuries were caused by her over zealous rescuers than by her husband. Apparently she, like he, would have survived the short 15 foot or less fall into the shallow water and mud unhurt had she not been "saved" - yanked up by her feet. Yet he, a black man, was charged with attempted murder and at least two other crimes. I'll jump off the bridge at that spot, as long as no motorists will try to save me, if the'll recommend the judge reduce the punishment to probation and psychiatric evaluation. Was he even evaluated by a psychiatrist? I guess nobody cares.
Ginny April 2, 2014 at 06:31 am
What am I missing... "A few hours later, a body was found" Who was this?
markrpope April 2, 2014 at 08:32 am
First, good thing he didn't kill someone. Second, that's why most states much poorer that CaliforniaRead More install guard rails.
NovatoRes April 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm
The fact that he had a condition that would make him susceptible to disorientation is a huge riskRead More factor for driving - especially someone his age. Hopefully this will move more to have "the talk" with aging family members that its time to retire the car keys. If not for their sake, for the sake of others on the road. My condolences to the family.
Rick Voorhees April 2, 2014 at 08:58 am
I'm going to make sure I'm not near you Craig when I drive... I hate to tell ya your wrong on thisRead More issue..Cell phones are the new hazards of the road now. There are some bad drivers but when you have a bad driver texting or talking you have yourself a hazard on the road period....As far as eating, brushing your teeth well that's just as bad....
Al Nymous April 2, 2014 at 09:30 am
....And the state is cashing in on all the citations for cell phones when the real problem isRead More distracted driving. So, how long do we allow the arm of the law to reach into your life? If law is written that distracted driving is a violation, then that gives an officer infinite reasons to pull you over.
Rick Voorhees April 2, 2014 at 09:49 am
Hey, the moral of the story is focus on driving the freaking car and pay attention so you aren'tRead More distracted. Then you don't have to worry about the cops.. Common sense here...
Phil Shea March 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm
@unclemookie: I think it's NRA's gift basket for this year. They're calling it Box 'o Gun. RetailRead More price: your second grade child and one year subscription.
Kim March 31, 2014 at 04:45 pm
The real question is why are they removing trees!?! I don't care what kind they are. We need everyRead More tree out there. Btw, CalTrans needs to replace all the trees they killed along the roadway here in Novato when putting in the extra lanes. You can still see them , tall beautiful trees... Dead.
novato 3per March 31, 2014 at 04:50 pm
As far as Im concerned they can take every last eucalyptus.
Petaluma Target security photo from Feb. 21.  Photo: PPD.
Lou Judson March 30, 2014 at 08:44 am
That is wallet and credit card theft, not "identity theft" which happens in computers.
Concerned Citizen March 30, 2014 at 09:53 am
Lou correct. Identity theft is way more insidious. those that destroy other peoples lives should beRead More made to make their victims whole. It is time for a little practical "eye for an eye" justice. Imagine when they find out it will take 10 years at minimum wage on a road gang or whatever else criminals should be doing to pay society back for their misdeeds instead of being released early for overcrowding bcause there are no real consequences for breaking the law.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 30, 2014 at 03:12 pm
Is it really a criminal offense if someone is so stupid as to leave their wallet in their car? WeRead More do have pockets in clothing now. I did not read anything about the car window being broken either.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 30, 2014 at 03:15 pm
BMFH
novato 3per March 30, 2014 at 06:16 pm
If this was a dead , barely legal 19 year old girl at the hands of her almost pedophileRead More "lover" nearly 3 times her age I think the story would be generating more controversy. Is it just dismissed because its a gay thing?
novato 3per April 9, 2014 at 04:54 pm
Angela , looks like your comment is deleted. Sorry about the loss of your friend.
novato 3per March 27, 2014 at 08:50 am
The "partner" that was not arrested just killed himself. Someone needs to investigate justRead More what the hell was going on here. --------------------------------------http://www.marinij.com/crimebeat/ci_25427844/tehama-sheriff-sees-no-foul-play-death-dillon
novato 3per March 21, 2014 at 08:00 am
Man - boy love triangle gone bad!
Hopkin March 21, 2014 at 10:08 am
http://www.marinij.com/crimebeat/ci_25383618/teen-shot-death-at-dillon-beach?source=most_viewed
Meth found at the San Clemente checkpoint last month. Photo courtesy the U.S. Border Patrol.
novato 3per March 21, 2014 at 10:10 am
Hopkin I was just thinking of a Dick Cheneyesque hunting "accident".
Michael March 21, 2014 at 11:12 am
our elected officials continue their totally failed war on drugs because it is such a big moneyRead More maker for all of them. Most drugs need to be decriminalized and many need to be made legal. The failed policies by our government are directly to blame for the out of control problems with drugs. Our controlling lawmakers think they can control drug use through laws. THEY HAVE BEEN PROVEN WRONG AT EVERY TURN YET THEY CONTINUE WITH THE SAME POLICIES. That is called insanity but the game they play is with our money. They have created huge government to waste money on. All a failure yet they continue. We must find a way to take back control from the now many in politics who continue to flat our lie to us all in the name of protecting us from ourselves. Insanity? YES! Feinstein's comments yesterday regarding her personal concern about legalizing marijuana tell us all we need to know about an out of touch old guard government. I don't care what Feinstein thinks and we need to get rid of all of the politicians like her who enrich themselves at taxpayer expense while working on their own agenda. And you can't blame just old men as CA has been represented by mostly women for some time now. Different sex... same out of touch manipulating focus. Change is coming.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 23, 2014 at 11:24 am
There was nothing "broken" about our immigration laws when LBJ threw all of them out, withRead More the bath water. The Bracero program provided needed agricultural workers, and it worked from 1945 to 1964. The US still makes legal immigrants of through five years of hoops, while anyone who sneaks in gets a "Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free" pass. Anyone and everyone who entered illegally should be returned to their country of origin. Asylum is afforded to anyone who fears return to their country of origin; that applies to 98% of the world's population, including imported criminals. There are more exceptions than rules. And do not speak out or the political correctness police will arrest YOU.
Dave Jones March 21, 2014 at 07:43 am
Ever since moving here in 2010, I have wondered why Californians have such little respect for theRead More earth so many vehemently fight to "protect." California highways are some of the trashiest I have ever driven on.
novato 3per March 21, 2014 at 08:04 am
California has a large population of foreigners who give a rat's ass about the beauty of our land,Read More they are only here to take benefits and send send tax free income to their home country. California also has liberal policies that create irresponsible selfish people. I'm all in favor of steeper penalties and better enforcement of litter laws.
Photo courtesy: National Park Service
Syrah March 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Lotsa rescuing in the news lately...
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 12, 2014 at 07:53 am
Thank you to the Park Service, Coast Guard, and CHP rescuers because we all have a more secure lifeRead More knowing that they are there for us when we would need them most, not just in the ocean, but on the trails, mountains, and roads; whatever our emergency.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 12, 2014 at 07:57 am
Still? No Police Blotter. Has George Orwell taken over records at the Novato Police Department andRead More reserved dispatches are now covered by Newspeak laws that forbid online newspapers from reporting the news? It seems so. Remember, YOU elected them. I did not. Read "Nineteen Eighty Four". It is now a history book.
Concerned Citizen March 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Death row = 25+ years of special privilege and huge costs. why even have if they wait for them toRead More die of old age?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 7, 2014 at 05:40 pm
On Death Row 26 years because "activist" judges in California are against the deathRead More penalty regardless of the laws of California and the repeated will and voting of the citizens. Who is there to protect us if the courts refuse to do so? MBFH!
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 9, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Nothing? Hello out there. A pulse? A breath? An opinion.
Courtesy Photo.
novato 3per March 8, 2014 at 10:18 am
My sources tell me Macias and Miranda are straight up illegal and that one of them was previouslyRead More deported. Neither one of them would be held under an immigration detainer in a county jail under the current trust act law. Lopez is a "permanent" resident who could be deported if convicted of drug sales or possesion, but unfortunately not a sure thing, especially in the 9th district court.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr March 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm
Three counties in the Bay Area and many throughout the state have DAs who refuse to prosecuteRead More illegal aliens for crimes for which they might be deported. So, you get arrested - you go to prison. An illegal alien gets arrested and they increase their welfare payments. 54,000 in Novato and 6 of us can see the handwriting on the wall???
novato 3per March 11, 2014 at 10:30 am
The situations in both NY and CT will be escalating in the next fiveRead More weeks.=============================== Connecticut Police Launch Internal Investigation Over Facebook “Threats” Made by Off-Duty Officer to Gun Owners: That officer, Joe Peterson, is now under internal investigation by the Brandford Police Department and is on leave. Branford Police have launched an Internal Investigation into the allegations that an officer made written comments during a Facebook conversation that has alarmed citizens’ after the comment was posted publicly on the internet. The comment was made between the complainant and the officer, while off duty, during a fervent debate between the two over current and proposed gun laws. The officer in question is Joe Peterson, who engaged in a heated debate on Facebook regarding gun control with a series of Facebook “friends.” Branford police noted that the comments were made by Peterson while he was off-duty, and he has been out on an extended Workers Compensation Leave. Chief Kevin Halloran confirmed the allegation and said, “We treat every complaint to our agency concerning our officers with the utmost of seriousness. This, like any other allegation will be thoroughly investigated and if any law, departmental rule or regulation has been violated the officer will be held accountable.” I agree with a commenter who states "this is NOT the typical law enforcement professional, this is a power-hungry human that happens to have become a police officer. " ======================================= http://bearingarms.com/connecticut-police-launch-internal-investigation-over-facebook-threats-made-by-off-duty-officer-to-gun-owners/ ======================================
Investigators are searching for 54-year-old Roy McCamey.
Ken Briggs February 13, 2014 at 05:24 pm
christopher papazoglow where have you been at the last two days , at first it looked like aRead More carjacking .then the teen ager became a woman , and that they all knew each other , yes you got to see what all news out lets have to say .
Ken Briggs February 13, 2014 at 05:35 pm
so who was the woman that looked like a kid ? if it was not for her all this would not of gotten outRead More . but guess the scum that started all this should stay in jail and then prison and no ngood time and they all should pay something for the cost of this screw up . thank the police for getting this scum off the streets for awhile .
christopher papazoglow February 13, 2014 at 05:48 pm
"....where have you been the last two days...." Uh, following the story, Ken. Yeah, iRead More heard all that, that you're talking about. What i HAVEN'T heard or seen is that "the report of kidnap came from them" that, supposedly, was "on the news today and all day". I asked a question of "reference" around 4 hours ago, and as yet haven't received an answer. From either April or anyone else who saw/read that "the report of kidnap came from them".
Mount Tamalpais State Park.  Photo courtesy:  California State Parks
Rick Voorhees February 11, 2014 at 02:47 pm
Hey Justin, what on Earth are you doing with a 6 year old and two 3 year olds on a trail on Mt.Read More Tam.. Especially when it's been pouring rain and going to be slippery as well.. I don't mean to be nasty about this but come on...You know you shouldn't have been on that trail to begin with those kids. Plus the fact you mentioned it here....Your very lucky...
Jane Doe February 21, 2014 at 08:28 pm
Good thing Lrwid and Clark weren't such pansies.
Jane Doe February 21, 2014 at 08:28 pm
Oops -- Lewis and Clark ...
Robert Marshall February 6, 2014 at 07:55 am
This explains the helicopters in Albany just about 6:15am-ish. With one lane each way I'm sure itRead More didn't take long to snarl up traffic. Lord know what San Pablo must've looked like at that point because there aren't too many alternatives at this point.
Patty O'Day February 6, 2014 at 01:18 pm
It took me 2.5 hours to get to my job in Mill Valley today from Hercules. This commute usuallyRead More takes me about 50 minutes. I thought I was so smart when I saw how bad the traffic was, I decided to take 680 to 24 across. Apparently everyone else in town had the same idea. Ugh!