There's no question that the frenetic genius and artistic spirit of the late Robin Williams touched our hearts.
When his death was reported it was received with shock and sadness, especially in Marin where he attended high school and College of Marin and returned frequently, finally moving back to Tiburon.
Williams starred in enduring movies such as "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Morning, Vietnam" and had a wildly energetic, if not unbridled, sense of humor that brought smiles and laughter to millions.
When it comes to state politics, few issues are as contentious as water and parks.
North Coast Assemblyman Marc Levine will be navigating those treacherous waters next year after he assumes the chair of the state Assembly’s Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after being appointed as Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife:
“I thank Speaker Atkins for this appointment. Forward-looking oversight of California’s limited supply of precious water is critically important,” said Levine. “My priorities as chair will be assuring that Proposition 1 Water Bond dollars are spent judiciously, providing stewardship for the future of our beloved parks, and protecting wildlife.”
Primary jurisdictions of the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee are water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.
Assemblymember Levine represents the 10th Assembly District, which includes Marin County and southern Sonoma County.
SAN RAFAEL (KCBS)— State Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) has formally proposed legislation that would name the highway tunnels near the northern end of the Golden Gate Bridge after Robin Williams.
The actor committed suicide in his Tiburon home August 11th after bouts of addiction, depression and other mental illness and disease.
Despite the public's perception, the tunnels really have no official name at all. Levine said the twin tunnels with rainbow arches are the perfect landmark to name after the comedian.
The Legislature Kicks Off The 2015-16 Legislative Session
Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after being sworn into office at noon today:
“Representing the communities of the North Bay is an incredible honor. I am humbled to have been elected to this office,” said Levine. “The next several months present both difficult challenges and amazing opportunities. Funding the University of California, reducing traffic congestion, fighting climate change, and promoting economic growth are all very important to our future. I am confident that the Legislature has the momentum and leadership to address these key issues.”
Levine was re-elected to the Assembly in November. He won by a 75% - 25% margin and received more than 105,000 votes, making him the top vote getter in the 80-member State Assembly.
(Sacramento, CA) – Immediately after being sworn into his second term of office, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D–San Francisco) introduced legislation to block the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District from assessing a sidewalk toll on pedestrians and cyclists crossing the bridge.
“A sidewalk toll would undo decades of work to promote public recreation and transportation alternatives that are better for our environment,” said Ting. “The network of parks, paths, and trails we’ve built to ensure public access to the bridge is a legacy we share with the world. Everything falls apart without free access to the sidewalk. With working people being priced out of their city, we must take a stand and keep bridge access free.”
Assemblyman Marc Levine was leading his Republican challenger by a 74 percent majority late Tuesday in the race for the 10th District seat.
Levine, D-San Rafael, who is in his first term, was well ahead of Novato resident Gregory Allen with all Marin precincts reporting by 11 p.m. Tuesday and less than 10 percent of Sonoma County precincts.
Critics of Judy Arnold claim the supe is attempting to deflect attention from her recent “hissy fit,” by taking credit for passage of AB1537, authored by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael.
While speaking before the Marin Women’s Political Action Committee, the Fifth District Supervisor made over-the-top remarks that went viral on YouTube. “My campaign really didn’t have just one opponent. It was about the Tea Party and property rights activists,” Arnold said. “She used phrases like ‘no top-down policies.’ She started a local organization called Citizen Marin, which by its very name means that any refugee from Latin America probably isn’t welcome with that organization.”
SAN RAFAEL(KCBS) - Marin County’s district attorney said he wants the state to strengthen laws that address people who disguise replica guns and rifles to look like the real ones—an effort resulting from the recent confrontation between sheriff’s deputies and a 12-year-old boy.
Marin County's district attorney is pushing for tougher laws when it comes to people possessing toy guns that have been altered to look like real guns.
While it's already against the law to tamper with a toy gun and remove the orange tip manufacturers are required to place on them, there's no law that makes it illegal to simply possess that altered toy gun. No legal action can be taken if law enforcement officials can't prove the person who has the toy gun was the one to paint over or remove the orange tip at the end of the barrel.