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An electric vehicle charging station stands in the parking lot of the Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)


Marin seeks grant for electric vehicle chargers in underserved areas

Posted: May 16, 2023

The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday to apply for grant money to begin a one-year study of potential locations for publicly accessible charging stations. The study will work to identify willing property owners, project costs and the extent of work needed to construct them.

Workforce Development

Marin workforce training program for Latinos bolstered by $524K grant

Posted: April 30, 2023

With the support of a $524,161 grant, Canal Alliance’s workforce development programs can carry forward and expand into new career fields.


San Rafael education, career development director named among North Bay Forty Under 40

Posted: April 25, 2023

Air Gallegos, 35, education and career development director for Canal Alliance in San Rafael, is a 2023 North Bay Business Journal Forty Under 40 Award winner.

Outdoors & Recreation

Marin County considers free admission to parks

Posted: April 10, 2023

All of Marin County’s parks and open space preserves could soon be free to visit under a proposal to eliminate parking fees at five sites.


Marin Voice: Better data can improve our pursuit of economic equity

Posted: April 1, 2023

The Marin Economic Forum looked at equity through an economic lens, which means evaluating how even income and opportunities are distributed across our residents.


San Rafael tenants call for rent control in Canal neighborhood

Posted: March 9, 2023

Tenants of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and their supporters amassed at City Hall this week to demand that officials urgently enact a rent control ordinance amid mounting fears of gentrification.

Marina Palma is interviewed by Telemundo


Temen quedarse en la calle: residentes hispanos piden control de renta en San Rafael

Posted: March 7, 2023

Decenas de inquilinos, en su mayoría hispanos, acudieron el lunes en la noche a una reunión en el Ayuntamiento de San Rafael para exigirle a las autoridades que impongan un control de renta para así evitar desalojos en la ciudad.

Omar Carrera poses for a headshot in the Canal community


CEO of Marin County’s Canal Alliance says helping Latinos overcome poverty will have a ‘transformative’ impact on society

Posted: February 28, 2023

The Northbay Business Journal goes in depth on the work that Canal Alliance CEO Omar Carrera has done for the Canal community.

Canal's 400 apartment building in San Rafael


‘Opportunity zone’ designation is costly

Posted: February 23, 2023

Opportunity zones were created by the federal government to stimulate economic growth in historically underserved areas.

Omar Carrera interviews for Telemundo


Niveles del agua preocupantes para los residentes de San Rafael

Posted: February 14, 2023

El nivel de los mares en el mundo aumentó cerca de 8 pulgadas en el siglo pasado.

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