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Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Brinen Stout

Posted: October 8, 2020

Linda Brinen Stout started making cloth face masks as a way to give back to the community and help slow the spread of COVID-19. Linda has made and donated approximately 3,600 masks.

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California community leaders call for urgent action on broadband access

Posted: September 29, 2020

More than fifty California organizations, businesses, and public officials—including the AARP of California, the San Francisco Tech Council, the California Center for Rural Policy, the Khan Academy, and a number of California cities and counties—join Common Sense Kids Action and EFF in urging Governor Gavin Newsom to call the legislature back into a special session to address the state’s digital divide.

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San Rafael’s essential residents need a better virus testing system

Posted: September 28, 2020

Marin Independent Journal article by: Maggie Stevens For those of us who are teaching Marin’s neediest children during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom isn’t cutting it. Some

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Marin virus containment effort gets new $1M influx

Posted: September 22, 2020

Another $1 million is being set aside to help cover the expenses of low-income Marin residents who test positive for COVID-19 and need to quarantine.

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Marin inequity could slow coronavirus reopening process

Posted: September 20, 2020

Marin’s chances of getting approval from the state for further reopenings in three weeks under coronavirus rules are slim, and the odds may become longer due to an “equity metric” in the works.

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Neighborhoods like the Canal are where we will win or lose our fight against Covid-19

Posted: September 18, 2020

In this week’s edition, we asked our reporters and editors to detail how six months of Covid-19 and shelter-in-place have changed the neighborhoods where they live. They came back with vivid, compelling stories. One such neighborhood, one near me, is the Canal district of San Rafael in Marin County.

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September 17th: This Month is Critical

Posted: September 17, 2020

Updates on our advocacy and policy work, the Canal Wi-Fi network and more.

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MCE’s community partnerships build environmental equity

Posted: September 17, 2020

MCE recently partnered with Canal Alliance, a non-profit in San Rafael that empowers Latino immigrants by offering renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades and by connecting them to housing, social services, workforce development, college access, and legal services. As the only provider of low-income housing in San Rafael’s Canal District, Canal Alliance also supports equitable communities.

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Podcast: Connecting a neighborhood in need in San Rafael, California

Posted: September 15, 2020

Officials in the San Rafael tech shop were able to build a mesh Wi-Fi network to connect students in the dense Canal Neighborhood with the help of volunteer expertise and funding from across sectors.

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Video: Construction classes featured on Univision

Posted: September 11, 2020

Officials in the San Rafael tech shop were able to build a mesh Wi-Fi network to connect students in the dense Canal Neighborhood with the help of volunteer expertise and funding from across sectors.

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