now to help young people achieve their college dreams.

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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.

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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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San Rafael gets $1.6M in planning grants for ‘priority’ areas

Posted: February 3, 2023

San Rafael has been awarded $1.6 million in grants to fund studies for long-term planning in the Northgate and Canal neighborhoods.

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Canal community fair at Alto St.

Civic Engagement

More Chances for San Rafael Canal Communities to Be Heard

Posted: January 18, 2023

In November 2022, the San Rafael City Council launched the Canal Community Resilience Planning Project, a study investigating the feasibility of sea-level rise adaptation in the Canal neighborhood.

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Marin immigration advocates decry Title 42 extension

Posted: January 2, 2023

Omar Carrera, chief executive of Canal Alliance, an immigrant advocacy organization in San Rafael, said the policy is being “misused.”

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Omar Carrera, CEO of Canal Alliance


Omar Carrera joins Marin IJ editorial board as public member

Posted: December 31, 2022

Omar Carrera, CEO of the San Rafael-based nonprofit Canal Alliance, has joined the Independent Journal’s editorial board as its public member.

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Marin Small-Business Owners Put Microgrants to Good Use

Posted: November 30, 2022

Darlin Ruiz received a $2,500 grant through an agency partnership dedicated to assisting some of the hardest-hit microbusinesses

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San Rafael gets funds for Canal area climate change project

Posted: November 28, 2022

San Rafael will use a $762,000 grant to fund an equity-guided study on the effects of sea level rise and climate change in the Canal.

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Canal 400 building on the waterfront


Marin nonprofits call for rent control in San Rafael

Posted: November 4, 2022

A coalition of Marin nonprofits is asking San Rafael to urgently adopt a rent control ordinance for the Canal neighborhood amid concerns of gentrification

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Workforce Development

Protected: Partnerships bolster workforce development initiatives

Posted: November 2, 2022

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