Two recent deaths in Marin County have been linked to the flu and another two in Santa Cruz County are suspected of being flu-related, public health officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, a San Jose hospital has taken extra precautions to deal with a spike in cases.
A large power outage that affected about 24,000 PG&E customers in Marin County Wednesday morning was caused by a squirrel, a utility spokesman said.
Health officials in Marin County report they are seeing an increase in the number of people contracting the swine flu virus which killed thousands of people worldwide in 2009.
One person died after a car went into the water near Tomales Bay in Marin County Tuesday evening.
The Marin County beach reopened Saturday after getting a $4 million facelift that includes a new parking lot, new restrooms, restored wetlands and an extended bridge overlooking the wetlands.
An elderly male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle this morning outside the Marin County Civic Center, a police spokeswoman said.
Shelters, mostly run by churches in the county, are struggling to provide help.
In Marin County, the department of health and human services are looking for people willing to become foster parents, especially for teens transitioning into adulthood.
Voters in Marin County approved nine of 10 measures on the November ballot, including four sales tax measures and a $394 million bond issue for new construction and improvements to Marin General Hospital, according to unofficial final results.
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District’s board of directors voted Friday morning to accept the final design and approve the purchase and installation of a moveable median barrier on the bridge.