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Heavy traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge on August 17, 2011 after authorities shut down part of Interstate 580 due to a police standoff. (CBS)

Toll Booth’s Cash Lane Closures Cut Costs, Drives Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Commuters Mad

Friday morning’s commute was particularly aggravating for motorists approaching the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. A toll authority spokesman says cash-lane closures are part of a cost-cutting measure.

08/22/2014

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Driver Caught On Video Spinning Doughnuts On Golden Gate Bridge

A driver shut down traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge and spun donuts on the span Sunday, the California Highway Patrol confirmed.

08/20/2014

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Novato Teen Badly Burned In Explosion Was Helping His Dad Blow Up Fence

A father and his son were trying to dig a hole with a torch before the explosion. Deputies found hand tools, lighter fluid, matches and canisters with powders the pair were using to break up concrete fence posts.

08/16/2014

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Origin Of Meteorite That Crashed Into Novato Home Traced Back 4 Billion Years To Formation Of Moon

A Marin County woman’s claims that a meteorite plunked down on the roof of her home have been validated by a team of planetary scientists, who tracked the space rock’s origin to the formation of the moon 4.47 billion years ago.

08/15/2014

A wreath is seen at actor/comedian Robin Williams' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Preliminary Investigation Shows Robin Williams Died Of ‘Asphyxia Due To Hanging’

Actor and comedian Robin Williams died after hanging himself with a belt in his unincorporated home, according to a preliminary investigation by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

08/12/2014

Robin Williams (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

WATCH LIVE: Press Conference On Robin Williams’ Death By Marin Co. Sheriff’s Office At 11 a.m. PST

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday to announce an official investigation into the cause of Robin Williams’ death.

08/12/2014

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Weeks Before Passing, Robin Williams Talks About Addiction

Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, has struggled with alcohol addiction for decades. A man who knew Williams from a support group describes the actor’s demeanor and how he reached out to him last month.

08/12/2014

Robin Williams (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Robin Williams Found Dead In Tiburon Home Of Apparent Suicide

Actor Robin Williams was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Tiburon home Monday, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

08/11/2014

Marin County Jail in San Rafael. (CBS)

Screaming, Machete-Wielding Man Arrested In Point Reyes Station

Authorities have arrested a man from West Marin County for allegedly threatening people in Point Reyes Station with a 26-inch machete.

08/10/2014

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

Local Callers Must Dial 415 When 628 Area Code Debuts Next Year

Starting next February, San Francisco and Marin County residents will have to do something they’ve never done before: dial the numbers 4-1-5 when making a phone call.

08/09/2014

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