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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area ten miles from San Rafael and thirty miles from San Francisco the area was originally home to a number of Miwok villages. Named after a Miwok chief named Novatus after his baptism and the Novato River nearby. Novato grew after World War II due to the construction of a freeway. The area's barbershop is also a sponsor of a beard-growing contest. Many biotech firms as well as the Buck Institute bolster the Economy for Age Research

Population: 52737
Local Newspapers: The Marin Independent Journal Novato Advance
Local Sports Teams: San Francisco Giants (MLB) 49ers (NFL)
Local Colleges: College of Marin Indian Valley Campus

Zip Codes associated with novato, california: 94945 94947 94947 94949
Towns/Cities near novato, california : Black Point Green Point Lucas Valley Marinwood Hamilton Dewitt

Novato News
Erosion control keeps rain from washing away topsoil

Native plants and straw wattles work together well to control erosion in this Novato hillside garden.Photo by Bob Mauceli Winter is the season for holidays, football games, Dungeness crab and - rain! In Marin's Mediterranean climate, 90 percent of the annual rainfall normally occurs between November and April. After our dry summers, we depend on the rainfall for the deep watering our native and garden plants need.

4 Possible Biotech Takeover Targets for 2018

This year wasn't big for mergers and acquisitions in biopharma, particularly compared to 2015 and 2016. Many industry watchers and investors are paying close attention to Congress' tax plan, which would potentially cut the corporate tax rate from about 35 percent to 20 percent, and would allow companies to repatriate funds from overseas accounts at a one-time tax rate of 10 percent.

Massive Marin-Novato Narrows segment nears completion

Construction on a huge chunk of the Marin-Sonoma Narrows near the county line is winding down and could be ready for drivers to use as soon as next month. Dubbed the San Antonio Curve Correction project, the $73 million in work over roughly 2.5 miles has realigned Highway 101 at San Antonio Road while upgrading the freeway's profile and alignment.

Marin history: Novatoa s pioneers, the Hiribarrens

Capt. Leon Hiribarren was born in the Basque region of France and his wife, Marie, was from Newfoundland. Hiribarren was living and working in San Francisco, where he operated cargo vessels, when he became acquainted with the early community of Novato.

Novato extends restrictions on pot cultivation

With some exceptions, the cultivation of medicinal and commercial marijuana will continue to be prohibited in Novato through late next year. As cannabis commercial sales become legal in California beginning Jan. 1, the Novato City Council unanimously approved extending the city's temporary ban on most cultivation of marijuana as a regulatory plan is drawn up through November 2018.

Marin public meetings: Dec. 11-15

Fairfax: Town Council and Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., Fairfax Women's Club, 46 Park Road. Website: / The two bodies will conduct a joint discussion on various cannabis-related topics.

Community members donate, assemble hundreds of bikes for North Bay fire victims

Volunteers and bicycle enthusiasts took over downtown Novato's Bicycle Brüstop on Friday and attached wheels to bike frames and installed and adjusted handle bars. The team did not stop until 30 bicycles were assembled - ready for Sunday's distribution to families who lost their homes in the recent North Bay fires.

Tiburon mom leads community food drive

Kathryn Ellman of Tiburon, a board member of the SF-Marin Food Bank, has expanded the Reed Elementary School food drive program. 2017 Kathryn Ellman of Tiburon greatly expanded the Reed Elementary School food drive program last year because she wanted to educate the community about the reality that one in four people in San Francisco and Marin face the threat of hunger.

Novato Highway 37 stretch gets gas tax funds to study flooding

Marin drivers are still dealing with the sticker shock of a new 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax that took effect Nov. 1, but some of that revenue is already flowing back to the county for transportation needs. The Transportation Authority of Marin was awarded gas tax dollars to "develop an action plan to address ongoing and projected flooding issues from increased storm flows and sea level rise in the east-west transportation corridor through the Novato Baylands," according to the California Transportation Commission, which awarded the grant Thursday.

How to make a cozy winter fire

For many, there is nothing like the heat of a wood-fire stove to stave off the chill of an early morning or the flames of a dancing fire to warm up a room or ambience in the evening. Greg Talamini, owner of Nero's Firewood in Novato, who sells a lot of firewood to Marin residents, offers some tips on choosing, burning and stacking firewood in a safe, environmentally conscious way.

Buck Institute for Education unveiling learning program

If Robert Little can help fix erosion and granite-dust air pollution at the San Jose Middle School athletic track, he would be as super-pleased as any 12-year-old seventh-grader could be. "I think if we make a difference, it would be cool to help others and make it green," said Robert, one of four students on the environmental awareness project for his Novato school's science class.

In Your Town for Dec. 8, 2017

Calm, dry weather will trap smoke particles close to the ground. Fireplaces, woodstoves, pellet stoves, outdoor fire pits or any other wood-burning devices are prohibited.

Novato council votes 3-2 to extend city manager contract

Novato City Manager Regan Candelario will lead the city until at least 2020 under new contract terms struck with the City Council. In a split vote Nov. 28, the council voted 3-2, with Councilwomen Pat Eklund and Pam Drew opposed, to add another two years to the manager's $195,000-per-year deal.

92-year-old woman's purse stolen while shopping at Novato grocery store

Novato police hope the public can help locate a man who they say stole a 92-year-old woman's purse while shopping at a grocery store on Wednesday. The woman had her purse at the top of her shopping cart and was reaching to get an item from a shelf when the suspect grabbed her bag and fled the store.

Novato thief steals purse from 92-year-old woman

The Novato Police Department is trying to identify a man who stole a purse from a 92-year-old woman at a supermarket. The crime occurred at about noon at the Safeway at 900 Diablo Ave. The woman was reaching for an item on a shelf when the thief grabbed the purse from her shopping cart and ran from the store, said Novato police Sgt.

Ronnie Spector, the bad girl of rock, and Summer of Love legends headline benefit concerts

A couple of benefit concerts this month dig deep into rock history, presenting a pair of local legends from the Summer of Love as well as an icon from one of the great girl groups of the early '60s. Ronnie Spector, the original bad girl of rock, a 2007 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, headlines Narada Michael Walden's 21st Holiday Jam on Dec. 16 at the Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley.

Marin Pearl Harbor survivor helped save sailors

As Japanese bombers unloaded on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Walter R. Potter could hear the explosions from his home near Waikiki Beach, 11 miles away. Potter, a civilian crane operator at a machine factory on a dock next to Hickam Field, one of the targets of the attack, was off duty that day.

Calif. bill to banish gasoline cars by 2040 is in the works

Traffic is seen on Highway 101 in San Francisco, California. California Assemblymember Phil Ting plans to introduce a bill that, starting in 2040, would allow the state's motor vehicles department to register only "clean" vehicles that emit no carbon dioxide, such as battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars.

Novato gang attack survivor testifies on teena s slaying

Tactical officers work at scene where Edwin Guerra was killed last year off Fairway Drive in Novato. Authorities linked the slaying to the MS-13 gang.

In Your Town for Dec. 5, 2017

Davidson Middle School in San Rafael received $4,000 and Hamilton Meadow Park School in Novato received $5,000 for tutoring and mentoring programs. The event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Costco at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center.

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