Stephanie Weldy, Marin IJ

Stephanie Weldy

Marin IJ

San Rafael, CA, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Marin property owners grappling with roofer shortage

When Walter Cox worked with a building contractor to get a new roof on his daughter’s San Rafael home, he had no idea the contractor had not yet hired a roofer. “It’s frustrating — maddening,” said Cox, who sa → Read More

San Rafael home burglary suspect arrested

A woman was arrested shortly after she burglarized a San Rafael home on Friday evening, authorities said.Officers around 7:30 p.m. went to a home on Billou Street after an in-progress burglary was reported.A resident inside the home saw → Read More

Human trafficking the focus of Rotary Club of Terra Linda presentation

The Rotary Club of Terra Linda shone a spotlight on the topic of human trafficking on Saturday.The service club, in partnership with Rotary District 5150, representing Marin County, San Francisco and San Mateo County, hosted a presentation on t → Read More

Novato’s Pini Hardware celebrates 100 years

Some of Russ Young’s best moments as a child may have been in the old toy aisle, but, as it turned out, fun could be found all over the store at Pini Hardware. “Some of my earliest memories were having sales people cart my brother → Read More

Novato woman suspected of identity theft

A Novato woman was arrested on suspicion of identity theft to make purchases totaling as much as $10,000 at Marin businesses.Kimberly Allen, 44, was arrested at a Petaluma hotel on Tuesday. She was being held on $50,000 bail.In September → Read More

Electric cars get promotional plug at Novato expo

As Roberta Miller displayed her Tesla Model 3 outside Novato City Hall on Saturday, she had nothing but positive things to say.“It is the future,” she said of her electric vehicle. “We’re going to have to get off fos → Read More

New Novato Fire Chief Bill Tyler takes the reins

Novato’s new Fire Chief Bill Tyler stepped into his role Friday afternoon, a day after the board unanimously appointed him to the position.“He’s been groomed, he’s been properly vetted — he’s got the su → Read More

Novato opens site off Highway 37 to businesses

The Novato City Council this week gave the green light to a land use designation change that will allow warehouses, offices and more at a 4.91-acre site where highways 37 and 101 meet.Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved amending the → Read More

Novato mobile home fire sparked by electrical failure

An electrical failure caused a fire that destroyed a mobile home and a vehicle in Novato Wednesday night, fire officials said.The fire at Marin Valley Mobile Country Club on Marin Valley Drive started just before 8 p.m. in a laundry room and mu → Read More

Marin residents voice concerns about wildfire threat

Audience members at a packed meeting on Marin’s wildfire danger told a panel that local government must be more aggressive to deter the type of deadly wildfire that devastated the North Bay.“I think Mill Valley will burn and I thi → Read More

Novato taps longtime community leader as citizen of the year

When Edward Schulze heard his name called as the city of Novato’s next Citizen of the Year, he was stunned.“It went to my stomach more than anything else,” he said. “It was like butterflies. I couldn’t eat din → Read More

Novato’s Rancho Elementary meets vandalism with kindness

Novato’s Rancho Elementary School is showing its resilience after vandals destroyed a heart-felt school project.Nearly 1,000 planter tags detailing performed and witnessed acts of kindness were ripped off the chain-link fence in front of → Read More

College of Marin program on the aging body draws big crowd

Nearly 600 people packed College of Marin’s James Dunn Theatre on Saturday to learn about the aging body.Presentations on how aging affects sleep and what aging does to skin were part of the third annual “Mini Medical School: Medi → Read More

Marin marchers rally against Trump amid government shutdown

Harriet Judnick participated in the Women’s March in Fairfax on Saturday largely because of the event that captured the nation’s attention as the weekend began.“The government shutting down,” said Judnick, of Fairfax → Read More

Sausalito: Woman rescued after tumbling down cliff

A 60-year-old Marin woman was rescued Friday morning after tumbling down a cliff near the Sausalito sewage plant hours earlier.Kayakers passing by the area alerted authorities just before 8 a.m. after discovering the woman trapped on a cliff, a → Read More

Novato councilman asks FPPC to review conflict-of-interest rules

Novato Councilman Eric Lucan took his case to the state Fair Political Practices Commission this week seeking clearer rules governing what constitutes a conflict of interest after two complaints lodged against him sidelined him from participating in c → Read More

Petaluma mom wants SMART safety action after daughter’s fall

A Petaluma mother is calling for change at Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit stations after her 5-year-old daughter slipped between the platform and train earlier this month.Melissa Strange, 36, said she wants SMART service to halt until safety fe → Read More

Police seek three males suspected of assault, robbery

Fairfax police are seeking three suspects believed to have assaulted and taken $2,000 in counterfeit money and marijuana from a man.Investigators are following tips to learn the identity of the involved suspects, who are believed to live in the → Read More

Historic fire truck finds new home with Marin History Museum

Members of the Marin History Museum were all smiles Wednesday as they took possession of an 83-year-old fire truck believed to be one of the first used by the Marin County Fire Department.The 1935 International pickup truck was donated to the m → Read More

Fairfax man accused of airsoft gun assault

A 51-year-old Fairfax man was arrested after he was accused of using an airsoft gun to shoot plastic pellets at estranged friends outside their residence on Tuesday.Several people were outside their home in the 1700 block of Sir Francis Drake B → Read More