WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL BLOG for La Pétanque Marinière in San Rafael, California. LPM has been an active Marin pétanque club since 1972 and affiliated with the Fédération of Pétanque USA, since 1975. We welcome people of all abilities, ages and nationalities to come and enjoy pétanque with us.

The Pierre Joske Courts are located on Civic Center drive in San Rafael. (click for directions). Casual games are played every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 1 pm. Tournament play is usually held on the second Sunday of every month.

Please consult the links on the sidebar to the right for more information on clubs in the bay area, nationally and world wide.

If you would like to play but haven't any boules, please contact our President, Christine Cragg, or Ken Lee. They can bring some for you to use, as well as introduce you to the basic skills and techniques of pétanque. In addition, if you are looking to purchase boules but are unsure as to which size and weight are right for you, we have a range of different examples from which to choose.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

County to buy San Rafael office building for public safety complex

After months of negotiations, Marin officials have agreed to spend about $82 million to buy a San Rafael office building, remodel and equip it as an emergency operations and sheriff's headquarters — and abandon controversial plans to build a new structure near the Civic Center.

Although the deal isn't due for formal approval until next month, county supervisors on Tuesday are expected to announce their intent to acquire the 315,000-square-foot building on 24 acres at 1600 Los Gamos Road, reversing a 2008 decision to erect a $102 million public safety facility in Santa Venetia.

"I'm ecstatic that we're able to bring this one over the finish line," said board president Susan Adams, noting the proposal to build a new safety building in Santa Venetia was opposed by the neighborhood "and we responded."

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1 comment:

Auto Repair San Rafael said...

That is one expensive building. Let's hope it will work out for all parties involved; seems like it was controversial since the neighborhood didn't want a safety building.