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Special helmet to aid pitchers

...rare. When they do happen, they are very traumatic, catastrophic."Sandberg's frightening accident sparked the Marin County Athletic League to ban metal bats and require its 10 teams to use wooden bats. The league is using wood bats again...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-03-07/special-helmet-aid-pitchers
Baseball | Sports
Funny People loses its way soon after it leaves L.A.

...If only they hadn't left Los Angeles, where everything in Funny People was going so well, and driven north to Marin County, where everything falls apart. Judd Apatow would have had his most mature, accomplished film to date. Instead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/30/mov_542508.shtml
Movies
Mullins will perform at Arts in the Heart

...13 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The double Oscar winner filed the petition on April 23 in Marin County Superior Court in San Rafael, Calif., according to court papers. The couple married in April 1996. Mr. Penn has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/01/ent_522347.shtml
Things to Do
Veteran rocker's music has a purpose

...fire destroyed their home. Although the Youngs still maintain the coffee farm and Mr. Young still has a studio in Marin County, Calif, living in Aiken has proven a welcome change for him. "The thing is, I can do my work anywhere, and Hawaii...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/02/05/mus_510239.shtml
Music
Cable car rides are the real San Francisco treat

...Before boarding, hit the Ferry Building in The Embarcadero on Market Street. Rush-hour ferries serve commuters from Marin County and the East Bay. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, locals shop for produce at the Embarcadero Farmer's Market. At the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/11/23/liv_484298.shtml
Life & style
Rock hall musician will close U.S. tour

...Street Choir , Morrison needed a change. He moved from New York to the pastoral and laid-back "non-confines" of Marin County in California and the West Coast lifestyle turned out to be just what he needed. Tupelo Honey features several new...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/going-out/music/2010-05-05/rock-hall-musi
Applause | Music | Ed Turner | Things to Do | Life
Lucas drew inspiration for 'Star Wars' from cinema history

A long, long time ago - well, 27 years - in a galaxy far, far away - or Marin County, Calif. - a young man named George Lucas made a little movie that changed American cinema. While Star Wars was hailed as a work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/16/mov_428690.shtml
Movies
Burials in wilderness offer simplicity, peace to families

...partners are involved in a joint venture to open several green cemeteries nationwide. The group has opened one cemetery in Marin County, Calif., called Forever Fernwood, said managing partner Joe Sehee. The group is scoping out sites in Oregon and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/13/met_428415.shtml
Metro
Americans reach lightweight men's pair finals

...to ever reach the finals of the lightweight men's pair event Friday at the World Rowing Championships. Altman of Marin County, Calif., and Simon Carcagno of Pennington, N.J., made a desperate push at the end to edge out Australia and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/21/oth_353900.shtml
Other sports
Affordable housing lacking for minimum-wage earners

...housing wage was three times the minimum wage. The two-bedroom housing wages in the study ranged from $37.30 in Marin County, Calif., to $7.11 in parts of Alabama, and $5.94 in portions of Puerto Rico. The report pointed out, however...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/19/bus_353347.shtml
Business