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John Kern of Tiburon, a retired civil engineer who is now the chief of the facilities committee at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, inspects his afternoon's work placing concrete rubble into the bay off Paradise Drive.
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Median work rubble repurposed as seawall
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By Deirdre McCrohan
dmccrohan@thearknewspaper.com
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It may not be much consolation to the drivers backed up on Tiburon Boulevard because of the median beautification project, but the concrete rubble being jackhammered away is enjoying new life at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies, the bayside campus operated by San Francisco State University where scientists study marine and estuary life forms.

Construction crews hauled the rubble to the center, where staff members using a donated tractor have been shoveling it up and dropping it into place to replace seawall damaged in a 2006 storm surge.

Early on, Romberg received a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to replace a portion of the seawall directly in front of its main science building, but the center has lacked funds to repair the remaining portion, which is in the north section of the site.

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Leighton Meester and Julian Shatkin star in 'Like Sunday, Like Rain,' by writer-director Frank Whaley, screening at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael during the Mill Valley Film Festival, with an after party at the Tiburon Tavern. Meester and co-star Billie Joe Armstrong (left), will be on hand at the party.
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Mill Valley Film Festival kicks off Oct. 2, with a stop in Tiburon
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By Hannah Beausang
hbeausang@thearknewspaper.com
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The internationally heralded Mill Valley Film Festival is returning next month for its 37th year, once again swinging through Tiburon as it draws big cinema names to Marin venues while screening buzzworthy potential Oscar contenders.

Running Oct. 2-12, the event will draw actors Hilary Swank, Laura Dern, Elle Fanning and Eddie Redmayne, among other actors and filmmakers, and will focus on Latin-American and Spanish-language cinema with a "¡Viva El Cine!" lineup of 10 films.

But two events will touch closer to home.

Late actor-comedian Robin Williams, who died last month at age 63 at his Paradise Cay home, will be honored with an informal celebration of his legacy, with footage from his appearances at the festival at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, where he was known to perform. The event is free, but tickets are required.

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Five years later, mystery still shrouds slaying

No known motive, few clues as case remains cold in 2009 murder of Tiburon's Joan Rosenthal, a
75-year-old grandmother and community volunteer.

By Hannah Beausang
hbeausang@
thearknewspaper.com

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It's been nearly five years since the murder of 75-year-old Tiburon grandmother Joan Rosenthal, and though the case remains one of the greatest mysteries for the sleepy town, Tiburon Police Chief Michael Cronin is determined to solve it.

On the morning of Sept. 22, 2009, Rosenthal's longtime friend Sally Shepard found the elderly victim in a pool of blood with a gunshot wound on an enclosed patio between the front door and locked gate of Rosenthal's Hilary Drive home.

The home was untouched, and there was no sign of a struggle, leaving detectives scrambling to find a motive. Now, half a decade later, both the reason for the murder and killer's identity remain unknown.

Cronin said the perpetrator was most likely someone Rosenthal trusted — perhaps someone in a uniform, perhaps someone she may have been familiar with. She hadn't received any threats, been involved in any disputes or witnessed any recent crime, and nothing out of the ordinary had been observed in the days leading up to the murder.

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