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Doug Patterson (left) and Jason Golden of the Southern Marin Fire Protection District vacuum up water at The UPS Store in The Cove Shopping Center on Dec. 3, the morning after overnight flooding.
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Nearly 40 homes, businesses damaged by flooding after heavy storm, pump failures
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2.25 inches of rain dumped on area; more is slated to hit tonight
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By HANNAH BEAUSANG and DEIRDRE McCROHAN
hbeausang@thearknewspaper.com
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With a powerful storm expected to hit the Bay Area tonight, Dec. 10, and tomorrow, the National Weather Service has issued flash-flood warnings while one Tiburon neighborhood is still trying to recover from last week's deluge. The first big storm of the season and the failure of county-run drainage pumps paired up to damage nearly 40 homes and businesses in Tiburon's Bel Aire neighborhood Dec. 3, leaving water as deep as 18 inches at The Cove Shopping Center parking lot.

"From my front door, I could only see water," said Pablo Castro of Cecilia Way, whose one-story home behind the center filled with about 3 inches of water. "I couldn't see the sidewalk or the street."

"We had an inch of water in our bedroom," Claire Way resident Kimberly McGill Brooks, who with husband Peter owns Brooks Tree Care, posted on Facebook. "I sat up from bed very early this morning to slide my feet into my slippers. They were soaking wet. (We) spent the day moving and drying stuff."

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Waldo Tunner
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flickr user iflyfsx / Creative Commons
The commonly known Waldo or 'rainbow' tunnels in Southern Marin, as seen looking northbound on Highway 101, may soon be officially named after late Tiburon actor-comedian Robin Williams, who famously wore rainbow suspenders in 'Mork & Mindy.'
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Bill introduced to name tunnels after Williams has roots in Belvedere
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By Hannah Beausang
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A Belvedere resident's petition to officially name the rainbow-striped "Waldo" tunnels in Southern Marin after late actor-comedian Robin Williams has gained backing from Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, who introduced a resolution Dec. 1.

Longtime resident Julie Wainwright created the Change.org petition addressed to Levine Aug. 14, three days after Williams died by suicide at age 63 at his Paradise Cay home.

The petition to name the tunnels, also sometimes known as the "rainbow tunnel," on Highway 101 just north of the Golden Gate Bridge after Williams has now gained nearly 60,000 virtual signatures from global supporters.

In the petition, Wainwright pointed to the rainbow suspenders worn by Williams in his role as Mork in the television series "Mork & Mindy," which are akin to the rainbow stripes painted on the tunnels.

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Doyle takes over as Tiburon mayor; Tollini is vice mayor

By Hannah Beausang
hbeausang@theark
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Tiburon Vice Mayor Frank Doyle was elected by his Town Council colleagues to a one-year term as mayor Dec. 3, with Councilmember Erin Tollini getting the bump to vice mayor.

Doyle, 58, has served on the council since 2011 after stints on the Tiburon Planning Commission and Design Review Board. He is known for generating creative ideas and conflict-mitigating solutions to problems.
"I don't know if it's sunk in yet," Doyle said in an interview. He said that before he was encouraged to run for a seat on the board, it had never occurred to him that he'd ever be on the council, let alone be mayor someday.

Doyle said that past mayors have told him it's a lot of fun and to enjoy the year.
"We have a great council," he said. "Everyone is so supportive of each other. I think I'd be more nervous if it weren't that way."
Councilmember Emmett O'Donnell nominated Doyle.

"There's probably no more deserving person," he said at the meeting, noting Doyle's strong family connection to the community.

Doyle, owner of a design firm, is the son-in-law of the late Alvin Kuhn, himself a former mayor who served on the council from 1990 to 1994. In the audience were his mother-in-law, Joy Kuhn; wife Leslie, who is executive director of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society and was a board member of the Tiburon Salmon Institute; and daughter Laurel, who recently replaced mom on the salmon board. Son Conor was away at college.

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