Accused bank robber’s lawyer wants to stop paper from printing defendant’s photo

Bank robbery suspect Christopher Jay Woottonleaves court in a wheelchair on Dec. 19. This isone of the photos his lawyer does’t want published. The lawyer for an alleged serial bank robber has asked a judge to stop the Marin Independent Journal from publishing photographs of the defendant taken outside the courtroom. Public defender Michael Coffino says publishing the photos, which have already been printed in the IJ and distributed by the AP, would jeopardize his client’s ability to get an

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Marin IJ moves to San Rafael

The IJ is abandoning this location. The Marin Independent Journal moved its offices back to San Rafael on Saturday after 30 years in Novato. The IJ, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in March, was headquartered in San Rafael for its first 120 years before moving to its southern Novato complex in January 1981. A story in Saturday’s IJ said the ewspaper executives said it will be business as usual at Marin’s only daily newspaper. “Our goal is to make this

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Marin IJ confirms it is moving to San Rafael

The Marin Independent Journal announced today that it will abandon its home for the last 30 years in Novato and move into rented space in San Rafael this summer. Publisher and President David Rounds said in a story printed today the IJ has signed a lease for office space in a four-story building at 4000 Civic Center Drive, across Highway 101 from the Northgate mall. “This is an exciting move for us. Over the past year the IJ has moved

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Report: Marin IJ to move to San Rafael

The IJ has been in Novato since 1981.  IJ file photo by Stuart Lirette. The Marin Independent Journal appears poised to abandon its Novato home for the last 30 years and move to less expensive digs in San Rafael, reports Patch.com’s Brent Ainsworth, a former IJ editor. Ainsworth said he has been told by unidentified sources that an announcement is expected “in the coming weeks” because the move is anticipated during the summer. He doesn’t know where in San Rafael

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Old Marin County paper’s editions now online

It is possible now to read an 1891 edition of the old Marin County Journal newspaper online thanks to the Marin County Free Library. The library has revamped its website to include a searchable database (www.marinlibrary.org) of local history including scanned editions of the old Marin County Journal newspaper, the predecessor of the Marin Independent Journal. The IJ reports that the online newspaper archive uses an “optical character recognition” technology that allows users to search for words within the scanned

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Marin IJ celebrates 150th anniversary

Employees of the Marin County Journal, predecessor of the Marin Independent Journal, gather for  work in 1908. Photos from the IJ’s website. Speaking about the Marin IJ, that paper celebrated its 150th anniversary last week. The first edition was just four pages, printed one at a time on a hand-operated press, according to an anniversary story that ran Wednesday. “Marinites eagerly bought the Journal for news of the Civil War and stories about the growing pains of California. The weekly’s

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New publishers for Marin IJ, Coco Times

Wilson MediaNews Group announced today that Matt Wilson is leaving as publisher of the Marin Independent Journal and would be replaced by David Rounds, former publisher of MNG’s Contra Costa Times. In addition, Rounds will serve as vice president in charge of circulation for MediaNews Group in the Bay Area. MNG described the moves as a “management realignment.” Today’s announcement said that Wilson, 54, of Berkeley, will be “leaving the newspaper to pursue other opportunities.” Wilson had been executive editor

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Marin IJ to be printed in Concord

The IJ office in Novato. (IJ photo/Robert Tong) The Marin Independent Journal says it will close its Novato printing press on Oct. 18 and begin printing newspapers at a plant in Concord, a move that will cost about 30 jobs. The move isn’t a surprise since the IJ lost its contract to print the 80,000-copy Bay Area edition of USA Today. As the Press Club reported May 19, USA Today is switching its Bay Area printing to Southwest Offset, which

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Salinas daily closes pressroom, outsources

The Gannett-owned Salinas Californian shut down its presses today (Sept. 19) and will turn over the duty of printing the daily newspaper to Southwest Offset Printing (SOP), which has a plant in Redwood City. However, SOP plans to move its pressroom to a new plant at 587 Charcot in North San Jose in January. That plant currently prints the Palo Alto Daily Post, Palo Alto Weekly, Financial Times and numerous other papers. E&P reports that the move eliminated the jobs

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USA Today drops MediaNews as Bay Area printer

Gannett has decided to stop printing USA Today at MediaNews Group’s Marin Independent Journal in Novato. USA Today is switching its printing to Southwest Offset, which is opening a new plant in San Jose. Southwest, based in the Los Angeles suburb of Gardena, plans to move its Redwood City printing operation to the new San Jose plant. Gannett has been printing USA Today at the IJ for more than 10 years. Gannett was the previous owner of the IJ. Gannett

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