Remember that huge backup at the Golden Gate Bridge two weeks ago during afternoon rush hour? Laurie Flynn of San Rafael does. She was driving with her daughter when a car veered into her vehicle, causing it to flip over and slide across two lanes of traffic before it came to rest on the side rail. A bicyclist immediately bounded over the guard rail, pulled the terrified pair out of the vehicle to safety and even climbed back into the upside-down car to retrieve Laurie’s left shoe. Then a group of good Samaritans pitched in to help Laurie and her daughter through the rest of the ordeal: the man in the tan suit who took charge until authorities arrived; the dark-haired woman who hugged Laurie, while whispering in a foreign language; and Christian, the EMT, who chatted all the way to the hospital, which kept their panic at bay. Laurie thanks all of you and happily reports that both she and her daughter are on the mend.
Do you know where your children are? Hopefully, at a properly licensed daycare facility without stolen merchandise and dangerous drugs on the premises. Several Marin County police departments teamed up to execute a search warrant at a Mill Valley home on Meadow Drive to look for stolen property, worth more than $17,000, from recent supermarket and drugstore heists. Suspect Hank Mulholland, 27, was arrested inside the home and booked at the Marin County Jail for grand theft. Police also located suspected fentanyl, a powerful opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is so dangerous that law enforcement wore protective gear to remove it and called in the Mill Valley Fire Department. Worse yet, in the midst of all of this unsavory activity, cops discovered Cozy Kid Care, an unauthorized child daycare center, operating in the home without the proper city permits. Bam. Shut down immediately. I think we all agree that little kids and big drugs don’t mix well.
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