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Provided by John Hullverson
Tiburon freediver John Hullverson sits poolside at the world championships in Belgrade, Serbia, last month, where he broke his own U.S. men's no-fins freediving record for distance with an underwater swim of 150 meters in 2 minutes, 42 seconds on a single breath. His previous record was 142 meters.
 
Tiburon freediver breaks his own U.S. record at world competition

By ALEX DRUDE
adrude@thearknewspaper.com
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Tiburon's John Hullverson first took up freediving because he got injured training for a triathlon and wanted to keep moving. A lifelong swimmer and a scuba diving instructor for more than 20 years, he researched freediving, took a course while in the Cayman Islands and was hooked.

"Nothing like getting down 100 feet underwater and having operating time — to be down there for 2-3-plus minutes and looking at whales, dolphins and every kind of fish you can imagine," he says.

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Ex-Tiburon resident of five decades earns French medal of honor
 

By DEIRDRE McCROHAN
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For most of us, World War II history is the stuff of school textbooks and fat nonfiction tomes. But some men and women in our community — now in their late '80s and '90s — lived this history firsthand.

One such man is former longtime Tiburon resident Dick Jones, 93, whose role in both the Battle of the Bulge and the liberation of Paris in 1944 by the Allies was recognized when Consul General of France Pauline Carmona presented him with the chevalier medal of the National Order of the Legion of Honor on July 14.

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pare affordable housing rules at seminary site

By MICHELLE ASCHWALD
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The Marin Board of Supervisors has slashed the affordable-housing development potential at the Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, reclassifying the area as suburban and reducing the minimum number of units from 60 to 40. But for some area residents, officials didn't go far enough.

Supervisors voted 4-1 July 21 to adopt the language used in Assembly Bill 1537, which allows unincorporated Marin to be reclassified from urban zoning, with a minimum of 30 units of affordable housing per acre, to uburban, or 20 units per acre. The officials, who had backed the legislation by Assemblyman Marc Levine of San Rafael, defied the recommendation of the county Planning Commission, which sought to preserve the higher densities.

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Historian thanked for his own history

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3 Swimmers named all-Americans

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Winning at the fair

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