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ELLIOT KARLAN photos / FOR THE ARK
Linda Bine of Belvedere pores over a treasure trove of letters and photos spread out on her dining room table. A large collection was sent home by her father when he was overseas during World War II, and now she's blogging about his experiences.

'Dear Folksies': Letters from
a WWII MASH unit

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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If computers had been around in 1942, Belvedere resident Linda Bine likes to think her dad would have been an avid blogger.

Throughout the three years René Bine Jr. spent with the 59th Evacuation Hospital treating wounded soldiers and prisoners of war during World War II, the young medical resident sent more than 200 letters back to his parents vividly describing his experiences in the war.

"He's telling a story that I think people can feel like they are there," Bine says. "He's very immediate. That's … like a blog today. You get to know the person writing it. It's personal. … It has that character, that freshness, that immediacy, that candor, that humor. That's pretty cool."


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A match made in paradiso: Belvedere becomes friendship city with Italian village

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com

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Piloting into Portofino, Italy, from the open water of the Ligurian Sea, a sailor would see tree-covered hills that close in on a small, protected cove. On the starboard side, a row of pastel seaside houses hang just feet over the water, protruding from the edge of a steep cliff. Sailboats dot the harbor as villas rise high above the trees on the hills behind.

Belvedere Mayor James Campbell says the seaside entrance to Portofino looks strikingly similar to the frontage of his own city.

"What everyone is struck by, when you come into Belvedere to the (San Francisco) Yacht Club, it's like coming into Portofino," Campbell said.

Campbell traveled — on his own dime — to Portofino, a small city in the northern Italian state of Genoa, May 19-22 to shake hands with Mayor Matteo Viacava and officially make the two cities friendship cities.

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Cost to manage anchorage will
nearly double
for Tiburon
and Belvedere

By GRETCHEN LANG
glang@thearknewspaper.com
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Sausalito has finalized its exit from the Richardson Bay Regional Agency, leaving remaining members like Tiburon and Belvedere to pay nearly twice as much in dues to manage the troubled anchorage.

Saying the agency had failed to stop the ever-increasing number of derelict boats on the bay, Sausalito representative Jill Hoffman, who sits on the Sausalito City Council, had given provisional notice in December that the city would withdraw from the agency and patrol its own waters using a Sausalito Police Department boat in cooperation with the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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