Winners announced in library art contest

The Commons Foundation has announced the winners of its youth art contest that was established to raise awareness of the nonprofit’s capital campaign for a new city library.

The contest, whose theme was “Why I Love Libraries,” involved submissions from elementary and middle school students. The categories were physical art, digital art, video and poetry.

The winners for physical art were Zain Dalal, a first-grader at Cove School; Eloise Miailovich and Keenan Paredes, third-graders at St. Patrick School; Nicholas Castanheira, a fourth-grader at Neil Cummins Elementary School; Anna Miailovich, a sixth-grader at St. Patrick; and Cove School fourth-graders Ryan Bokser, Caleb Hess and Dylan Christensen.

Lily Borri, an eighth-grader at Hall Middle School, won the digital art category. Rohan Wadia, a third-grader at Bacich Elementary School won the video category. Tilden McMonsef, a second-grader at Park School, and Caroline Gron, a seventh-grader at Hall Middle School, won the poetry contest.

Honorable mentions went to Henry Weil, Maya Bletnitsky, Isaiah Weil, Julian Bletnitsky, Heidi Ellenzweig and Leo Ellenzweig.

The honors were awarded at a ceremony Thursday at City Hall. Submissions are online at


Suspect accused of burglary, assault

Police arrested a man who allegedly broke into a boat in the San Rafael Yacht Harbor and brandished a screwdriver while chasing two employees who confronted him.

Dwayne Anthony Crosby, 39, of San Rafael was booked into Marin County Jail on Tuesday night on suspicion of armed assault, threats and burglary and fentanyl possession. His bail amount was set at $50,000.

One of the harbor employees suffered a minor injury to his hand during the confrontation, said police Sgt. Raul Aguilar. He said Crosby fled but police found him downtown later in the evening.

Crosby allegedly told the employees he knows where they live and would “come after them,” Aguilar said.


Board sets hearings on plans at 3 homes

The town Planning Commission has scheduled hearings on four residential project applications.

The applications call for a 46-square-foot laundry room addition to the home at 43 San Gabriel Drive; an expansion and remodel at 197 Bothin Road that involves converting a garage into a 92-square-foot junior accessory dwelling unit; and a new 1,772-square-foot home with a 497-square-foot junior accessory dwelling unit at 67 Tamalpais Road.

The commission meeting is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Fairfax Women’s Club at 46 Park Road. Remote public access instructions are online at


Expansion proposed at Hilary Drive home

The town Design Review Board has scheduled a hearing on a residential expansion plan at 699 Hilary Drive.

The proposal calls for a 389-square-foot addition to the home and a new 475-square-foot attached garage.

The board meeting will be held by teleconference at 6 p.m. Dec. 15.