Free session on access to public records.


January 23, 2014 @ 3:00 am – 4:30 am
Marin County Office of Education
1111 Las Gallinas Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94903
Robert Sterling

Have you ever needed a document and not known where to find it? Have you ever been told you can’t access a document that you need? Or perhaps you want to request documents from a government agency but don’t know how or what you have a right to ask for.

Don’t fret, we have just the person to answer your questions.

Join the Bay Area News Group’s award-winning investigative reporter and author, Thomas Peele, for a free session on how to access public records. The workshop will provide information about laws governing the release of records as well as how to file Freedom of Information requests.

The session is part of the Independent Journal’s community engagement initiative, which also includes informal public meetings in communities across the county.

Reservations are necessary for the Jan. 22 public access workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. Each attendee must reserve a space. To sign up, visit this signup site.

For more information about the IJ’s community outreach and Peele’s talk, visit Editor Robert Sterling’s blog at

For details on Peele’s talk, also contact Martin Reynolds, Bay Area News Group senior editor for community engagement, at or 510-390-1779.



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