Income plummets for West Marin businesses

04/01/2020
Many West Marin businesses are in a financial freefall as a result of the Covid-19 shutdown, leading to mass layoffs and economic uncertainty. Owners are furloughing employees and spending savings to stay afloat, but with the length of the shelter-in-place order and its aftereffects unknown, these are stressful times to...

Emergency grants designed to help West Marin’s neediest

04/01/2020
Money is pooling to support those most in need. Immediately following the shelter-in-place order last month, the Marin Community Foundation and the West Marin Fund provided emergency funds to a handful of local nonprofits that offer key services to residents on the coast. M.C.F. gave new awards to three local...

Coping with coronavirus

04/01/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Three weeks into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, the reality is setting in that these changes aren’t going away anytime soon. Yet people are finding the silver linings. Alongside our news...

Shelter order extended and tightened as virus spreads

04/01/2020
The coronavirus is spreading exponentially, and an estimated 2 percent of West Marin has been infected with it. A more restrictive shelter order and improved testing capabilities should help slow transmission, according to Dr. Lisa Santora, the county’s deputy public health officer. At least five Marin residents have died from...

Online census rolls out, absent door-to-door and community outreach

04/01/2020
Here’s the invitation that United States Census Bureau field workers had hoped to deliver in person to your doorstep: It’s time to participate in the census. In March, field workers from the bureau began delivering door-to-door invitations to West Marin residents with post office boxes, but they were forced to...

Community charrette: A proposal

04/01/2020
As we reel under the excruciating pressures of the coronavirus pandemic and feel the impact of other global events in West Marin, it has been suggested that we need a forum of some kind to discuss issues of concern so that we’re able to better respond as a united front...