Supes protect tenants from evictions

03/25/2020
The Marin County Board of Supervisors this week offered countywide rental protections to those suffering a substantial loss of income due to the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, landlords cannot evict residential or commercial tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to changed financial circumstances related to the pandemic...

Coastal commission asked to codify help for communities

03/25/2020
Marin’s seaside villages wrote to the California Coastal Commission last month with feedback on the agency’s draft strategic planning document, which sets management priorities for the next five years, and had one primary request: the plan must further protect and relieve the villages from growing droves of recreational visitors. The...

Coping with coronavirus

03/25/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Nearly two weeks into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, people are adjusting to new routines. For some, that means an increased workload; for others, free time seems endless. Alongside our news...

Flaunting shelter order, outsiders swarm coast

03/25/2020
A wave of visitors flooded West Marin on Saturday, prompting park closures and disturbing residents, some of whom took turning people away into their own hands. It looked like a holiday weekend from Muir Beach to Dillon Beach, with travelers from all over Northern California escaping the shelter-in-place order for...

Coronavirus cases sharply rise in Marin, and far more are suspected

03/25/2020
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has more than tripled in Marin over the past week, and that likely represents just a tiny fraction of the actual cases. Around 1 percent—or 3,000 residents—have been infected with the coronavirus, Dr. Lisa Santora, the deputy health officer, estimated on Tuesday. “Some have...

Watching whales in quarantine

03/25/2020
We are up north, in remote coastal California at a house on a beach bluff. Whales puff past as they migrate north. Seabirds dip from the cypress to the hedgy bluff and out of sight. We came here for the solitude—a little respite, a few days of deep and wild...

Inverness house plans get green light after bending to neighbors' concerns

03/25/2020
A new house in Inverness is one step closer to construction, with its design modified to resolve neighbors’ concerns, after a zoning administrator last week approved the project. The proposal for 20 Trossach Way, on the western edge of the mesa overlooking Second Valley, led several residents to write to...