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Supervisors to weigh rent freeze for northwest Marin through 2021

02/03/2021
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will consider freezing rent next week for residents in the northern area of West Marin until the end of year. The emergency ordinance would impact roughly 2,700 residents in Point Reyes Station, Nicasio, Marshall, Tomales, Dillon Beach and everywhere in between. The freeze covers...

Sacramento painter wraps up show at Claudia Chapline Gallery

01/27/2021
Nearly four decades ago, then-reporter Jill Estroff wrote a story in Sacramento’s weekly Suttertown News about the forced closure of a local gallery after the landlords tripled the rent. The gallery owner, Claudia Chapline, subsequently headed west to open her business in Stinson Beach, where she continues to show art...

Seeking to renew accreditation, MALT calls for comments

01/27/2021
The Marin Agricultural Land Trust is asking the public to send comments to the national organization that accredits it as part of the nonprofit’s renewal application. Comments should relate to MALT’s ethical and technical operations, and they will be considered alongside the trust’s records and policies. MALT has been accredited...

State lifts stay-at-home order as third surge subsides

01/27/2021
California’s stay-at-home order was lifted on Monday as the latest and most severe surge subsides. Yet Marin public health officials warned that the vaccine rollout remains too slow to prevent a fourth wave of Covid-19. Counties have returned to a four-tiered system and, like the vast majority of the state,...

Marine lab gets permits

01/27/2021
The abandoned college lab in downtown Bolinas is one step closer to being demolished and rebuilt, following the issuance of county permits last month after years of planning. The College of Marin now has the coastal permit, design review clearance and use permit necessary to raze the three structures and...

Supervisors hold panel on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard renaming

01/27/2021
The choice over whether to discard Sir Francis Drake—an English sea captain with ties to the slave trade—as a road name raises questions of racial justice and equity, but it is also a practical matter. A new name for the boulevard would change the addresses of 350 businesses and residences...

Cowgirl Creamery founders retire after 2016 sale to Swiss company

01/20/2021
The time to retire arrived with the start of 2021 for the founders of Cowgirl Creamery, Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, who started the business a quarter-century ago. “We are very proud to have been part of the development of the artisan cheese craft in Northern California, which has helped...

Investigation pending after Las Vegas man lands plane on Limantour Beach

01/20/2021
The faux military plane that landed on Limantour Beach the day after Christmas was removed last week, and an investigation is underway. A skid steer carried it above the pedestrian bridge, and a trailer towed it to an airfield; aircraft insurance paid for the removal. The pilot, Las Vegas resident...

More monies for rental assistance are on the way

01/20/2021
Marin County is continuing to provide rental assistance to residents struggling with the financial ramifications of the pandemic. An estimated $7.75 million is expected to land at the county by early February as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which Congress passed last month. The funding can go toward current...

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