Sunday, August 12, 2018

Can You Help Us Solve the Mystery of This Found Camera?

Subject: Found Camera

Found at the Pelican Inn, Muir Beach last weekend.

If you recognize the people in this photo, please contact Kat on facebook via this post. 
If you aren't on facebook, contact us and we'll relay the message. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

NEWS: Short-Term Rental Rules Adopted by Board

County of Marin News Release

A view of a beachfront short-term rental property

Short-Term Rental Rules Adopted by Board
Supervisors require neighbors to be notified of rentals in unincorporated areas
San Rafael, CA – Under a new ordinance, notification of a short-term rental property in unincorporated Marin County must be provided to people occupying neighboring properties before the short-term rental owner can obtain or renew a business license.
On August 7, the Marin County Board of Supervisors passed the ordinance brought forth by the Community Development Agency staff following a public hearing.
Short-term rentals through companies such as Airbnb and VRBO have become popular places for visitors to stay in Marin, especially in coastal communities. Not all residents have been happy about that, citing that vacationers create problems with traffic, parking, and noise for the year-around residents. Now, to encourage neighborhood harmony and ease concerns, notification will be required either by an on-site sign or by letters or door hangers to surrounding properties. The signage would identify a local contact, a complaint hotline phone number, and other information.
In addition, the owners of short-term rentals will be required to inform tenants of how to meet existing requirements of the Marin County Code related to noise, parking, vehicular access, and trash. A hired vendor will provide and monitor a complaint hotline, document incidents for the County and notify the rental's contact person of problems. The ordinance will sunset after two years unless it is extended by the Board.
In the past, online short-term rental companies have been reluctant to provide addresses of rental properties to public agencies, making it hard to create a statistical analysis and recognize trends. In 2017, County staff hired a consultant to research short-term rentals and how they were regulated outside of Marin, and the results of those findings helped formulate the draft ordinance along with public feedback.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday Wisdom 8/8/2018

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims." R. Buckminster Fuller

MHS Campus Plan Story Poles, Update

Here are some photos of story poles that do not tell the whole story, because we are left to imagine the spaces between as hard, opaque spaces.
Marin County is accepting comments on this plan now.
For more information on the size and scope of this project go to this page:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Wednesday Wisdom : 8/1/2018

"I think we all keep a memory of a moment when we missed someone or something, when we could have gone down another path, a happier or better or just a different path. Just because they're in the past doesn't mean you can't treasure the possibilities ... maybe we put down a marker for another time. And now's the time. Now we can do whatever we want to do.”
 ― James Robertson, And the Land Lay Still

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Fwd: Marin Horizon School Update

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Bill Perrine
Date: Tue, Jul 31, 2018, 9:17 AM
Subject: Marin Horizon School Update

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you are enjoying a happy and healthy summer. As the new Head of School at Marin Horizon, my family and I are enjoying this time as we settle into our Homestead Valley home and get to know our neighbors. One of my highest priorities as I take on this role is to build and maintain a strong connection between the school and the community.

With that, I want to provide an update on the public process surrounding the campus building plan. We are placing new story poles around campus to illustrate the reductions in the overall height and size from the previous plan. These story poles will provide an accurate reflection of the current proposal that is under review by the County of Marin. The story pole installation includes tall metal poles and many stabilizing wires, which do present certain safety risks within campus. In order to ensure safety, the poles will be installed before the start of the school year from Tuesday, July 31 to Friday, August 17. Please note that during this time, the interior of campus will be temporarily closed to prevent visitors from tripping on wires or running into the poles while using the playground areas. The school also will take pictures of the story poles and post them onto our website for viewing.

Once the story poles have come down, we anticipate having another meeting with the Tam Design Review Board in the early fall. At that meeting, we will present the various reductions to the previous campus plan for their review. In case you haven't seen the latest design plan yet, they are posted on our website here:

I look forward to getting to know each of you over the weeks and months ahead. Thank you and please reach out if you have any questions.

Warm regards,

Bill Perrine,
Head of School

Bill Perrine
Head of School
305 Montford Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
P 415.388.8408, ext. 225
F 415.388.7831

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, 7/25/2018

“Driving someone to insanity is the devil's work.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri

How to Deal With Gaslighting | Ariel Leve

Sharing this because some of us experienced gaslighting during the infamous sidewalk battle.
Well, I know I did.
Rather than going over all that again, I am sharing this because many more of us are being gaslighted at the moment. There is some good advice in this video.

#1 : Remain defiant.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Happenings : 7/21/18

Hey Hey Mama - Led Zeppelin Tribute : Benefit for Breast Cancer Prevention Saturday, July 21, 2018 

Impact Hub Oakland 
1423 Broadway 94612
Oakland, CA
 Special guests the T Sisters (Erika, Rachel and Chloe Teitgen) plus an

 All Star Lineup of the Bay Area's best women vocalists singing the music of Led Zeppelin!

 In alphabetical order:
 Loralee Christensen, Teal Collins, Noelle Doughty, Jacque Herrera, Allyson Paige, Pamela Parker, Liz Pisco, Aubrey Rhodes, Christina Stogsdill, Mari Mack (Tamburo,) Susan Zelinsky