Dillion Beach

Dillon Beach Resort, mecca for dog owners with a mile-long canine-friendly ocean beach in Marin County, has been sold to new owners who intend to maintain “business as usual.” The resort, which dates back to the late 19th century, includes a general store, cafe and three rental cottages with ocean views that take in the…

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San Anselmo 2nd units

CALIFORNIA — California saw a dramatic increase in the number of granny flat permits issued last year, the same year the state implemented three new laws to tackle the housing affordability problem. California saw the biggest increase in permits for accessory dwelling units among U.S. states with a 63 percent increase in 2017, according to…

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San Anselmo

San Anselmo is known for its small-town charm. Eclectic shops, boutiques and cafés line its creekside location, and surrounding hilltops make it particularly scenic. Though not a “hot” destination for nightlife, it can be a lovely place to spend a day, and quietly unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Read on for…

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Fairfax ca car show

Fairfax car show rolls into town for 15th year By: Marin Independent Journal POSTED: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 – 7:03 p.m. UPDATED: TODAY Anya and Joe Artigiani look over an engine Sunday at the 15th annual Fairfax Car Show. It was held in the Fairfax Parkade. (Sherry LaVars — Special to Marin Independent Journal) 1/5…

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Ross Valley Fire

MARIN COUNTY, CA – Late firefighter Chris Mahoney left a lasting impact on the community, having served Marin County for more than a decade. A local firefighter association is also helping his legacy live on by launching an online fundraiser to establish a scholarship fund in his name. “His generosity and spirit touched everyone who…

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Marin Food trucks

The Bodega food truck pairs high-quality eats with the freedom to travel Matthew Elias (in window) and Laine Ayre (far left) worked together at Saltwater Oyster Depot in Inverness before teaming up to run The Bodega, a popular roving food truck. Photo by Cris Gebhardt. By David Templeton “You have to climb over the seat…

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Marin rental prices reach San Francisco levels

Marin rental prices reach San Francisco levels By: Keri Brenner (kbrenner@marinij.com) POSTED: Monday, July 31, 2017 – 4:04 p.m. UPDATED: TODAY Average rental prices are in the $1,800 to $2,500 range for one-bedroom units in San Rafael and Novato, with higher costs elsewhere in the county, market analysts said. At the new Tam Ridge Residences…

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Marin median home price rises 13.7 percent

Marin median home price rises 13.7 percent Real estate signs line Redwood Highway at Professional Center Parkway in San Rafael on May 24, 2017. Marin’s median home in June hit $1.08 million, up from the June 2016 median price of $950,000, according to CoreLogic. (Marin Independent Journal photo) By Keri Brenner, Marin Independent Journal POSTED:…

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