Marin Is Healthiest County in CA

Marin has been ranked the healthiest of California’s 58 counties because of its high scores in quality of life, clinical care, and social and economic factors, according to the recently released 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The rankings place greatest weight on longevity, or life expectancy. The average Marin...

County Considers Reusable Foodware Ordinance Apr 19

David Moreno of Main Dock passes along the news that on April 19, the Marin County Board of Supervisors will have their first hearing and vote on a draft ordinance addressing reusable foodware. A final adoption vote is scheduled for May 10. If adopted, the ordinance will: Replace single-use plastic packaging...

Sea Level Rise Discussed at Annual Meeting

The February 17 FHA Annual Meeting on Zoom was was recorded for viewing later. You can find the link by clicking on News on the FHA website’s home page, then clicking on the paragraph beginning “Did you miss the 2022 FHA annual meeting…” to expand it. You will see a passcode which...

Planning for our Future Housing

The City of Sausalito hosted its first of four Housing Element Town Halls on Feb 10. City Consultant Beth Thompson of De Novo Planning explained the Housing Element process and asked for community input. Every local government jurisdiction in the Bay Area, including Sausalito and Marin County, is developing its...

Housing Element for Unincorporated Marin

Marin County, like other communities in California, is initiating a planning process under California State law to identify how to meet our housing needs at all income levels. According to the County’s Community Development website, this process involves updating the County’s Housing Element, which is a required component of the...

What’s Next after June 15?

California is planning for a wide reopening on June 15. What does that mean for Marin’s COVID-19 response efforts? Join Marin Public Health at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 for a virtual program about what’s next for businesses, schools, health care, and our community. The discussion will feature contributions...

Marin COVID Update

Although Marin is the only Bay Area county not in the state’s most restrictive purple tier risk category, MHHS has tightened local rules for higher-risk indoor activities where the virus can spread more easily. Until further notice, indoor dining at restaurants is banned and businesses are now required to conform...

Preventing Wildfires in Marin

Wildfires are bigger, burn longer, cause more damage, and kill more people than ever before. Marin is as susceptible as Sonoma County or other areas that have suffered large destructive fires. That’s the bad news. The good news is that a new Joint Powers Authority has been formed to undertake...

Mrs. T. Carves a Path

Elizabeth Terwilliger, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 97, was a remarkable woman in many ways. A recent Marinscope profile noted that Mrs. T., as she was lovingly known, was a descendant of Kit Carson, Daniel Boone and James Fenimore Cooper, and “a modern-day trailblazer in the...