March 7-11, 2022WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK:
Ferry and BART Ridership See Immediate Spikes as Gas Prices Rise
"Marin County ferries are seeing a significant rise in ridership after nearly two years of being half empty. As some Marin commuters tell KRON4, they've gotten used to have no problem finding a seat, but all that's changed in the last couple of weeks, and the ferries have been packed again at rush hours."
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Alameda and Marin counties lifting school indoor masking mandates
"Masks will be downgraded from a requirement to a strong recommendation while students are indoors in both counties and the city of Berkeley. Masks are not required for students while outdoors. Individual school districts will still have the ability to implement their own masking requirements. Health officials in both counties said masks will remain an effective tool at reducing the spread of COVID-19."
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Marin home prices jump amid persistent Bay Area surge
"Overwhelming buyer demand and few homes for sale pushed Bay Area prices ever higher in January, with modest homes in affluent communities selling for $1 million premiums throughout the region."
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Forward Progress Stopped on Marin County ‘Canyon Fire'
"Firefighters battling a brush fire in Marin County on Wednesday report forward progress on the blaze has been stopped. The blaze burned several acres north of Stinson Beach near Audubon Canyon, off Shoreline Highway. Firefighters said there was no threat to the surrounding community."
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Small Marin County Town Pushes to Reduce Light Pollution
"When was the last time you gazed at the stars? If you live in a city, there may not be much to see. But one small town in Marin County is trying to protect its view of the night sky by embracing the darkness. At sunset in San Francisco, the lights come on and the city gleams like a jewel. It looks a little different in Point Reyes. There’s still a light show there, you just have to look a little closer to see it."
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California Cheese Trail Brings Cheese to Your Door
"Marin County would be hard-pressed to find someone more qualified for or committed to helping the local agriculture community than Vivien Straus. Not only did she grow up on her family’s farm in Marshall, she also helped her brother launch Straus Family Creamery, where she would serve as VP of sales and marketing for more than 10 years (she is no longer involved with the creamery), and she even coordinated farm tours for Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station."
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Mortgage Rates Rise
"Following two weeks of declines, mortgage rates rose this week as U.S. Treasury yields increased. Over the long-term, we expect rates to continue to rise as inflation broadens and shortages increasingly impact many segments of the economy. However, uncertainty about the war in Ukraine is driving rate volatility that likely will continue in the short-term. "
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Perched on a private sun-drenched knoll, this stunning turn-key mid-century beauty will steal your heart with its breathtaking views, perfect location, and intuitive layout. Located a stone’s throw from Bon Air Center, Hwy 101, and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, it offers instant access to Central Marin and an easy commute in every direction.
• 4-bedroom/3 bath plus office
• 2 en-suite bedrooms - one main level
• one lower level
• Main level laundry
• View deck and large patio
• Hot Tub
• Established gardens with raised beds
• 2-car garage
• Mt Tam and bay views
• Convenient commute
• Kentfield school district