OCTOBER 11 - 15, 2021WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK:
San Francisco and Marin are easing their indoor mask mandates Friday: What to know
"Last week, the public health departments in San Francisco and Marin counties announced changes to COVID-19 face mask requirements in indoor settings. On Friday, the softened mandates went into effect. In both counties, an exemption allows people to remove their masks in some indoor settings where stable groups of fully vaccinated people gather. Think of these settings as places where the same group of people get together again and again, such as yoga classes or office settings. Those places include offices, gyms, fitness centers, employee commuter vehicles, religious gatherings, college classes and other indoor gatherings, not exceeding 100 people."
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Marin becomes only California county with moderate transmission
"Marin County is the only county in California that has a 'moderate' level of coronavirus transmission, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Wednesday, the county became the first in the Bay Area to advance into the category, depicted as yellow on the agency’s color-coded map, following the summer surge driven by the highly transmissible delta variant."
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Pumpkin Patches Around Mill Valley
"Fall in the Mill Valley area is often filled with fun family traditions: that first sip of hot apple cider, cool nights around a bonfire and the annual visit to a nearby pumpkin patch or field to find the best pumpkin. Early October can be a great time to pick up pumpkins before the October rush. Plus, many pumpkin patches offer free hayrides, corn mazes and games for kids."
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San Rafael senior project gets height bonus
"A four-story, high-end senior assisted living center that was approved for downtown San Rafael three years ago could be one floor taller than planned, despite complaints that the height addition is unreasonable. After a two-hour hearing Tuesday, the development team for the Aegis Living center received approval from the San Rafael Planning Commission. The commission voted 5-1-1, with Jon Previtali dissenting and Camille Harris absent, to award the 11-foot height bonus for the project at 800 Mission Ave."
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Record rainfall for Marin, Bay Area could be on the horizon
"Marin could get two chances for rain showers within the next week, alongside the rest of the Bay Area, as severe drought conditions and wildfires persist. A storm system over the northeastern Pacific Ocean could bring as much as 2 inches of rain from the Bay Area to Redding between Wednesday and Oct. 24. This would be ”possible near-record-breaking precipitation for late October,” according to the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center."
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Bay Area picking up tons of new shipping business
"The Bay Area is picking up tons of shipping business thanks to new giant cranes at the Port Of Oakland, which are doing some heavy lifting during the current global supply-chain crisis... They are among the four largest cranes in North America – 1,600 tons each with arms (booms) that can reach more than 400 feet into the sky. And they are hoisting up the Bay Area’s busiest port while other shipping centers are sinking beneath a traffic jam of freighters."
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SMART mandates coronavirus vaccine or tests for staff
"SMART became Marin County’s first public transit agency to require all employees as well as elected board members to either be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to weekly testing. Under the new requirements, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit employees and board members must either show proof of full vaccination as of Dec. 1 or take weekly coronavirus tests starting Dec. 6. Any employees who refuse to comply with the mandate after three notices will be fired."
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Mortgage Rates Surpass Three Percent
"The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to its highest point since April. As inflationary pressure builds due to the ongoing pandemic and tightening monetary policy, we expect rates to continue a modest upswing. Historically speaking, rates are still low, but many potential homebuyers are staying on the sidelines due to high home price growth. Rising mortgage rates combined with growing home prices make affordability more challenging for potential homebuyers."
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