JULY 12 - 16, 2021
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK:
32-acre wind-driven wildfire burning in west Marin County, 60% contained
"Cal Fire and Marin County fire personnel stopped forward progression of 32.6 acres wind-driven brush fire 60% contained in west Marin County Wednesday afternoon. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the fire, named the Dolcini fire, began near Point Reyes-Petaluma Road between Novato Boulevard Nicasio Valley Road and was about 3 acres as of 2 p.m."
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The Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Hog Island Oyster Company Partner Up to Protect Tomales Bay
"One of the things that makes West Marin so beloved by locals and visitors alike is its many bucolic swaths of undeveloped land. Now, thanks to a partnership between the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Hog Island Oyster Company, 250-acre Leali Ranch on Tomales Bay will remain this way in perpetuity. MALT recently purchased an agricultural conservation easement from Hog Island Oyster Company for $1.1 million that permanently protects the land for agriculture and mariculture, the cultivation of marine organisms. “This is the first agricultural conservation easement closed by MALT that includes a provision for a mariculture support area, connecting food production from Tomales Bay to the land nearby,” says Thane Kreiner, Ph.D., CEO of MALT."
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College of Marin’s new Miwok Center nears opening at Novato campus
"A 22,196-square-foot fitness center with three swimming pools is almost ready for prime time in Novato, officials said this week. “Our completion date is Aug. 31,” Isidro Farias, director of capital projects for the College of Marin, said of the new $35.7 million Miwok Aquatics and Fitness Center under construction at the college’s Indian Valley campus in Novato. “Probably it will be open sometime during September.”"
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Mill Valley Program Aims To Improve Digital Literacy
"The digital age isn't waiting for anybody, and Mill Valley has launched an online program that aims to get residents up to speed. The Public Library later this week will host an online tutorial on navigating the digital world."
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Marin County restaurants get over $88M from federal pandemic relief fund
"A Small Business Administration administered program to move federal dollars directly to help restaurants nationwide amounted to $89.1 million in Marin County alone, analysis by the Marin Economic Forum showed. Released Tuesday, the economic development nonprofit’s research zeroed in on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. It is a $28.6 billion program signed into law by President Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. It was intended to provide economic aid to restaurants and other establishments struggling to make ends meet as a result of the pandemic."
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Mill Valley Golf Course Holds 'No Clubs, Just Play!' Event
"A local golf course is opening to the public for a day of community use and you don't have to shoot close to par to have a good time. In fact, don't even bother bringing your golf clubs."
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Mortgage Rates Continue to Decrease
"The summer swoon in mortgage rates continues as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell for the third consecutive week. Since their peak at 3.18% in April, mortgage rates have declined by thirty basis points. While this decline is not large, it provides modest relief to borrowers who are purchasing in a market with strong home appreciation and scant inventory."
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Now presenting 913 Ventura Way, Mill Valley...
Open House Saturday, July 17th @ 2 - 4pm
Open House Sunday, July 18th @ 10a - 1p
Don't miss these incredible valley views of Tamalpais and Tennessee Valley Ridge from this sophisticated contemporary home in Marin Terraces. Bright and sunny glass breakfast room off chef's kitchen with formal dining room adjacent. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplaces in family room, living room and primary suite.
Plenty of room for indoor/outdoor living with decks galore, plus bonus room with full bath and separate entrance perfect for gym, office, or au pair. Temperature controlled wine storage room. So close to both San Francisco and Mt. Tam.
Presenting 1 North Rd, Ross...
Open House Saturday, July 17th @ 10a - 1p
Open House Sunday, July 18th @ 2 - 4p
Take a walk through this one-of-a-kind masterpiece and see an entirely unique home located on one of the most notable streets in Ross. The curb appeal is off the charts with this Timbrick cottage filled with storybook charm. The opportunity to view this generously scaled 2+ bedroom, 2.5 bath home is not to be missed.
The original Ray Thomas Olsen Timbrick home was professionally redesigned by Moller/Willrich and updated in 2004 by Red Horse Construction focusing on incredible attention to detail and timeless finishes. One North Road has what every Ross home buyer is looking for –Old world craftsmanship with modern kitchen, baths, and mechanical systems.
The gardens, pool and lawn are stunning with mature foliage and abundant flowers—it’s no surprise this charming residence was featured on the exclusive Ross Garden Tour. The layout and location work perfectly for many types of buyers.
Location is key and proximity to the Lagunitas Country club, Ross School, the Branson School, quaint downtown, Phoenix Lake, and the trails of Mount Tamalpais accentuate the value of this unique home.