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The Most Read Articles on the Marin Post -- 2020

The following are the most read blog posts on the Marin Post in calendar year 2020. They are listed in order of the most read.

Many thanks to the entire Marin Post community for their participation and patronage.

CLICK ON the IMAGES and TITLES to read the articles


Sausalito 2040 General Plan Update: Focus on The Marinship

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - June 14, 2020 - 10:37am

The City of Sausalito is unique in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for its magnificent views of the City of San Francisco and the Bay, its marinas, and vibrant w... … more »


MCE – Misleading Consumers Everywhere

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - August 16, 2020 - 9:00pm

The marketing campaign for Marin Clean Energy (MCE) has always been that it would deliver “green” energy and do it cheaper than PG&E. However, not only has much ... … more »


Misguided Housing Bill Bans Single-Family Zoning Forever

Posted by: Sharon Rushton - August 16, 2020 - 8:36pm

A fundamentally flawed housing bill, Senate Bill 1120, is quietly fast-tracking through the State legislature. The bill is an unprecedented taking of local plannin... … more »


The real story behind SB 50 - The senate bill that will change your neighborhood, forever

Posted by: Jason Bezis - January 21, 2020 - 11:58am

If powerful special interests in Sacramento get their way, the State Legislature will effectively eliminate local control of planning and growth, open the door to ... … more »


ALERT - Mill Valley is about to reduce single-family home values by $3 billion, on January 6th

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - January 5, 2020 - 8:00pm

At their weekly hearing on Monday night, January 6, 2020, the City Council of Mill Valley will vote on the Staff Report recommendation to eliminate the longstandin... … more »


Call State Legislators to Defeat Detrimental High-Density Housing Bills & Save Marin

Posted by: Sharon Rushton - July 26, 2020 - 11:23am

Spread the word... Please call Assembly Members & Senators ASAP and urge them to oppose detrimental high-density housing bills in order to save single-family ... … more »


Speed and Angels: The Adventures of Meagan and Jay

Posted by: Don Schwartz - April 6, 2018 - 1:46am

When Jay Consalvi went home from the hospital—at two days of age—his father took the infant flying for 20 minutes before going home. By the time he was five Jay wa... … more »


MCE's upside down Enron accounting in Deep Green and nuclear power

Posted by: Jim Phelps - October 1, 2020 - 6:57pm

Marin Clean Energy claims it is all about being green. But examination of the agency’s marketing and accounting reveals it is more about separating consumers fr... … more »


MCE's "Prepayment" Bonds

Posted by: Jim Phelps - May 16, 2020 - 12:44pm

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) has a problem. They need to cut prices. MCE expects PG&E's prices to decline soon, so they will be equal or below MCE's. Further, exit ... … more »


NIX the NINE: A Remedy for Harmful Housing Policy

Posted by: Susan Kirsch - July 5, 2020 - 7:03pm

Our legislators are at it again, relentlessly pushing housing bills that benefit developers while damaging communities and ignoring the need for affordable housing... … more »


Congressman Jared Huffman Makes "Dark Money" Allegations

Posted by: Richard Hall - January 17, 2020 - 11:20am

Congressman Jared Huffman posted comments on his Facebook page, alleging improprieties in the campaign against SMART. He might carefully consider his own pro-SMAR... … more »


The Gaslighting of Single-Family Zoning

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - August 16, 2020 - 6:00pm

This article was originally published in January of 2020. It is being republished now because it remains timely during the coming weeks, when critical housing legi... … more »


The Marin Masketeers: Making homemade masks during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by: Marin Post - April 17, 2020 - 4:43pm

To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique ... … more »


The Sausalito 2040 General Plan Update - Part III - Housing and the Marinship

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - July 16, 2020 - 1:57pm

“Housing: shelter, lodging, dwellings for people” ~ Merriam Webster Housing is a controversial subject these days. But, this article is neither for nor agai... … more »


Golden Gate Village Resident Council vs. Marin Housing Authority - An Untold Story - Part I

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - August 6, 2020 - 6:30pm

A multi-part series investigating the extraordinary story behind the case of Golden Gate Village Resident Council vs. Marin Housing Authority, and the challenge of... … more »


Measure D requires transparency on use of community assets and taxpayer funds.

Posted by: M David Minnick - February 13, 2020 - 11:00pm

Measure D forces the salmon lobby to come clean on their plan to use taxpayer dollars to fund their private agenda. They need $8.85 million of taxpayer funds for ... … more »


Please Help Oppose Detrimental High-Density Housing Bills & Save Single-Family Neighborhoods

Posted by: Sharon Rushton - May 30, 2020 - 3:28pm

Click HERE to quickly send opposition emails to State Senators who are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee. You will be taken to Livable California'... … more »


Regional government sells out Bay Area cities

Posted by: Zelda Bronstein - April 15, 2016 - 9:25pm

Officials crafting the ABAG-MTC merger deal are sidelining the agencies' constituents. I’ve been covering the current power struggle between the Association of Ba... … more »


What happened to the detrimental high-density housing bills?

Posted by: Sharon Rushton - September 6, 2020 - 12:02pm

Like many, you are probably on the edge of your seat wanting to know the status of the flawed high-density housing bills that numerous concerned organizations and ... … more »


The Marin County Counsel’s assault on the public’s right to know

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - March 15, 2018 - 2:28pm

Of all the legal actions the public can bring against a municipality the two that are arguably easiest to remedy without significant cost or risk of penalties, are... … more »


“Unleashed on the Streets”: Marin’s Liberal Gatekeepers

Posted by: Eva Chrysanthe - July 11, 2020 - 8:33pm

“The family grew wealthy in the early 1970s when Mr. McGlashan’s father helped commercialize a way of quickly checking urine samples for drug traces. ‘At the drop ... … more »


Trees & Pizza: A Winning Combination

Posted by: Susan Kirsch - April 12, 2020 - 10:55am

We don’t know why the Mill Valley Department of Public Works and staff are stumbling over themselves to accommodate a request from Apizza to cut down five healthy,... … more »


The Camel is inside the tent – SB 35 and Novato’s “New Urbanism”

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - June 30, 2020 - 8:49pm

Senate Bill 35 was signed into law by Governor Newsom on 9/29/17. Its goal was to increase housing development by deconstructing local control of zoning and planni... … more »


Questionable housing policies promoted by the Mill Valley DEI Task Force

Posted by: Susan Kirsch - December 6, 2020 - 6:06pm

The Mill Valley Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Task Force has released a 93-page Report with recommendations for six aspects of life in Mill Valley, includin... … more »


Who's pulling Senator Scott Wiener's strings on SB-50

Posted by: Susan Kirsch - January 12, 2020 - 10:14pm

The protests against Senator Scott Wiener's SB-50, "The More Homes Act" are growing. In this short 38-second video, opponents ask, "Where's the affordable housi... … more »


SMART Just Got Hit by a Freight Train – PART I

Posted by: Mike Arnold Ph.D. - August 22, 2020 - 10:22am

“If you’re playing cards and you don’t know who the patsy at the table is, you’re the patsy” ~ Warren Buffett On May 20, 2020, the SMART Board authorized the p... … more »


While the cat’s away: New housing legislation in California

Posted by: Bob Silvestri - May 30, 2020 - 3:00pm

While Californians have been in lock-down, worried about their health, their job, and their finances, working from home and home schooling their kids between Zoom ... … more »


Do Black Lives Matter in Marin? — Call to Action

Posted by: Barbara Bogard - June 15, 2020 - 11:42am

“The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you f... … more »