Marin County, California

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County of Marin
—  County  —
Marin County Civic Center
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
Region/Metro areaSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850
County seatSan Rafael
Largest citySan Rafael
Government
 • Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total828.20 sq mi (2,145.0 km2)
 • Land519.80 sq mi (1,346.3 km2)
 • Water308.39 sq mi (798.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total252,409
 • Density300/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Websitewww.co.marin.ca.us
 
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County of Marin
—  County  —
Marin County Civic Center
Location in the state of California
California's location in the United States
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
Region/Metro areaSan Francisco Bay Area
IncorporatedFebruary 18, 1850
County seatSan Rafael
Largest citySan Rafael
Government
 • Board of Supervisors
Area
 • Total828.20 sq mi (2,145.0 km2)
 • Land519.80 sq mi (1,346.3 km2)
 • Water308.39 sq mi (798.7 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total252,409
 • Density300/sq mi (120/km2)
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Websitewww.co.marin.ca.us

Marin County (play /məˈrɪn/) is a county located in the North San Francisco Bay Area of the State of California, across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco County. As of 2010, its population was about 252,400. Its county seat is San Rafael and its largest employer is the county government. Marin County is well known for its natural beauty, liberal politics, and affluence. In May 2009, Marin County had the fifth highest income per capita in the United States at about $91,480.[1] The county is governed the Marin County Board of Supervisors.

San Quentin Prison is located in the county, as is Skywalker Ranch. Autodesk, the publisher of AutoCAD, is also located there, as well as numerous other high-tech companies. The headquarters of film and media company Lucasfilm Ltd., previously based in San Rafael, have moved to the Presidio of San Francisco.

The Marin County Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and draws thousands of visitors a year to guided tours of its arch and atrium design. In 1994, a new county jail facility was embedded into the hillside nearby.[2]

America's oldest cross country running event, the Dipsea Race, takes place annually in Marin County, attracting thousands of athletes. Mountain biking was invented on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais in Marin.

Marin County's natural sites include the Muir Woods redwood forest, the Marin Headlands, Stinson Beach, the Point Reyes National Seashore, and Mount Tamalpais.

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History

Marin County is one of the original 27 counties of California, created February 18, 1850, following adoption of the California Constitution of 1849 and just months before the state was admitted to the Union.[3]

The origin of the county's name is not clear. One version is the county was named after Chief Marin, of the Coast Miwok, Licatiut tribe of Native Americans who inhabited that section and waged fierce battle against the early Spanish military explorers. The other version is that the bay between San Pedro Point and San Quentin Point was named Bahía de Nuestra Señora del Rosario la Marinera in 1775, and it is quite possible that Marin is simply an abbreviation of this name.[4]

The Coast Miwok Indians were hunters and gatherers whose ancestors had occupied the area for thousands of years. About 600 village sites have been identified in the county. The Coast Miwok numbered in the thousands. Today there are few left, and even fewer with any knowledge of their Coast Miwok lineage. Efforts are being made so that they are not forgotten.[5]

The English explorer and privateer, Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind was thought to have landed on the Marin coast in 1579 claiming the land as Nova Albion. A bronze plaque inscribed with Drake's claim to the new lands, fitting the description in Drake's own account, was discovered in 1933. This so-called Drake's Plate of Brass was revealed as a hoax in 2003.[6]

In 1595 Sebastian Cermeno lost his ship, the San Agustin, while exploring the Marin Coast. The Spanish explorer Vizcaíno landed about twenty years after Drake in what is now called Drakes Bay. However the first Spanish settlement in Marin was not established until 1817 when Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded partly in response to the Russian-built Fort Ross to the north in what is now Sonoma County.[citation needed]

Mission San Rafael Arcángel was founded in what is now downtown San Rafael as the 20th Spanish mission in the colonial Mexican province of Alta California by four priests, Father Narciso Duran from Mission San Jose, Father Abella from Mission San Francisco de Asís, Father Gil y Taboada and Father Mariano Payeras, the President of the Missions, on December 14, 1817, four years before Mexico gained independence from Spain.[citation needed]

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 828.20 square miles (2,145.0 km2), of which 519.80 square miles (1,346.3 km2) (or 62.76%) is land and 308.39 square miles (798.7 km2) (or 37.24%) is water.[7] According to the records at the County Assessor-Recorder's Office, as of June 2006, Marin had 91,065 acres (369 km2) of taxable land, consisting of 79,086 parcels with a total tax basis of $39.8 billion. These parcels are divided into the following classifications:

Parcel TypeTax IDQuantityValue
Vacant106,900$508.17 million
Single Family Residential1161,264$30,137.02 million
Mobile Home12210$7.62 million
House Boat13379$61.83 million
Multi Family Residential141,316$3,973.51 million
Industrial Unimproved40113$12.24 million
Industrial Improved41562$482.83 million
Commercial Unimproved50431$97.89 million
Commercial Improved517,911$4,519.64 million
The view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin Headlands.
Stinson Beach is one of the most popular beaches in West Marin.

Geographically, the county forms a large, southward-facing peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay to the east, and – across the Golden Gate – the city of San Francisco to the south. Marin County's northern border is with Sonoma County.

Most of the county's population resides on the eastern side, with a string of communities running along San Francisco Bay, from Sausalito to Tiburon to Corte Madera to San Rafael. The interior contains large areas of agricultural and open space; West Marin, through which State Route 1 runs alongside the California coast, contains many small unincorporated communities whose economies depend on agriculture and tourism. West Marin contains many coastal regions which feature white sandy beaches with crashing waves that are popular destinations for surfers and tourists year-round.

Notable features of the shoreline along the San Francisco Bay include the Sausalito shoreline, Richardson Bay, the Tiburon Peninsula including Ring Mountain and Triangle Marsh at Corte Madera. Further north lies San Quentin State Prison along the San Rafael shoreline.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

State and local protected areas

The Marin County Department of Parks and Open Space manages numerous county parks and open spaces, including Stafford Lake County Park. The Marin Municipal Water District has 130 miles of trails.

State Parks

Marine Protected Areas of Marin County

Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.

Ecology

The Muir Woods National Monument is located on the Pacific coast of southwestern Marin County, California

Marin county is considered in the California Floristic Province, a zone of extremely high biodiversity and endemicism. There are numerous ecosystems present, including Coastal Strand, oak woodland, mixed evergreen forest, Coast Redwood Forests chaparral and riparian zones. There are also a considerable number of protected plant and animal species present: fauna include the California Red-legged Frog (Rana aurora draytonii) and California freshwater shrimp, while flora include Marin Dwarf Flax, Hesperolinon congestum; Tiburon Jewelflower, Streptanthus niger; and Tiburon Indian paintbrush, Castilleja neglecta.All of the county's beaches were listed as the cleanest in the state in 2010.[8]

Mount Tamalpais is the highest peak in the Marin Hills and can be seen here from Berkeley.

A number of watersheds exist in Marin County including Walker Creek, Lagunitas Creek, Miller Creek, and Novato Creek.

The Lagunitas Creek Watershed is home to the largest-remaining wild run of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in Central California. These coho are part of the "Central California Coast Evolutionarily Significant Unit," or CCC ESU, and are listed as "endangered" at both the state and federal level.

Significant efforts to protect and restore these fish have been underway in the Watershed since the 1980s. Fifty-percent of historical salmon habitat is now behind dams. Strong efforts are also being made to protect and restore undammed, headwater reaches of this Watershed in the San Geronimo Valley, where upwards of 40% of the Lagunitas salmon spawn each year and where as much as 1/3 of the juvenile salmon (or fry) spend their entire freshwater lives. The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network ([1]) leads winter tours for the public to learn about and view these spawning salmon, and also leads year-round opportunities for the public to get involved in stream restoration, monitoring spawning and smolt outmigration, juvenile fish rescue and relocation in the summer, and advocacy and policy development.

Around 490 different species of birds have been observed in Marin County. ([2])

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
1850323
18603,334932.2%
18706,903107.0%
188011,32464.0%
189013,07215.4%
190015,70220.1%
191025,11459.9%
192027,3428.9%
193041,64852.3%
194052,90727.0%
195085,61961.8%
1960146,82071.5%
1970206,03840.3%
1980222,5688.0%
1990230,0963.4%
2000247,2897.5%
2010252,4092.1%

2010

The 2010 United States Census reported that Marin County had a population of 252,409. The racial makeup of Marin County was 201,963 (80.0%) White, 6,987 (2.8%) African American, 1,523 (0.6%) Native American, 13,761 (5.5%) Asian, 509 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 16,973 (6.7%) from other races, and 10,693 (4.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 39,069 persons (15.5%).[9]

Demographic profile[10]2010200019901980
White80.0%84.0%88.9%92.8%
Asian5.5%4.5%4.0%3.0%
Black or African American2.8%2.9%3.5%2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.6%0.4%0.4%0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander0.2%0.2%
Some other race6.7%4.5%
Two or more races4.2%3.5%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)15.5%11.1%7.4%4.2%
White alone72.8%78.6%84.6%89.8%
Population reported at 2010 United States Census
The County
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Marin County252,409201,9636,9871,52313,76150916,97310,69339,069
Incorporated
cities and towns
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Belvedere2,0681,94030587184272
Corte Madera9,2537,808871562529262427772
Fairfax7,4416,617110362044174296504
Larkspur11,92610,3111862656313343484918
Mill Valley13,90312,3411182375514152500622
Novato51,90439,4431,4192863,4281174,6932,51811,046
Ross2,4152,26562453197594
San Anselmo12,33611,1341064043726164429717
San Rafael57,71340,7341,1547093,5131268,5132,96417,302
Sausalito7,0616,40065163421053175287
Tiburon8,9627,8998316505880371410
Census-designated
place
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
Alto71161982301163551
Black Point-Green Point1,3061,185764502835112
Bolinas1,6201,406271017146482260
Dillon Beach28326603400109
Inverness1,3041,212158162193279
Kentfield6,4855,9083510224795206299
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls1,8191,65826111114369133
Lucas Valley-Marinwood6,0945,22568184245117237444
Marin City2,6661,0371,0171528721120169365
Muir Beach31028351120187
Nicasio96942000007
Point Reyes Station848725731007330155
San Geronimo446421323031421
Santa Venetia4,2923,335882730616350170815
Sleepy Hollow2,3842,1601491136117169
Stinson Beach6325823814191533
Strawberry5,3934,325115185891699231352
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley10,7359,449912459228121430499
Tomales2041930340049
Woodacre1,3481,23134274106977
Unincorporated
communities
Total
Population
White
African
American
Native
American
Asian
Pacific
Islander
other
races
two or
more races
Hispanic
or Latino
(of any race)
All others not CDPs (combined)18,45113,7572,116172558301,3234952,529

2000

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 247,289 people, 100,650 households, and 60,691 families residing in the county. The population density was 476 people per square mile (184/km²). There were 104,990 housing units at an average density of 202 per square mile (78/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.0% White, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 4.5% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. 11.1% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In 2000, there were 100,650 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

Race and ethnicity

According to the 2010 United States Census, the racial composition of Marin County was as follows:

Place of birth

According to the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, 81.3% of Marin County's residents were native to the United States. Approximately 80.0% of the county's residents were born in one of the fifty states, while 1.3% were born in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, or born abroad to American parents.

Foreign-born individuals made up the remaining 18.7% of the population. Latin America was the most common birthplace of foreign-born residents; those born in Latin America made up the plurality (42.2%) of Marin County's foreign population. Individuals born in Europe were the second largest foreign-born group; they made up 25.3% of Marin County's foreign population. Immigrants from Asia comprised 23.7% of the county's foreign population. Those born in other parts of North America and Africa made up 3.9% and 3.8% of the foreign-born populace respectively. Lastly, residents born in Oceania made up a mere 1.2% of Marin County's foreign population.

Source:[12]

Language

According to the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, English was the most commonly spoken language at home by residents over five years of age; those who spoke only English at home made up 77.1% of Marin County's residents. Speakers of non-English languages comprised the remaining 22.9% of the population. Speakers of Spanish made up 11.7% of the county's residents, while speakers of other Indo-European languages made up 7.1% of the populace. Speakers of Asian languages and indigenous languages of the Pacific islands made up 3.4% of the population. The remaining 0.7% spoke other languages.

Source:[12]

Ancestry

According to the 2006–2008 American Community Survey, there were sixteen ancestries in Marin County that made up over 1.0% of its population. The sixteen ancestries are listed below.

Source:[12]

Income

The median income for a household in the county was $71,306, and the median income for a family was $88,934. These figures had risen to $83,732 and $104,750 respectively as of 2007.[13] In May 2010, the county had the lowest unemployment rate in California.[14] According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in July 2010, however, Marin's unemployment rate rose to 8.3%.[15]

Government and infrastructure

San Quentin State Prison of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is located in the county. San Quentin houses the male death row and the execution chamber of California.[16]

Politics

Marin County vote
by party in presidential elections
YearGOPDEMOthers
201223.5% 23,34774.0% 73,4502.5% 2,489
200820.2% 28,38478.0% 109,3201.8% 2,493
200425.4% 34,37873.2% 99,0701.4% 1,877
200028.3% 34,87264.2% 79,1357.4% 9,148
199628.2% 32,71458.0% 67,40613.8% 16,020
199223.3% 30,47958.3% 76,15818.4% 24,070
198839.7% 46,85558.9% 69,3941.4% 1,671
198449.0% 56,88749.6% 57,5331.4% 1,630
198045.8% 49,67836.2% 39,23118.1% 19,598
197652.5% 53,42542.9% 43,5904.6% 4,700
197252.1% 54,12345.6% 47,4142.3% 2,346
196850.1% 41,42243.8% 36,2786.1% 5,055
196438.1% 28,68261.6% 46,4620.3% 220
196057.3% 37,62042.5% 27,8880.2% 157
195665.9% 33,79233.8% 17,3010.3% 151
195267.1% 31,17831.9% 14,8241.0% 475
194857.1% 18,74738.2% 12,5404.8% 1,568
194447.7% 13,30452.0% 14,5160.3% 76
194048.5% 10,97450.2% 11,3651.3% 301
193633.4% 6,21165.4% 12,1521.1% 209
193238.1% 6,48057.5% 9,7644.4% 752
192857.4% 7,86241.5% 5,6861.0% 140
192453.5% 5,7806.1% 65640.4% 4,364
192068.8% 5,37521.6% 1,6889.6% 750

Marin is part of California's 6th congressional district, held by ninth-term Democrat Lynn Woolsey.

In the state legislature, Marin is in the 6th Assembly district, held by second-term Democrat Jared Huffman, and the 3rd Senate district, held by first-term Democrat Mark Leno.

Marin County tended to vote Republican for most of the 20th century (from 1948 to 1980, the only Democrat to win there was Lyndon Johnson in 1964). However, the county has become a stronghold of the Democratic Party in recent decades. Out of California counties, only San Francisco County and Alameda County voted more Democratic in the 2008 Presidential election, all three counties voted more heavily for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama than Cook County, Ill., Obama's home county.

On Nov 4, 2008, the citizens of Marin county voted strongly against Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry, by a 75.1 percent to 24.9 percent margin. The official tally was 103,341 against and 34,324 in favor.[17] Only San Francisco County voted against the measure by a wider margin (75.2% against).[18]

According to the California Secretary of State, as of January 5, 2010, Marin County has 148,723 registered voters, out of 181,918 eligible (81.75%). Of those, 81,589 (54.86%) are registered Democrats, 29,088 (19.56%) are registered Republicans, 6,141 (4.13%) are registered with other political parties, and 31,905 (21.45%) have declined to state a political party.[19] Democrats hold wide voter-registration majorities in all political subdivisions in Marin County, except for the town of Belvedere, in which Democrats only hold a 54-vote (3.52%) registration advantage. Democrats' largest registration advantage in Marin is in the town of Fairfax, wherein there are only 420 Republicans (8.0%) out of 5,248 total voters compared to 3,386 Democrats (64.52%) and 1,057 voters who have declined to state a political party (20.14%).

"Marin County hot-tubber"

In 2002, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush denounced convicted American Taliban associate John Walker Lindh as "some misguided Marin County hot-tubber," as a reference to the county's liberal, "hippie" political culture. Outraged by the label, some local residents wrote scathing letters to the Marin Independent Journal, complaining of Bush's remarks. In response, Bush wrote a letter to readers in the same newspaper, admitting regret and promising to not use the phrases Marin County and hot tub "in the same sentence again."[20]

Transportation infrastructure

Bicentennial Campground within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area surrounding the San Francisco Bay area.

Major highways

Scenic roads

Public transportation

Golden Gate Transit provides service primarily along the U.S. 101 corridor, serving cities in Marin County, as well as San Francisco and Sonoma County. Service is also provided to Contra Costa County via the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Ferries to San Francisco operate from Larkspur and Sausalito. Ferry service from Tiburon is provided by Blue and Gold Fleet and by the Angel Island Ferry.

Local bus routes within Marin County are operated by Golden Gate Transit under contract to the Marin County Transit District. MCTD also operates the West Marin Stage, serving communities in the western, rural areas of Marin County. The Marin Airporter offers scheduled bus service to and from Marin County and the San Francisco Airport. The lines run 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Greyhound Lines buses service San Rafael.[citation needed]

Airports

Marin County Airport or Gnoss Field (ICAO: KDVO) is a general aviation airport operated by the County Department of Public Works. The nearest airports with commercial flights are San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport as well as Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport north of Marin County.

Education

Marin County Free Library is the county library system. It is headquartered in San Rafael.[21] In addition the Belvedere-Tiburon Library is located in Tiburon.

Culture

Economy

As of 2011, the largest private-sector employers in Marin County were:[22]

  1. Kaiser Permanente (1,803 full-time employees in Marin County)
  2. Marin General Hospital (1,100)
  3. Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (950)
  4. Autodesk (878)
  5. BioMarin Pharmaceutical (871)
  6. Safeway Inc. (841)
  7. Comcast (620)
  8. Macy's (380)
  9. Bradley Real Estate (376)
  10. MHN (350)
  11. Dominican University of California (346)
  12. Wells Fargo (332)
  13. Kentfield Rehabilitation and Specialty Hospital (315)
  14. Community Action Marin (268)
  15. Costco (260)
  16. Brayton Purcell (256)
  17. CVS/pharmacy (232)
  18. Novato Community Hospital (227)
  19. Lucasfilm (220)
  20. Mollie Stone's Markets (190)
  21. Guide Dogs for the Blind (189)
  22. W. Bradley Electric (185)
  23. Bank of Marin (178)
  24. Cagwin & Dorward (175)
  25. Ghilotti Bros. (145)
  26. West Bay Builders (133)
  27. Villa Marin (130)

Media

Marin county has several media outlets that serve the local community.

Notable current and former residents

Cities, towns and unincorporated districts

Books and films

Marin County has been used as the venue for numerous films and books; in some cases these works have also incorporated scenes set in neighboring San Francisco or Sonoma County. The following are representative works produced in whole or in part in Marin County:

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "N.J. has four of nation's 20 highest-income counties". Associated Press. May 20, 2009. http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/05/nj_has_four_of_nations_20_high.html. Retrieved August 8, 2010.
  2. ^ AECOM. "Marin County Jail". http://www.aecom.com/What+We+Do/Design+and+Planning/Market+Sectors/Justice/_carousel/Marin+County+Jail. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  3. ^ California's Legislature, "APPENDIX M, Origin and Meaning of the Names of the Counties of California With County Seats and Dates Counties Were Created," p. 302. Spring 2006, Retrieved March 26, 2007
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary, p. 204. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press; Paperback edition (2004). ISBN 0-520-24317-3.
  5. ^ Thomas, Robert C., Drake at Olompali
  6. ^ Chen, Allan, Drake's Plate: the end of the mystery?," Science Beat, Berkeley Lab, April 4, 2003
  7. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  8. ^ Bay Area beaches grade well for safe swimming, May 27, 2010 by Carolyn Jones, San Francisco Chronicle
  9. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau. http://www2.census.gov/census_2010/01-Redistricting_File--PL_94-171/California/.
  10. ^ http://www.bayareacensus.ca.gov "Demographic Profile Bay Area Census". Archived from the original on March 30, 2006. http://www.census.gov http://www.bayareacensus.ca.gov.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ a b c American FactFinder
  13. ^ United States Census Bureau. 2005–2007 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates. Data Profile Highlights
  14. ^ Bernstein-Wax, Jessica (June 18, 3020). "Marin regains title of lowest jobless rate in state". Marin Independent Journal. http://www.marinij.com/ci_15326659. Retrieved June 19, 2010.
  15. ^ 2010 Marin County Unemployment Rate. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  16. ^ "San Quentin State Prison." California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  17. ^ County of Marin. Registrar of Voters. November 4, 2008 General Election Results
  18. ^ San Francisco Department of Elections. Election Summary: November 4, 2008.
  19. ^ CA Secretary of State – Report of Registration – January 5, 2010
  20. ^ Campbell, Duncan (July 16, 2002). "From hot tub to hot water". The Guardian (London). http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2002/jul/16/worlddispatch.usa. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  21. ^ "Contact Us." Marin County Free Library. Retrieved on May 4, 2009.
  22. ^ "Private-sector employers – Marin County". North Bay Business Journal. 2011. http://lists.northbaybusinessjournal.com/index.htm?djoPage=view_html&djoPid=4493.
  23. ^ "Filming locations for Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi" IMDb.

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