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Roaring good time

Doug Norby (left) of Belvedere and Jan Vazquez of Terra Linda watch Susan Anderson, also from Belvedere, throw the dice at the craps table hoping for a win on April 22 at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library's Roaring '20s Casino Night Party, which featured the Swing Fever Jazz Band. The party was one of several weekend events celebrating the library and Tiburon Town Hall's 20th anniversary. On April 21, nine local experts gave short talks at Pop Up 94920; earlier April 22 there was a Library Rocks concert for kids and teens; and festivities wrapped up April 23 with a celebration and tea for the library's founders and volunteers. All proceeds benefit the library.

Elliot Karlan / For The Ark

Councilmember is Tiburon's top Airbnb renter

By DEIRDRE McCROHAN
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In November 2015, while still Tiburon's mayor, Councilmember Frank Doyle joined Airbnb and began using the short-term-rental service to list his family's 1963 Airstream Safari for about $100 per night. Over the next 16 months, the shiny, silver-finish trailer — outfitted with a bathroom and a kitchen with a Gaggenau range and which he and wife Leslie parked in a clearing of oak woodland next to their Round Hill Road home — would become the Tiburon Peninsula's No. 1 Airbnb destination. Based on the 147 reviews it had received by late March, on average it drew new guests about every three nights, one review for every stay.

The problem is, short-term rentals are illegal under Tiburon's vacation-rental ban.

The same month Doyle opened his account on Airbnb, the Tiburon Town Council had voted — with Doyle and then-Vice Mayor Erin Tollini dissenting — to ban vacation rentals by rescinding a 2010 ordinance that had allowed rentals of 30 days or fewer if homeowners received a permit, procured a business license and paid the town a hotel tax.


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Plans to renovate McKegney Green move forward with local clubs chipping in funds

By DEIRDRE McCROHAN
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Plans for a $1.8 million sand-based reconstruction of the McKegney Green soccer field are moving forward — but two local sports clubs will have to raise at least $400,000 by the end of the year to ensure the renovation stays on track.

The Tiburon Town Council voted unanimously at its April 19 meeting to authorize the completion of design work for the reconstruction, with the project's construction contingent on the Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club and the Southern Marin Lacrosse Club following through on a promise to pay their share of the costs.

The town last November authorized a contract with landscape architecture firm Abey Arnold Associates to begin design work on the renovation; that work is currently about 75 percent complete, said Patrick Barnes, the town engineer.

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DA won't file charges in squabble involving conservative radio host

By MATTHEW HOSE
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Prosecutors will not file any criminal charges in last month's altercation between prominent conservative radio host Michael Savage and a Mill Valley man outside of Tiburon's Servino Ristorante.

Deputy District Attorney Barry Borden said the attorneys for both Savage, a 74-year-old Paradise Cay resident and host of nationally syndicated radio show "The Savage Nation," and the other man, identified by police as John Spreckels Rosekrans, the 65-year-old heir to the Spreckels Sugar Co. fortune, "contacted us and requested that no charges be filed, as they have resolved the matter between themselves."
Tiburon police responded about 8:25 p.m. March 14 to reports of an altercation outside the Main Street restaurant. On arrival, officers found the fight had ended, with both men claiming the other had started it. The men placed each other under citizen's arrest. After identifying the men as Savage and Rosekrans, police cited them for misdemeanor battery and released them at the scene. Officers forwarded information about the altercation to the Marin County District Attorney's Office for review.

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