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Accounting Services:
 

For accounting & bookkeeping services and tax preparation, contact Sharry Mullin, CPA at: sharon@sharonmullincpa.com

Lauren Treece, CPA, Providing customizable bookkeeping services and consulting services for small to mid-sized companies in the Bay Area. lauren.treece@gmail.com (415) 794-3851.

 

Accupuncture:

 

Nina Vincent, L. AC. 415.838.0459

 

Advertising:

 

Contact Jim@holeymackereladvertising.com

 

Art:

 

Robert Allen Fine Art, (a great gallery). Go here to see the gallery .

Katy Balthazar's postage stamp collages, greeting cards, Victorian applique tea towels, chainmaille items and more, go here (www.katybird.com)

See Mary Daniel Hobson collages.

View a sample of Mayumi's work.

For more Muir Beach artists, visit the annual Quilters' Holiday Craft Fair!
Visit Wayne Heldt's photography website.

For Dallas Saunders' collections of 15th & 16th century antique prints and 19th century European paintings, call 707-857-1604.

For marin (and beyond) art visit J. Thomas Soltesz.

For Joy Perrin's Art & Music Store Online, go to www.joyperrin.com/

To find out more about Lea Wood's ceramic serving pieces made in Muir Beach from scratch, visit her website at www.leawoodceramics.com/ or email her at contactme@leawoodceramics.com.

View some of Larry Yamamoto's beautiful watercolors of Marin and more at www.LarryYamamoto.net.

And remember to visit the Quilters listing farther down the page!

 

Articles:
 

Go here to read about an unusual swim from The Farallons to Muir Beach, 2014.

2014 article re MB residents' concern over increasing tours buses/tourists in & around Muir Beach:
www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26393553/lawsuit-against-national-park-service-aims-stop-bus/

Go here to learn about Muir Beachers vs. proposed bus stops for tourists

Go here to read about the remainder of the 1960's enclave called Druid Heights

A nice article in Edible Marin Magzaine, Fall 2013, about Green Gulch Farm, Muir Beach: http://ediblemarinandwinecountry.com/fall-2013/cultivating-awareness-farming-is-daily-meditation-at-green-gulch/

SF Gate, May 25, 2013: http://blog.sfgate.com/nolte/2013/05/25/muir-beach-to-close-for-the-summer/

NY Times, June 30, 2013: http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/06/30/travel/our-3-day-2-hike-1-shark-vacation.html?_r=1&

San Francisco Chronicle, August 30, 2012: "Shoreline Highway/Highway 1, Muir Beach"

 

Attorneys:
 

Contact local attorneys for legal advice:

Berberian & Sagatelyan, Inc.
700 El Camino Real
Millbrae, CA 94030
Phone: (650) 871-5666
Levon Sagatelyan - levon@sagatelyanlaw.com

Fenwick & West LLP
Technology Transactions Group
(415) 875-2421
Stephen Gillespie, Partner - sgillespie@fenwick.com

Levin Simes Kaiser & Gornick LLP
44 Montgomery Street, 36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94014
(415) 646-7161
William Levin - wlevin@lskg-law.com
Laurel Simes - llsimes@lskg-law.com

 

Authors:

 

Sandra Allen
Click here to read Founder and managing editor, Sandra Allen's online-only literary quarterly, Wag's Revue. Click here to read an interview with Sandra Allen in the "Brown Alumni Magazine."

Books by David Brandt:
Is that All There Is, Volume I
published by Simon and Schuster
Is That All There Is, Volume II published by Impact Press
Don't Stop Now, You're Killing Me published by Simon and Schuster
Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers (co-authored with former Muir Beach resident, Robert Kriegel) published byTime Warner -- a national bestseller

Charles Felix
History and Legends of the Pelical Inn
You can find info on the book at pelicaninn.com. You can also purchase an autographed copy at The Pelican Inn.

Prose and poetry by Norman Fischer
Sailing Home: Using Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls
Questions/Places/Voices/Seasons

Lynda Grose, co-author of Fashion & Sustainability: Design for Change (click to see promotional post card)

MaryBeth Brodbine Hitchcock, "Life & Style After 40" Blog

Gregory A. Ketchum, Ph.D.
co-author of Killer Photos with Your iPhone
Twitter: @drgregg

The Enneagram Cats of Muir Beach, by Margaret Keyes.
Why Does Everyone Stare At Me? by Heather Kobrin. A book about a hairless dog for children and adults.

Books by Charles Ridley
Stillness published by Random House
Stillness Practices
Stillness Touch

Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life by Scott Sampson. The first general audience review of the world of dinosaurs in a generation. For more information, go to: www.scottsampson.net

William Stewart, MD
Deep Medicine: Harnessing the Source of Your Healing Power

Muir Beach is mentioned in the new book 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die.

 

Base End Stations:

 

Go here for photos and history and go have a look at the Base End Stations at The Overlook on Seacape Drive.

 

"Beachcomber"
 

To subscribe to MB magazine, "The Beachcomber," email the Editor at muirbeachcomber@earthlink.net
Visit the "Beachcomber" website at www.muirbeachcomber.com.
For any circulation questions, contact ajeschke@aol.com or (415) 388-2278

 

Bistro:

 

Go have a scone and tea Wednesday mornings at the Community Center (19 Seacape).

 

Bookclub:
 

Meetings every 2nd Tuesday of the month on Starbuck. Call Ann J. for more information (415) 388-2278

 

Bookmobile:

 

For a list of stops, including Muir Beach's, click here.

 

Caring Hotline
 

Muir Beachers who need neighborly assistance with a variety of things can call the Muir Beach Caring Community phone at (415) 320-MUIR (6847). A member will return your call.

 

Child Care
 

Muir Beach resident and mom, Jessica Steel, is president of UrbanSitter - a website that takes the guesswork out of finding great babysitters and nannies recommended by parents you know.

 

Classes:

 

See Events.

 

Clothing:

 

Muir Beach Fire Dept. t-shirts & sweats.
To order those great big blue beach towels that benefit The Beachcomber (Muir Beach magazine), email here.
Email Clothing Designer, Educator Lynda Grose Silva for information on SimpleLife kids socially responsible sweaters developed by a co-op of artists in Armenia. Or call 415.383.7246.
Go here to order t-shirts with the TMASS music logo http://www.tmass.net
Rachel Culp used to live here so go here to buy her unique clothes!

 

Community Center of Muir Beach:

 

For photographs, rental information and to check availability, go to muirbeachcc@aol.com

 

Community Services of Muir Beach:

 

Community Services District (MBCSD): Click here for water department news/updates.

 

Construction:

 

Most are local secrets, buy you can try contacting Debra for some recommendations.

 

Consulting:

 

For brand consulting, workshops, group facilitation, synectics-based brainstorming and strategy development contact Dr. Michael Llewellyn-Williams (mlw@brandmechanics.com).

 

Designer/Stager:
 

Victoria Hamiliton-Rivers, call (415) 272-2842 or visit www.hamiltonrivers.com or email victoria@hamiltonrivers.com.

 

Dogwalker:

 

Contact Lonna - voted #1 by all the Muir Beach dogs!

 

Events:

 

CLICK HERE FOR EVENTS.

 

Feed:

 

For animal feed, supplies and landscape materials, go visit:
T&M Feeds/Martin Bros. Supply
232 Shoreline Hwy.
Mill Valley, CA 94941.

 

Fire Department of Muir Beach:

 

Visit the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department website for news and Emergency Preparedness info.
Click here to see the raffle prizes at the 2014 BBQ held the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. Contact Deb Allen to donate prizes for the next year!

Go here to see out a video about the Vol. FD before the 40th annual fundraiser in May 2012, that CBS ran

 

Garden Club of Muir Beach:

 

For info. on the club, go visit Muir Beach Gardener's Militia. Contact Joey Groneman for more information.

 

Green Gulch Farm:

 

Click here for info on this organic farm and Zen Center. For Veggie Box summer/fall program, conatact greengulchveggies@gmail.com

 

Horses:

 

Please see Oceanriders

 

Interviews:

 

Cute write up on a Muir Beach summer solstice 2014 party in Marin Mag, www.marinmagazine.com/June-2014/Midsummer-Night/

Cute story & photos from a visiting photographer to the Peli & the Barn, http://dorothybrownphotography.com/tag/ocean-riders-of-marin/

Interview with Muir Woods ranger Mia Monroe http://baynature.org/articles/local-hero-mia-monroe-muir-woods-national-monument/

Story about local film makers, Steve & Joanie Wynn's Journey's For Good, http://millvalley.patch.com/groups/joanie-wynns-blog/p/bp--marin-couple-take-journeys-for-good

Read an interview with Debra Allen in "Marin Magazine"

Baywood Artists visit Frank's Valley on Muir Woods Road, 2/04 Bay Area Backroad's show

To read about Karl & Lucy's drinkable gardens article in Sunset www.sunset.com/food-wine/entertaining/garden-cocktails-00418000073405/ Now Muir Beach is glad to have them!

Go here to hear (in Japanese) Mayumi Oda speaking about her retreat in Hawaii
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLwi9aDEOQE.

To learn more about Aran & Mike's dad Richard Moore and his writings, go here
www.pacificsun.com/marin_a_and_e/books/article_9469c0e2-b29f-11e2-be9c-0019bb30f31a.html

See Kathy Sward's Quilt Art on YouTube video.

See Steve & Joanie's Marin Mag. article on the movie they made in Africa
http://www.marinmagazine.com/Marin-Magazine/December-2009/My-Climb-to-the-Summit-of-Mt-Kilimanjaro/

Go here to read about local Shirley Nygren's interview in the IJ on the snack bar at the Muir Woods cafe

(See the Article category, as wel.l)

 

Landscape Architects & Contractors:

 

Contact Brad Eigsti at Imprints Landscape Architecture for help with your garden.
Landscape Contractor - John Koene www.earthscapeslandscape.com.
Contact David Schwartz for your landscaping projects: www.schwartzandassociates.com/

 

Links:

 

Go here for more great Marin County links.

 

Lodging:

 

The Cottage at Muir Beach, is ready and gorgeous. www.thecottageatmuirbeach.com or contact Victoria (415) 272-2842. Click here for a comment from a happy guest.

For group camping or to stay in a Yurt at Slide Ranch, go here.

The Pelican Inn Call 415.383.6000 for reservations.

Mountain Home Inn

For reservations at Steep Ravine and Eastwood campgrounds go here.

For information about West Point Inn go here.

For guest facilities at Green Gulch (Lindisfarne Guest House and Hope Cottage) go here.

Stay at the Sandpiper Lodge when visiting Stinson Beach.

Camp with your horse in Santos Meadow at the FVHC. Call Reserve America 800-444-7275

Or ask Debra Allen, Realtor, for information (415) 279-3751, or email Deb

 

In Memorial:

 

(Please click on the names to learn more about a few of our wonderful locals, now passed on.)

"Jack" Hadley, 1925-2013 (www.legacy.com/obituaries/pressdemocrat/obituary.aspx?pid=168965815)
Karla Andersdatter, 1938 - 2011
Walter Postle
Ann Browning
Doris Clark, 1919-2011
Ellen Mettler, 1957 - 2007
George W. Wheelwright III, 1903 - 2001
Ronald Harry Halliwell, 1916 - 2000
Bill Farkas, 1949 - 1999
Alfreda Lindholt, 1913 - 1995
Yvonne Smojo McGee, Oct. 15, 1922 - Aug. 6, 2013 (known for her hand-raised exotic birds)
Hazel Melo, 1916 - 1995
Joe Rodrigues, 1898 - 1992
Will Schutz, 1925 - 2002
Larry Stump, 1920 - 2000

 

Magazines:
 

For nearby Panoramic Hwy/Mt. Tam news, read The Lookout, here: www.mounttam.org/lookout-newsletter.html

Beachcomber (Muir Beach news.) For subscription or submission info., contact the editor: muirbeachcomber@earthlink.net

Visit Wag's Revue, www.wagsrevue.com, an online-only literary quarterly of poetry, essays, fiction, and interviews with waggish luminaries of our day.

 

Market Research:

 

For every kind of qualitative and quantitative research, from surveys to tracking studies, from focus groups to IDI's, contact Dr Michael Llewellyn-Williams (mlw@brandmechanics.com).

 

Massage:

 

Nina Vincent, L. AC, TCM, CMT, MS. 415.838.0459. Specializing in menopause, stress management & nutrition.
Oshana Biondi, P.T. 415.332.6061 Specializing in Aroma-Therapeutic Massage for Spinal Health.

 

Midwifery:

 

For homestyle midwifery, call Yeshi Sherover Neuman: 415.380.9270.

 

Movie Locations:

 

Go here to read which movies were filmed nearby. In 1993 "Basic Instincts" chase scene was filmed on Hwy 1 above Muir Beach, 1999 "Wildflowers," and in 2005 "Memoirs of a Geisha" on Little Beach and the Overlook.

 

Muir Beach Elderberries:

 

Remember to check the Events page for the on-going local seniors' mtgs., and to obtain emergency alert devices that can be worn around the user's neck, call (415) 380-5056.

 

Muir Beach Email Group:

 

To inquire about joining muirbeachnextdoor.com, ask Debra Allen

 

Muir Woods:

 

For information on this beautiful park next door, click here.

 

Music:

 

Click here to get to electronic music by T-Mass

Axel Call (be sure to listen to "Winkelman's Farm.")

For gig dates of Pam Barlow & The Bad Guys, see local papers.

Pelican Inn's ongoing music schedule, includes Brian Wallace Friday evenings by the fireplace (lute), minstrel Mark with hit songs from the 1500s to the present on alternate Sunday afternoons in the pub and Ron Chinn with renaissance lute music on Thursday evenings. www.pelicaninn.com for more info.

Joy Perrin specializes in parties, special events, tributes, receptions, kids, seniors, and more.

Piano instruction by Paul Smith at COM, pianosmith@aol.com for more info.

Go here to hear Willow Wray's Muir Beach song and Joy Perrin's video tribute to her and to Muir Beach (and please notice the credits listed in the end part of the video)

Here's what it sounds and looks like at the Memorial Sunday MBVFD BBQ

Have a look at Steve Shaffer playing with his band at the MB Community Center

 

Newsletter:
 

To receive the Muir Beach monthly+- newsletter by the Piels, just ask to be included on their list muirbeachcc@aol.com

To read "The Outlook" (local MBVFD news) from the fire chief, Steve Wynn, go here, www.muirbeachfire.com/about_overlook.html

 

Photos & Photography:

 

Visit George's site at bellobeach.com for great old photos and news.
To see aerial shots of Muir Beach, go here.
Go here for a current webcam shot of Big Beach

 

Physical Therapy

 

Oshana Biondi, P.T. 415.332.6061. Specializing in Pilates, Feldenkrais, Aromatherapy. Most Medical insurance accepted including Medicare.

Home visits possible for Muir Beachers by PT licensed and CA insured, Valerie Cohen, contact her for more details, vcohenpt@yahoo.com (415) 990-7747

 

Public Relations

 

Denise Lamott Public Relations, specializing in arts & entertainment, event and nonprofit public relations.
(415) 381-8793, Denise@DeniseLamottPR.com.

 

Real Estate:

 

Want to live in Muir Beach? Click here for current Muir Beach real estate for sale! Debra Allen, Realtor with Pacific Union Christie's International Real Estate, can help you with all your coastal (and beyond) real estate needs. Go to deballen.com. (Be sure to check out her great links, too!)
BRE # 01002768 Call Debra at (415) 279-3751.

 

Restaurants:

 

Go have fish & chips for lunch or Sunday brunch or great British dinners at the Pelican Inn.

Graham Groneman's Edgewater Fish's Crab Lab Food Truck moves around, go here to find it!

Stop by the Muir Woods Cafe for a quick bite.

If you're in SF, eat Green Gulch Farm raised veggies at Greens.

 

Quilters of Muir Beach:

 

For quilting news, call Kathy @ 415.383.6762 or send her an email.

 

Schools

 

Muir Beach kids go to public schools in Mill Valley. Go here for more information. And for Tam High.

 

Seniors:
 

"The Muir Beach Caring Community" can assist with your needs, (415) 320-MUIR

"Elderberries" meets monthly at 6pm every 3rd Tuesday at the MBCC, followed by game time and potluck. paul.jeschke@gmail.com for more info.

West Marin Senior Services for home delivered meals. Email beth@wmss.org for more information

 

Shelving:

 

Micheal & Jo former owners of the Pier House would like you to visit www.shelfharmony.com

 

Slide Ranch:

 

For more information on our wonderful environmentally correct neighbor, click here.

 

Solar Panels

 

Contact Aran Moore, owner of Sun First Solar, (415) 458-5870

 

Surf Report:

 

Check Sigward's webcam shot and related surf + weather conditions here

 

Tai Chi:
 

Monday's at 5:45pm, Wednesdays at 8am, and Thursdays at 6:30pm at the MBCC. Small charge. kathylovesquilts@yahoo.com for more information.

 

Telephone Directory:

 

Available for sale to locals at the Wednesday morning "Bistro" at the Community Center. For changes / updates to the Directory, click here.


Tide Charts:

 

Contact Debra Allen to get a free current tide chart mailed to you.

 

Transportation:
 

Ride-Sharing, to sign up for Muir Beach ridesharing (designed mainly to help seniors), go here (http://groups.yahoo.com) or contact paul.jeschke@gmail.com

 

Travel Consultant:

 

Marcia & Hathaway Watson, Fine Wine Voyages, specializing in 5 wine trips abroad each year and luxury travel around the world. 888 wine-tvl, or marcia.watson@frosch.com.

 

Utilities & Important Numbers:

 

To include yourself (or take yourself off) from the Muir Beach local phone/address directory, email: districtmanager@muirbeachcsd.com

Electric (PG&E): 800-743-5000

Propane Gas (& ask about the tank rental, too): DeCarlis 707-763-5222 or McPhails 707-762-3525

Trash & Recycling (Redwood Empire): 800-243-0291

Muir Beach Internet (LAN): www.muirbeachlan.com or call Leighton Hills at 415-388-5400

AT&T dial up Internet: att.com or 866-722-3425, or whatever provider you prefer

AT&T cell phone: 800-331-0500, or whatever provider you prefer

AT&T land line phone service: 800-310-2355

TV: Dish or Direct TV work in Muir Beach (no cable TV available)

Newspapers: Your choice, but the Marin IJ @ 800-492-6845 is the Marin one, as is the Pt. Reyes Light, and The
Beachcomber is the Muir Beach magazine (muirbeachcomber@earthlink.net to subscribe or forward address on a current subscription)

Post Office is in Sausalito (remember to change the name on your Muir Beach mail box and lock it and to send in a fowarding address card): 415-332-0227

MBCSD Water (inquire about refundable deposit): www.muirbeachcsd.com does the billing, (415) 388-7804 or accounts@muirbeachcsd.com. Harvey Pearlman does the meter reading and emergency repairs, 415-342-3736

Additional filtering systems for drinking water: Marin H20 415-479-8411 or smaller systems of your choice, like Britta?

Don't forget the Marin County Animal Services for dog license renewal: 415-883-4621

Don't forget DMV for your driver's license change of address: 800-777-0133 or www.dmv.ca.gov

 

Vacations:

 

Have Marcia and Hathaway lead you on a wine tour through Europe. Contact mwatson@froshtravel.com

It's worth traveling to Ireland to vacation here www.vrbo.com/20707 (and you could stay forever, as it's for sale, too! www.mermaidisle.net & www.1place.com/listings/prop.php?pid=20441)

When in Hawaii, say hi to Mayumi and take her (organic farming or yoga) workshops and retreats www.gingerhillfarm.com

If you're in northen Brazil be sure to stay with these former Muir Beachers!

 

Veggies:

 

Contact Green Gulch for their Vegetable Box program. Email them to learn about the current weekly Green Gulch Farm veggie/bread box delivery program for Muir Beachers greengulchveggies@gmail.com or call (415) 354-0420.

 

Video Production
 

Full service video production services, Bayside Entertainment - Joanie Wynn, Exec. Producer, (415) 388-8900

 

Video
 

See a video about the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. here,

Please check out Dr. Scott's Dinosaur Train segments by clicking here:
www.scottsampson.net/index.php?page=dinosaur-train

Go here to see a video about Oceanriders

Go here to see an update video from Asa Horvitz and Zen Koans performance 2013

Carol Stevenson's elephant project: Come together as a group and adopt an elephant in Thailand, www.adoptingelephants.org and view the trailer for the elephant conservation documentary (which needs sponsorship and post-production $) http://vimeo.com/24296815

And see more Muir Beach Videos in the Interview category above

 

Volleyball:

 

Mondays and Thursdays 6:30ish at the pump house court.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Please donate $ or volunteer your time to these organizations that are very dear to some Muir Beachers:

The Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department needs more members, please join them if you live in Muir Beach!

www.journeys4good.com, to donate to Steve & Joanie's helping cause.

Women2Women: A Muir Beach fundraising group for women around the world. Email ninavp@earthlink.net for more information.

Drawbridge, an arts program for homeless children @ PO Box 2698, San Rafael, CA 94912

Pine Street Clinic (specializing in supporting people with cancer by recommending Chinese herbs and supplements post treatments)

Center for Attitudinal Healing (offering great emotional support groups for those with cancer and life-threatening diseases)

Ayni Projects (healing and educating, bringing the Americas together)

The Marine Mammal Center (rehabilitating marine mammals)

PRBO (science and outreach for bird conservation)

Save a Bunny (Rabbit rescue), P.O. Box 2143, Mill Valley, CA 94942. Call Marcy Schaaf at (415) 388-2790.

 

Weather:

 

Go here for Muir Beach in california.

 

Web Design:

 

Polaris Interactive
The Atomic Design Group

 

Weddings:

 

For outdoor locations in GGNRA, click here.
Also try Slide Ranch, Pelican Inn, and The Muir Beach Community Center

 

Wine:

 

Sample Ted Elliott's wine at the Pelican Inn and buy it from his cellars.

Say "Hi" to Dallas Saunders at Bill Frick's winery.

Contact Steve Kopp for wine tastings for up to 500 people, or for selling retail to individuals. stevekoppwines@aol.com or sko4@mac.com


Yoga
 

Check with Susy Stewart for times and locations of her MB classes at susyoga@me.com
Also, check the ongoing events calendar for more Muir Beach Yoga info/classes!

 

Zen Center:

 

Click here for information on Green Gulch Farm / Zen Center

 


* These names have been placed here as a free service and should you decide to do business with any of them, you'll need to do your own checking out!


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