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And it Ends With Pissing Off the Pope

Author: Bill Meagher
Columnist: Bill Meagher
Nov, 2015 Issue

Too often these days we hear about a company that's successful enough to require more space, and they bolt for Sonoma County.

 


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The Title I Wrote Was Too Long

Author: Bill Meagher
Columnist: Bill Meagher
Oct, 2015 Issue

Commercial real estate goes nuts, Marin Econ Forum gets a new chief and Mount Tam Bio goes public.


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Damn Tourists, Crowdfunding and Really Ugly Shoes

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Sep, 2015 Issue

Sausalito struggles with tourism, Kim Kaselionis’ new venture and Birkenstock’s renewed popularity


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Customer Service?

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Aug, 2015 Issue

Comcast’s ability to completely screw up the customer service game is virtually unmatched.


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Biotech, Publishing and Prison

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Jul, 2015 Issue

Biotech partnerships and plans for expansion; Pacific Sun gets sold; and San Quentin’s waterfront property


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Hostile Takeovers, Gentile Dining and Top-Dollar Careers

Columnist: Bill Meagher
May, 2015 Issue

Simon Property Group tries to take over Macerich Company, Perry’s restaurant group moves into Marin, and Glassdoor’s top 25.


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Killing Density in Its Bed and the Deathwatch at Fireman's Fund

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Apr, 2015 Issue

Marin’s affordable housing myth prevails and Fireman’s Fund fails.


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Making History

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Mar, 2015 Issue

How business in Marin changed forever in 1975.


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County Clubs, Groceries and Pot

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Jan, 2015 Issue

Who’s ready for some golf, organic food and ice cream that gives you the munchies?


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Do Business Improvement Districts Need More Improving?

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Jan, 2015 Issue

The BIDs in San Rafael and Novato are being criticized for questionable moves.


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Marin General Hospital Wants You to Be Healed in Your Happy Place

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Dec, 2014 Issue

Marin General Hospital is taking an interesting turn with its marketing efforts.


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True Confessions and SMART’s Rocky Start

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Nov, 2014 Issue

Bill discusses Biz Stone’s new book and why SMART’s San Rafael station plan sounds like it’s going to look pretty boring in some people’s opinion.


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Drugs, Tea and Snobs

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Oct, 2014 Issue

BioMarin sells off, Mighty Leaf gets bought up and Marin is snob central.


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Dare to Dream

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Sep, 2014 Issue

Jack Krystal’s waterfront hotel just ain’t gonna happen.


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Down and Out in San Rafael

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Aug, 2014 Issue

The homeless issue in San Rafael is heating up this summer.


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Growth, Setbacks, Death and Bolinas

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Jul, 2014 Issue

Glassdoor expands, Best Western wants to build SpringHill Suites, death and greed, and the future of Bolinas.


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Everything That Fits and Then Some

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Jun, 2014 Issue

IPOs, athletic wear, home décor, new digs and more


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Organically Grown

Columnist: Bill Meagher
May, 2014 Issue

Meet your farmer, making lemonade at the slaughterhouse and Matteson-style mixed-use madness


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It's All About Transparency

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Apr, 2014 Issue

Novato’s DNBA gets questioned by skeptics.


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Coming and Going

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Mar, 2014 Issue

BioMarin expands, but other Marin County enterprises aren’t so lucky.


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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Feb, 2014 Issue

Fancy cars and homeless museums.


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It's All About Location

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Jan, 2014 Issue

Disgruntled downtown Novato, real estate shifts and Autodesk’s whereabouts.


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Embracing the New—Sometimes

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Dec, 2013 Issue

Plastic bags, glass doors, senior health, pigging out and massive apartments


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Oysters, Bad Fear, Books and Business as Usual

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Nov, 2013 Issue

Bill takes a look at recent Marin controversies.


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No One Is Immune

Columnist: Bill Meagher
Oct, 2013 Issue

Not all change is for the better.


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