.Nikki Silverstein

Nikki Silverstein is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Pacific Sun since 2005. She escaped Florida after college and now lives in Sausalito with her Chiweenie and an assortment of foster dogs. Send news tips to [email protected].
May 30, 2023

Tick Talk: Blood-sucking arachnids spread disease in Northern California

What the heck is that thing in the photo? A hazelnut? A small dumpling with eight legs? Perhaps an odd seed pod? Nope. Behold the...
May 24, 2023

‘Posh’ Marin and its homeless residents capture attention from tabloids

Marin County became the hot tabloid topic this month with three sensational stories splashed across the pages of the New York Post and the...
May 16, 2023

Richardson Bay anchor-outs consider offer of housing on land

A new program launched this month offers subsidized housing on land for people currently living aboard boats anchored off the shores of Sausalito. Most of...
May 2, 2023

San Rafael legal settlement keeps residents in their homes—for now

A settlement reached last month between the City of San Rafael and a mobile home park owner requires the park to remain open for...
Apr 25, 2023

Opposition growing against Marin City housing project 

The fight against a controversial affordable housing development planned for Marin City has gained momentum since the for-profit developer made insulting remarks about community...
Apr 18, 2023

Mobile crisis intervention program launches in San Rafael

The “subject down” call came into the San Rafael police dispatcher on Thursday morning at 10:22 a.m. A passerby reported that a man was...
Apr 11, 2023

Fairfax under fire for passing renter protection ordinances

Marin’s chronic housing shortage combined with rising inflation has pushed the rental market to a breaking point. Nowhere is that more evident than in...
Mar 28, 2023

‘Shit show’ hearing ends with county letting down Marin City residents again

A Southern California real estate developer with approval to build a controversial, five-story apartment complex in Marin City heard strong condemnations of the project...