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WHERE Sausalito Corte Madera Marina District,
Fairfax Mill Valley 16 Bay Area offices 1,043 locations,
one in Sausalito
Larkspur and Ross
VIBE SoHo-style loft
with high ceilings,
lounge areas and
locally made art.
accents, for literary
space for women.
Teams of artists,
designers and engineers custom-build
Professional setting to maximize
A modern, brick-walled chic hotel
COST $300 per month $35 per day,
$550 floating desk;
$800 private desk;
$1,950 private office
$25 day passes
per month; $40 per
PERKS Access to 25-plus
unique worksta-tions, ping-pong
and pool tables
and a full kitchen.
free parking, discounts on literary
24/7 access, tech
support, HD video-conferencing and
workshops and a
events, bike storage
and office supplies.
coffees and teas,
Millennials, baby boomers, empty nesters, freelancers
and entrepreneurs are changing the way — and
where — they work. For many, co-working spaces
offer flexibility, resources, variety, and more fun than
a permanent office. Here are some local shared spots
worth checking out. KIER HOLMES
The Henry E. Bothin Youth Center in Fairfax is an idyllic West Marin campground that plays host to local Girl Scout troops each summer. However, when
the sun goes down at “Camp Bothin,” the historic site has a reputation for guests
of another nature.
Some have reported sightings of a nurse pushing her cart down the hallways
of Stone House, a foreboding structure that often serves as a dormitory for visiting campers. What reason would the ghost of a caregiver have to appear there?
The answer lies in the history of the property, once the site of a convalescent
hospital for nearly 50 years.
After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, dust and ash caused an outbreak of
tuberculosis, and both Manor House and the Arequipa Sanatorium were located
here. Perhaps those responsible didn’t feel it necessary to learn more about the
area’s origins; other wise they surely would’ve thought twice about building on a
former sacred Native American reservation.
Last spring, bad road conditions forced Doug Paulo of McKinleyville and the
girls he was chaperoning to stay an extra night at Camp Bothin after everyone
else had left. “We were eating and watching movies on the second-floor balcony,”
he recalls. “It was a bit startling to hear a door shut loudly and later that evening
see a light come on downstairs. We also thought that we saw someone moving
things around — through a window, in a room that was locked.”
While Paulo concedes that small animals or old wiring might be to blame, he
won’t rule out the supernatural. “Maybe the place is haunted. All we know is it
was not another living person,” he says.
The Fairfax campground used by Girl Scouts of Northern
California may have spookier residents as well. ZACK RUSKIN