Paradise Cay (also, County Service Area No. 29) is an [2 ] unincorporated enclave surrounded by the town of Tiburon in Marin County, California, located 2 miles (3 km) south of Point San Quentin [1 ] at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m). [3 ] The waterfront community lies at the foot of the [1 ] Tiburon Peninsula south of Corte Madera Creek along San Francisco Bay. The community is in [4 ] ZIP code 94920 and area code 415.
History [ edit ]
The community was built in the 1960s as one of the last landfills allowed in
San Francisco Bay. Many of Paradise Cay's homes have docks that can accommodate a 60-foot (18 m) yacht. Located along the community's north end is a yacht club. [5 ] Paradise Cay is situated close to [6 ] Triangle Marsh, a location of considerable biological productivity. To the south is the Tiburon Peninsula which is dominated by Ring Mountain; Ring Mountain itself exhibits extensive floral biodiversity and also manifests extant Native American petroglyphs. [7 ]
Politics [ edit ]
state legislature, Paradise Cay is in the 3rd Senate District, and in the 6th Assembly District. Federally, Paradise Cay is in California's 2nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Jared Huffman. [8 ]
Notable people [ edit ]
Robin Williams (1951–2014), actor and comedian who died at his home in Paradise Cay after committing suicide [9 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c "Paradise Cay". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey.
^ Measure B: Increase and Extension of Funding for Maintenance of Paradise Cay - Marin County, CA
^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 677. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
^ Paradise Cay, Marin County, California, USA - Maps, Photos, Weather, Local Links
^ Wood, Jim (May 2008). "Paradise Cay: Lots of yachts and so much more". Marin Magazine . Retrieved August 12, 2014.
^ Fanning, Branwell (2010). . Arcadia Publishing. p. 78. Tiburon and Belvedere ISBN 978-0-7385-8188-0.
^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
^ "California's 2nd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC . Retrieved March 8, 2013.
^ Martin, Nick (August 13, 2014). "San Francisco Neighbours Mourn Robin Williams". Sky News (BSkyB) . Retrieved August 19, 2014.