DILLON BEACH — From the deck of their 56-year-old baby blue trailer, Joe and Linda Downing of Sacramento enjoy a million-dollar view of Tomales Bay.
The couple have owned their trailer at the Lawson's Landing camping and RV park in Marin County for 35 years. More than half of their neighbors are also from Sacramento.
For generations, Lawson's Landing has functioned as an affordable coastal annex for capital families to come and fish, catch crabs, dig for clams and dive for abalone.
Whether that continues is an open question.
For years, the Lawson family has done battle with environmental organizations that complain about the resort's potential impact on a rare dune complex and the water quality in Tomales Bay. The Lawson family never obtained the required permits to operate a trailer park and campground.
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