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The Coastal Post may cease its print edition, but continue the online publication depending on monthly advertising revenues, subscriptions and donations.
There has been a steady decline in advertising income over the last few years due to a concerted effort by a small group of individuals with strong Israeli sympathies who object to the paper's supportive coverage of Palestinian issues. They have contracted advertisers and distribution locations claiming the newspaper is anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli and a Jew bashing publication.
Thousands of papers have also been stolen from newsstands. The Coastal Post's opponents claim the publication should not be allowed to distribute or advertise in Marin. Individuals have reportedly spoken before the San Rafael and Mill Valley City Counsels, and the Marin County Board of Supervisors asking that papers not be available in government buildings.
The paper, published since 1975 has lost one-third of its advertising revenues and 10 percent of distribution locations since the campaign began to disrupt and interfere with publication and distribution.