Seashore finds elk with gut disease

02/04/2016
Five free-ranging tule elk in the Point Reyes National Seashore have tested positive for a lethal gut-wasting infection called Johne’s disease, the first positive results since the seashore began testing elk over a year and a half ago as part of its forthcoming ranch management plan. Johne’s disease infects both...

Drugs added to county’s social host rule

02/04/2016
Amendments to the county’s social host ordinance that prescribe punishments for illegal drug use among minors at parties are poised to become law, following a first reading of the proposed changes that supervisors will vote on next Tuesday. Passed in 2006, the ordinance previously only prohibited adults at parties from...

Bodega Bay School targets affordable housing problem

02/04/2016
In an effort to attract new students and support low-income families that have long struggled to lock down housing, the northernmost school in Shoreline Unified School District, Bodega Bay Elementary, has applied for a $35,000 grant to pay for a preschool teacher who will work on its campus. The grant...

Saltwater seeks hungry investors for oven upgrade

02/04/2016
Since it opened in Inverness over three years ago, Saltwater Oyster Depot has done a lot with a little—that is, with two small, 30-year-old pizza ovens and a few induction burners. “At first we were like, ‘Nothing will stop us! We’ll do it!’ But now we realize there are limits,”...

Physicians encourage conversations on vaccines

02/04/2016
Physicians with the Coastal Health Alliance met with locals over the past week to provide information on how the nonprofit plans to approach changes brought about by Senate Bill 277, which ended personal belief exemptions of school-required vaccinations for all preschoolers, kindergarteners and seventh graders this year. Since the bill’s...

Point Reyes man arrested after attempted murder

02/04/2016
A 23-year-old Point Reyes Station resident, Jamare Saucer, has been charged with being an accessory to a murder attempt involving a brawl and shooting outside a 7-11 in San Rafael last week. Shortly after the shooting, Central Marin Police officers stopped and arrested Mr. Saucer, who was driving a vehicle...

Discount given on flood insurance

02/04/2016
A 15 percent discount on federal flood insurance premiums for nearly 1,900 property owners living in unincorporated Marin are expected to take effect once policies are renewed in May, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Savings would amount to an average $210 per policy; rates in unincorporated areas average...

That yoga asana: How old is it?

02/04/2016
I have done yoga for 33 years, mostly Iyengar-based, but also Ashtanga, “Y” classes, gym classes, Yin yoga, Flow yoga, Vinyasa Krama yoga, Relax and Renew yoga and one Bikram class. I’ve read Yoga Journal, International Yoga and many books by various practitioners. Though I’ve heard many times about the...

Dr. Lester, you have arrived

02/04/2016
There may be no better indicator that the executive director of the California Coastal Commission is doing his job than for the governor and his commission appointees to try to sack him. Charles Lester, the powerful agency’s executive director, is now faced with a personnel hearing at the Feb. 10...

A local hunter speaks out

02/04/2016
The two most recent editions of the Light featured a letter by Roy Nee, titled “Restrict duck hunting,” and a Q&A by Mark Dowie, with his friend Hammy from the Midwest. I wanted to offer a reply, and hopefully some useful information that has not been presented in a forum...

On the boomer merry-go-round

02/04/2016
One hundred years ago, Robinson Jeffers fled to Carmel. There he built a house and wrote poetry, wanting to free himself from the civilization into which he was born. But his past caught up with him. In his most famous poem, “The Coast Road,” he laments the construction of Highway...