Features

Commentaries on the state of medical marijuana: What's growing on?

05/05/2016
Thanks to several mainstream television news features and a lot of follow-up on the Internet, people are learning that marijuana has come out of the escapist recreational and dangerous drug closet into which it was shoved and is reappearing as a somewhat miraculous medicine. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 28, 2016

04/28/2016
BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE KIDS MUSICAL THEATER PRODUCTION OF “PRESS START” AT THE DANCE PALACE “Press Start," the eighth production of Kids Musical Theater directed by Melissa Claire, is a musical comedy written by Best Beat Press, which writes new musicals for kids. Locals Joe Fox and Suzanne Shelley...

Two workshops on junior units

04/21/2016
Creativity and community are two key ingredients needed to turn around our housing crisis in West Marin. This weekend, West Marin residents will have the opportunity to learn about a direct, immediate way to create a new home: by turning a portion of one’s house into a rental unit. Many...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 21, 2016

04/21/2016
THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE TOWN OF NICASIO — MAY 12, 2012 The Nicasio Historical Society has produced a group exhibition of photographs titled “Nicasio Today.” The photograph above is among those on view, all made by local photographers of present-day Nicasio. There will be a reception at the...

Resource district celebrates watershed program

04/14/2016
The Marin Resource Conservation District passed another milestone in its efforts to help local ranchers reduce runoff of sediment and pathogens into Tomales Bay: the completion of its third Conserving our Watersheds program, or COW III. Working with six local ranches, the R.C.D. restored and fenced off a total of...

Reverend Billy: Revolt for the earth!

04/14/2016
Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping has a new book, “The Earth Wants YOU” (City Lights, 2016). It is poetic, dedicated, intense and darkly funny. Focusing on climate change, Billy Talen—a performance artist who wrote a column for the Light when he lived in West Marin—challenges us to...

Deborah Whitney, 1918—2016

04/14/2016
Deborah Whitney, the matriarch of an Inverness family who raised three children and embarked on a new teaching career after she was prematurely widowed, died on March 24 at age 98. Deborah was gracious and graceful in manner, yet straightforward in advising family members during tough times. She was devoted...

Volunteers prepare for emergencies

04/14/2016
The scenario is not unfamiliar: a busy weekend with beautiful weather, loads of folks in Muir Woods, Stinson Beach parking lots full and the beaches awash with folks soaking up the sun. Palomarin parking lot is overflowing and the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot has just a few spaces...

Art Rogers Family Album, April 7, 2016

04/07/2016
DON JOLLEY'S 8TH GRADE PINHOLE CAMERA CLASS AT THE BOLINAS-STINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL For over 20 years, students at the Bolinas-Stinson middle school have studied the physics of radiant energy through the medium of pinhole photography. They begin their study by constructing cameras from a variety of cookie tins and then...

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