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Valley residents say why they quit SPAWN

11/21/2012
Laura Szawarzenski saw her involvement with a local environmental group as a way to help safeguard wildlife in the patchwork of waterways that make up the Lagunitas Creek watershed. But after years of participating in biological studies with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), her views grew dim. The...

John Doss, 1928 – 2012

11/21/2012
John Doss, physician, epidemiologist, mariner, photographer, poetaster, world traveler, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, died peacefully in his sleep on November 4 at the age of 89. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on March 30, 1923 and was raised in the suburbs of Chicago. John grew up poor...

Soledad Gómez, 1962 a 2012

11/15/2012
Soledad Gómez, madre de tres hijos y quien personificaba lo que sería una solución para los problemas que enfrentan muchos inmigrantes latinos, tratando de criar a sus familias con trabajos de poca paga, murió el pasado 10 de octubre en su casa de Oakland a los 50 años de edad...

Soledad Gomez, 1962 to 2012

11/08/2012
Soledad Gomez, a mother of three who personified the resolve of many Latino immigrants struggling to balance low-paying jobs with raising a family, died on October 10 at her home in Oakland. She was 50 years old. Word of her death has rippled across Point Reyes Station and other parts...

Dr. Bob, a pastor for everyone

10/25/2012
Parishioners of Calvary Presbyterian Church celebrated Pastor Bob Grove on Sunday with an appreciation potluck. Pastor Bob, who has given sermons in Bolinas and at the Stinson Beach Presbyterian Church since 2000, is known for his kind counsel, which he extends to the most marginalized people. After receiving a small...

On Jeju Island, a paradise threatened

10/18/2012
The following dispatch is by Koohan Paik, who splits her time between Bolinas and Hawaii. You may know her from her work in the early days of the Slow Food Movement, circa 2000. Today, she devotes her life to demilitarizing the Asia-Pacific region. In November of last year, President Obama...

Writer of Communist China memoirs, Sun Yi, dies at 85

09/27/2012
Sun Yi, a Point Reyes Station resident since 1977, died September 4 at age 85. Sun Yi’s memoirs about her life in China earned her prominence in her native country, though her presence remained a quiet one in West Marin. A lifelong writer, she was mother to Rose, mother-in-law to...

Susan Wigert, 1948 – 2012

09/20/2012
Most people are thrilled to get a couple gifts in life. Susan Hemphill Wigert had an abundance of them. Susan was smart and competent. She had good taste. She was athletic and adventurous. Fun-loving and good-humored. And she could make and keep friends for a lifetime. Susan was born to...

Celebrating 50 years of Point Reyes National Seashore

09/13/2012
Fifty years ago today in the Oval Office, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation authorizing Point Reyes National Seashore, “to save and preserve, for purposes of public recreation, benefit, and inspiration, a portion of the diminishing seashore of the United States that remains undeveloped.” It was the culmination of many...

The battle for Point Reyes

09/13/2012
When waves wash just right across Limantour Spit, chunks of pavement are set loose from sand, traces of development never completed. In 1960, Benjamin Bonelli, a San Rafael lawyer, had plans for a 900-home subdivision called Drakes Bay Estates. There would be a boat harbor, a golf course and homes...

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