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Nesting egrets abandoned lagoon preserve

07/31/2014
Though the egret nesting season is not officially over, it’s over at Picher Canyon, where not a single nest was built, according to the head of conservation science at Audubon Canyon Ranch, the nonprofit that manages the 1,000-acre site near Stinson Beach. Typically birds begin to arrive in April, court...

Last-minute deal keeps Drakes Bay harvesting a while longer

07/31/2014
Last week a coalition of restaurants and Drakes Bay Oyster Company supporters who filed a lawsuit against both the Department of the Interior and an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration rescinded their request for an emergency injunction and restraining order to prevent the farm’s closure after the...

Sierra Club sues over coastal plan’s agricultural housing rules

07/31/2014
The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the California Coastal Commission to invalidate the first revision of the Local Coastal Program since it was passed three decades ago. The legal action, filed in Marin Superior Court on July 10, alleges that the coastal commission’s May approval of intergenerational housing...

Tribal storytelling and modern challenges

07/24/2014
On Saturday morning Sherrie Smith-Ferri, of both Coast Miwok and Dry Creek Pomo descent, played a recording of her grandmother’s older sister, a Dry Creek Pomo woman, telling a creation story. After the coyote begged the creator to make people, the creator finally told the coyote to plant feathers that...

Bolinas-Stinson schools survey is live

07/24/2014
Exhorting the community to “Make your voice heard!” the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District has launched a community survey this week to solicit input from district voters on a range of proposed facility upgrades and improvements on Bolinas and Stinson Beach campuses. The survey, developed by the Fiscal Oversight & Facilities...

Tigger still missing

07/24/2014
Tigger, the cat that lived at West Marin School for many years, went missing a month ago. Though there have been a few sightings, he has not been seen for a while, and it’s possible he was nabbed by a coyote. “[A] neighbor on Carmencita in Inverness Park has reported...

Stein paintings at 
Dance Palace

07/24/2014
Ralph Stein suffered a stroke in 1962, when he was only 33 years old. It impaired his ability to speak. But in recent years he had discovered a new passion that didn’t require words: painting. When he lived in New York City in the early 1950s, he wrote in a brief biography of his life, he spent time at an artists’ hangout, Waldorf Cafeteria, in Greenwich Village and met Jackson Pollock and...

Mitchell wins award

07/24/2014
The Light’s Pulitzer Prize-winning editor won another accolade last month, a lifetime achievement award from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The Eugene Cervi Award, named for the late editor of the Rocky Mountain Journal in Denver, was presented to Dave Mitchell at the annual conference in Durango, Colorado, “not for a single brave accomplishment, however deserving, but for a career of outstanding public service...

History Walks Return

07/24/2014
The popular historical walking tours of Point Reyes Station will return this weekend for a summer run. The one-hour-plus tours, which take participants down A (Main) Street and back streets, are led by youths from West Marin School and adult volunteers under the guidance of local historians. Local geography, prehistory,...

Interim principal at Bodega Bay School

07/24/2014
Joseph Nokes, the music teacher for Tomales Elementary and Bodega Bay School, will take over as interim principal at Bodega Bay School during the upcoming school year following Jane Realon’s resignation, Superintendent Tom Stubbs announced in a letter to parents on Tuesday. Mr. Nokes is well known for putting on musical and theatrical productions. He also worked as a school administrator for Live Oak Unified School District in...

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