Opinion

México desde adentro

12/18/2014
Estoy en México y lo veo desde su interior, desde Puebla, una de las zonas relativamente tranquilas del convulso país. Desde la tragedia de los 43 estudiantes desaparecidos en Iguala, Guerrero, el 26 de septiembre, la luna de miel del gobierno de Enrique Peña Nieto –tras lograr las históricas reformas...

Temporary protection for some undocumented

12/11/2014
On Nov. 20, Barack Obama used his presidential prerogative in an executive order that would temporarily block the potential deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants. He should have done this much sooner, but he spend nearly six years pandering to Republicans, hoping they would approve his promised comprehensive immigration reform...

Taking back our power

12/11/2014
Almost exactly four years ago, June McCrory and Katharina Sandizell-Smith, two young West Marin mothers, made national news by blocking the road to Inverness to smart meter installers and becoming among the first in the country to be arrested over the issue. Their arrests shocked many in the industry into...

Protección temporal a indocumentados

12/04/2014
El 20 de noviembre, Barack Obama usó su prerrogativa presidencial con una orden ejecutiva que permita bloquear temporalmente la deportación potencial de millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. Aunque debió haberlo hecho antes, prefirió pasar seis años complaciendo a los republicanos para que le aprobaran en el Congreso su prometida reforma migratoria...

Size matters: Tim Westergren project threatens West Marin’s style

11/26/2014
We believe the unprecedented size of the proposed development by Hidden Dragon, L.L.C. at 135 Balboa Avenue is a call to our community to protect its scale and character. The proposed 5,494-square foot main house is more than twice the median size—less than 2,000 square feet—of all the properties on...

Through actions and words, trust needs to be rebuilt at Point Reyes

11/13/2014
Last week an opinion piece in this newspaper suggested that environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, might be gunning for the Point Reyes National Seashore’s dairy and beef ranches through the recent Ranch Comprehensive Management Planning process. The authors, and others who support the continuation of ranching, may...

Point Reyes Books in the vanguard

11/13/2014
Last week I diverted my eyes from my iPhone long enough to attend two readings hosted by Point Reyes Books at the Presbyterian church. Lloyd Kahn, a whiskered Marin original, has spent a lifetime cataloguing an imaginative D.I.Y. building movement and is likely the world’s most perfect grandfather. He took...

The end of agriculture on Point Reyes

11/06/2014
In 1962, a historic collaboration between environmentalists and agriculturalists led to the formation of the Point Reyes National Seashore. This, along with a new county plan and help from the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, preserved West Marin as a working landscape of beautiful ranches and rolling hills, and as a...

México quiere, pero no puede cambiar

11/06/2014
Todos saben de la desaparición de 43 estudiantes en Iguala, Guerrero, el 26 de septiembre pasado, cuando policías de la ciudad y sicarios del cártel Guerreros Unidos, que domina la zona, dispararon contra autobuses secuestrados por los estudiantes, dejando seis muertos y 17 heridos, incluyendo civiles. El alcalde pidió licencia,...

District is ready for Measure B

10/30/2014
Bolinas and Stinson Beach voters have an unprecedented opportunity to transform the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District into a first-rate 21st century learning environment by voting yes on Measure B, a general obligation bond targeted to address facility needs at the district’s two campuses—Stinson Beach, which houses kindergarten through grade two,...

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