Opinion

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,...

Street food elevates Point Reyes culture

10/09/2014
An obvious measure of a society’s sophistication is the quality and availability of its street food. Many people will remember their delight during their first trip to Paris, when they discovered ubiquitous open-air stands selling crepes. The decline of culture in that great city can be measured by the shrinking...

Problemas de traducción

10/02/2014
Se cree que basta con que lo dicho o escrito en inglés se pase al español, para que los inmigrantes latinos entiendan todo y participen en la vida pública al igual que los anglohablantes. En recientes reuniones de la directiva del distrito escolar Shoreline, la falta de adecuada interpretación impidió...

The romantic wilderness

09/25/2014
The current and most widely accepted American definition of wilderness comes from the Wilderness Act of 1964: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by...

The problem of translation

09/25/2014
It is believed that just by translating into Spanish everything said and written in English, Latino immigrants will be able to understand everything and engage in public life as English speakers do. At recent board meetings at Shoreline Unified School District, the absence of adequate Spanish interpretation prevented Latino parents...

A migrant child

09/18/2014
By 11, Juan Carlos had had a few good experiences. He had lived with his grandmother in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, since he could remember, because his mother had left to El Norte to make money to help the family. She called every once in a while, but that happened...

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