Lagunitas to be part of pilot program for schools

05/20/2020
After more than two months away, special needs students will soon return to Lagunitas School for in-person instruction. The class is part of a pilot program run by the Marin County Office of Education meant to model safe practices for schools to reopen in the fall. The model hinges on...

Free meal program has dual benefits

05/20/2020
Starting this week, restaurants across the county are providing three free meals a day for delivery to 300 seniors, including to around 45 people in West Marin. The state initiative, which will pilot for two weeks in Marin, has a double purpose: to improve food access for older adults and...

Marin readies to relax again in June, citing progress

05/20/2020
Marin County is well-positioned to safely relax its shelter-in-place order. Over the past month, the number of Covid-19 tests has quadrupled, while the number of positive cases has only doubled. Hospitalizations remain stable, at around four patients. The county has met its goal of 500 daily tests for most of...

Coping with coronavirus, week ten

05/20/2020
With the coronavirus forcing much of the public to stay at home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now two-and-a-half months into a shelter order, many are wondering what the future holds. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is offering windows into the lives of our readers...

In the garden with Jeff Hickey

05/20/2020
Driven by his love for his wife, Jeff Hickey is taking cannabis growing to another level. In the backyard of his West Marin home, he’s harnessed natural growth, spring water and sunlight to cultivate some of the finest outdoor marijuana around. The medicine has helped his wife, Karen Kiser, find...

Forest Knolls man leads deputies on chase in stolen car

05/20/2020
An 18-year-old man from Forest Knolls stole two vehicles and led police on an erratic car chase across West Marin last Thursday. The crime spree began in the San Geronimo Valley and ended near Marshall, resulting in a totaled truck, a totaled car and a damaged fence. The suspect, Dylan...

Nature Notebook, May 21, 2020

05/20/2020
A new moon rises on Friday, May 22, beginning the Memorial Day weekend with a series of minus tides in the early mornings—a little more beach for those who can walk to nearby beaches. As the ground warms up, gopher snakes are coming out of their winter rest and appearing...

The alchemy of quarantine

05/20/2020
Ancient alchemy was a process by which medieval wizard-like explorers searched for a mystical substance called “the philosopher’s stone.” They believed this substance could turn lead into gold, heal sickness and even grant immortality. The theme of their endeavors was combining opposites, often depicted as the union of man and...