Vaccines surge in West Marin

03/03/2021
The effort to vaccinate people is picking up steam in West Marin. Food service workers and emergency service workers are now up for their turn, and many just received their first doses. School employees are set to be fully vaccinated by spring break at the beginning of April, and providers...

Bo holds off on rationing

03/03/2021
Bolinas residents anticipating mandatory water rationing to take effect March 1 received some 11th-hour relief. As long as overall use in the village does not rise above current levels, conservation measures will remain voluntary, according to a resolution passed by the Bolinas Community Public Utility District last week. “We are...

Inverness group asks IPUD to take lead on tax proposal

03/03/2021
The debate over whether a parcel tax in Inverness is the best way to prepare for drought and wildfire simmered down last week. The Inverness Foundation, which floated the idea of a tax to the community in January, stepped back, saying the Inverness Public Utility District should take the lead...

Group targets eucalyptus trees

03/03/2021
A new group called Wildfire Safe Bolinas is worried about the fire danger posed by eucalyptus groves in town and is looking to raise money to remove the trees, particularly at the corner of Mesa and Olema-Bolinas Roads, a key evacuation route. But other longtime residents love the beauty of...

Nav Singh: Meaning and community at the grocery

03/03/2021
Nav Singh will be the first one to tell you: She has a lot of energy. “I’m hyper,” she said last week, sitting on a cushion in the makeshift napping nook in her office at the Inverness Store, which she co-owns with her husband, Raj. The drive to be busy...

'Love is coming to you': Outdoor learning with Zoe

03/03/2021
For Zoe Crowhurst, the pandemic was a catalyst to meet one of her life’s aspirations: opening her own preschool. Since September, a small cohort of youngsters has been participating in her entirely outdoor education program, Little Sparrows, in downtown Point Reyes Station. The program takes place in her backyard and...

From Jalisco to Tomales: The Ana Gonzales story

03/03/2021
Ana Gonzales started her housecleaning business 16 years ago as a way to survive. She had immigrated from Mexico two years earlier, and her second child was on the way. Her job cleaning in Sonoma County paid less than $100 a day, and she spent much of her shifts driving...

Gardening service, bakery owners receive awards

03/03/2021
The owners of the Bovine Bakery and the Inverness Gardening Service are being honored at the Dance Palace Community Awards Banquet on Saturday. Landscaper Ismael Gutierrez and baker Bridget Devlin were chosen for their leadership, mentorship and generosity. Bonnie Guttman, the director of the Dance Palace, said the community center...

A socially equitable West Marin? Yes, please!

03/03/2021
Recent reporting in the Light explored the new mandate to create 3,510 new units of affordable housing in unincorporated Marin in the next eight years. To that goal, we say: Yes, please! West Marin has nothing to fear and everything to gain with higher goals for affordable housing over the...

Gabriella Cole: Empowering from the center

03/03/2021
While waiting in line at the grocery store, clients of chiropractor Gabriella Cole likely have one thing on their minds: their feet. It’s her starting place for supporting not only better alignment, but also deeper body awareness. A San Francisco native and an Inverness resident, Gabriella recently moved her practice...