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Supreme Court ruling may help Point Reyes ranches

12/13/2018
The United States Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of Drakes Bay Oyster Farm, in a way. The ruling came too late to save Drakes Bay, but perhaps just in time for many of the Point Reyes ranchers. When former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar decided against renewing Drakes...

Three kings and a miracle: A one-act opera visits the Dance Palace

12/06/2018
Coming up this month is a musical event that is perfect for the holiday season, one that will entertain and enrich families. “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a one-act opera, will show in the Dance Palace Church Space at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 and at 2 p.m. on...

Nature Notebook, December 6, 2018

12/06/2018
More winter meteor showers drop late at night this week, as the Geminids fall in the eastern skies. With 120 multicolored stars per hour, it is considered one of the most prolific showers of the winter. This week’s new moon, on Thursday evening, brings extreme high tides of over six...

The impacts of time change

11/29/2018
When Californians voted to make daylight saving time last year-round, they were voting to eliminate the twice-yearly change that people tend to like in the fall, when the clock is set back and we gain an hour of sleep, and dislike in the spring, when the clock is set an...

Margaret Graham, who explored, nurtured and engaged, died at 70

11/29/2018
Margaret McClintock Graham, a former director of the Tomales Village Community Services District who helped run Mostly Natives nursery for over 30 years, died last June in a car accident in Colorado. She was 70 years old. Margaret is remembered by many in West Marin as a warm, straightforward friend...

Richard Kirschman, innovator for the common good, dies at 85

11/21/2018
Richard Kirschman, a philanthropist and innovator whose sense of humor equaled his commitment to the common good, died on Nov. 6. He was 85 years old. Richard earned himself the unofficial title of mayor of Dogtown after successfully petitioning the county to restore the forgotten name of the town where...

Nature Notebook, November 21, 2018

11/21/2018
Hopefully you are reading this nestled on the couch during the first rains of the season; I always enjoy a walk after a traditional holiday meal, but will gladly don raingear this year. The full moon rises on Thanksgiving, with an extreme morning high tide of 6.4 feet at 9...

An American genocide: New works lift the veil on European invasion

11/21/2018
Peter Burnett, California’s first governor, expressed the prevailing colonialist point of view of his time thusly: “A war of extermination will continue to be waged until the Indian race becomes extinct.” His dire proclamation sums up the essence of Benjamin Madley’s scholarly text, “An American Genocide: The United States and...

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