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Coping with coronavirus, week twelve

06/03/2020
With the coronavirus pushing much of the public to stay at home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Three months into a changing shelter order, the public is taking life one day at a time. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is offering windows into the lives...

Nature Notebook, June 4, 2020

06/03/2020
A full moon rises Friday, June 5 with a series of minus tides in the early mornings, the lowest string of daytime low tides this summer. The lowest tide, at minus 1.5 feet, arrives on Sunday, June 7 around 7 a.m. The Farmers’ Almanac refers to this moon as the...

Racism, health and healing

06/03/2020
The recent murders of innocent black people are so deeply saddening that it is difficult to think about much else. It is hard to know how to respond, but it is clear that we—all of us—must do so. The longer the wound of systemic, structural and cultural racism festers, the...

Coping with coronavirus, week eleven

05/27/2020
With the coronavirus forcing much of the public to stay at home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now nearly three months into a shelter order, many are feeling thankful for what they have. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is offering windows into the lives of...

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...

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...

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...

Coping with coronavirus, week nine

05/13/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now two months into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, many people are finding a new sense of normalcy. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is offering windows into the...

Nature Notebook, May 7, 2020

05/07/2020
Dropping into the neighborhood in the coming weeks is the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which will peak on May 6 but will likely be masked by the light of the full moon. The shower is named for a star, Eta Aquari, one of four in a constellation called the “water...

Coping with coronavirus, week eight

05/06/2020
With the coronavirus spreading and the public ordered to stay home, these are unusual times in West Marin. Now two months into a shutdown of all nonessential activities, many people are trying to figure out new ways to reach one another. Alongside our coverage of the pandemic, the Light is...

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