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Reckoning with racism, week two

06/17/2020
With protests against systemic racism sweeping the nation, the plight of black people in the United States of America has been amplified. In Marin County, where the median income is $124,000 and the average home costs over $1 million, African-Americans represent just 3 percent of the population. The pressure on...

Graduating in the time of Covid-19

06/17/2020
Even when there was just a rumor that school might be shut down for two weeks, I was hoping that it wouldn’t be true because I didn’t want to miss those two weeks of my senior year. I told my friends who were hoping for some time off that every...

Nature Notebook, June 18, 2020

06/17/2020
Celestial events in the coming week include a new moon and the summer solstice on Saturday, June 20. Traditionally, the solstice is the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year. Herbs are thought to be especially potent when gathered at this time, considered...

Reckoning with racism

06/10/2020
With protests against entrenched racial injustice sweeping the nation, the plight of black people in the United States of America has been amplified. In Marin County, where the median income is $124,000 and the average home costs over $1 million, African-Americans represent just 3 percent of the population. Alongside our...

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...

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