Recent requests to ranch in park: A brief history

With the public comment period on the Point Reyes National Seashore’s proposed general management plan amendment alternatives closing today, the Light looked back at recent requests made by former ranchers who were denied either renewals or new leases in the last 20 years. During a public scoping period in 2014...

MC Yogi on finding his true path

So much in Nicholas Giacomini’s life is entwined with Toby’s Feed Barn. As the grandson of its founder, he got his first job there. It was where he married his wife, Amanda, and where the couple built a yoga studio. This fall, it was also the venue for the release...

Each week, valley heroes pull invasive broom

Marin County has about 750 acres of French broom—a widespread and challenging invasive plant that broadcasts untold numbers of seeds a year—and in the San Geronimo Valley, a volunteer group meets weekly to battle the spread. The members of Broom Service, formerly called the Extractigators, have met nearly every Thursday,...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 22, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM JIM AND SALLY’S GARDEN IN POINT REYES STATION Let us give thanks for the broad, sunny faces of pumpkins, for the silly happiness of the long gourd, Amen. — Jim Pellegrin, 2017

Forty-six local artists and more

Art by 46 coastal Marin artists and others awaits visitors to the Bolinas Museum exhibitions that open with a holiday party this Saturday, Nov. 18. The “Hardly Strictly Mini: A Biennial Benefit Exhibition” presents small works for sale by 70 Bay Area artists, selected by lottery and nomination. This is...

Peter Strindberg, valley artist, dies at 80

Peter Strindberg, a San Geronimo general contractor and abstract artist who lived on the links, often got together with friends over a tin of sardines and found solace in promoting empathy, died on Sept. 26 following a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old. Since moving to the valley...

Nature Notebook, November 16, 2017

More meteors spark the sky as the Leonids shower peaks on Friday, Nov. 17, with about 15 meteors per hour. Look east. An interesting note from the national seashore staff: a male sea otter found ailing near Half Moon Bay was treated and released with a tracking device. The otter,...

In Muir Beach, one couple with a warren and the gusto to fight for bunnies

California is the first state to require pet stores to buy cats, dogs and rabbits from shelters and rescue centers rather than from breeders. Among the champions of Assembly Bill 485, which goes into effect in January 2019, are Muir Beach rabbit lovers Leslie and Christian Riehl, whose home study...