Priest back from Philippines with message of hope

On Nov. 7, Typhoon Haiyan barreled through the center of the Philippine archipelago. It had the strongest landfall ever recorded and its winds ranked it the second strongest typhoon in history. Over 6,000 perished, and millions were left homeless and in desperate conditions. Father Manuel Igrobay, the priest for Catholic churches in Olema, Tomales and Bolinas, traveled to the capital, Manila, the day before the storm struck to sit at the bedside of his dying mother. She passed away the day after his arrival. After Father Manuel returned to West Marin, he spoke of his trip during a Sunday homily. The next day he sat down with the Light to share his experiences and reflections on hope in the face...

The Miracle of Tepeyac

Since ancestral times, people and cultures have developed myths, beliefs, legends and traditions that give them significance and identity through the years. It is said that the culture on this side of the planet is Western Judeo Christian, because many of the things that identify us derive from the ancient...

Little Wing Farm hatches niche in Tomales

When Molly Myerson walks into her quail coop outside Tomales on the hunt for the day’s cache of eggs, she eyes a few of the birds’ favorite spots—a divot where two low wooden beams imperfectly meet in one corner, a blue crate in the back. But the quail are also prone to hunkering down in the dirt somewhere and...

El “Tensgivin”

On the last Thursday of November, this country celebrates a family holiday with special characteristics comparable only to Christmas or perhaps New Year’s. The day is Thanksgiving, or Día de Acción de Gracias in Spanish. It has also been “spanglished” into Tensgivin , or simply Día del Pavo —Turkey Day...

Homegrown author Emily Brady on Humboldt’s marijuana culture

Journalist Emily Brady, a native of Tomales, spent more than a year living in Humboldt County researching her new book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier . The region became an epicenter of marijuana cultivation after an exodus from the Bay Area in the 1960’s by back-to-the-landers who found that...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 14, 2013

THE OFFICERS OF THE TOMALES HIGH SCHOOL FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA AT THE JENSEN RANCH IN TOMALES The FFA is celebrating its 85th year as a national organization, and so is the Tomales FFA, which has been a member since the beginning. Pictured from the left are Tomales High teacher...