Nature Notebook, November 30, 2017

This weekend, a “super moon” shines over local festivities! As the moon makes its orbit, it will be slightly closer to the earth and thus appear bigger and brighter in clear skies. It will also bring very high tides in the 6-7 foot range peaking just around 10:15 a.m. on...

Mushrooms and your wellbeing

Mushrooms are in the news. They may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that could help to fight aging and increase health, according to research done at Penn State University, which has a “Center for Plant and Mushroom Products for Health.” When we use food to produce energy, we...

The 1971 spill: When people worked together for the environment

Today, as our environment faces many threats, it is timely to remember the power of people who fearlessly join together to take positive action. In 1971, a terrible oil spill outside the Golden Gate threatened Marin’s coast. Young people in Bolinas led a monumental effort to protect the Bolinas Lagoon...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 30, 2017

Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” WESLEY GABRIELLA BUNCE — BORN AUGUST 6, 2016 Daughter of Mariana Bustamante and Timothy Bunce of Olema Granddaughter of Myriam and Miguel Bustamante of Bolinas and Kim and Bob Bunce of Olema Great Granddaughter of Miguel Sr. and the late Nelly Bustamante of Santiago,...

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...