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In community response, resilience and compassion

10/19/2017
“All I could think to do was get to the coast,” one Sonoma resident who evacuated her home with little notice said. “I knew if we could get to the sea, we would be safe.” Her instinct was echoed by so many of the evacuees, primarily Sonoma residents, who ended...

Nature Notebook, October 12, 2017

10/19/2017
Smoke and fog permitting, the Orionid meteor showers, at a rate of about 20 an hour, peak on Saturday, Oct. 21. Look for Orion with his three-star belt on the eastern horizon in the early evening. Fire has been an ongoing force in creating our communities’ beloved landscapes; grappling with...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 19, 2017

10/19/2017
22 YEARS AGO — THE COMMUNITY OF PARADISE RANCH ESTATES ATOP DRAKES VIEW DRIVE AFTER THE MOUNT VISION FIRE — OCTOBER 1995 “We gathered to be together in our grief and loss, and to honor each other, the land, our lost homes and animals. It was a time of living...

Ocean sounding with Michael Stocker

10/12/2017
Here on earth, we’re learning what it means to live in truly dangerous times. Radical disruption is at work in all life zones, including the ones we’re conditioned to believe are safe and stable. Hearts are breaking for inhabitants of disaster areas both around the world and close to home...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 12, 2017

10/12/2017
NATIONAL “COFFEE WITH A COP” DAY AT TOBY’S FEED BARN IN POINT REYES STATION — OCTOBER 4, 2017 “Coffee with a Cop” was launched in 2011 by the police department in Hawthorn, California to help establish trust with the community. Five years later, the event has been hosted in all...

Longtime Light publisher gets engaged to former Citizen reporter

10/12/2017
As they pulled out of their driveway on the way to The Station House Café in June, Dave Mitchell leaned over to Lynn Axelrod, his girlfriend of eight years, and said, “Let’s make this an engagement dinner.” “I was tired of people calling her my wife—better yet, call her my...

Woodacre prodigy will rock at festival

10/05/2017
Spread across the forested stage at the Redwood Ramble in Mendocino County last July, six adult musicians laid down the framework of a Stevie Wonder cover so that an underage guitarist could come wailing in. The lean axman, who had been strumming bashfully in the background, stepped up to summon...

Nature Notebook, October 5, 2017

10/05/2017
The harvest moon lights the sky this week, making the Draconid meteor shower more difficult to see. This shower of about 10 meteors an hour radiates from the constellation of Draco, the dragon west of the Little Dipper. Close upon the heels of the Draconids are the Orionid showers, which...

Walnuts and the gut, leafy greens and the brain

10/05/2017
Readers are probably aware that trillions of bacteria in our intestinal tract can protect us from infection if they are the beneficial kind. These bacteria are nourished by a diet high in plant fiber, such as that found in vegetables, whole grains and fruit. Now, research from Louisiana State University...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 5, 2017

10/05/2017
Baby of the Week “Baby Boom” JAYDEN JAMES MENDOZA — BORN MAY 7, 2016 Son of Kayla and Jarrod and little brother to Layla Mendoza of Historic B Ranch out on Point Reyes. Grandson of Linda and the late Joey Mendoza of Point Reyes and Lydia Aman and Gordon Schaffer...

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