Features

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...

Art Rogers Family Album, September 28, 2017

09/29/2017
THE ANNUAL PICNIC OF THE BOARD, STAFF, PROGRAMMERS AND FRIENDS OF KWMR AT THE MARCONI CONFERENCE CENTER IN MARSHALL CELEBRATING 18 YEARS OF FM BROADCASTING IN WEST MARIN

Changing landscapes at the Bolinas Museum

09/28/2017
The complex interdependence of ocean, land and human activities, locally and globally, is explored through a blend of science and fine art in the Bolinas Museum’s current exhibitions. Here in the Bay Area, non-native people have radically altered the environment in fewer than 250 years. An abstract expression of this...

Ilka Hartmann: An empathetic look at the faces of Bay Area resistance

09/28/2017
The camera as a device for freezing time has changed tremendously since the 1960s, but Ilka Hartmann’s eye and lens have remained unflinching, clear and empathetic. “Faces of Resistance: Through the Lens of Ilka Hartmann” celebrates the work of this German-born immigrant who found herself and her calling in California...

Health-care reform: It’s complicated

09/21/2017
West Marin cares about health care. Over 200 locals came out on Friday night to listen to an earnest and complex town hall-style presentation on the nuts and bolts of health care reform from the local to the national level, illuminated by the presence of United States Congressman Jared Huffman...

Nature Notebook, September 21, 2017

09/21/2017
The autumnal equinox on Friday, Sept. 22 notes the calendar beginning of fall in the northern hemisphere. It is called “Mabon” in the Celtic calendar, and is a time to celebrate the harvest and to rest after the busy summer season. The coming full moon on Oct. 4 will be...

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