Annual benefit in honor of Jake Velloza raises money for graduating seniors

The Jake Velloza memorial alumni baseball game was rained out last weekend and was replaced by a cornhole tournament at Tomales High School. The benefit, which raises scholarship money for seniors, this year brought in $17,000—the most since its inception seven years ago. It honors the late Tomales graduate—and three-sport...

Coastal Health Alliance opens new dental clinic

The Coastal Health Alliance began seeing patients last week at its new dental clinic in the Livery Stable building, in Point Reyes Station. The clinic sports a large reception room, four operatories, a panoramic 3-D imaging machine for X-rays, a bathroom and ample storage for supplies. A second dentist will...

New gallery opens in home in Point Reyes Station

Emily Kuenstler will open her new gallery, at 250 B Street in Point Reyes Station, with a party on Saturday, May 25, from noon to 6 p.m. The B Street Gallery, located in the front room of Ms. Kuenstler's new house, this month will display works by herself, Claudia Chapline,...

Three local teens running for Western Weekend Junior Grand Marshal

For the first time since 2010, there are three candidates for Western Weekend’s youth raffle contest—formerly competing to be queen, and now junior grand marshal. Two best friends, Heidi Gonzalez (top) and Hana Cassel (bottom), both juniors at Tomales High, are selling tickets to help pay their college tuition. Ms...

Shelley Rugg knits a long plastic dress

Inverness artist Shelley Rugg used larger-than-life knitting needles and caution tape to craft a dress outside Gallery Route One last weekend. The performance, part of the gallery's two-week program of free workshops and events, illustrated how the long list of problems associated with climate change keeps growing, the longer we...

Five saved in second water rescue in one week on Tomales Bay

The Coast Guard lifted five stranded boaters from a cold and choppy Tomales Bay last Friday in a multiagency rescue effort. It was the second rescue on the bay in a week; on April 9, a Sacramento man died after attempting to swim to shore from a sandbar.

Valley residents rally to help former golf course employee

Friends gathered at the Papermill Creek Saloon on Sunday to show support for longtime San Geronimo Golf Course's head pro shop employee, Steve Gaddis. A GoFundMe campaign has raised half of its $10,000 goal to help Mr. Gaddis, a San Geronimo Valley resident who lost his job when the course...

Stockstill House resident turns 100

James Robert McDermott celebrated his 100th birthday on March 20 singing along to the sounds of World War II-era showtunes and Irish music at Stockstill House, his home since 2006. The centenarian, originally from New York, served as a marine before moving on to build planes in Dallas. He retired...

Downed tree cuts power for hundreds

A tree fell at the PG&E substation in Olema on Tuesday evening, knocking out power to Point Reyes Station, Inverness and parts of Olema and Marshall through Wednesday. The Light staff dispersed, producing the paper from afar.

Road collapses in Point Reyes National Seashore cause indefinite closures

Last week's storm led two roads to give way in the Point Reyes National Seashore. On Mount Vision Road, pictured above, soil liquified and flowed down the hill to meet another section of the road, where it continued flowing. That road is closed to the public indefinitely. The other collapse,...