Longtime Point Reyes Light publisher Dave Mitchell this week released a book tracing the history of West Marin as seen through the eyes of this newspaper. The book, available through the Tomales Bay Regional History Center and at Point Reyes Books, gives a glimpse into the varied passions of the weekly’s publishers with 350 pages of clippings. David Briggs

Dave Mitchell watched as the “evening bird show” began late Saturday afternoon. His partner Lynn Axelrod, a reporter for The Citizen, had scattered birdseed across the deck’s railings and table, drawing flocks of fowl ready for feeding time.

At a rough count, Mr. Mitchell has watched some 13,400 West Marin sunsets (and a fair share of sunrises) since . . .

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