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Rodoni launches 2020 campaign

05/16/2019
Dennis Rodoni is rounding out his first term as Marin County’s fourth district supervisor, and his sights are set on 2020. Though he has yet to hear of challengers, he told the Light that he’s ready “to run a full-hearted campaign.” With support from several speakers, including State Assemblyman Marc...

Louise Dolcini, Hicks Valley school teacher, dies at 90

05/16/2019
Louise Dolcini, who for years taught at Marin’s only one-room schoolhouse in Hicks Valley, died on April 8 at 90 years old. Louise, who raised six children with her late husband Peter, was a quiet, forthright, capable woman who gardened and loved the outdoors. She taught for many years at...

Starving gray whales turning up in extraordinary numbers

05/16/2019
Gray whales are travelers, migrating the farthest of any other whale species, from Alaska to Baja and back again every year, but this spring California proved a dead end for some. Ten gray whales have washed up since March, primarily in and around the San Francisco Bay. The Marine Mammal...

Workshop on race builds trust at THS

05/09/2019
A group of staff, parents, students and community members convened at Tomales High School last Tuesday to talk about race. The evening, funded by the Marin County Office of Education, was hosted by Dr. Lori Watson, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership for social justice. Dr. Watson has collaborated...

Draft plans show modern Bo marine lab

05/09/2019
The College of Marin is securing permits to raze and rebuild its marine lab in Bolinas, which has been out of commission since 2006. At a public meeting last week at the firehouse, the college’s architect presented preliminary plans for the $3 million project. Addressing a crescendo of public concern...

Will Kent, builder, 1945—2019

05/09/2019
Will Kent, a renaissance man who dedicated his life to maintaining and restoring the piers and foundations that keep bayside homes and businesses above water in Marshall, died on March 31 at his home in Albion. He was 73 years old. Will grew up in Southern California, dropping out of...

Sacramento County crabber dies in surf at South Beach

05/09/2019
A 74-year-old fisherman from Sacramento County died in his waders on South Beach last Saturday morning. Ki Chun Kim of Gold River had been looking for sand crabs with a group of friends but had been alone when he was pulled out to sea: his friends were taking a trip...

Members sought for Measure W housing group

05/09/2019
The county is looking for seven community members to sit on a working group that will provide direction to the county on how best to use the money generated by the increased transient occupancy tax in West Marin. The increase, implemented in January after the vote last fall, will generate...

Nature Notebook, May 9, 2019

05/09/2019
The late-night sparklers, the Eta Aquarids, remain active through May 28, but will be drowned out by the full moon on May 18, which also brings extreme low tides in early mornings. Across North America, this moon has many names associated with flowering and planting, and many calendars suggest it...

New funds allow for more beds, new programs for Marin's homeless

05/02/2019
Money is streaming into Marin this year to bring people off the street, though county officials say getting the word out to homeless people in West Marin is a challenge. Besides the $4.5 million in annual federal funds the county typically receives to address homelessness, another $4.8 million arrived this...

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