Opinion

My mini-adventure with the DMV

11/29/2018
Like every year, religiously and with anticipation, I received in the mail the envelope with the unmistakable logo of the Department of Motor Vehicles containing the invoice for the annual registration of my car. The payment, whose amount rises each year, can be made by check to the D.M.V., in...

Mi mini-aventura con el DMV

11/21/2018
Religiosamente, como cada año y con la debida anticipación, recibí el sobre por correo con las inequívocas características del Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados (o DMV), con la factura para pagar el registro anual de mi automóvil. El pago, mayor cada año, puede hacerse con un cheque al DMV en persona...

County's 5G legal action provides critical window of opportunity

11/15/2018
Marin County announced last month that it is filing an action in the United States Court of Appeals to challenge new rules the Federal Communications Commission issued regarding the deployment of fifth-generation cellular wireless. The law firm representing the county contends that the wireless industry wants to transform the F.C.C...

Help us work toward equity at Shoreline Unified School District

11/15/2018
On behalf of the Shoreline Unified School District and Tomales High School, we would like to address the important issues raised both at recent board meetings and in the open letter in the Light, “A history of racism at Tomales,” by Adrian Vega. We thank Mr. Vega for entering the...

Gastrointestinal health: Balance in the microbiome

11/07/2018
Nowhere in the body does the theme of ecology, balance and interconnectedness find more resonance than in the gastrointestinal system. Much has been made of the importance of probiotics, or supplemental beneficial bacteria—and rightly so, in this era of overuse of antibiotics. Then came pre-biotics, and now “synbiotics,” or prebiotics...

Golf course property ideal for critical fire department headquarters

11/07/2018
There is one thing most West Marin residents can agree on: Fire and earthquakes are the greatest and most immediate threats to life and property in our county. But most people have no idea that the Marin County Fire Department headquarters, home to Marin’s largest fire department, is outdated, too...

A history of racism at Tomales

11/01/2018
To Tomales High School and the Shoreline Unified School District, Hi, it’s been a while. As you might remember, my name is Adrian and I graduated from Tomales High back in 2015 after 12 years in the district. Since graduating, I have been attending Stanford University—a fact you like to...

Shrew got some ‘splaining to do!

10/25/2018
It’s been over a month since we finished our fifth and final performance of the “Taming of the Shrew” at Saint Columba’s amphitheater in Inverness. Although in certain ways we were just getting warmed up, I joked with my fellow cast members that if we were to continue performing, I’d...

Why we need W

10/25/2018
You probably know by now that Measure W will bring approximately $1.2 million back to West Marin every year. Those funds will be split evenly between acute local needs for community housing—housing that is affordable based on local wages and salaries—and emergency services. What you may not know is how...

Reflections by a nutrivore

10/18/2018
I share many similar views and opinions with Dave Osborn, my father and the author of several guest columns published in the Light, including the recent “Vegetarian versus vegan: Food as Medicine for Us and the Planet.” I agree that current practices in animal agriculture, especially the dairy industry, are...

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